The unmitigated gall of Winston Brooks

In case you missed it, New Mexico was the only of 11 states to have been denied a waiver by Obama’s Department of Education under No Child Left Behind. Winston Brooks is “embarrassed” by this.

And, if you’ve been to the Roundhouse or follow education policy in this state, you’d know that APS is just one of many school districts in this state that has lobbied hard against serious education reform. Of course, many of these reforms are the very things that the Obama Administration has been looking for in order to decide if a state is serious enough about reform in order to receive the waiver in the first place.

So, you fight reform and then you cast blame on others when Obama’s Administration doesn’t see enough reform. Pretty embarrassing, I’d say. The solution? Ban publicly-funded agencies like APS from hiring lobbyists or cut their budget until they fire them all.