Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Time on Task

The Michigan Legislature enacted laws a decade ago to make several so-called improvements in the public school education of our children. They had a particular epiphany that led them to believe that Michigan students were not spending enough time in school. They adopted laws to mandate the exact number of hours that kids must be in school for any given school year.

It seems to me that what is good for the goose should be good for the State Senate and House of Representative Michiganders. There should be a law requiring each individual legislator to be in his or her seat in legislative sessions for at least the same amount of time that they require public school children and their teachers to be in their classrooms. And, just like teachers, their committee work, continuing education, and mandated self-improvement hours have to be done outside of the school or legislative day.

Now, it seems that the Michigan Legislature has gone home and left their work undone.

I would give them an “incomplete” if they were not already failing the citizens of Michigan with their inexcusable lack of “time on task”.

Read more here in a post on the Michigan Liberal.

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