He didn’t come out of a vacuum.

“Corporal punishment is effective and legal in Texas,” the platform states, adding that teachers and school boards should be given “more authority to deal with disciplinary problems.”

“We unequivocally oppose the United States Senate’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

“We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that… have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”

“We urge Congress to repeal government sponsored programs that deal with early childhood development.”

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There’s a good deal more, keeping women and people of color out of power, down on the farm, out in the field.

It makes me think we actually have come a long ways. We’d better fight harder.

Oh, wait, sorry. Hadn’t seen this.

“Education Spending – Since data is clear that additional money does not translate into educational achievement, and higher education costs are out of control, we support reducing taxpayer funding to all levels of education institutions.”

Education at all levels. They want to get rid of pre-school and kindergarten, and just not fund anything else.

I wonder what they’re not showing us. Or if they thought they could slide this through while everybody was looking at ACA?