From guest blogger Erik Robelen:
Apparently, a Democratic lawmaker in Texas didn’t get the talking points from Education Secretary Arne Duncan about expanding the charter schools sector.
A bill that would have allowed more charters to open in Texas was killed on the floor of the state’s House of Representatives last night by a point of order raised by Democratic Rep. Lon Burnam, of Fort Worth, according to the Quorum Report, an independent newsletter on Texas politics.
Some charter critics couch their language diplomatically, but Rep. Burnam didn’t mince words.
“This is a massive charter school expansion bill,” the Quorum Report quoted Rep. Burnam as saying to explain the move. “I hate charter schools. I’m going to kill this bill.”