Yesterday I posted a comment from Linda Whittington, a member of the state Legislature in Mississippi who was removed from her assignment on the House Education Committee because she opposes charters.

Today a reader in Tennessee posted a comment with these links from Memphis:

http://schoolingmemphis.blogspot.com/2013/01/tn-state-rep-fitzhugh-forced-off.html

http://schoolingmemphis.blogspot.com/2013/01/harwell-shenanigans-confirmed-in.html

You will learn here that Tennessee House Democratic leader, Craig Fitzhugh, was removed from his position on the education committee because he opposes vouchers.

Bottom line: The privatization steamroller is moving fast in those states. The privatizers don’t like local control.

Their goal is to hand public money over to nonpublic schools, out-of-state corporations, businesses, and religious schools, with minimal or no supervision. They don’t care if they destroy the public schools.

By the way, StudentsFirst, which is registered as a nonpolitical 501(c)4, poured about $900,000 into the legislative races in Tennessee to assure a Republican super-majority. But please don’t forget that it’s all “for the children” and of course, bipartisan. Oh, and if you read the article linked here, you will see that Rhee claims to be a resident of Tennessee, even though she is married to the mayor of Sacramento. Where does she live? Where is she registered to vote? It’s mysterious.