I pointed out yesterday that the Republic's Pat Kossan wrote a condescending story about the death of the International Baccalaureate bill but she didn't realize that the provisions of the bill had simply been moved into the state budget.
The Republic refused the Legislative staff's request to correct the A1 story and tried to remedy the problem by slipping a reference to the budget into the on line version.
Mistakes pile on mistakes. Republic Editorial writer Joel Nilsson relied on the original story and wrote this "Quick Hit" in response.
The myopia of our state lawmakers never ceases to amaze. An international studies program in the global economy makes tremendous sense. My boys went through the International Baccalaureate high school program. They were challenged and taught to think. That's what good education programs should do. A bill to set up more schools and begin a foreign language in kindergarten was shot down by lawmakers who can't think outside their failing school boundaries. What a shame!
If the Republic had acknowledged that the fundamental premise of the original story was incorrect, Nilsson wouldn't have been made the fool in his quick hit.
Members of the Editorial Board already complain privately that the legislative coverage is so weak that there isn't enough fodder for editorials. This isn't going to help alleviate the tension.