Tea Party Texas School Board Candidates Think State Shouldn’t Be Involved In Education
At least two candidates who want to be on the Texas State Board of Education believe the state should have nothing to do with how children are educated.
Both Eric Mahroum (R) and Lady Theresa Thombs (R) “disagree” that it “is the government’s responsibility to be sure children are properly educated.” Incumbent Pat Hardy (R) joined the pair in “strongly agree[ing]” that “the more people [who] live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.”
The three “strongly agree[d] that “free market competition for education dollars” would be preferable to a “government monopoly” on education. TFN Insider noted that “‘free market competition’ is the core argument for private school vouchers, which take tax dollars from public schools to pay tuition for students admitted to private and religious schools.”
Mahroum and Thombs (pictured) also worry that Shariah Law is pressing national concern. Thombs is a creationist who says, “We didn’t come from monkeys.”