Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Over in New Mexico, the land of roadside anal-cavity searches

and other abuses, someone needs to plant a boot in the asses of Nate Gentry and Daniel Ivey-Soto.
At least two New Mexico lawmakers don't want students to be able to collect a high school diploma unless they have a state-approved post-graduation plan.

To be clear, the students can't simply tell their school counselors what their plans are. The bill—HB23, introduced by Nate Gentry, a Republican, and Daniel Ivey-Soto, a Democrat—gives teens a small menu of approved choices. To get their diplomas, students have to commit to one of the following:
  • Attending college (either four-year or two-year)
  • Participating in a trade or vocational program
  • Getting an internship or apprenticeship
  • Military service
Note the gigantic, important option missing: getting a job. The original draft of the legislation did include that among the choices, but it's been crossed out in the current version.
Asshats apparently think the students lives should be under state control as much as possible.  If this crap passes, everyone who votes 'yes' should be removed from office.

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