Wednesday, August 12, 2009

When children disappoint their parents

Michelle Bachman's son has joined Teach for America, one of the program under the AmeriCorps umbrella. (From Jon Tevlin, columnist for the Strib, heavy on the snark.) Tevlin notes that Rep. Bachmann has had this to say about AmeriCorps:
"[It's] under the guise of quote, volunteerism, but it's not volunteers at all," she said on the Sue Jeffers radio show in April. "It's paying people to do work on behalf of government. There are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people get trained in the philosophy the government puts forward and then they have to go work in these politically correct forums.

"As a parent, I would have a very, very difficult time seeing my children do this."