Texas Dodges a Bullet With the Sound Defeat of a Whack Job to the Board of Education
Zack Kopplin (@ZackKopplin) has been doing tremendous work trying to make education standards better in Louisiana and Texas by fighting against creationism and a whole host of other bad craziness.
Today in Texas they had a runoff election for a seat on the state school board, and a woman named Mary Lou Bruner was within spitting distance of winning a seat on that board. Texas education standards as set by their school board has wide implications across the United States because of just how big Texas is.
Who is Mary Lou Bruner, you ask? Kopplin spent 12 hours reading her Facebook page, and this is what he found:
Kopplin wrote a piece for Slate outlining Mary Lou Bruner and her crazy ways: Mary Lou Bruner’s Terrifying and Bonkers Education Views | Slate
She lost the runoff race tonight by double digits, thank Ullr.