Bristol is currently engaged in a spirited debate about education with local republicans wanting to run the school system like a business. As a result they recently hired Jonathan Spiegle to help them in this endeavor.
Mr. Spiegle is not a newcomer to understanding what is best for children’s education and welfare. For many years he has advocated running schools like a business.
For example three years ago Mr. Spiegle called for the elimination of the school lunch program. “Food is wasted on the hungry,” he wrote. “Do you know how much money is wasted on food? Neither do I but I hear it is lots and lots.”
Two years ago he lobbied Congress to eliminate recess, “Why do schools have the responsibility of making sure kids are physically fit? Kids are there to learn not run around and have fun. Shouldn’t they do that at home?” he asked lawmakers.
And last year he wanted children to pay for their own text books. “Schools teach students how to read and write. Too bad they don’t teach them personal responsibility by demanding they pay for their own text books too.”
Spiegle, speaking before Bristol Republicans at a luncheon Friday outlined the approach Bristol should take regarding education. “This is very simple. The problem with schools is the kids. If you get rid of the kids then you get rid of the problems.” Following his remarks he was greeted with chants of “No More Kids! No More Kids! No More Kids!”