Tucson columnist slams ignorant state Sen. Al Melvin ("What does R minus Tucson mean?")
Source: Arizona Daily Star By David Fitzsimmons
From the Office of Arizona State Senator Al Melvin:
... I have two main objections to so-called “Common Core” standards being implemented in our schools and here they are.
Number one: “Common Core” has the word “Common” in it. Any student of English knows the root word there is “Com”, which is derived from the word “Communism” which is what any Federal Program basically is, except for Social Security and Medicare, programs which I grew to admire and love once I turned 65.
Number two: Some of the so-called “Common Core” reading material is borderline pornographic. I cut those parts out and kept them for further study.
Number three: Not only that but the so-called “Common Core” program uses fuzzy math, sometimes going so far as to substitute letters for numbers. Some liberal eggheads call this trickery “Algebra”. I’ve seen newspapers use “Algebra”. In the Arizona Red Star I’ve seen them use “Sen. Al Melvin, R-Tucson”. It really makes my head spin. What does “R minus Tucson mean? I think it’s code language used by democrats. It must mean I subtract from Tucson. I can see right through their schemes.