After receiving backlash from the local media, national media, angry parents, puzzled students, just about anyone with an IQ over 100, and even Mary Fallin regarding his bill that would essentially do away with AP history classes, State Representative Derpie Dan Fisher basically came out and admitted this week that he has no clue what he's doing and shouldn't be involved in state government, much less helping develop curriculum for history classes.
A conservative Oklahoma representative is reworking a bill targeting Advanced Placement U.S. history courses after coming under a firestorm of criticism.
Rep. Dan Fisher, R-El Reno, said Wednesday his bill, widely interpreted as seeking to do away with the courses, was poorly worded and is being rewritten.
“We’re trying to fix the bill,” Fisher said. “It was very poorly worded and was incredibly ambiguous, and we didn’t realize that, so it’s been misinterpreted. We’re going to clear it up so folks will know exactly what we’re trying to accomplish, and it’s not to hurt AP. We’re very supportive of the AP program.”
Republican House Floor Leader Jason Nelson said the rewritten bill will not call for elimination of AP history, but will merely ask the state Board of Education to conduct a review.
The obvious question here is why did Derpie Dan introduce a "poorly worded" and "incredibly ambiguous" bill that could affect the futures of thousands of hardworking, ambitious, Oklahoma high school students? Oh yeah, that's right. It's because he's a dim-witted Derplahoman who doesn't have any business serving in a legislature. He doesn't care about the people he represents. He simply uses his office to promote a theocracy-based ideological agenda that aims to set us back a hundred years.
Sadly, he's not alone:
The original measure, House Bill 1380, was approved earlier this week in a party-line vote of the House Education Committee and sent to the full House. It ordered the board to adopt a new program and test to replace the current AP U.S. history program and test offered by the College Board, a not-for-profit organization that developed the new course framework.
The key phrase in the paragraph above is "party-line vote of the House Education Committee." That means every Republican on the committee voted for this bill. Here's a link to the House Education Committee page. Make sure to send an email to all the Republicans who voted for this thing. When you do, include a link to this song. It fits.