Jonathan Krohn, the 14 year old wunderkid of the conservative/Tea Party movement, spoke to progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann, after absorbing the scene at the recent CPAC gathering. You can skip to the 3:25 mark of the video to hear Jonathan "give credit where credit is due" - in this case, Krohn thinks our "socialist" President deserves support for his pro-competition, pro-charter, pay for test score, pro-merit-pay agenda. "Public education is already there and we're not going to be able to abolish it," chimes in the kid - but you sure get the impression that he'd like to.
Krohn's not the only conservative wingnut hoping the Tea Party can influence education: Jeanne Allen, President of the Center for Education Reform (and a former member of the Imagine School's board of directors), penned this piece, which concludes, "Bring on the Tea Party. Next stop - Education Department."