I would fully support if those two agencies were to be mothballed. He would probably do that too...if possible. On the other side he is a ruling-class candidate which means no action on internal enforcement as he has demonstrated in Texas. ZERO ACTION ZERO PASSION on the issue.
Rick Perry: Al Gore's gone to Hell
Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming.
On September 7, 2007 [wide ranging speech] Perry gave a speech to California Republicans
..............."Here again we see how little faith the Left has in the people. Its as if the mere mention of God is so compelling that it might influence their atheist friends to start believing in something besides themselves. But whatever happened to reasoned discourse to children in schools being exposed to different cultures and different faith traditions?
If they are so proud of their secular humanist worldview, why wont they allow the simple-minded views of the uneducated masses to be lined up next to their philosophy of self and all its wisdom and just let the people decide?
And since when did the field of science become the sole purview of left-wing politicians? I dont know about you, but Ive heard Al Gore talk about man-made global warming so much that Im starting to think that his mouth is the leading source of all that supposedly deadly carbon dioxide.
"Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won't read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story."
"The terrorist element in the Middle East hates our way of life. And even with the battle raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, we cannot turn a blind eye to the regime in Iran that would obliterate the only democracy in the Middle East if they had a chance. And its no big secret that Iranian arms and know-how are finding their way across the border into Iraq, threatening the lives of our allies and, more importantly, our own fighting men and women."..............
Perry has put another conservative lead on TX Education board. The Left hates her (blocked similar appointment before her but Perry just put in someone how held the same views).
Perry has added an online TX school -- just announced today -- part of a Western Governors education initiative.
Perry has been pushing to get books online.
Perry has been pushing 7 Solutions here and Rick Scott has picked it up for review in FL and I'm sure others are looking at it too.
[Rick] Scott Promotes Controversial Education Reforms [Rick Perry has championed] Gov. Rick Scott has begun discreetly promoting the same changes to the higher education system that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has championed. The proposals include some of the same reforms pushed by conservatives in K-12 schools: merit pay for professors, tenure reform, and generally a much greater emphasis on measurement of whether professors are turning out students that meet certain goals.
The attempt in Texas has caused something of an identity crisis in that states higher education community, with opponents saying what needs to be reformed is Perrys control over university policies.
Scott told the News Service of Florida on Tuesday that he has discussed the Texas reforms with his appointees to university and college governing boards in an effort to line up support for a nascent campaign to dramatically change how universities and colleges are funded, overhaul professor tenure, emphasize teaching over research, and give students more influence.
An admirer of Texas, Scott has developed a friendly relationship with Perry, who is flirting with the idea of seeking the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Texas is regularly praised for its business-friendly climate and has weathered the economic recession better than most states .
[Texas Education Agency] TEA to lay off 178 workers [Thousands of pink slips for state workers] [great Freeper discussion about education]
Gov. Perry: Veterans Experiences, Skills are Valuable to Our Workforce --"The knowledge and skills our veterans bring back from service are an important, and all too often untapped, resource for our communities," Gov. Perry said.
"While we can never fully thank them for their service to our nation, I'm proud to sign this important bill, which helps veterans and military service members transition to civilian life by applying their skills and experience to help them graduate more quickly and save money on tuition."