Putting Education Reform To The Test

Florida Congressman Says Teaching High School Convinced Him To Go To Afghanistan Instead

Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West does not remember his time as a history teacher at Broward County’s Deerfield Beach High School fondly. After nine months, West told supporters, he chose to go to Afghanistan instead.

Congressman Allen West touched on every issue under the sun in his half-hour of remarks at his campaign kickoff event over the weekend — we’ll be looking at a bunch of them this week, but one thing that stuck out enough to pass on today was the congressman’s view of public education, which he says needs to be given back to the parents after being destroyed by teachers’ unions and the federal government.

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