Senator Tester is clearly ‘in the bag’ with the current public education system, the one that ranks our students near the bottom of the pack in STEM education, where only Mexico and a couple of other countries perform worse than us. The democracy he seeks to protect is the one he and his party nearly destroyed over the past eight years. He’s simply too close to the issue to have a clear vision of what we need to excel. Put a teacher, a member of the vaunted teacher’s union, in as Secretary of Education? Might as well do the dumb dance at the swearing in ceremony, ’cause that’s what we’ll be churning out for graduates, wannabe rock stars and barristas.