New Education Spokesman
RSR covered the news. He advocated against school funding in a previous job, and has been a conservative columnist at various papers.
So much for serving all of Kansas. The Department of Education is now officially the land of patronage, rather than competence.
The spokesperson for the department ought to have enough experience with education policy to be able to discuss the details of what the Department is up to, and how changes in federal or state education policy will influence teachers, parents, and students.
Mr. Awbrey hasn't got that sort of background. His qualification, like Harriet Miers' and Michael Brown's (remember him?) are purely political.
Our kids deserve better than to be treated as pieces in a grand political game. For the Abrams/Corkins/Bush brand of conservative, government is about personal advantage. For me, it's about making society better. That's why none of them deserve power.
Update: Thanks to Tracy for the exact quote. My collection of Douglas Adams is way back on the East Coast right now.