The St. Petersburg Times education blog The Gradebook has a post up about a candidate for the Pinellas County school board. Judith Bruinius believes that schools are falling apart due to “”rampant immorality among the teachers and the students.” Her solutions are to post the Ten Commandments in classrooms and eliminate the teaching of evolution.
“We’ve got children raping other children. We’ve got children killing other children,” she said. “To me, the whole system has lost its moral compass and this is why we’re having this much trouble.”
She said she is a creationist and objects to the teaching of evolution as more than a theory. “This is a way of indoctrinating our children into really a humanistic religion,” she said.
She was apparently recruited by her local Tea Party to run. Are there any of you folks out there in Pinellas who can give us insight into what her chances are?