I’m going to be a contrarian here. I think the Kentucky legislature has made a perfectly sensible budget decision.
Funding for K-12 education: -$50 million
Tax breaks for the Ark Park: +$43 million
Highway improvements for the Ark Park: +$11 million
See? Almost perfectly balanced: all the money handed over to creationists is taken away from education.
And it makes perfect sense, too. It’s not as if the next generation might need a high school diploma to take advantage of the employment opportunities provided by Answers in Genesis. In fact, it’s probably a selling point to the creationists to have an especially ignorant work force already in place.
Good work, Governor Beshear!
(Also on Sb)