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Part 2! Worst governors who put rich corporations and CEOs before students and schools

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By Amanda Litvinov and Colleen Flaherty

Wow! Our article “The 5 Worst Governors Who Put Rich Corporations and CEOs before Students” really got you talking. Our Facebook fans and Twitter followers were quite vocal about other top offenders who weren’t included on our list.

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Sadly, so many governors currently in office make it a point to give tax breaks for jets and yachts and turn their heads to crumbling schools and crowded classrooms that there just wasn’t room to include all of the worst offenders in one article.

But we’re listening, and decided to add five more bad actors to our list based entirely on your comments. Please share these graphics with your networks now! After all, most of these governors are up for re-election this fall, and people need to know what they really stand for.

#5: Maine Gov. Paul LePage

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#4: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez

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#3: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

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#2: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

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#1: Ohio Gov. John Kasich

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Reader Comments

  1. Lea Ogozelec

    Definitely need to add Nathan Deal of Georgia to this list! However, there is hope on the horizon with Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter’s grandson, running for governor this fall on a very strong education platform!

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  2. Dee

    It appears there are very few Govenors that are phased by concerns of their constituents. They lie to get into office and have no interest in doing the job they were elected to do. America is going down! Good luck people. If you keep voting for these idiots you ‘re going to get what you deserve! What’ s the matter with people in America today. Why can’ t we be human beings that stand for something , instead of a herd of sheep!

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  3. Roxy McDonagh

    Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska needs to be added to your list.

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  4. Billy Angus

    I think you overlooked one more idiotic governor…
    C.L. “Butcher” Otter of Idaho.
    That pinko-Nazi P.O.S. Otter and his legislative henchmen
    chose to ignore the will of the people by wasting
    our tax dollars to massacre our wolves and other
    wildlife towards extinction, just to appease a mere handful
    of ruthless redneck livestock barons and trophy hunters,
    when the money could have been wisely invested into
    funding schools and creating jobs!!
    Not only that S.O.B. Otter ought to be thrown out of office,
    he should also be prosecuted for his crimes against Nature,
    condoning animal cruelty and violating the First Amendment
    rights to free speech and freedom of the press by passing
    the illegal “Ag-Gag” law, as well as abuse of office for his own
    personal and political gain (which amounts to TREASON).
    Personally, I don’t live in Idaho, but still, we need to expose
    Otter’s flagrant acts of corruption to the rest of the nation
    and bring that “dictator” to his knees in shame!!!

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    • Jerry Nielson

      I agree and I do live in Idaho.

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  5. Mark Twainfive

    Where are the NY and Connecticut Governors NOT on the list of people who are anti-public schools? Maybe the list of the next 5? I hope you continue to rate them. I am from California, but from what I read every day, these two are anti-public schools just as our current President and his basketball buddy! It is time to wake up, public schools are now only for the leftovers! Sad day in America. President Jefferson must be turning in his grave seeing this development.

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    • Scott

      How do you blame the President when it is his job to enforce the laws and the Congress is not making any laws?

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      • Joe

        The president and Arne Duncan are pushing charter schools, merit pay, and same agenda as these Governors when it comes to education is why he blames the president.

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  6. Shannon

    Governor Martinez appointed a Secretary of Education that violates our state constitution because she has absolutely no experience of any kind in public education. She was recorded (found on mother jones) saying that they would cut teacher pay even though she made campaign promises not to–then they would cover it up with youtube videos saying otherwise. This is politics as usual in the Martinez house.

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  7. Pamela Vega

    Governor Martinez cares for no-one but herself and her political ambitions. There is no transparency under her administration! The children of New Mexico should be a priority, and she is using them as a stepping stone to further her political career.

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  8. Eve

    When the cameras are up and running, Governor Martinez cares. She hugs us. She even talks to us, but as soon as those cameras are off, silence. She claims to care about us in New Mexico, especially when it’s a story the media can sensationalize, but in reality she is very unapproachable. At least our previous governor, Bill Richardson cared and talked to us. Our Attorney General, Gary King is willing to listen to teachers, students, business owners, even parents like me. He wants to know our concerns about public education, health care, the economy, and the environment. I have emailed Governor Martinez and her secretary designate of education, Hanna Skandera and again, silence. No reply. No answers to my questions. I am a taxpayer, I am a mom, and I care about New Mexico’s future. I completely agree with my governor making this list. Too bad it won’t phase her or her administration. We are just a stepping stone to get her to Washington DC.

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