The statements Ron Schiller made with regards to the Tea Party, The Rupublican Party, & american education and Conservatives drive to further depress education were all on point. The results of the policies are evident. Compare the education level in states where Republicans have reigned for an extended number of years to the levels of those in more progressive states.
It is policy and not economics. Texas, my state is a rich state, yet we are between 47 and 50th in all education metrics. We are the incubator of the result of Republican Policy.