In her last column, published in several area newspapers, including the Neosho Daily News and Newton County News, Mrs. Ruestman enlightened her readers with this information:
Missouri children must be prepared to excel in a competitive world. The Republican members of the Missouri Legislature will continue to make education our number one priority and provide our students will the most updated resources to keep us on the leading edge.
She continues, "Since I've served in the House, Republicans have been taking the lead when it comes to providing Missouri children with a quality education."
Obviously, if you follow Mrs. Ruestman's reasoning, Democrats would prefer that all students go to one-room schoolhouses and learn their math on abacuses.
In another segment of her column, Mrs. Ruestman praises the court decision which backed the latest edition of the foundation formula which funds Missouri schools. "This decision shows judicial support for our long-range plan," she wrote.
Now I am getting confused. I thought we had a bunch of activist judges who force their warped view of society down people's throats. Apparently, they are only activist judges when they disagree with the Republicans.