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Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Politics | 127 comments

MS Gov. Phil Bryant Blames America’s Educational Troubles on Moms Working Outside Home

The Republican attack on women as breadwinners continues with Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) saying that America’s educational troubles started when women began working outside the home in large numbers, the Washington Post reports.

Gov. Bryant, responded to a question about how America became ‘so mediocre’ in regard to educational outcomes, saying, “I think both parents started working. The mom got in the work place.”

“Bryant immediately recognized how controversial his remark would be and said he knew  he would start to get e-mails. He then expanded on his answer, saying that “both parents are so pressured” in families today. He also noted that America seemed to be losing ground internationally in regards to educational outcomes because other nations began to invest more in their own school systems and make progress.”

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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