Mr. Rogers says he's in touch with us, the people of The Neighborhood. If there's one thing we've learned in politics, we know that politicians say one thing and often do something completely different.
Education - You can't get anywhere without a good degree.
Despite being the son of a former teacher, Mike Rogers has very little to say about education.
In fact, between his Congressional website and his campaign website, Mr. Rogers barely mentions education or any of his efforts to support education at all. No wonder he was given the following ratings by these national educational interest groups:
Between 2001 and 2005, Mr. Rogers was given a 27.4% average score from the National Education Association.
(Compared to Republican Representative Dave Camp (MI-04) with 100% for 2005)
In 2005, Mr. Rogers earned a 12% score* from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
(Compared to Democrat Representative John Dingell (MI-15) with 88%)
*Incidentally, Mr. Rogers tied for lowest score of the entire Michigan Congressional Delegation with Republican Rep. Thad McCotter (MI-11)
Did you know that The Neighborhood has several universities and colleges all supposedly represented by Mr. Rogers?
Or better yet, does he know that?