Child psychologist to WI senator Resign
Watchdog.org – Ryan Ekvall – 11/5/2013
MADISON — Dr. Gary Thompson, a child psychologist from Utah, has a blunt question for Sen. John Lehman, D-Racine: “What the hell is wrong with you?”
There’s more. In an open letter to Lehman, Dr. Gary Thompson wrote:
“Let me get straight to the point: On behalf of every African-American, Latino, Autistic, gifted, depressed, anxious and learning-disabled child in the state of Wisconsin, I demand your immediate resignation from public office.”
When Thompson finished, Lehman asked who paid him — and how much — for his testimony.
Thompson had said he was paid about $1,150, for airfare and a rental car, by American Opinion Foundation, a nonprofit with ties to the conspiratorial John Birch Society. He said he was asked to visit Wisconsin to testify on testing and child psychology. Several Wisconsinites at the Common Core hearing testified to putting money in a hat to fly in experts on the standards.
The Racine senator and Rep. Sondy Pope, D-Middleton, then sent a news release condemning the involvement of Birchers and paid testimony in the Common Core hearings.
Senator Lehman and Pope question group’s involvement in Common Core Hearing
Dr. Gary Thompson’s Open Letter: Senator John Lehman: RESIGN
Dr. Gary Thompson’s testimony - 10/30/2013