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(Salon)   Step 1: Take over and defund public schools. Step 2: Point to their shiatty performance as a reason to further defund them. Step 3: Rake in political donations from charter school executives   (salon.com) divider line 199
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2013-08-20 12:53:20 PM
The schools may open without counselors, administrative staff, noon aids, nurses, librarians or even pens and paper, but hey, kids will have a place to go and sit.

What's a noon aid?
 
2013-08-20 01:04:46 PM
Let's just remember, class.

The first rule in exploiting people is making sure they aren't educated enough to read the contract or know their rights.
 
2013-08-20 01:12:37 PM
Corbett makes Fast Eddie look like a model governor.
 
2013-08-20 01:18:00 PM
Haven't clicked, but i assume we're talking abouy Corbett? Because this sounds like his sort of dick move.
 
2013-08-20 01:20:18 PM

scottydoesntknow: The schools may open without counselors, administrative staff, noon aids, nurses, librarians or even pens and paper, but hey, kids will have a place to go and sit.

What's a noon aid?


They're probably cutting out lunch period so they can shut off the lights an hour earlier.
 
2013-08-20 01:22:41 PM
Pennsylvania's right-wing governor drains public schools of basic funds -- and the sickening details will shock youShock?  No. At least not to anyone up on current events.

scottydoesntknow: The schools may open without counselors, administrative staff, noon aids, nurses, librarians or even pens and paper, but hey, kids will have a place to go and sit.

What's a noon aid?


I'd think someone such as a lunch monitor and other lunch related duties as assigned.
 
2013-08-20 01:34:19 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Corbett makes Fast Eddie look like a model governor.


Fast Eddie was a scumbag but at least he kept things working. Corbett is out to make money for himself and his buddies and the rest of the state can go pound sand.
 
2013-08-20 01:48:22 PM
This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.
 
2013-08-20 01:54:54 PM
it has gotten to the point where the republican party is now a caricature of evil, like the legion of doom or smersh. they are a joke. a sick, cruel, vicious joke that represents the single greatest threat this country has ever faced in its 200+ year history.
 
2013-08-20 02:03:06 PM

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


I'll never vote for the , again.
 
2013-08-20 02:08:27 PM

scottydoesntknow: The schools may open without counselors, administrative staff, noon aids, nurses, librarians or even pens and paper, but hey, kids will have a place to go and sit.

What's a noon aid?


New term for a lunch-time martini.
 
2013-08-20 02:08:38 PM
I thought this was about North Carolina.  And by North Carolina I mean every state in the union.
 
2013-08-20 02:10:49 PM
Worked for the Postal Service.
 
2013-08-20 02:13:42 PM

DarwiOdrade: scottydoesntknow: The schools may open without counselors, administrative staff, noon aids, nurses, librarians or even pens and paper, but hey, kids will have a place to go and sit.

What's a noon aid?

New term for a lunch-time martini.


Sky Rockets in Flight?
 
2013-08-20 02:14:25 PM
"The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate," said no Republican ever.
 
2013-08-20 02:15:01 PM
Hey, that's just the Superman they've all been waiting for.
 
2013-08-20 02:15:27 PM
An educated populace is a dangerous populace.

So let's defund PBS, NPR, NEA, and....oops I forgot.
 
2013-08-20 02:15:29 PM
If conservatives had their way, education would be a privilege.  Just scary.
 
2013-08-20 02:16:10 PM
My PA friends laughed at me when I moved to DE.  Who's laughing now, asshats?  I can go to Philly, Baltimore or DC in less than 2 hours for any of them; I don't have Corbett systematically turning my state into a Mad Max hellscape to deal with.
 
2013-08-20 02:17:15 PM
Not to worry, all those tax dollars PA's getting from fracking will be able pay for this....what, Corbett gave millions in tax breaks to those guys too????  WHAT THE FARK????

At least he didn't let a child molester go unpunished when he was Attorney General....OH WAIT HE DID THAT TOO!  Is this guy going for worst politician in Pennsylvania history?  I know the bar is high, but holy shiat!
 
2013-08-20 02:17:40 PM
Electing republicans to positions in government is like hiring the unibomber to head up your IT department.
 
2013-08-20 02:19:04 PM

DarwiOdrade: "The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate," said no Republican ever.


Not coincidentally, that has a lot of words with more than two syllables
 
2013-08-20 02:19:51 PM
I'm gonna have to come to the conclusion that, yes, some people are just pure, farking evil.
 
2013-08-20 02:19:58 PM

Headso: Electing republicans to positions in government is like hiring the unibomber to head up your IT department.


They're not "repulicans" anymore. They're "independents" and "lolbertarians".
 
2013-08-20 02:20:48 PM

Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Corbett makes Fast Eddie look like a model governor.

Fast Eddie was a scumbag but at least he kept things working. Corbett is out to make money for himself and his buddies and the rest of the state can go pound sand.


Hey, hey, hey...  the way you say it makes it sound bad.

We prefer to call it "reducing dependence on government programs, and implementing free market solutions".
 
2013-08-20 02:20:54 PM

thenewmissus: If conservatives had their way, education would be a privilege.  Just scary.


Actually, it education would still be *compulsory*, but the kids would have have to enter into an indentured servitude agreement with a corporation that took effect when they graduated. Oh, and they'd have arranged marriages, too.

It's not about having stupid people, it's about having slaves. Conservatives really REALLY want feudalism to make a comeback.
 
2013-08-20 02:23:07 PM
What do you guys want from the same state that did the kids for cash prison thing?  I mean c'mon.
 
2013-08-20 02:27:05 PM

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.
 
2013-08-20 02:27:33 PM
I can't speak for PA, but in MD the charter schools have little to no regulation.  The one I am most familiar with simply drops kids off at the nearby library for 3 hours every day for "individual study".
 
2013-08-20 02:29:34 PM
Step 1: Take over and defund $government_agency.
Step 2: Point to their shiatty performance as a reason to further defund them.
Step 3: Rake in political donations.

This is Republicanism 101, since 1980.

// when the "Moral Majority" took over, and greed became the only American value
 
2013-08-20 02:30:33 PM
That is the national model for charter schools. They also inflate their grades to look better than public schools, and keep getting caught doing it. All in the name of a cash grab.
 
2013-08-20 02:32:19 PM
NC is going down this road with a quickness. Brilliant plan, sirs.
 
2013-08-20 02:32:47 PM
www.republicreport.org
"Cheating, dumbasses! You forgot about cheating on the tests!"
 
2013-08-20 02:33:06 PM

coeyagi: My PA friends laughed at me when I moved to DE.  Who's laughing now, asshats?  I can go to Philly, Baltimore or DC in less than 2 hours for any of them; I don't have Corbett systematically turning my state into a Mad Max hellscape to deal with.


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2013-08-20 02:33:34 PM
I see the Republican plan of keeping 'em stupid, fat, sick and poor is moving along swimmingly in PA.
 
2013-08-20 02:34:43 PM
The Hon. Budd Dwyer has a retirement program that the people of PA would really like Corbett to examine closely.
 
2013-08-20 02:35:17 PM

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


Do you want to have gay muslim man sex while your wife has socialist abortions by a chinese communist 'doctor'?  If not, you had better keep voting Republican!
 
2013-08-20 02:36:17 PM
Corbett is in big trouble. Some in the state GOP have even suggested he declare that we won't seek re-election to make way for a different GOP candidate.

/he's a complete douchebag
 
2013-08-20 02:37:24 PM
i realize that PA is philadelphia and pittsburgh with alabama in-between, but what's the chance that this asshole gets reelected?
 
2013-08-20 02:38:37 PM
Philly public schools were a mess long before Corbett was elected.

I know about half a dozen teachers who GTFO of there as soon as they could find a job anywhere else.

I look forward to the typical thread where everyone explains that the one and only way to improve education is to pay existing teachers more, so long as no attempt is made to direct those raises at good teachers or get rid of poor performing teachers.
 
2013-08-20 02:39:37 PM
You know what couldn't possibly go wrong?

Turning education into healthcare. Lord knows there's no problem with healthcare in this country.
 
2013-08-20 02:39:41 PM

theknuckler_33: Corbett is in big trouble. Some in the state GOP have even suggested he declare that we won't seek re-election to make way for a different GOP candidate.

/he's a complete douchebag


Scott in FL is the same way.  Even the GOP hates him.  Inside and outside the state.
 
2013-08-20 02:40:45 PM

BMFPitt: I look forward to the typical thread where everyone explains that the one and only way to improve education is to pay existing teachers more, so long as no attempt is made to direct those raises at good teachers or get rid of poor performing teachers.


You'll likely be waiting a while, nobody ever says this.

This is what you want people to say.
 
2013-08-20 02:40:58 PM

Weaver95: Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.

I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.


Good thing Democrats would never have that sort of problem.
 
2013-08-20 02:42:08 PM

FlashHarry: i realize that PA is philadelphia and pittsburgh with alabama in-between, but what's the chance that this asshole gets reelected?


He's become more & more disliked as his term progresses. He's pissed off a lot of people in his own party. I could see him get primaried or lose in the general (if the Democrats can field a good candidate).
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-20 02:42:56 PM

Ned Stark: Weaver95: Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.

I honestly don't know. There's this downright bizarre mental block among GOP voters tho. Most cannot focus on the faults of their own party. I mean that literally. They ALWAYS change the subject to the democrats. I can't get my remaining GOP friends to admit that the republicans have made mistakes,

It's very strange.

Good thing Democrats would never have that sort of problem.


You put all the voters that do this about Democrats and all the voters that do this about the GOP into one room, and I will show you a room that contains 98% of this countries political problems.

The GOP, up to its eyes in idiots right now, just happen to be the more visible of the two right now.
 
2013-08-20 02:44:14 PM
I'm still waiting for the AG to start going after him for being a pedo protector. Goddamn I loathe Corbett. Such a farking stain on my state.
 
2013-08-20 02:44:39 PM

Ambivalence: This is becoming common enough among republican politicians it's a wonder anyone votes for the, anymore.


But, but, but:  gheys!  And gunz!
 
2013-08-20 02:46:01 PM
speaking to a NY state public school teacher this past weekend, Subby is spot on. those in charge in NY State awarded a $35 million contract to a UK company supplying an all-inclusive mandatory teaching system designed for exactly what Subby wrote: student failure, making teachers appear incompetent, union busting and eventual privatization. farking scary. parents in the low rent high crime high drug use areas could care less, they hated school and they hate teachers. parents in up scale bordering school districts don't care either, they gladly pay tuition to charter schools that also receive big grants and donations from corporations that enjoy tax write-offs or send their children to private schools and academies.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-20 02:49:03 PM

KrispyKritter: speaking to a NY state public school teacher this past weekend, Subby is spot on. those in charge in NY State awarded a $35 million contract to a UK company supplying an all-inclusive mandatory teaching system designed for exactly what Subby wrote: student failure, making teachers appear incompetent, union busting and eventual privatization. farking scary. parents in the low rent high crime high drug use areas could care less, they hated school and they hate teachers. parents in up scale bordering school districts don't care either, they gladly pay tuition to charter schools that also receive big grants and donations from corporations that enjoy tax write-offs or send their children to private schools and academies.


Corporate sponsored school.. yeah... THAT sounds like a good idea.

//read "Jennifer Government"
 
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