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(Washington Post)   When even liberals are calling it the Injustice Department, you might be going too far   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-09-03 07:10:23 PM  

utahraptor2: It's amusing to me how liberals only care about poor black children. Not poor children.

Racists.


Yes, but Republicans care deeply about poor children.  They want them to have enriching educational opportunities, like scrubbing the toilets once the Commie union janitors are fired.
 
2013-09-03 07:39:09 PM  

wildcardjack: The Beagle


Darwin didn't die, but Pringle Stokes did.
 
2013-09-03 08:23:10 PM  

vygramul: Doesn't explain VA's failing schools. In fact, some of the states with the poorest performance of students are those without public-sector unions.


Uh, Virginia has a teacher's union.  They've been squawking about home schooling lately.
 
2013-09-03 09:02:51 PM  

Lsherm: vygramul: Doesn't explain VA's failing schools. In fact, some of the states with the poorest performance of students are those without public-sector unions.

Uh, Virginia has a teacher's union.  They've been squawking about home schooling lately.


They have a union the way Canada has a military. Please. What they have is a professional association that's like belonging to the Society for Behavioral Medicine.
 
2013-09-03 09:20:44 PM  

meat0918: Vouchers aren't the answer.

Fixing the goddamn public schools is.


thre's nothing wrong with the schools. it's the parents stupid.
essetnially, all vouchers do is let kids take their kids out of schools with paretns that don't give a f*ck, but it helps immensly.
 
2013-09-03 10:15:10 PM  

flondrix: I thought that the conservatives started opposing this voucher program once the muslim schools started getting voucher money.


They did.

 http://livingstonparishnews.com/news/article_6c2da5fe-c1e5-11e1-ae3 b-0 019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wbrz.com/news/voucher-funding-plan-included-debate-over-r el igion/
 
2013-09-03 10:31:23 PM  
Ctrl-F Kaplan

HairBolus: Who would of thought that the Washington Post, a subsidiary of Kaplan Education (a for profit education testing and operator of predatory for-profit schools) would be in favor of vouchers?

Profits from Kaplan have basically been subsidizing the money losing Washington Post.


And I see I have nothing to do here...
 
2013-09-04 02:26:05 AM  
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Yeas on this piece of crap?
Nays?

No?

At least one of you cashed the check, heroes.
 
2013-09-04 02:42:08 AM  

Bear in mind, right-wing looters are actually so proud of this tactic they advertise it.

Least government intervention
Most freedom

No government schools
Parents pay for only the education they choose
Private and home schools monitored, not regulated
Tuition tax credits
Tuition vouchers
Private and home schooling moderately regulated
Charter schools
Public‐school choice
State‐mandated curricula
Private and home schooling highly regulated;
parents pay twice
Home schooling illegal
Private schools illegal
Compulsory indoctrination in government schools

Most government intervention
Least freedom

 
2013-09-04 06:38:04 AM  
Obama is the enforcer of laws. Just enforcing the segregation laws.
 
2013-09-04 09:52:38 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Bear in mind, right-wing looters are actually so proud of this tactic they advertise it.

Least government intervention
Most freedom

No government schools
Parents pay for only the education they choose
Private and home schools monitored, not regulated
Tuition tax credits
Tuition vouchers
Private and home schooling moderately regulated
Charter schools
Public‐school choice
State‐mandated curricula
Private and home schooling highly regulated;
parents pay twice
Home schooling illegal
Private schools illegal
Compulsory indoctrination in government schools

Most government intervention
Least freedom


It's also somewhere they are completely violating supply-side economics. They like to pretend that GDP growth is king, and that anything that harms is to be deprecated. Yet one of the few things government can do to improve GDP is a robust education program. Instead, they want to make the education programs worse and less funded, impairing it. They don't want GDP growth if the direct beneficiaries are the workers and management just gets money because of improved productivity. They only want GDP growth if management is the direct beneficiary, the workers don't benefit, and the unemployed are added to the rolls of wage-slaves churning out what Marx called "surplus value". It's almost as if Marx's distorted view of capitalism became a blueprint.
 
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