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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 24
    More: Obvious, Injustice Department, Too Far, History of education, racial segregations, Michael Gerson, private schools, University of Arkansas, desegregation  
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2013-09-03 12:12:09 PM
11 votes:
The conservative movement against public schooling is geared solely toward two goals: 1) union busting and 2) funneling more public money to churches.
2013-09-03 12:15:04 PM
6 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: Teachers unions vs poor black kids.

Guess which one the democrat party will defend?


If only that was the actual question, and if only those were the only two answers. But, as someone noted before me, Republicans only have the ability to propose two answers, and they never allow the correct answer to be one of those two. If they let that happen, their party loses.
2013-09-03 12:31:19 PM
5 votes:
Vouchers aren't the answer.

Fixing the goddamn public schools is.
2013-09-03 01:02:32 PM
3 votes:
Voucher programs aren't about race, but about funneling taxpayer money to either religious schools who want to retain the rights to discriminate based on race and religion, OR fake out of state "for-profit management" scams.

With just a little research, you'd find out that the Justice Department is getting involved because ongoing fraud.  Of the 117 schools participating in the voucher program only 5 could document where the voucher money was spent.  One school:

"... has no real classrooms and employs uncertified teachers who simply stick students in front of DVDs for instruction. "

"... charged the state $6,300 for each of its 93 voucher students but charged just $530 per person for its 109 non-voucher students. "

"...funneling money to its sponsoring church, handing over $40,235 to the sectarian organization ".

https://www.au.org/church-state/september-2013-church-state/people-e ve nts/la-voucher-schools-ignoring-state-laws

As it stands the state has no idea how much other fraud is going on because schools are refusing to be account for the voucher money.
2013-09-03 12:23:36 PM
3 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: Wooly Bully: Maybe someone can explain what "liberals" have to do with the Washington Post, because that one just had me scratching my head.


News Flash: It's a liberal publication


I was hoping for an explanation, not a balls-out lie, Zimmermann troll.
2013-09-03 12:19:15 PM
3 votes:
Maybe someone can explain what "liberals" have to do with the Washington Post, because that one just had me scratching my head.
2013-09-03 12:33:42 PM
2 votes:

Witty_Retort: The RIchest Man in Babylon: What is the Republican end-game with vouchers?

Union busting and ensuring our children be infromed.


But mostly profit.
2013-09-03 12:29:58 PM
2 votes:

Blathering Idjut: Neighborhood Watch: Guess which one the democrat party will defend?

There is no such thing as a "democrat party."


It's a useful term - by using it, the speaker reveals themselves as someone whose opinions on matters political (including matters of policy like climate change, labor law, foreign relations...) are irrelevant.

And yes, I know that something like half to all Republicans in Congress use the term as well.
2013-09-03 12:21:43 PM
2 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: Guess which one the democrat party will defend?


There is no such thing as a "democrat party."
2013-09-03 12:18:39 PM
2 votes:

Uranus Is Huge!: I see some concern trolling about giving taxpayer money to Jesus Day Camps instead of poor public schools. Did I miss something?


Nope. That's sll I saw.

Know what I didn't see?

*control F for "injustice department"*

0 of 0.
2013-09-03 12:12:23 PM
2 votes:
Yeah.... Private schools where Thomas Jefferson wasn't a President, Darwin died on The Beagle, and Jesus is the hall monitor.
2013-09-03 06:54:50 PM
1 votes:
It's amusing to me how liberals only care about poor black children. Not poor children.

Racists.
2013-09-03 03:41:00 PM
1 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: Kuta: This op ed was written by a libertarian, not a liberal. Sometimes newspapers publish opinions that differ from their typical journalistic slant.


It was written by the WP Editorial Board and that, my friend, is liberal.


NO ONE RESPOND FURTHER TO THIS DRIVEL, THIS TROLLBOT IS STUCK ON LOOP
2013-09-03 02:01:17 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and probably get rid of several layers of administrators who do next to nothing in the actual process of educating children.
2013-09-03 02:00:28 PM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: If you can't throw out the troublemakers, you can't fire the teachers, and the schools are increasingly focused on test scores instead of educating children, what fix are you proposing?


Don't refer to poor children as troublemakers, pay teachers more to attract talent, and don't tie test scores to school funding, would be a good start.
2013-09-03 01:21:18 PM
1 votes:

Tyee: democrat party


DRINK!

/Plonked NW some weeks ago
2013-09-03 01:03:22 PM
1 votes:
1. Create a charter school
2. Continue the destruction of public schools through mismanagement and underfunding.
3. Create rules that will give PUBLIC money to the PRIVATE schools that you created which are less beholden to Federal guidelines.
4. Profit
2013-09-03 12:57:00 PM
1 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: Blathering Idjut: There is no such thing as a "democrat party."
Oh yes there is...  (links to midlly NFSW images, as democrats are pictured in it)



Plonk.
2013-09-03 12:47:38 PM
1 votes:
http://theadvocate.com/home/4274144-125/report-la-teacher-unions-weak

Yes, those incredibly powerful Louisiana Teacher's Unions, contributing .18% of all donations to state elections!
2013-09-03 12:42:24 PM
1 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: Ah yes, the liberal media.


If the media is so very liberal why does every newspaper in the country have a business section, but not a one of them has a labor section?
2013-09-03 12:33:08 PM
1 votes:

The RIchest Man in Babylon: What is the Republican end-game with vouchers?


Union busting and ensuring our children be infromed.
2013-09-03 12:30:31 PM
1 votes:

The RIchest Man in Babylon: Neighborhood Watch: Teachers unions vs poor black kids.

Guess which one the democrat party will defend?

What is the Republican end-game with vouchers?  Do we end up sending everyone to private schools?  Do we get rid of public schools completely?


Give out vouchers, cut funding to public schools citing the fact that there are fewer students and the funding should go to pay for vouchers, close public schools, cut vouchers because they are socialism and the free market should take care of education children.

Profit.
2013-09-03 12:27:35 PM
1 votes:
Injustice indeed.

14 Wacky "Facts" Kids Will Learn in Louisiana's Voucher Schools

1. Dinosaurs and humans probably hung out:

2. Dragons were totally real

3. "God used the Trail of Tears to bring many Indians to Christ."

4. Africa needs religion:

5. Slave masters were nice guys:

6. The KKK was A-OK:

7. The Great Depression wasn't as bad as the liberals made it sound:

8. SCOTUS enslaved fetuses:

9. The Red Scare isn't over yet:

10. Mark Twain and Emily Dickinson were a couple of hacks:

11. Abstract algebra is too dang complicated:

12. Gay people "have no more claims to special rights than child molesters or rapists."

13. "Global environmentalists have said and written enough to leave no doubt that their goal is to destroy the prosperous economies of the world's richest nations."

14. Globalization is a precursor to rapture:
2013-09-03 12:14:48 PM
1 votes:
I see some concern trolling about giving taxpayer money to Jesus Day Camps instead of poor public schools. Did I miss something?
 
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