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Sorry poor ethnic people, we have unions to crush and homeschoolers to pay for

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In other news, eskimos kill several baby seals. NC republicans implicated in the incident

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Honestly, could one of the posters here that supports the demolishing of the public school systems in place of voucher etc systems explain the logic to me?  I am seriously curious.

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This is part of a well organized, concerted effort by ALEC and the GOP to destroy the general public's confidence in the public school system and then hand off the 500 billion dollar industry of education to their for profit crony friends.

 

 

 

 

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And to do it they get the backing of the Christian Right, see the thread on the voucher oops on how that part is accomplished.

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Honestly, could one of the posters here that supports the demolishing of the public school systems in place of voucher etc systems explain the logic to me?  I am seriously curious.

 

 

I voted for McCrory...  I thought he could go to Raleigh and turn around some of the boneheaded stuff that's been done in NC gov't.  Boy was I wrong.

 

The school system has always been a disaster... McCrory's plan is obviously just to destroy them and see what happens.  Dumbest thing I've ever seen.

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My son is in the "best" charter school in Charlotte. At least that's how it's been ranked lately. We haven't been very impressed and are giving it one more year.They have a small percentage of students that are economically disadvantaged, small percentage of minorities and a small percentage of disabled students however they barely test on par with the state. Facilities are crap and the few computers they have are constantly in use for testing. And their turnover is high and often replaced with fresh out of college teachers.

 

But the charter corporation is making good profits. 

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And to do it they get the backing of the Christian Right, see the thread on the voucher oops on how that part is accomplished.

It is hard to believe in 2013 that so many Americans are still extremely superstitious.  On the ups side, it sure makes it easy for unscrupulous pandering politicians to control their constituents' voting behavior.

 

 

In fairness, four different polls — taken at different times and using different sampling methodologies — are linked here, making the comparisons imperfect.  But it’s fascinating that superstitious beliefs are outperforming hard science — either despite or because of twelve years of required indoctrination of the latter.  I’m not sure what to make of it.

 

Percentage of Americans who believe in angels: 55

Percentage of Americans who believe in evolution: 39

Percentage of Americans who believe in anthropogenic global warming: 36

Percentage of Americans who believe in ghosts: 34

Percentage of Americans who believe in UFOs: 34

 

More Americans believe in angels than evolution?  Talk about a political paradise for shysters. This effort by the right to defund public education in favor of superstition based, for-profit education, with monies that would otherwise teach things like science and reasoning, could set our society back generations.

 

Half of all Americans believe they are protected by guardian angels, one-fifth say they’ve heard God speak to them, one-quarter say they have witnessed miraculous healings, 16 percent say they’ve received one and 8 percent say they pray in tongues, according to a survey released Thursday by Baylor University.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/19/half-of-americans-believe-in-angels/#ixzz2cXBiOdZ2
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My son is in the "best" charter school in Charlotte. At least that's how it's been ranked lately. We haven't been very impressed and are giving it one more year.They have a small percentage of students that are economically disadvantaged, small percentage of minorities and a small percentage of disabled students however they barely test on par with the state. Facilities are crap and the few computers they have are constantly in use for testing. And their turnover is high and often replaced with fresh out of college teachers.

 

But the charter corporation is making good profits. 

 

I have heard this story over and over.  I have heard it from parents across the country whose children attend charter schools.

 

I don't think public education is perfect, but I fear that bringing a goal of profit making into it is going to... not be a good idea.

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I have heard this story over and over.  I have heard it from parents across the country whose children attend charter schools.

 

I don't think public education is perfect, but I fear that bringing a goal of profit making into it is going to... not be a good idea.

 

 

I think that the general belief is that a private company surely can run things better than the gov't, and on the surface, that's probably the case...

 

But when you start putting profit margins ahead of the actual education, which we all know happens, it's doesn't really compute.

 

 

 

Public education is never going to be perfect, but it can work...  firing eleventy billion TA's, cutting teacher benefits and making every education student in the country say "pffftttt, I'm not teaching in NC" isn't the way to fix it.

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privatize with no regulations, that's what i say!

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My kids go to a charter school and have flourished and if they went to public I think they would be bored and maybe digress.

If anything this has made many finally look at how bad public schools really are. Competition is good and if it can force public schools hand to change for the better then great.


Where has all this out rage been over public schools been the last 10 years? Where were the protests?

I will say it again. If a child gets a voucher and doesn't do better then it removes the notion more money for teachers will improve a childs test scores.
The common denominator is still the parents/guardian and the child no matter where they go or how much a teacher makes or how new the school is.

Expect more parental involvement and teacher parent relationships and scores go up.

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