Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#42 Mar 27, 2013
goose wrote:
<quoted text> Don't forget POWER!
Well, yeah, that too. But mostly money. Power is fleeting. Money can he transferred to offshore accounts and can be used to buy power.
phd2

West Des Moines, IA

#43 Mar 27, 2013
I hate poor people and want to take their schooling away
phd2

West Des Moines, IA

#44 Mar 27, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, yeah, that too. But mostly money. Power is fleeting. Money can he transferred to offshore accounts and can be used to buy power.
this is what the rethuglicans are known for

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#45 Mar 27, 2013
phd2 wrote:
<quoted text>
this is what the rethuglicans are known for
You must not be paying attention to people like Bloomberg and Algore.
cantgetitup

West Des Moines, IA

#46 Mar 27, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
You must not be paying attention to people like Bloomberg and Algore.
they want to help america

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#47 Mar 27, 2013
If there ever was a win-win, this is it.

The kids win because they can finally get a decent education.

The taxpayers win because they won't be throwing their money to a corrupt union machine that doesn't care about educating kids.

And the public school system wins because they will be forced to be competitive in product, cost, and performance with private education.

This should be the law of the land everywhere.
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#48 Mar 27, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
If there ever was a win-win, this is it.
The kids win because they can finally get a decent education.
The taxpayers win because they won't be throwing their money to a corrupt union machine that doesn't care about educating kids.
And the public school system wins because they will be forced to be competitive in product, cost, and performance with private education.
This should be the law of the land everywhere.
anti-union just to b anti union is wrong

stop playing politics
scooby slew

Saint Paul, MN

#49 Mar 27, 2013
Iowan wrote:
<quoted text>
anti-union just to b anti union is wrong
stop playing politics
It isn't politics. The school system now, and the union that opposes change, hasn't made any gains in graduation rates, test scores, college placemnet scores, or any other meaningful measure of improvement in the past 50 years. It is broken, and we do have to fix it. More money has been tried, next.
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#50 Mar 27, 2013
scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>It isn't politics. The school system now, and the union that opposes change, hasn't made any gains in graduation rates, test scores, college placemnet scores, or any other meaningful measure of improvement in the past 50 years. It is broken, and we do have to fix it. More money has been tried, next.
habe you tried smaller class sizes, more teachers, and tenures? No you attack them instead. The teacher knows best and too many rethuglicans argue with the teacher instead
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#51 Mar 27, 2013
scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>It isn't politics. The school system now, and the union that opposes change, hasn't made any gains in graduation rates, test scores, college placemnet scores, or any other meaningful measure of improvement in the past 50 years. It is broken, and we do have to fix it. More money has been tried, next.
Worse! They have fallen behind in the global market.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#52 Mar 27, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
If there ever was a win-win, this is it.
The kids win because they can finally get a decent education.
The taxpayers win because they won't be throwing their money to a corrupt union machine that doesn't care about educating kids.
And the public school system wins because they will be forced to be competitive in product, cost, and performance with private education.
This should be the law of the land everywhere.
Hey "winner boi", calling a group of American workers names, like corrupt, cost you the election. OBVIOUSLY, you're so CLUELESS ABOUT LEARNING, it Hertz ! Poor senile guy, name calling as intelligent argument is SO STUPID !!! LMAOROTFU~!!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#53 Mar 27, 2013
scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>It isn't politics. The school system now, and the union that opposes change, hasn't made any gains in graduation rates, test scores, college placemnet scores, or any other meaningful measure of improvement in the past 50 years. It is broken, and we do have to fix it. More money has been tried, next.
College "placemnet" ???

Sure are writing above your IQ.
scooby slew

Saint Paul, MN

#54 Mar 27, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
<quoted text>College "placemnet" ???
Sure are writing above your IQ.
Oh no, spell checked by the spell check queen of topix. Curses, foiled again.

I have a dream, that one day, posters will be judged by the content of their postings, not the typos in their posts.

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood and get an education.


Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#55 Mar 27, 2013
Not my fault, you're dumb... Pretty sure you knew.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#56 Mar 28, 2013
Poorer families catch a break in Indiana.

Indiana's school voucher program, which extends to middle-income families, does not 'directly benefit religious schools,' the state Supreme Court chief justice writes.
By Mark Guarino | Christian Science Monitor – 13 hrs ago...

The Indiana Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously upheld the state’s expansive school voucher program, which extends to middle-income families the opportunity to send their children to private schools with public assistance.

A coalition of teachers, parents, and union officials had challenged the voucher program as unconstitutional, saying it uses public money to promote religious education.

But Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson wrote that whether or not the program is “wise educational or public policy,” it is constitutional because the state funds "do not directly benefit religious schools but rather directly benefit lower-income families with school children."

The ruling is considered a precedent for other states that say parents should have greater choice in where their children attend school.

“This ruling is a model, or a roadmap, for how to structure a [school voucher law] law that is the most expansive in the nation,” says Terry Spradlin, associate director of education policy at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The ruling resulted from a 2011 lawsuit that challenged the constitutional merit of redirecting tax dollars from local public school districts to pay partial private school tuition. The Indiana State Teachers Association suggested the program is a backhanded method of funding religious activity, considering that the majority of private schools in Indiana are parochial. It also said it violated the state constitution that ensures uniform public school access.

“There are not many good private school choices outside religiously-affiliated schools in this program. Most parochial schools around the nation are struggling to survive, so parochial school advocates see this [voucher program] as a way to extend their livelihood,” Mr. Spradlin says.

The voucher program was pushed through by former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as part of an education reform initiative that expanded private school access for lower- and middle-income households. Under the new program, a family of four earning less than $42,000 annually can receive up to 90 percent of the maximum state voucher, while the income cap for receiving 50 percent of that aid is $62,000 annually.

The Indiana program “is a little more expansive than more narrow programs that exist around the nation,” such as those in Wisconsin and Ohio, for example, which are limited to students attending public schools in Milwaukee and Cleveland respectively, says Spradlin.

This is the second school year the program is in operation and the number of voucher recipients has jumped 140 percent, to 9,424 students receiving them for this school year, compared with 3,919 the last. The majority of vouchers used are in Indianapolis, where the number of students in the city’s public school system receiving vouchers increased 96 percent, from 644 in the last school year to 1,262 students today.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence praised the court decision, releasing a statement Tuesday that said “parents should be able to choose where their children go to school, regardless of their income” and that the state “must continue to find ways to expand educational opportunities for all Indiana families.”

A current bill that passed the state House and is currently up for debate in the Senate would expand the vouchers to kindergarten students. Under current law, students must attend at least two semesters in public schools before becoming eligible for vouchers.

http://news.yahoo.com/indianas-expansive-scho ...

About time students and parents get a choice in how school dollars are spent.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#57 Mar 28, 2013
Iowan wrote:
<quoted text>
anti-union just to b anti union is wrong
stop playing politics
Pro Union just to be Pro Union is wrong!! stop being stupid!!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#58 Mar 28, 2013
scooby slew wrote:
<quoted text>Oh no, spell checked by the spell check queen of topix. Curses, foiled again.
I have a dream, that one day, posters will be judged by the content of their postings, not the typos in their posts.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood and get an education.
And, thanks to the law, in Indiana, they will!!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#59 Mar 28, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Pro Union just to be Pro Union is wrong!! stop being stupid!!
More perfect irony, by the queen moron..... Stop it... LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#60 Mar 28, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Pro Union just to be Pro Union is wrong!! stop being stupid!!
What's really stunning is the number of people who are pro-union,(just to be pro-union), who don't actually work in union jobs. More low information voters I guess.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#61 Mar 28, 2013
What's really stunning is the number of people who are pro-union,(just to get decent benefits, pay, and working conditions) More name calling to follow, by an senile old fool, I guess.

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