Romney campaigns on education in Pennsylvania - US politics live

There are 93 comments on the The Guardian story from May 24, 2012, titled Romney campaigns on education in Pennsylvania - US politics live. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participates in a language class at Universal Bluford Charter School in Philadelphia.

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Billy Ringo

Wilmington, DE

#87 May 30, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I am already smarter than you cupcake without making it still tougher on you .
Cupcake this, boy .........

http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#88 May 30, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
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Cupcake this, boy .........
http://www.electoral-vote.com/
Longtime Democratic House member Reyes upset in primary

In a stunning upset, Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) lost a primary challenge Tuesday to former El Paso City Councilman Beto O’Rourke
He touted endorsements from President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. He also spent nearly $500,000 this year, nearly $200,000 more than his opponent.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/30/lo ...
Billy Ringo

United States

#89 May 30, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Longtime Democratic House member Reyes upset in primary
In a stunning upset, Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) lost a primary challenge Tuesday to former El Paso City Councilman Beto O’Rourke
He touted endorsements from President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. He also spent nearly $500,000 this year, nearly $200,000 more than his opponent.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/30/lo ...
Uh-oh .....

http://www.electoral-vote.com/

“Lying for the Lord”

Since: May 12

Heartland USA

#90 May 30, 2012
Mitt Romney not only embarrassed his own party but he pretty much embarrassed the U.S. when he made some downright out-of-touch comments regarding education. It appears that the presidential hopeful isn't really as interested in beating Obama in 2012 as he pretends.

Mitt Romney: "I came into office and talked to people and said,'What can we do to improve our schools?' And a number of folks said well we need smaller classroom sizes, that'll make the biggest difference. So I gathered information, across our state. We had 351 cities and towns. I said let's compare the average classroom size from each school district with the performance of our students. Because we test our kids and we'll see if there's a relationship. And there was not. As a matter of fact, the school district with the smallest classrooms, Cambridge, had students performing at the bottom 10 percent. So just getting smaller classrooms didn't seem to be the key."

"So it's not the classroom size that's driving the success of those school systems," Romney concluded. But another teacher on the panel contested Romney's statements, citing a different report.

"There was a study done by the University of Tennessee, a definitive study about class size and what they said was that in first through third grade, if the class size is under 18 those kids stay ahead of everybody else all the way through school, including classes where you might have 25 in the class and co-teachers. Those students lose their gains after a couple years. If you have small classes in those primary years, those most important years, that’s what makes the difference."

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#91 May 30, 2012
The Lying Mormon wrote:
Mitt Romney not only embarrassed his own party but he pretty much embarrassed the U.S. when he made some downright out-of-touch comments regarding education. It appears that the presidential hopeful isn't really as interested in beating Obama in 2012 as he pretends.
Mitt Romney: "I came into office and talked to people and said,'What can we do to improve our schools?' And a number of folks said well we need smaller classroom sizes, that'll make the biggest difference. So I gathered information, across our state. We had 351 cities and towns. I said let's compare the average classroom size from each school district with the performance of our students. Because we test our kids and we'll see if there's a relationship. And there was not. As a matter of fact, the school district with the smallest classrooms, Cambridge, had students performing at the bottom 10 percent. So just getting smaller classrooms didn't seem to be the key."
"So it's not the classroom size that's driving the success of those school systems," Romney concluded. But another teacher on the panel contested Romney's statements, citing a different report.
"There was a study done by the University of Tennessee, a definitive study about class size and what they said was that in first through third grade, if the class size is under 18 those kids stay ahead of everybody else all the way through school, including classes where you might have 25 in the class and co-teachers. Those students lose their gains after a couple years. If you have small classes in those primary years, those most important years, that’s what makes the difference."
20,000 APPLY FOR 877 JOBS AT AUTO PLANT

It should not come as a surprise with unemployment over 8% that good paying jobs in manufacturing are harder than ever to land.
At the Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama more than 20,000 people have applied for one of the 877 job openings.

The surge of people applying may seem unusual, but it's not.

Take a look:

• Last summer Ford had more than 18,000 people apply for one of 1,800 jobs at the retooled Louisville plant. That plant will open and start building the Edge SUV in mid-June.
• In 2011, more than 41,000 applied for one of the 1,300 positions at the new Toyota plant in Tupelo, Mississippi.

• In 2009, more than 65,000 applied for one of the 2,700 jobs at the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, TN. Since opening, that plant has added shifts and is currently hiring another 820 workers.
There's no doubt the recession and the fact so many Americans are still out of work was the primary factor driving the waves of people applying for jobs at auto plants.

Another huge factor is the type of jobs being offered. Good pay and benefits with solid companies in an industry set for steady growth over the next 3-5 years. Those jobs are hard to find in blue-collar America.

NOTICE GM AND CHRYSLER AREN’T LISTED……..THEY HIRE OVER SEAS. OBAMA MOTORS, OBAMA’S ECONOMY

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#92 May 30, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
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Uh-oh .....
http://www.electoral-vote.com/
pete repeat........what else ya got.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#93 May 30, 2012
SALLISAW, OKLAHOMA WITHDRAWS MEMBERSHIP FROM THE

STATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

U. S. Chamber of Commerce is the #1 lobby group behind companies outsourcing jobs or relocating manufacturing to foreign countries, they are imposters of job creation.

“Lying for the Lord”

Since: May 12

Heartland USA

#94 Jun 5, 2012
As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney exposed his big government, social liberal approach when he created a new preschool education department, paving the way for taxpayer funding and government control of day care. For the new department’s advisory board, Romney chose a corporate leader who embraced enhanced pro-homosexual, pro-transgender policies in her child care corporation, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Romney’s firm Bain Capital had funded that company as a start-up, later buying it for $1.3 billion.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#95 Jun 5, 2012
The Lying Mormon wrote:
As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney exposed his big government, social liberal approach when he created a new preschool education department, paving the way for taxpayer funding and government control of day care. For the new department’s advisory board, Romney chose a corporate leader who embraced enhanced pro-homosexual, pro-transgender policies in her child care corporation, Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Romney’s firm Bain Capital had funded that company as a start-up, later buying it for $1.3 billion.
As an organizer for ACORN Obama did.......uh er uh uh uh er uh hmmmm er uh made the program bankrupt.......at least he is constistant.
Billy Ringo

United States

#96 Jun 8, 2012
Willard is wasting his time in PA - PA is blue.

He has no chance of winning PA.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#97 Jun 8, 2012
Elitist rugby is about as far removed from Pennsylvanians as he can get.

Maybe if he comes here to campaign wearing the cop uniform.....
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#100 Jun 8, 2012
Sportscaster, Mark Madden, said on a local radio station in Pennsylvania that two reporters are investigating Sandusky’s Second Mile Foundation “pimping out young boys to rich donors.”

With all the similarity to the Franklin Cover-up case, we must not allow any cover-up at Penn State. Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.

Links to newspaper coverage of the Franklin Case

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/...

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/...

LTG

District Attorney in Sandusky Case Went Missing in 2005
Ray Gricar, D.A. involved in the original pedophile investigation in the late 1990s went mysteriously missing in April, 2005. Eventually, his laptop was found with the hard drive missing.

From Franklin Coverup to Penn State | Fellowship of the Minds
Nov 13, 2011 ... Sportscaster, Mark Madden, said on a local radio station in ... With all the
similarity to the Franklin Cover-up case, we must not allow any ...

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avg joe in ky

United States

#101 Nov 15, 2012
Scranton Pa!! If you voted Romney, go to theblaze.com and let it be known!!

Romney had to get some votes here!!
No way Obama won 140%!!!

Get ahold if Glenn Beck!! Let it out if you voted Romney and live in Philly!!!

Theblaze.com !!!!

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