2020 Candidate Hickenlooper: What I'd do for 70% of America's workers who wont graduate with degree

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    this is worth a read.

    John Hickenlooper: What I'd do for America's workers (Opinion) - CNN

    "It's time for a national plan for the American workforce that helps the 70% of people who will not graduate with a four year degree. I'm calling for a historic effort to drive our 21st century economy forward - for everyone."
     
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    Imo he's a gifted technocrat, but not potus material. He's not .... television worthy. I doubt he'd work well with a congress either. But it's an interesting link. I think we could use a career path HS education partnered with corporations as Germany has, but it'd probably be illegal.
     
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    entertainment value is what i look for in a candidate. and beyond his funny name and his background as a beer salesman, Hickenlooper is too bland.

    but he has a CNN town hall tonight around 8 or 9 ET if you'd like to see more
     
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    Free Stuff! Free Stuff! Free Stuff!

    "Step right up Ladies and Gents, vote Democrat and get your free stuff."
     
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    We USED to have that, and it isn't "illegal," but the pendulum swung against "tracking," or limiting kids' potential, by throwing them into a 'vocational' track for the stupid kids that teachers wouldn't expect to learn much.

    Teachers can be jerks, yes. Fix that--get rid of those burnt out individuals who think if a kid needs a shower or isn't interested in sitting at a desk and memorizing dates and vocabulary words that he's a loser. We shouldn't have suddenly decided to push every kid into an academic program geared to college.

    It seems that the pendulum is finally headed back to the center. Thank goodness.
     
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    He was Mayor of Denver when I lived in the Denver burbs, then Governor when I moved. He is pretty far left in his ideology, but has been successful marketing himself as somewhat reasonable. He's not. He may be a dark horse candidate, but I don't think he has the mass appeal.
     
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    He decided it would be a good idea to allow people to literally shit all over Denver. No thanks. You keep him.
    Colorado has lost it's mind...
     
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    What is THAT supposed to mean? He refused to build public bathrooms or he refused to arrest the homeless? Or something else?
     
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    In Mass we have public tech high schools available for kids to learn a trade without having to do post high school education.
     
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    That means you may have to step over piles of shit to get into your favorite restaurant. And say hello to cholera...
    You came up with a much better alternative. Which means he isn't even as smart as you are...
     

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