Republicans want to cut education by 25 percent.

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    Because Budget Resolution 34 doesn't include detailed breakdowns of Function 500 spending reductions, it's impossible to determine exactly how much of the cuts are proposed to come out of the education budget. Further, the plan itself, in resolution form, does not dictate exact spending levels, but instead sets the maximum amount that can be spent. Congressional committees and floor votes determine the rest.

    Still, because education spending makes up such a large proportion of the total Function 500 costs – over 90 percent – it's safe to assume most of the cuts from this category would come from education.

    With that in mind, the percentages don't lie. The Ryan budget proposal included more than 25 percent funding cuts every year between 2016 and 2021, and it proposed a total 24 percent funding cut between 2012 and 2021, within range of Axelrod’s 25 percent figure. Axelrod's figures are correct if you include everything in the category, most of which is education, but it also includes items that are not education.

    We rate Axelrod's claim Mostly True.

    PolitiFact | Obama adviser Axelrod says Republican want deep education cuts

    Start by going state by state and you will find that everywhere Republicans have taken control of the state legislature, they slashed funding for education. Think people. Why would they do this?

    HELENA — The Republican majority on an education subcommittee on Thursday cut $4 million in proposed state funding for programs such as those for gifted and talented students and providing vocational education, a move that jeopardizes an equivalent amount of federal money.

    Education subcommittee Republicans cut school funding

    Stop sugar-coating the education cuts

    To downplay the impact that devastating budget cuts will have on higher education and the state's students, Republicans have had to employ some tortured logic.

    Concord Monitor

    Gov. Rick Scott's proposed education budget: $1.75 billion in cuts

    Thousands gather in Michigan to oppose education cuts

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    Why stop at four. Every state Republicans have taken over, they've slashed funding for education. Why? Simple. An ignorant population is easier to control. That's all there is to it.

    When it comes to power or what's best for America, Republicans believe they're being in power IS what's best for America. What ever the cost.

    And finally, the worst possible thing they could do is replace education with nothing. Which is exactly what they propose. Oh, and make children assistant janitors. Shameful.
     
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    That is right in line with the norquest plan
     
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    Considering this Republican Party is so old, in 25 years, the current majority will probably be gone or thanking God every day for Medicare.
     
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    My guess the fastest way to cut education 25% without cutting anything from anyone would be requiring prof of citizenship to get the education.

     
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    Not a bad idea. The only thing required to enroll in school right now is an immunization record and proof of address.

    There is plenty of room for cuts in education budgets. All agencies and departments should take on part of the burden in controlling the out of control government spending.
     
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    State of Oregon required birth certificate or copy of the visa when I enrolled my kids.

    It might vary from state to state.

    Now the deal is, this is an agreement reached by congress during the last scam crisis the Obama perpetrated. This was the resolution. If the super committee failed, then this would be the result. The Democrats sabotaged the super committee, it failed, so this is now the Republicans' fault?
     
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    That will work out great so long as none of our enemies can get access to a bath tub and some water.


    Hey why don't we just give up on civilization entirely?
     
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    That's it? Cuts are good if we can figure out ways of denying education to children of illegal immigrants?

    Why can't Republicans figure out ways of building things up instead of just tearing them down? Are they so burned by their disaster in Iraq? They want to rebuild that country. Spend hundreds of billions to create a friend for Iran. But do nothing here. al Qaeda loves it.

    They can't figure any way to help the economy besides give bribes to rich people, whether it's tax cuts or subsidies, they amount to bribes.
     
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    Which of course, is why Republicans are slashing education. "Every man for himself".
     

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