T-Party CA. CON. wants to CAN public schools

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    The Cons are systematically destroying America, one illogical move after another, so it is no surprise to find an unAmerican T-Party slut attempting to destroy public education. This goes along with republican plans to turn America over to illegals and cheap uneducated slaves to do their bidding in non-government interference Corporations to maximize profits.

    And as usual, they have to keep the master plan secret and out of the public eye to succeed, as this piece of T-Party Shit is doing.

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    In California, GOP congressional candidate David Harmer wants to eliminate public education. But you won't hear him touting his extreme views on the campaign trail.

    Harmer argues that "government should exit the business of running and funding schools." He contends that would allow for "quantum leaps in educational quality and opportunity" and notes that he's simply pushing for a return to "the way things worked through the first century of American nationhood." Here's how he describes the wondrous world of early American education:

    [L]iteracy levels among all classes, at least outside the South, matched or exceeded those prevailing now, and... public discourse and even tabloid content was pitched at what today would be considered a college-level audience. Schooling then was typically funded by parents or other family members responsible for the student, who paid modest tuition. If they couldn't afford it, trade guilds, benevolent associations, fraternal organizations, churches and charities helped. In this quintessentially American approach, free people acting in a free market found a variety of ways to pay for a variety of schools serving a variety of students, all without central command or control.

    Yet historians say the early American education system was nothing like that. Back then, even high school was a luxury. "The high school at that point is a kind of elite form of education pretty much limited to the inner cities," says John Rury, an education historian at the University of Kansas. The rest of the system was far from comprehensive. What early schools taught, Rury says, were "very basic literacy and computational skills." Many schools only met four or five months a year, and their quality varied widely. "To get to a higher level of cognitive performance, you needed to have more teachers and longer school years, and that drove costs up," he explains. That led to modern taxpayer-supported schools. "Look around the world," says Rury. "Do we have an example of a modern, well-developed school system that operates on the model this person is advocating? We don't."

    Tea Party Frontrunner: Abolish Public Schools | Mother Jones
     
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    Good.

    Gubmint schools are a prime example of how politicians and bureaucrats have the reverse Midas touch.

    Unfortunately, republicans don't have the balls to dismantle the socialistic educratic state.

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    Getting elected and passing a bill are two different things.

    Either way, good idea to me, kids keep getting dumber and dumber thanks to the government. What are we 15th now? We were 2nd just 25 years ago.

    The government fails at EVERYTHING it does.
     
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    Ohh we were #2 when Reagan was president?

    Most all republicans want to do away with public schools.
     
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    Wrong.

    There is a minority that want to get rid of the federal Department of Education...But they only say it to get elected.

    Abolishing the DoE doesn't mean the end of gubmint education, no matter how much the NEA/AFT/AFSCME educrat weasels screech.
     
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    If you're a product of public education, I'd say Harmer has a point.
     
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    Not all republicans want to get rid of public education but many of them do.

    I doubt that they CAN do it but that has nothign to do with wanting to.
     
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    Link? Or is this some nonsense you just "know"?
     
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    Could you be a little more vague?
     
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    Why can't there be a real discussion about the issue rather than saying they want to destroy America and calling them disgusting misogynistic names?
     

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