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The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How The Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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It’s a repeat of every year for the Phila school district. As the school year approaches they are shocked to report a massive deficit and beg the State of PA for more funding. The $12,000 per child simply isn’t enough, even though Parochial schools provide ten times the education for $9,000 per child. The district has a slight $80 million deficit this year. Last year they had a $100 million deficit and the mayor proposed a soda tax to fill the gap. It was defeated, so they raised property taxes instead. Mayor Nutter’s name is fitting. He is just another in a long line of Democratic mayors who have ruled Philadelphia since the 1950′s and whose policies of welfare handouts for their voting base paid for by taxing the producers, has resulted in a population decline from 2.1 million in 1950 to 1.5 million today. Doug Casey captures the essence of Philly with this definition:

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy): a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

The liberal solution to an ever decreasing tax base and an ever growing level of benefits for the free s__t army and government union drones, is to increase taxes on the few remaining producers. They then flee the city, leaving fewer producers to tax. Rinse and repeat. Your neighborhoods then look like this.

Mods, If this isn't in The Right Forum please move at your discretion, Thanks in advance
Arjunanda
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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: arjunanda

I can tell you from experience that some neighborhoods are barely funded at all so I'd like to know where that money is going.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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Sounds like Philli is a high volume Democrat voting pocket.

Extremely successful too from the looks of it.




posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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Yeah Xuenchen, Good Reply AND A STAR FOR YOU, Highly proficient at over spending other peoples money by the looks of things. A nice cushy job if you can get it (A Friends and Family Affair) I Thinks
Arjunanda a reply to: xuenchen



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: arjunanda

I hope you are not inferring that the other government faction could do better. Perhaps you would benefit from considering the that both the major factions are just two wings of the same bird of prey.

the purpose of the two party system is to lock you into a choice such that whichever one you make you loose. Perhaps the reasons for the education failure lie in this realization not in who is in charge. Perhaps the reason there is not enough tax to money to fix the education system is because the lion share of it is paid out in corporate welfare payments

perhaps you might like to have a think about this.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:36 PM
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I BET YOU'RE RIGHT ANTIPATHY17, Looks like we've got a lot of leaks in The Publics Purse here and according to the article they have a pretty good idea where it's going. Good Reply My Friend
Arjunanda a reply to: Antipathy17



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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You're Right!!!! Look at my other posts, I'm as disdainful of All Heads of The Hydra. There's No Ladies and Gents in A Feeding Frenzy. It's All For One and Every Man of Woman for Theirselves. Nice Reply Peace
Arjunanda a reply to: learnatic



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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This whole state is filled with corruption!

Albeit Philly is the hub, followed by Harrisburg, the political corruption in this state has NO boundaries as to which party is prone to corruption.

Go to the Keystonereport dot com and EVERY DAY there is political corruption creating a giant sucking sound taking up the tax payers money.

Our governors race for the upcoming election is a lose/lose for every person who lives here. I think to myself, "Are these two clowns seriously the best we have to offer our citizens?"......



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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One of the problems is that some whiny parent is going to say "our kids need smaller class sizes" even though colleges are having a hundred people in a class with no problem. If they had larger class sizes and used the leftover money for free college they would piss off the elite I think. They'd have to pay janitors a living wage or something if everyone had a college degree.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: mattsawaufo
a reply to: arjunanda
...even though colleges are having a hundred people in a class with no problem.


Did you just say that with a straight face? Please look again at how well our college system is doing, last I checked they were failing horribly.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: arjunanda

Can't we just donate Philly to NJ? I think at this point it is a greater liability than an asset. If annexation is when a government taxes land as its own, what is it called when a government forces land onto a neighboring state?



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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You mean like a hundred Grand a Year of Living Wage. HA! Then there's The Nice Fat 80 percent of Highest Year Pension Thing as well. The Whiny Parents should just send their Special Little Darlings off to A Nice Montessori School if they think they're going to be that helpful to society in general on their own dime of course. Thanks for your reply
Arjunanda a reply to: mattsawaufo



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 08:56 PM
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Yeah Jersey would be a nice place for them. It's just I think Jersey can easily play Trumps on anything Philly thinks they've got in their Bag"O Tricks LOL
Arjunanda a reply to: Nechash



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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originally posted by: Azdraik

originally posted by: mattsawaufo
a reply to: arjunanda
...even though colleges are having a hundred people in a class with no problem.


Did you just say that with a straight face? Please look again at how well our college system is doing, last I checked they were failing horribly.


Failing at what exactly?



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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Is this a district where the schools are so old they're dangerous to the children?



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: arjunanda

Could you fix the link so we can read this wonderful news?



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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Yeah seems do, but it also seems the Teeches get paid like Royalty. Whatever happened to taking care of the Basucs First??? Thanx for your reply Peace
Arjunanda a reply to: Iamthatbish



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:22 PM
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posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: mattsawaufo
a reply to: arjunanda

One of the problems is that some whiny parent is going to say "our kids need smaller class sizes" even though colleges are having a hundred people in a class with no problem. If they had larger class sizes and used the leftover money for free college they would piss off the elite I think. They'd have to pay janitors a living wage or something if everyone had a college degree.



There's a big difference between schools and colleges. In those colleges, the students want to be there. In those inner-city schools the students don't want to be there.

I've studied (or tried to study) in classes with the "disruptive element". No amount of money will persuade teachers to stay under those conditions. It's a human cheese-grater to be under those conditions. You have to drag along 30+ students who may or may not be interest in your subject. Some might not even speak English as a first language. Others might have come across to the school halfway through term and have no clue what the subject is about. Others may just want to clown around or a few might actually be pregnant.


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