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originally posted by: mugger
What irks me the most, our tax money is funding this.the union shouldn't be able to spend a dime to any political party.
Most States Funding Schools Less Than Before the Recession By Michael Leachman and Chris Revised May 20, 2014
States Made Deep Cuts to Higher Education, New Report Finds States Are Still Funding Higher Education Below Pre-Recession Levels RELATED AREAS OF RESEARCH State Budget and Tax Budgets Federal-State Issues State Economies States’ new budgets are providing less per-pupil funding for kindergarten through 12th grade than they did six years ago — often far less. The reduced levels reflect not only the lingering effects of the 2007-09 recession but also continued austerity in many states; indeed, despite some improvements in overall state revenues, schools in around a third of states are entering the new school year with less state funding than they had last year. At a time when states and the nation are trying to produce workers with the skills to master new technologies and adapt to the complexities of a global economy, this decline in state educational investment is cause for concern.
Our review of state budget documents finds that: At least 35 states are providing less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession hit. Fourteen of these states have cut per-student funding by more than 10 percent. (These figures, like all the comparisons in this paper, are in inflation-adjusted dollars and focus on the primary form of state aid to local schools.)
originally posted by: CraftBuilder
a reply to: signalfire
Parents need to start parenting again. I don't know where a new set of parenting skills are going to come from now that the ones that have evolved over the last several thousand years have been lost in the last two generations.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: SubTruth
Another difference between Vietnam and here, it isn't culturally taboo to live with your parents after you leave school. You know family actually BEING important over there and all.
How many months are we going to have to suffer through this post election propaganda? How much money do you think the Koch's spent running nearly 44,000 television ads? The Koch's and their friends were looking to drop a reported $300 million.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Annee
I find it ridiculous that Americans look down on living with your parents after you are an adult. Then they turn around and complain about eroding family values in the country. Even with this crappy economy forcing many millennials to live with their parents after college, the public STILL looks at it as a social failing.
There's nothing wrong with being independent from your parents, but there shouldn't be anything wrong with living with them as well. Though if you do that, you should contribute to your parents' bills and do housework/yardwork. You know treat them like a roommate.
Heck it's gotten so bad that when parents become very old and can't live by themselves, people don't even let them move back in with them THEN. Many times, they just ship them off to a nursing home where they are abused and spend the rest of their days lonely and away from their family.
Whoa there, I just got sidetracked on a rant. Sorry for the offtopic.
originally posted by: Syyth007
The west has a strong current of anti-intellectualism running through it's culture - it's not a right/left problem, it's a cultural problem - we treat our athletes bounds better then our brightest minds - Our institutions tend to favor busy work over actual intellectual ability. Many poorer SE Asian countries outperform us academically because their cultures favor intellectualism.
originally posted by: TycoonBarnaby
Full bias: I have a PhD in Theoretical Mathematics. I later went into public education in the States to try and give back to my country. I was told that I was teaching incorrectly, by people who couldn't pass any of my high school mathematics class tests. So I took my knowledge and desire to help others to a new country. Where I am respected as a teacher, and paid a reasonable wage for the knowledge I bring to the table.
Good luck to the United States.