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Obama: A private school education leads to "an anti-government ideology."

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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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Your kids should suffer for the common (socialist) good. We won't fix the public schools, we won't allow vouchers so your kids can go to private schools, our answer is to "dissuade" people from private schools so you can't avoid the failure.

When you promote Ignorance & Equal Failure, there is Equality.

Insanity.

www.realclearpolitics.com... .html





On Tuesday, President Obama participated in the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University in Washington. While many topics were discussed, including the media, the president addressed the impact children attending private schools have on the "opportunity" for other children.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We don’t dispute that the free market is the greatest producer of wealth in history -- it has lifted billions of people out of poverty. We believe in property rights, rule of law, so forth. But there has always been trends in the market in which concentrations of wealth can lead to some being left behind. And what’s happened in our economy is that those who are doing better and better -- more skilled, more educated, luckier, having greater advantages -- are withdrawing from sort of the commons -- kids start going to private schools; kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks. An anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together. And that, in part, contributes to the fact that there’s less opportunity for our kids, all of our kids.


So, am I reading this right.

If I send my kid to private school for a better education then I am "ROBBING" opportunity from other kids. I am supposed to send my kid to "stupid school" so my kid has less opportunity for success?

What the hell is wrong with these people.
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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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Yeah we should close down all those private schools that congressman's and the presidents kids go to. We should get rid of universities like Harvard University, they are training their students to take control of everything.


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:16 PM
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Because we cant have anyone in the US who might cause a problem for the gov.....

We cant have anyone who might have different ideas of how things should be

For the party of "diversity" they sure as hell do whatever they can to stop any


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Yeah we should close down all those private schools that congressman's and the presidents kids go to. We should get rid of universities like Harvard University, they are training their students to take control of everything.


Oh, cmon.

You know they are only talking about the schools for the "common people".

The "special people" always have exemptions.


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

That Jackasses kids go to a private school.

He really is a massive turd.


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks.


Funny, coming from someone who plays golf at Key Largo's Ocean Reef Club, one of the most exclusive country clubs in the country.

During March 7-9, the First Family spent Spring Break at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., where members must have a minimum net worth of $35 million to join. Other expenses of that trip have not been made public.

( I wonder if he tells the country club owners that "You didn't build it) ?

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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: macman
a reply to: infolurker

That Jackasses kids go to a private school.

He really is a massive turd.


Considering the "audience", I wonder if he is just talking about "Religious Private Schools". Or let me redefine as "Christian" religious schools as I doubt he will have a problem with a "Madrasa".

Just an observation based on perception and past words and actions.


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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Not defending Obama here, just playing devil's advocate.

Do you think he meant, Community Involvement?

Like private school kids don't end up being introduced to the larger community and taking part in those things , because the private schools effectively shelter them from it?

And they then grow up to join all these fancy private groups and never really get a good understanding of how the common people live or think for that matter.

I can see that as being partially true. He just worded very, very stupidly.

~Tenth
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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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He basically just told everyone, in no uncertain terms, what "public" schools are really all about, and have been since day one:

State loyalism. They are not concerned, at all, with the education of your children, and never have been.

All they want are "good Germans". And now it appears they've got their shaming campaign in full swing.


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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So basically he is saying that the schools that have enough funds to ignore the "grant = follow the rules" mentality are brainwashing the students against the government? I think what he mean to say was If they don't need the government's money, we can't make them teach the kids what WE say.

I just went back to college as an "older" student. My health book had TWO WHOLE chapters dedicated to how wonderful Obama was and all of his accomplishments. Luckily I had a teacher who told us we could read it but she refused to teach politics in a Health class.


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
Like private school kids don't end up being introduced to the larger community and taking part in those things , because the private schools effectively shelter them from it?


In my experience, the opposite is true. Our daughter went to Catholic school from 5th through 12th grade. They were required to do a certain number of community service hours on their own and they had community service projects that their classes did together throughout the year.

I know this is true of all the Catholic schools in this area

Emily did volunteering at the library for her community service hours. A reading program to get young kids interested in reading. And her in-school service hours with her classmates were spent at a free daycare center in the 'not so good' part of the city. Poor moms could have their kids looked after during the day so the moms could go out and earn a living.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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sorry ... I hit a wrong button and edited your post. My bad.

- FF

This was the original post -


Most private schools aren't religious though right?

I would assume that's part of the Catholic tradition of helping those in need. I've met some pretty disconnected private school kids in my time.

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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: macman
a reply to: infolurker

That Jackasses kids go to a private school.

He really is a massive turd.


every president has to have his kids in a secured and easily-guarded setting while attending school......apparently all the other presidents are massive turds too, because their kids have also went to private schools.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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Exactly. I think he is correct in his premise, but failed on his delivery.

He would have been much more effective if he tied that line of thinking to community interaction and the differences seen between different classes of Americans.

Perhaps that is why our politicians, many of whom are private school, private club-privileged, seem so disconnected to the reality the average American experiences.

Of course, Obama would be included in that group.
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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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originally posted by: macman
a reply to: infolurker

That Jackasses kids go to a private school.

He really is a massive turd.


Can you imagine what the people that still believe in him look like?


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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx

originally posted by: macman
a reply to: infolurker

That Jackasses kids go to a private school.

He really is a massive turd.


every president has to have his kids in a secured and easily-guarded setting while attending school......apparently all the other presidents are massive turds too, because their kids have also went to private schools.


The other presidents didn't lecture the citizenry about private schools being unfair.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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apparently some people in this thread do not understand context, or simply didn't listen to his entire speech....here's a definition of the word "context" for those few mouth-breathers
dictionary.reference.com...

Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)
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posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

I went to private school freshman/sophomore year. It was required to perform 40 hours of community service to pass each year.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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PRESIDENT OBAMA: We don’t dispute that the free market is the greatest producer of wealth in history -- it has lifted billions of people out of poverty. We believe in property rights, rule of law, so forth. But there has always been trends in the market in which concentrations of wealth can lead to some being left behind. And what’s happened in our economy is that those who are doing better and better -- more skilled, more educated, luckier, having greater advantages -- are withdrawing from sort of the commons -- kids start going to private schools; kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks. An anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together. And that, in part, contributes to the fact that there’s less opportunity for our kids, all of our kids.


free market??..LOL
property rights??..LOL
whats wrong with private clubs if there is a free market?? Doesnt that fall under property rights?
Im not anti-government because i went to a public school, so my disagreements with certain laws i find unjust are nullified by my status of being naturally pro-government, being i went to a public school. So even if i wanted to be heard, it wouldnt matter, because the other students are all pro-government, and will ignore my disagreements. voaila, a perfectly contradictive society.



posted on May, 14 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: FlyersFan

Most private schools aren't religious though right?

I would assume that's part of the Catholic tradition of helping those in need. I've met some pretty disconnected private school kids in my time.

~Tenth


Found this: www.huffingtonpost.com...

One in 10 U.S. students in grades preK-12 attends a private school, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Catholic schools are by far the largest private school sector. In 2010, half of the nation's private elementary school students and three-fourths of its private secondary school students attended Catholic schools. Nonsectarian schools account for the next largest share, comprising one-fifth of private school enrollments at the elementary level, about one-eighth at the secondary level, and one-third among combined elementary-secondary schools.
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