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DeVos slams billions in Obama school spending

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posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: Swills

Quite the opposite,liberal's only spend,about time someone checked money trail,most Democrats can count,except when they get paid,money should be for schools,not some liberals BMW




posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: Swills

Quite the opposite,liberal's only spend,about time someone checked money trail,most Democrats can count,except when they get paid,money should be for schools,not some liberals BMW



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:35 AM
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a reply to: Oldtimer2

I know a lot of liberals, hundreds, and I've never once heard of any of them getting a free BMW or anything similar from the school system. Teachers do not get paid large salaries either at the local level or at most universities... their salaries are probably good at Ivy League schools.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: xuenchen

Lol

She has no idea what she's doing and is probably just repeating talking points Trump's administration told her to say.

Trumps cabinet, for the most part, is a complete joke and only exists because PAY TO PLAY.
is it your contention that the people who have been screwing up the education system didn't know what they were doing?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

Personally, I'd rather spend it on a new Rolls Royce.




posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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If it were not spent on educatipn, Congress will give it to the rich and corporations. Locals should demand accountability from their representatives.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Prepare to keep hearing more & more about how Obama's admin royally screwed the country


It's not even begun



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Byrd

Personally, I'd rather spend it on a new Rolls Royce.





I know you're joking, but it seems as if that's what the administration wants to spend the money on.

Heck, the amount of the President's salary for four years (plus expense account) could cover some of the smaller programs. And Trump did promise to turn over his salary - or so he said. I'd like to see that amount (miniscule as it is) turned into grants for some of the tiny rural school districts.

(President's "allowance" plus expense allowance) (note: this doesn't count what the president is paid each year after he leaves office.)



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
If it were not spent on educatipn, Congress will give it to the rich and corporations. Locals should demand accountability from their representatives.

Locals should demand accountability from their school boards and teachers.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: Byrd

What is this ?

Has this had any success ?

Or are the over paid administrators and contractors getting the Cadillacs?




posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: paradoxious

But if they are not managing their budgets and the students to the satisfaction of the locals, then they have the right to turn to congress who appropriates the federal funds.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: rockintitz

The US did great on the PISA tests. It's not a test where positioning is really important because of how the tests are scored. It's much more relative than that... how are similar countries doing compared to us? Some states in the US have scored in the top 10 in the world (potentially best in the world given the scoring system) for 2 tests in a row now.

Our education system is absolutely fantastic in the states that give a damn about it. Sadly, that's not Texas, Mississippi, Florida, or Louisiana. New England however is scoring off the charts. Here's a thread I made on the subject the day the tests were released:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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originally posted by: jellyrev
Devos will be good for one job. To shut it down. slashing education money is very difficult, muh children.
Idiots actually think if you simply add money students get smarter.


Education works on the system, garbage in, garbage out. When you have parents who are so incompetent they don't even understand ideas like common core math, don't read to their children, believe in some insane conspiracy theories, pump their kids full of partisian rhetoric, and themselves can't distinguish between what is and isn't honest media... the kids have no chance.

Our issues with education have nothing to do with the kids, kids are sponges and merely a reflection of the culture surrounding them. The problem is with the adults who don't think they have to maintain an education.
edit on 27-2-2017 by Aazadan because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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And wouldn't these reports have been compiled by the previous Administration???

Yes and if they said the results were not good doesn't that say something? Dislike the woman and by extension those who voted for her boss all you want but at least be honest about it. Unless you have reason to believe that the reports were wrong

For all the money wasted in the pit of public education, where does it go? NYC had a big problem with "rubber room teachers" collecting salaries while various investigations on their wrong doing were being conducted. That is a subject well worth further reading for some of you. Or did the money go into paying off some operational costs of the schools, like paying law suits? In my area the school districts are horrible at what they spend $$$ on. My old high school put in a swimming pool some years ago, not very educational that .
As for the complaints about Devo's not being qualified to run our dept of education, school boards are not made up of those in the know. How many bad decisions did the school boards make when they got that money from the gov't?



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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And Trumps wall will cost 20 billion and get us what?


The Iraq war, a conservative republican act, cost trillions and millions of lives and still counting the money and lives!



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

It doesn't help that many young adults do not like school and refuse to apply themselves. No amount of money can fix that.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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Under Bush’s no child left behind cost almost 10 billion and did little to help education
www.edweek.org...




In the year following implementation of No Child Left Behind, total mandatory and discretionary spending for elementary and secondary schools jumped by $9.5 billion. Prior to the law, total appropriations for the Department went up less than $3 billion per year


Republican always detract from their own failures which are legion

What have republicans passed lately to help the average American citizen?

NOTHING!


All they do is protect rich peoples money

They love charter schools because they are a huge money making scheme for Wall street



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

And guess who co-authored that bill ... No Child Left Behind.

None other than Teddy Kennedy, so it seems to me that one was a bipartisan goatf***. Why is it that Democrats are always so quick to abandon their own failures and blame Republicans? Might be why they always want bipartisan votes for everything.



posted on Feb, 27 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: conscientiousobserver
a reply to: seasonal

It doesn't help that many young adults do not like school and refuse to apply themselves. No amount of money can fix that.


That's easy to fix, Asian nations have very little trouble in this regard because it's cultural. Homework time (which parents are involved with) is the family bonding time. Students are expected to work hard, learn, and ultimately achieve.

In the US we have very little parental involvement. My theory on this is that parents in the US were piss poor students themselves, have forgotten the material, and are unwilling/unable to relearn and help their children... especially when material is taught in a different way.

Have you ever seen those videos that ask if an adult is smarter than a 5th grader? That's the whole problem, generations ago when our school kids parents were in school they didn't actually study. Now the new generation is paying for their parents mistakes.



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