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reply to post by Hoosierdaddy71
Throwing more money at schools will not help the children learn.
Yes it can.
At the rates quoted that school gets 7.7 million
At 30 to a class you need 24 teachers, costing 1.128 million. What the hell is the other 6.5 million spent on!
Halve the class sizes / double the number of teachers and watch the results.
Apparently you are spending enough on the education system, you are just not spending it on education.
There is no more "no child left behind," Charles is correct.
just about everything I learned in college could have been learned at home from reading books.
On a conspiratorial note: I wonder too if this is paving the road for
a de-industrialized America - where they know the jobs just wont be there.
We have a system that produces functioning illiterates.
In any budget shortfall Education is cut first.
Yet we continue to expend on foreign aid, ridiculous military budgets, all while our children end up cannon fodder for either the military or cogs for minimum wage corporations.
How long will we as Americans Allow our Children to be last in the western world in every measurable category?
Media: Keep the adult public attention diverted away from the real social issues, and captivated by matters of no real importance.
Schools: Keep the young public ignorant of real mathematics, real economics, real law, and real history.
Entertainment: Keep the public entertainment below a sixth-grade level.
Work: Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals.
"In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have an ample supply…The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are. So we will organize our children and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way, in the homes, in the shops and on the farm."
- General Education Board, Occasional Papers