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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:52 AM

Schools defy Perry to race for funding

DALLAS — Gov. Rick Perry had called it “foolish and irresponsible” for Texas to apply for funds from the Obama administration's signature education initiative. He feared Race to the Top funding would come with too many federal mandates on how to run classrooms in his state.

Officials in Alaska, North Dakota, Virginia and Vermont balked, too. That helped lead the Department of Education to change the rules this year: Let school districts and charter schools — not state leaders — choose to participate.

For the first time, schools, even in fiercely conservative states, were able to vie for federal money under the initiative that previously had awarded nearly $5 billion in statewide grants to 18 states and the District of Columbia.

And for the first time, school leaders in Texas overwhelmingly showed Perry that they don't share their governor's disdain for federal money — especially after the state slashed $5.4 billion in education funding last year.

More at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Schools-defy-Perry-to-race-for-funding-4122643.php .



Shove it governor!

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TexasTowelie Dec 2012 OP
Skittles Dec 2012 #1
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #3
freshwest Dec 2012 #2
ceile Dec 2012 #4
ROBROX Dec 2012 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:54 AM

1. even Texans know Perry is a joke

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:45 AM

3. Not enough, sadly

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:30 AM

2. This is great news! I hope that includes all the public schools, too.

The Tea Terrorists do not share the same values as most Ameircans. Just walk around them!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:53 PM

4. It's about priorities.

Schools' priority is to educate all their students w/ out caring where funding comes from. Perry and republicans' priority is to make education a commodity to be bought and sold.
Good for the schools!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:18 PM

5. THE GOP HATE THINKING PEOPLE

 

If people are educated then they have the cognizant ability to reject STUPID, GREEDY and HATEFUL soulless GOP members. An educated population is definitely more FRIENDLY, SHARING, AND PROGRESSIVE. Three things GOP people HATE about educating people.

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