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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-07-10 09:56 AM
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99. Like President Obama
This process has already been put in place - it's more classism than racism
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  -Former GOP insider says "Billionaire Boys' Club" dismantling education. madfloridian  Mar-06-10 10:08 AM   #0 
  - K&R  eleny   Mar-06-10 10:33 AM   #1 
  - When it's all said and done we will have a system where only  Tippy   Mar-06-10 10:48 AM   #2 
  - wrong.  uncle ray   Mar-06-10 10:50 AM   #3 
  - There are still some Trade Schools we have on in our area ..but  Tippy   Mar-06-10 10:55 AM   #5 
     - Question is not are there trade schools  WatchWhatISay   Mar-06-10 03:07 PM   #22 
        - I look for wages to go down...  Tippy   Mar-06-10 03:54 PM   #30 
  - or the wealthiest  Generic Other   Mar-06-10 01:41 PM   #8 
  - That's true Tippy - it will be the white and wealthy among the brightest ...  santamargarita   Mar-06-10 02:59 PM   #21 
  - Sad but true Don't get me wrong Ther will be some who are not white  Tippy   Mar-06-10 04:18 PM   #31 
     - Like President Obama  swilton   Mar-07-10 09:56 AM   #99 
  - No, not the brightest, the wealthy. Only the wealthy will be educated.  SharonAnn   Mar-06-10 06:48 PM   #51 
  - And the educated will work for the state (fascist state)  CLANG   Mar-06-10 08:34 PM   #59 
  - The brightest will be indoctrinated to be subservient to their corporate masters.  AdHocSolver   Mar-06-10 09:13 PM   #66 
  - I see this as already happening  swilton   Mar-07-10 08:55 AM   #93 
     - Over last 30 years, colleges/universities have been corporatized and militarized . . .  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 08:18 PM   #110 
  - Not the 'brightest', just the wealthiest.  The Doctor.   Mar-07-10 10:41 AM   #101 
  - K&R. n/t  Chemical Bill   Mar-06-10 10:50 AM   #4 
  - "no state and no nation has ever had 100 percent of the children proficient"  madfloridian   Mar-06-10 11:48 AM   #6 
  - Doesn't seem to bode very well for the future  CLANG   Mar-06-10 08:37 PM   #60 
  - From Education Week: Ravitch In New Book Recants Long-Held Beliefs  madfloridian   Mar-06-10 12:55 PM   #7 
  - Billionaires profit from stupid public.  Octafish   Mar-06-10 01:43 PM   #9 
  - Correction  Larry Ogg   Mar-07-10 10:11 AM   #100 
  - Kicking for teachers and students-n/t  Reader Rabbit   Mar-06-10 01:47 PM   #10 
  - Recommended.  HCE SuiGeneris   Mar-06-10 01:52 PM   #11 
  - I'm glad she's had a change of heart and is speaking out.  Starry Messenger   Mar-06-10 01:56 PM   #12 
  - Amen to that.  madfloridian   Mar-06-10 02:07 PM   #16 
  - Education makes a person dangerous to TPTB.  Feron   Mar-06-10 01:58 PM   #13 
  - What is so sad is that this WH is not only doing nothing to  sabrina 1   Mar-06-10 01:59 PM   #14 
  - People just are not aware. Our media is powerful...  madfloridian   Mar-06-10 02:39 PM   #17 
  - Or, like the NYT and WP, parrot the billionaire boys' line  tonysam   Mar-06-10 02:40 PM   #18 
  - yep!! +10,000!! eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:23 PM   #39 
  - They're not going to do anything.  Chisox08   Mar-07-10 03:00 PM   #105 
  - Must read  malaise   Mar-06-10 02:01 PM   #15 
  - K&R...  Greyhound   Mar-06-10 02:51 PM   #19 
  - They've been doing this since Worst POTUS Ever (Reagan) was in the White House  Kievan Rus   Mar-06-10 02:58 PM   #20 
  - his team sank CA schools while he was Governor, his  mulsh   Mar-06-10 03:20 PM   #23 
     - And now much of DU wants the same thing. nt  Jakes Progress   Mar-06-10 03:24 PM   #24 
     - You know it!  Reader Rabbit   Mar-06-10 03:42 PM   #26 
     - They're not low,  Enthusiast   Mar-06-10 03:42 PM   #27 
     - yep again! +10,000!! it used to be one of the best school systems ..now one of the worst! eom  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:24 PM   #40 
  - In the long run, this will be Obama's lowest.  Jakes Progress   Mar-06-10 03:27 PM   #25 
  - You're right, the Republicans could never get away with this  leftstreet   Mar-06-10 05:15 PM   #34 
  - You have that 100% right..same people pushing neolib policies..that will destroy our schools and  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:27 PM   #41 
  - Nope. The Money Party needs its "Democrats" to get liberals to stand down to this type of bullshit.  readmoreoften   Mar-07-10 08:44 AM   #91 
  - The constant denigration and underfunding of the Public School System  annabanana   Mar-06-10 03:43 PM   #28 
  - And even worse, I've read that over the long years past, as much as 50% of the education  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 08:07 PM   #108 
  - one more reason that i'm glad not to have any children.  dysfunctional press   Mar-06-10 03:46 PM   #29 
  - Ah, but what of reincarnation . . . ?  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 08:13 PM   #109 
  - K & R  SlingBlade   Mar-06-10 05:10 PM   #32 
  - In the coming corporatist/fascist state  Golden Raisin   Mar-06-10 05:12 PM   #33 
  - heck you can see that here everyday. I was just on a thread about Babyboomers..it has always been to  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:35 PM   #42 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Mar-06-10 05:15 PM   #35 
  - The Repubs have just taken over the Wake County (Raleigh, NC)  mnhtnbb   Mar-06-10 05:19 PM   #36 
  - K&R  pleah   Mar-06-10 05:20 PM   #37 
  - For all of our perpetual wars..they have to get an army someway..  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:21 PM   #38 
  - Oh and K&R great thread Madfloridian!! Thank you! EOM  flyarm   Mar-06-10 05:37 PM   #43 
  - Hopefully, not everywhere in the world will succumb to this  LarryNM   Mar-06-10 05:43 PM   #44 
  - My understanding of the term 'race to the bottom' is a comment on unregulated market forces.  RandomThoughts   Mar-06-10 05:47 PM   #45 
  - This is not some plot to make everyone stupid  DefenseLawyer   Mar-06-10 05:57 PM   #46 
  - Yes. Just one more way to get their hands on our tax dollars  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 07:37 PM   #55 
  - It all boils down to ideology  tonysam   Mar-06-10 09:00 PM   #63 
  - I disagree. I think it's both.  Marr   Mar-06-10 09:02 PM   #64 
  - George Carlin explains this very well with his comedic style  vssmith   Mar-07-10 06:36 AM   #85 
  - Neil Bush has been in on the ground floor provided by his brother: "IGNITE!"  WinkyDink   Mar-06-10 10:06 PM   #71 
  - That is just plain wrong  Moochy   Mar-07-10 09:51 AM   #98 
     - Sorry you couldn't grasp what I wrote.  DefenseLawyer   Mar-07-10 08:41 PM   #112 
        - I grasped it  Moochy   Mar-08-10 12:32 AM   #114 
           - Sorry, I'll type s-l-o-w-e-r  DefenseLawyer   Mar-08-10 08:56 AM   #117 
              - It is of no consequence to those trying to make money.  Moochy   Mar-08-10 09:39 AM   #118 
  - Here they include the Skillman Foundation, The Kellogg  Fire1   Mar-06-10 06:04 PM   #47 
  - RIP, America.  bullwinkle428   Mar-06-10 06:06 PM   #48 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Mar-06-10 06:10 PM   #49 
  - Who will stand up for public education?  LWolf   Mar-06-10 06:45 PM   #50 
  - OBAMA is STANDING UP! CHARTER SCHOOLS for ALL..and FIRE the Crap TEACHERS!  KoKo   Mar-06-10 07:31 PM   #52 
     - They believe the propaganda that they hear,  LWolf   Mar-07-10 06:54 AM   #88 
        - I think you make a good point. "Team Leadership" wherever it comes from gets the "Folks" Motivated  KoKo   Mar-07-10 07:41 PM   #106 
  - Another excellent post MadFloridian  BrklynLiberal   Mar-06-10 07:33 PM   #53 
  - An educated public is bad for the elites.  Odin2005   Mar-06-10 07:35 PM   #54 
  - It's always been very interesting that Republicans were against education  laughingliberal   Mar-06-10 07:41 PM   #56 
  - Amen  djp2   Mar-06-10 08:50 PM   #61 
  - K&R.  midnight   Mar-06-10 07:53 PM   #57 
  - Received a Borders gift card for my  xxqqqzme   Mar-06-10 07:55 PM   #58 
  - Now that is a strange description.  madfloridian   Mar-06-10 08:54 PM   #62 
  - Dismantleling the liberal arts education will be an end goal. Businesss has wanted that for  applegrove   Mar-06-10 09:03 PM   #65 
  - And yet liberal arts education contributes to the sciences  Lorien   Mar-06-10 10:11 PM   #72 
  - I despised former Rep. Gephardt for that . . .  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 06:35 AM   #84 
  - Thanks madfloridian.  tnlefty   Mar-06-10 09:23 PM   #67 
  - Maybe instead of putting billionaires in charge of education, we could put, I dunno, educators?  Initech   Mar-06-10 09:23 PM   #68 
  - And Superintendents LOVE the analogy! They LOVE calling themselves "CEO's." They LOVE testing!  WinkyDink   Mar-06-10 10:02 PM   #69 
  - Public School $$: the Last Great Treasure to Loot. We're on course with a privatized military.  WinkyDink   Mar-06-10 10:05 PM   #70 
  - K&R  t0dd   Mar-06-10 10:15 PM   #73 
  - Help Wanted: Billionaire supporter to support public schools  madfloridian   Mar-06-10 10:18 PM   #74 
  - save the books......  madrchsod   Mar-06-10 10:24 PM   #75 
  - Seen it coming for years now! It is all about control!  1776Forever   Mar-06-10 11:02 PM   #76 
  - Money and Brain-washing Propaganda: Republicans and the Rich = FASCISM.  WinkyDink   Mar-07-10 08:16 AM   #90 
  - Add George Lucas and his "Edutopia."  JackRiddler   Mar-06-10 11:06 PM   #77 
  - Not familiar with that --  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 06:37 AM   #86 
     - It's actually good in concept...  JackRiddler   Mar-07-10 11:55 AM   #102 
        - Wow!! Sounds like you think education should be pleasurable . . .  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 07:44 PM   #107 
  - madfloridian, thank you.  tango-tee   Mar-06-10 11:10 PM   #78 
  - This has been in the works for a very long time  Citizen Worker   Mar-06-10 11:28 PM   #79 
  - it always boils down to the profit motive and greed. So sad. Rec.  bertman   Mar-06-10 11:58 PM   #80 
  - As long as we have Capitalism, that's going to be what's going on . . .!!  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 06:38 AM   #87 
  - Dear Madfloridian, why did Obama not nominate you for Secy of Education?  alp227   Mar-07-10 01:08 AM   #81 
  - kick  Hannah Bell   Mar-07-10 05:08 AM   #82 
  - Understood -- but who is going to stop them?  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 06:31 AM   #83 
  - Why the race?? -- Making winners and losers alike be resigned to their fate  lostnfound   Mar-07-10 07:08 AM   #89 
  - +1000000000  Hannah Bell   Mar-08-10 03:35 AM   #116 
  - Quietly creating a two-tiered class system.  tinrobot   Mar-07-10 08:51 AM   #92 
  - Immanentize the Idiocracy  Moochy   Mar-07-10 08:57 AM   #94 
  - K&R because this needs to be seen by all.  zeemike   Mar-07-10 09:00 AM   #95 
  - An educated peasent  penndragon69   Mar-07-10 09:31 AM   #96 
  - Yes, certainly . . . !!! But let's also remember that there is something very wrong . . .  defendandprotect   Mar-07-10 09:42 PM   #113 
  - Heard the Interview  swilton   Mar-07-10 09:39 AM   #97 
  - From the Truth Out link:  madfloridian   Mar-07-10 12:23 PM   #103 
  - Minerva project  madfloridian   Mar-07-10 12:26 PM   #104 
  - Got to keep the poor masses stupid and uniformed.  RexS   Mar-07-10 08:18 PM   #111 
  - No worry...  onpatrol98   Mar-08-10 07:09 PM   #122 
  - ... and sometimes there are real conspiracies. this looks like one of them.  NuttyFluffers   Mar-08-10 03:26 AM   #115 
  - Yes, they do. Soon it will be too late.  madfloridian   Mar-08-10 12:30 PM   #120 
  - Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours  Echo In Light   Mar-08-10 09:46 AM   #119 
  - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy  Last Stand   Mar-08-10 01:34 PM   #121 
  - Belated Kick (nt)  Dinger   Mar-11-10 05:24 PM   #123 
  - kick  democracy1st   Mar-15-10 04:33 AM   #124 
 

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