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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-06-10 07:58 PM
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42. Too bad the corporations are hellbent on destroying it. Well, for everyone except themselves.
And as history has proven so far, they WILL get their way.
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  -Obama unveils $250 million math, science program babylonsister  Jan-06-10 04:31 PM   #0 
  - But what about funding numerology and mysticism programs?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-06-10 04:33 PM   #1 
  - I was just waiting for someone to complain; you know they will.  babylonsister   Jan-06-10 04:33 PM   #2 
     - Oh, they've already complained in LBN.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-06-10 04:43 PM   #7 
        - Oy. Why am I not surprised? nt  babylonsister   Jan-06-10 04:52 PM   #12 
        - My concern is that the "public-private" bit of it is worrisome  AllyCat   Jan-07-10 03:29 PM   #63 
  - Awesome incentives!  Cha   Jan-06-10 04:34 PM   #3 
  - Boo, education!  Starbucks Anarchist   Jan-06-10 04:37 PM   #4 
  - I have the hall pass.  Jamastiene   Jan-06-10 05:43 PM   #21 
     - I don't see the punishment here.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jan-06-10 05:44 PM   #22 
  - A short math lesson  izquierdista   Jan-06-10 04:37 PM   #5 
  - A short reading lesson  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-06-10 04:44 PM   #8 
  - A short reading lesson  frazzled   Jan-06-10 04:47 PM   #10 
  - Obviously we need more Literacy money as well.  mkultra   Jan-07-10 09:44 AM   #51 
  - more details here  sandnsea   Jan-06-10 04:41 PM   #6 
  - Let's raise a generation of children too smart to fall for right-wing talking points. n/t  Orsino   Jan-06-10 04:44 PM   #9 
  - YEAH! I'm with you.  secondwind   Jan-06-10 04:56 PM   #14 
  - Love it! NT  Clio the Leo   Jan-06-10 08:45 PM   #44 
  - We always need more math and science teachers.  donco6   Jan-06-10 04:49 PM   #11 
  - Good  Rosa Luxemburg   Jan-06-10 04:54 PM   #13 
  - While everyone play in their sandbox, this president is quietly saving America's future  impik   Jan-06-10 04:58 PM   #15 
  - Isn't that his job?  bigwillq   Jan-06-10 06:36 PM   #30 
  - Too bad the corporations are hellbent on destroying it. Well, for everyone except themselves.  HughBeaumont   Jan-06-10 07:58 PM   #42 
  - A few jobs for the graduates would do more to recruit than anything. A few less H1-Bs maybe?  thunder rising   Jan-06-10 05:11 PM   #16 
  - +1  girl gone mad   Jan-06-10 05:22 PM   #17 
     - I'd have a look at your or your technical friends' CVs if you/they care. nt  Lucky Luciano   Jan-06-10 07:28 PM   #36 
  - Way cool! Nearly 7% of the Afghanistan PER MONTH cost!  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-06-10 05:27 PM   #18 
  - Isn't there a pair of Kooche's undies you can sniff?  tranche   Jan-06-10 05:47 PM   #23 
     - I'm sorry. If I was inaccurate in some way, please let me know.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-06-10 06:03 PM   #25 
        - Different budgets, for starters. But you know that. And that's not  babylonsister   Jan-06-10 06:10 PM   #27 
        - Math and science teachers are stoning and beheading people while launching global attacks?  boppers   Jan-06-10 09:07 PM   #45 
  - If you want kids to learn something in school don't have  doc03   Jan-06-10 05:27 PM   #19 
  - lol, ok gramps  mkultra   Jan-07-10 09:47 AM   #52 
  - This country could sure use more science and math proficiency.  Jamastiene   Jan-06-10 05:43 PM   #20 
  - Yay  bergie321   Jan-06-10 06:00 PM   #24 
  - The irony is, "defense" is exactly what the government uses math and science for. n/t  intheflow   Jan-06-10 09:41 PM   #46 
  - They are still cutting school budgets and laying off people.  kickysnana   Jan-06-10 06:04 PM   #26 
  - .  DevonRex   Jan-06-10 06:44 PM   #31 
  - but, but, but... obama is no different than bush!!!!  RepublicanElephant   Jan-06-10 06:28 PM   #28 
  - Just out of curiosity  LisaM   Jan-06-10 06:35 PM   #29 
  - While I agree that we need more focus on the humanities,  nemo137   Jan-06-10 07:31 PM   #37 
  - I took science and math, even through college (and I was an English major)  LisaM   Jan-07-10 12:00 PM   #57 
  - The level of illiteracy in the humanities is frightening too  LisaM   Jan-07-10 12:03 PM   #58 
  - I absolutely agree.  intheflow   Jan-06-10 09:48 PM   #47 
  - Math and Science have always been  politicasista   Jan-06-10 06:44 PM   #32 
  - Training teachers is not where the problem lies. Teachers are  Fire1   Jan-06-10 07:19 PM   #33 
  - Good. Definitely the most important subjects by far. nt  Lucky Luciano   Jan-06-10 07:25 PM   #34 
  - RWers will declare that it will cost less and be more effective if  zbdent   Jan-06-10 07:27 PM   #35 
  - All the math whizzes work for hedged funds nowadays.  dkf   Jan-06-10 07:45 PM   #38 
  - Indeed; and your point can be generalized.  BlooInBloo   Jan-06-10 07:54 PM   #40 
  - Hahahaha!  babylonsister   Jan-06-10 07:56 PM   #41 
  - It's because all the incentives are to create financial derivatives to skirt laws and  dkf   Jan-06-10 08:21 PM   #43 
     - Your in that fantasy wing of reality  mkultra   Jan-07-10 09:49 AM   #53 
  - Not all.  BadgerKid   Jan-07-10 12:57 PM   #60 
  - Thank gawd. Won't get anywhere without teachers who actually know the subject.  BlooInBloo   Jan-06-10 07:53 PM   #39 
  - Throwing some pennies to the masses I see  midnight armadillo   Jan-07-10 07:36 AM   #48 
  - 250 Million, nationwide?  Cherchez la Femme   Jan-07-10 09:28 AM   #49 
  - This is a corporate handout as it just trains future employees  mkultra   Jan-07-10 09:43 AM   #50 
  - They need to pump some money into arts programs if they want the math and science  Lorien   Jan-07-10 11:08 AM   #54 
  - I hope they will, but don't expect much. Humanities and the arts are less immediately  freddie mertz   Jan-07-10 11:18 AM   #55 
  - Awesome... that is where the future is ...  Peacetrain   Jan-07-10 11:24 AM   #56 
  - toss 'em a crumb  Blue Owl   Jan-07-10 12:42 PM   #59 
  - you'd have to double and add three zeroes to get in the neighborhood of what we gave to Wall St. for  yurbud   Jan-07-10 01:59 PM   #62 
  - I'm waiting for someone to tell me why this is bad.  Arkana   Jan-07-10 01:42 PM   #61 
  - excellent news!  shireen   Jan-07-10 04:03 PM   #64 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Jan-07-10 04:04 PM   #65 
 

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