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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:42 AM
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Aha! This Bill Bennett, who owns a virtual school called K12.
He is the one who is so disrespectful in his speech. This school is prominent in Florda. Shame, William Bennett.

http://www.americanoutlook.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=art...
So far, there is no good evidence that most uses of computers significantly improve learning. So wrote former U.S. secretary of education William Bennett in The Educated Child, a book he coauthored in 1999. Now Bennett chairs a for-profit online education venture called K12 (www.k12.com ), which offers a complete curriculum for grades kindergarten through fifth and will expand those offerings to grade twelve over the next few years. Bennetts earlier skepticism about the role of technology in education has not subsided. K12, he says, is not a replacement of the traditional curriculum but rather a way of exposing children to it via the Internet. In an interview with George Clowes, managing editor of School Reform News (Offering the Heart and Soul of an Excellent Education, July 2001), Bennett said,

K12 is a comprehensive educational program. It can be used as a school, it can be used as a home tutorial, it can be used as an assessment, butat its coreK12 will offer every lesson, every day for thirteen years in the six major subjects: math, English, history, science, art, and music. We use technology, we use books, we use all sorts of things. . . . Millions of parents care deeply about their childs education. If they have access to a program that will help them secure a world-class education for their child, for an affordable price, then I think there will be plenty of demand.

K12 is unique among the growing number of educational options available to parents today, in that it can used in the home or in a traditional brick-and-mortar school, and either as a part-time tutoring tool or as a source of comprehensive, full-time instruction. According to the Cato Institutes report Edupreneurs: A Survey of For-Profit Education (2000), the last ten years have brought a large increase in the number of charter schools, publicly funded voucher programs, tuition tax credits, and private scholarships; and according to the National Center for Home Education, approximately 1.7 million children are now being homeschooled. The author of the Cato report, Carrie Lips, argued that this, among other things, is evidence of American parents growing dissatisfaction with public schools and support for alternatives.

Online learning has taken off across the country. Stanfords Education Program for Gifted Youth (www-epgy.stanford.edu), which has offered a highly touted distance-learning curriculum for the past thirty-five years, opened enrollment for a new online program in 1992, and enrollment increased from 90 in the spring of 1993 to 3,550 in the fall of 2001. The following statistics from Education Week on the Web (www.edweek.com ) indicate the dramatic takeoff of virtual charter schools:

The Florida Virtual School (formerly Florida Online High School) has been running since 1997, and in 2002 it more than doubled its enrollment from the previous year with over 5,000 students taking courses.

Kentucky Virtual High School opened in January 2000, and enrollment increased from 45 to almost 500 after two years.

In Pennsylvania, more than 4,000 students were enrolled full time in the states seven virtual charter schools by the spring of 2002.

Here is the k12 website.
http://www.k12.com /

Just remember what your slogan says, Bill Bennett:





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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:47 AM
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1. This Bill Bennett, is he the one who said such ugly things?
Bet those kids in his school don't know what to think.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:50 AM
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2. Yep. He was truly ugly
He gave reasons for ethnic cleansing in our country, "reduce the crime, abort black babies" The sick sob.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:50 AM
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3. Delete. Dupe
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 01:51 AM by Erika
He gave reasons for ethnic cleansing in our country, "reduce the crime, abort black babies" The sick sob.
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:52 AM
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4. Every child is unique and precious
unless they are black. Then they will become criminals.

Might have it on their mission statement somewhere.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:58 AM
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5. That's why Bennett brought up abortion of black babies
rather than white babies. The sick sob.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:09 AM
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6. Surprisingly enough.....the picture alternates.



I can not believe this guy owns an internet school and gambles away 8 million, and says such ugly things about other races.

He is truly evil.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:14 AM
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7. Disgusting
I wonder what the cretin's Stormfront nick is?
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:44 AM
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9. Clue?? Stormfront?
Por favor. I'm just asking. :)
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:46 AM
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10. Here you go.
Quite a lovely little site.

http://www.stormfront.org/forum/
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:08 AM
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11. I think I was better off not knowing.
Well....it just makes me more cynical, and I just hate that.

Thanks, however, I do like to stay informed about the bad people.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:04 AM
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12. Stormfront.org...
...is a white supremacist site run by the notorious Don Black.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:25 AM
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8. Bill Bennett: The Terminator.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:36 AM
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13. Just saw him on TV defending his remarks, putting blame elsewhere
saying he was misunderstood. Very typical.
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