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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-20-12 10:34 PM
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Another reason Mitt Romney MUST be defeated: Secretary of Education Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush is smack in the middle of the mad push to privatize and profitize public education, which is directly leading to its destruction.

Jeb Bush wants to become very, very wealthy, you see. Apparently, it's not quite fast enough for him; now he's struggling for relevancy by writing a book. LOL


This orgy of greed by the wealthy few, that is sucking public school education dry, must be stopped cold.




Link



Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine, September 13, 2012

Documents expose the flow of money and influence from corporations that stand to profit from state leaders' efforts to expand and deregulate digital education.





Bush, Levesque, ALEC and Their Corporate Bankrollers, September 2, 2012


FiguresAnother Bush Loyalist Cites Bush Study to Justify Bush Reforms, September 8, 2012


Bush Financial Backer K12 Inc Under Investigation From Florida DOE, September 11, 2012


Jeb Bush Facing the Reality of Opposition Within His Own Party on Education, September 15, 2012




Here is a but a taste of what Jeb Bush has been up to on his "bold educational reform" push, since leaving office in 2006:


Heads up NC: Jeb Bush to bring ALEC's "educational reform" agenda to McCrory fundraiser April 30, April 19, 2012


Education think tank: Jeb Bush Foundation's educational research is "nonsensical, confusing, disingenuous", June 1, 2012


Once again, Jeb Bush's legacy of educational failure slaps Florida in the face., June 19, 2009


Jeb Bush pushing "Digital Learning Now" offensive to remove textbooks and teachers from classrooms, March 3, 2011


Jeb Bush Leads Broad Push for Education Change With 'Florida Formula', March 30, 2012


Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future behind "Parent Trigger" bill, March 6, 2012


Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp behind aggressive push into 'bold educational reform', July 27, 2011


Jeb Bush flimflams Minnesota lawmakers on "bold educational reform", May 12, 2011





It reminds me very much of President Eisenhowers warning to beware of the military-industrial complex, said Noh, who clashed with K12 Inc. while in the Senate. It seems to me that what were seeing here is the educational-industrial complex thats operating behind the scenes, with people like Rupert Murdoch. They are interested in the millions of dollars, frequently taxpayer dollars, which they can glean through the political process.

----Former Sen. Laird Noh, a Kimberly, Idaho Republican who retired in 2004 after 24 years in the Legislature, saying he fears privatization will twist policy to the detriment of students.




I want to be very wealthy, and I'll be glad to tell you when I've accomplished that goal.---John Ellis (Jeb) Bush, son of the president






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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-12 01:28 AM
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1. When if comes to charter schools, where would Jeb differ from Arne?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-12 05:54 AM
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2. Yes, exactly.
My question would be, Why the President is fostering a Republican education strategy?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-12 07:21 AM
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3. I find this common among Democratic posters. I don't really know if Republican posters do the same
among each other as I stopped posting on mixed boards when I joined this one.

You just list bad things about Republicans.

I guess the automatic assumption is that, if a Republican incumbent has done something, the Democrat, if elected, will do the opposite.

It ain't necessarily so. The Democrat may do the same, or worse, or nothing.

Of course, the Democrat will usually say more stuff that I like while campaigning than will a Republican. That is just not enough for me anymore, though. I'm embarrassed that it took me so long, but, better late than never, I suppose.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-21-12 07:42 AM
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4. I won't say it....nt
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-12 08:56 PM
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5. That sticks in my craw too, Enthusiast.
Well-funded public education goes further to:

1. Level the playing field for all kids, regardless of income, ethnicity or location, but for some inexplicable reason, this administration seems oblivious that a wealthy, greedy few are trying to starve it to death and steer private profit to themselves.

And

2. Encourage and reward advanced training, years of experience and long-term dedication of teachers for their public school students.


.... when compared with the orchestrated destruction of public education (high-stakes testing/disruption of teachers' unions/odious merit pay rules/vouchers/explosion of unaccountable charter schools/"Parent Trigger" traps) that people like Jeb Bush, the Waltons, Bill Gates, Eli Broad, Michelle Rhee, Joel Klein or Rupert Murdoch are hotly pursuing.


What in sam hill is this administration thinking when it comes to public education? Why do they seem so blinded to these facts?




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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-12 07:18 AM
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6. Well said, seafan.
Why would an administration adopt the opposition party's position on so many issues? It scares the hell out of me.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-12 07:16 AM
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7. Not so many issues, only education, "defense," fiscal policy,
engineered seeds brought to you by the good people of Monsanto, legal positions and other little things like that.

There are lots of differences on the important issues.

For instance, Dummya never publicly insulted liberals or any part of the Republican base or had the White House staff brew him his own label beer or gave his father a medal and Laura Bush never had the White House staff plant her a garden or did did the Dougie.

So there.


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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-27-12 10:57 AM
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8. Pfft..
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