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Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:19 AM

 

When Candidates Talk Education, Media Rarely Go Beyond Buzzwords

And why should they? All the cash behind this "bipartisan consensus" is on ONE side of the issue.

From Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR):

http://fair.org/home/when-candidates-talk-education-media-rarely-go-beyond-buzzwords/

Best single sentence: "The uncritical repetition of language like “raised expectations,” “overhaul public education” and “accountability” legitimizes the destructive ideas and exclusionary practices being described."

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Smarmie Doofus Jul 2015 OP
daleanime Jul 2015 #1
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2015 #2
daleanime Jul 2015 #4
Smarmie Doofus Jul 2015 #5
Jefferson23 Jul 2015 #3

Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:20 AM

1. True....

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Response to daleanime (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:24 AM

2. And tragic.

 

Let's hope that the Sanders people, at least, will pay attention. He himself.... so far, near as I can tell... has NOT.


The rest of them are beyond hopeless.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:38 AM

4. To his credit, he does seem to be into the nuts and bolts of things....

and at least he wouldn't stand in the way of repairing things like too many candidates (especially republican ones) would.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 01:01 PM

5. So far, not a hell of a lot... where public education is concerned:

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12804933


But hope springs eternal. At least he has some familiarity w. public ed... coming as he does from a working class public school background and actually * using* public schools. ( I'm not sure if his own kid went public in VT. Perhaps someone could ....ahem.... *educate * me.

The rest of the team ... i.e. the other four ( ?) DEM candidates..... is interchangeable: privileged upper and upper middle class background , preppie education........ totally and blissfully ignorant of how education works for 80% of the population that NEED to use public schools.


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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:30 AM

3. Can't recommend enough.

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