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The problem is progressive utopia....the breakdown of the family and parents not recognizing they are to be partners with the teacher, both aiming for high achievement. However, since public schools do not compete for their students, the standards are not always high. Teacher's unions that protect bad teachers is a large reason. Middleton, Wisconsin could not even fire a teacher for having porn on his school computer. My son has had lousy teachers even other teachers wanted him fired, but no hope with the union protection. Create competition by allowing parents to choose their school with full taxpayer support. We don't tell persons receiving Food Stamps where to buy their food based on their zip code. Medicaid not based on zip code.
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Where is the Clergy When We Need Them?

gayle125 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:19 AM
http://bcove.me/mdwhcx6m Watch this video to see the destruction of rural communities and family farms with an inheritance tax. I challenge you to defend the inheritance tax after watching this. Prov 13:22
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Where is the Clergy When We Need Them?

gayle125 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:13 AM
The inheritance tax hits small business and family farms the hardest. Family farms are about 500 acres valued at $8,000 -$ 15,000 per acre is minimum $4 Million in land assets, plus machinery with a combine at $250,000, tractors at $125,000, etc. Are they the people you intend to hurt with the inheritance tax? They feed America, yet you believe that they don't deserve to hand down to the next generation, but instead confiscate over 50% which will require the sale of the land. If you want more corporate farms, then inflict the inheritance tax so that they are all gone in one generation.
A taxpayer who votes for Barak Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.
So stock ownership which provides the money for current jobs and future growth is bad (ie...sitting on their rear ends doing nothing). I ask "Where did the investor get the money in the first place?" Yes...We worked, saved rather than bought the big screen TV, and invested so we could have a better future. Delayed gratification.....try it sometime.
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Rahm to Sue Chicago Teachers

gayle125 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:56 AM
Rahm - Offer to take back any teacher that crosses the line, then fire the rest. Start over with teachers that will work to better outcomes for students. All students can learn. Read Tony Dungy's autobiography....He talks about his parents' philosophy as teachers....All students will learn. Chicago parents - demand better education, better outcomes from your city. Bring in KIPP founders.....Their programs in inner city schools have yielded outcomes that exceed subarbs. The only thing that is different is the teacher's commitment to their students.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMGHzB37lo&feature=relmfu watch this video - - congressional hearing on extending FHA multi-family housing guarantees See the Congressmen's reactions to a plea for more money from special interests....Peter Schiff represents the taxpayer. This shows that we need to make sure our legislators have read a book on economics before serving!!
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Hold the Soda, Pass the Arugula

gayle125 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 10:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMGHzB37lo&feature=relmfu watch this video - - congressional hearing on extending FHA multi-family housing guarantees See the Congressmen's reactions to a plea for more money from special interests....Peter Schiff represents the taxpayer. This shows that we need to make sure our legislators have read a book on economics before serving.
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Scott Walker, An American Hero

gayle125 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 10:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMGHzB37lo&feature=relmfu watch this video - - congressional hearing on extending FHA multi-family housing guarantees See the Congressmen's reactions to a plea for more money from special interests....Peter Schiff represents the taxpayer. This shows that we need to make sure our legislators have read a book on economics before serving.
http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2012/06/big-labor-recall-total-to-exceed-20-million/ Check out the $20+Million spent by unions nationwide against Governor Walker. This is so good for education. In Middleton WI there was a teacher caught with pornography on his school computer. The teacher's union fought the local school board and made sure he was not fired!! The school board spent $400,000 fighting the union. Our children deserve better!! If you vote for the democrats you are voting to keep ineffective and abusive teachers (not all teachers are bad, but can you imagine a full year in kindergarten being told that you'll never amount to anything). I saw it when I volunteered in the schools. With the collective bargaining and...
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