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If Obama Wins, Will He Be Another Woodrow Wilson?

GER-76 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 10:04 AM
Why do we need 100,000 more teachers? Nearly every state has added andn added. Still no results.
rwright Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 5:21 PM
Because Americans are just naturally stupid.
Rochesternative Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:28 PM
Remember there is turnover, people leave and retire.
John1921 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 11:03 AM
'You' don't need any more teachers, but the NEA/AFT need more duespayers, and the DNC need more political operatives. Like copettes and firewomen, additional school administrators are not just 'zeroes", rather, each one requires assistance and attention from a working teacher, meaning the overall manpower available to perform tasks is reduced by addition.
Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 10:55 AM
Teachrs are hired by local school boards, not the Fed gubmint, and definitely not by the POTUS.
Rochesternative Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:31 PM
The teachers are actually hired by the district. The school board only gives funding to hire more.
Petya Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 10:49 AM
Most of them are not even teachers - they are "administrators".
Funny how public school teachers to administrator ratio is about 1:1, while in private school ratio is 9:1.
Homeschool ratio is 1:0.
Rochesternative Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:30 PM
There are truly a huge number of people at "Central Office", in my area they've expanded so much that they now occupy two buildings instead of one. And then I look at my local charter schools, one principal, one supervisor (who runs like 6 schools) and one person in the office in charge of finances. And the school I'm speaking of has top test scores in an urban area....oh, and no union.
How will this election be seen in history? Obviously, it depends on who wins.

If Barack Obama is defeated, the irresistible comparison will be with Jimmy Carter. A one-term president was rejected after pursuing big government programs amid high energy prices and attacks on America in the Middle East.

Actually, that's not entirely fair to Carter. His budget deficits were minuscule next to Obama's, and in response to the Soviet attack on Afghanistan he began the defense buildup that Ronald Reagan accelerated.

Carter supported airline deregulation, which made air travel widely accessible, as well as rail and trucking deregulation, which squeezed...