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are we to assure that our kids have a chance to learn. Eliminate all the various layers of management including the Fedral Department of Education and leave the decisions to the principal of the school (carefully chosen and accountable to the local school board and the parents of the school) and the students and parents who are best able to evaluate good from bad. Means testing is a waste and is wrong. One size fits all is a failure. And just giving everyone A's is ridiculous. The measure of a good teacher is someone who can create interest and understanding in a topic that didn't previously exist. Maybe it means that a student will learn and understand at a B level instead of going through the motions for a C.
The total joke of it is that in most states 40-60% of all school funding goes directly to pay the pensions of those teachers at home in retirement and for their health care benefits. And each of those costs go up each year on a defined basis for their pensions and an uncapped basis on their benefits. And none of this addresses the fact that it most of those instances the funding taken does NOT make the pension and health care funds paying these costs whole. The State of Michigan is now $45 billion unfunded to this fund. No one can truly be taken seriously (in governement) about caring for the education of children until they stop the flow pof money out of the classroom and eliminate tenure. If you can't dismiss bad teachers then how
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The Fallacy of Redistribution

tmccafferty Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 11:48 AM
How exactly do you think that Republicans do this?? An even better question is why do you not think that democtrats do it as well?? Government policies to regulate virtually any sector of the economy cost the poor and middle class more money as well as the wealthy. When gov regulates the energy sector like they are now with Cap and Trade or forcing energy companies to create more of their energy from "renewables" those costs of doing business are passed on to we the consumers which include the poor and middle class. In each case like this those are exactly the people who can least afford the increases. The wealthy barely feel the effects.
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