PUBLIC EDUCATION: The State Controlling Your Children
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Who do you want educating the children; the state or the people?
Educationing the young today
Preparing them to be Election Storm Troopers for Obama in 2012
"Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."
"It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
"All elements that cause disharmony should be erased at the offspring stage, and the virtual world (internet) should be closed watched, and public opinions should be better guided," HU said.
same thing Am. Democrats have said!
Lawmakers in YOUR state are sure to copy what's happening in California. The homosexual agenda is marching and bullying their way across our land. All who oppose them are automatically labeled bigoted homophobes.
Their agenda passes and promotes "civil rights, personal rights, and anti-discrimination" laws. They demand enforcement and screech to high heavens when those who support traditional family values oppose them. They intend to stamp-out all vestiges of opposition from "the far right-wing fringes" of religious "zealots" [read Evangelical Christianity, in particular].
AND THEY ARE WINNING!!!
Failure to carry-on the fight for OUR EXPRESS RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, opposing those who would legitimize perversity and stamp-out family values, allows the homosexual agenda to prevail.
* Until or unless we who support traditional family values speak-out against the homosexual movement's agenda, those who support a perverse sexual lifestyle will prevail.
* Until or unless we who support freedom of religion take action to protect our rights, those who support a perverse sexual lifestyle will prevail.
* Until or unless we who wish to protect our right to freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of the press take positive action steps to enforce those rights, those who support a perverse sexual lifestyle will prevail.
What do you think?
But (education funding) shows itself only in the form of bonus money, additional benefits or increased salaries for the administrative staff.
Let me quickly add that across our nation, not all school districts play these games with taxpayer's money and that many teachers and even some administrators are inadequately paid for what they do.
This is the meat of the matter.
The Democrats run the state, education, control the money, courts, and if they want money , they
will get it, if they have to get the state court to rule such (just) as they did in Arkansas
TO: Editor, The Herrick Report, http://herrickreport.com/ Dear Editor, it appears your report has need of another "hot topic" on the political scene: EDUCATION. In my opinion, this article falls short in that it chastises the system of middle school America for ill preparation of kids for the high schools, while ignoring the fact that students coming into middle school are ill prepared by collectively lousy grade schools! In other words, public education has become a bottom to top fiasco! Why? Myriad reasons, not the least of which is loss of parental control over their kids and the threat of corporal punishment in the schools -- in short, political correctness and expediency. My friend, Tom Easterly's comments (below) belie the fact that Tom well knows the answer to his question: "What Gives"? In Arkansas, and I suspect in many other states, the BIG SECRET is that many school districts have socked away big bucks in little discussed "special funds", choosing instead to hit the property owners for higher millage rates. Such "hidden" funds have several sources of "income", such as disposal of obsolete or unused equipment, including vehicles and even real estate, operating budget carry-over (yes, there remains an oxymoron or two!), not to mention interest bearing notes or other forms of investments. One of the more recent ways schools have increased their "revenues" (income) is by refinancing outstanding bond issues during a time of much lower rates -- then instead of rebating the savings to taxpayers or funding some of their increased expenses, they ferret it away in their "special funds" for a rainy day that never comes for the taxpayer, but shows itself only in the form of bonus money, additional benefits or increased salaries for the administrative staff. Let me quickly add that across our nation, not all school districts play these games with taxpayer money and that many teachers and even some administrators are inadequately paid for what they do -- I'll even concede that some are well managed and can be called the taxpayer's "dream team". But it is my contention that a comprehensive poll of taxpayers would indicate that a preponderance believe that the spending of their school districts is lax, if not out of control, and that the evidence clearly shows our kids are not receiving instruction that gives them an elementary basis for educational betterment. Is it any wonder that some states are moving to eliminate property taxes and increasing income or sales taxes? Well, my warning for those states is that a change in the source of school district income does not necessarily correlate to improved spending controls, good teaching or satisfied patrons! What do you think? Please address your remarks to the Editor and Chief, Kent Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org Mel Ingram email@example.com
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