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 Post subject: What's the Matter With Kansas Schools?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:40 pm 
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This page reveals how ALEC bills would privatize public education, crush teacher's unions, and push American universities to the right. Among other things, these bills make education a private commodity rather than a public good, and reverse America’s modern innovation of promoting learning and civic virtue through public schools staffed with professional teachers for children from all backgrounds.

http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/Privati ... d_Teachers


--- What’s the matter with Kansas Schools
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opini ... hools.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-va ... 23651.html


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 Post subject: Re: KOCH/ALEC Starving Public School System
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:43 pm 
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The truth is ALEC’s main complaint is using government funds to support any program that does not funnel taxpayer dollars to corporations and the wealthy, and they have particularly focused on what they call an obscene waste of money on public education that in their corporatist libertarian philosophy is better spent on for-profit private and religious schools.

To bolster their contention that public education is failing miserably, they cite the deplorable performance of students enrolled in the public school systems, and they have had valuable assistance from corporate-owned media and the Koch brothers American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) who want to send taxpayer dollars earmarked for public schools to corporate-owned private schools and religious programs.

Public education advocates finally received a wealth of good news courtesy of data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from a long-term trend study of tests given every four years in math and reading. According to the data, contrary to what Republicans, ALEC, and corporate-education advocates contend, America’s public education system has made consistent and equitable progress over the past four decades.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/29/ ... hools.html

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/07/14-12


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 Post subject: Re: KOCH/ALEC Starving Public School System
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:48 pm 
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Kansas legislature has not been constantly throwing more money at Kansas public schools. For the past few years say 15 years the legislature has been throwing less and less money at Kansas Public Schools. Perhaps the Sam ALEC Brownback team missed that while living all those years in Washington,D.C.

The bottom line is the Sam ALEC Brownback Team wants to privatize the school system. In order to make a good system appear as though it is failing is first to paint the system as evil then keep pulling funding. When it comes to education politicians are not the experts that's for sure.

There is no hard evidence to substantiate that the public school system is failing nor is there any hard evidence to substantiate that the public school system is evil nor is there any hard evidence to substantiate the need to turn public school tax dollars over to private industry.

Nothing but political rhetoric is on the table.


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 Post subject: Re: KOCH/ALEC Starving Public School System
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:03 pm 
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Exposing ALEC's Agenda to Defund and Dismantle Public Education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-va ... 23651.html


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 Post subject: Re: KOCH/ALEC Starving Public School System
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[quote="Merrill"]Exposing ALEC's Agenda to Defund and Dismantle Public Education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-va ... 23651.html[/quote


as we speak


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 Post subject: Re: KOCH/ALEC Starving Public School System
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Merrill wrote:
Merrill wrote:
Exposing ALEC's Agenda to Defund and Dismantle Public Education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-va ... 23651.html[/quote


as we speak



--- What’s the matter with Kansas Schools
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opini ... hools.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-va ... 23651.html


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Matter With Kansas Schools?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:35 pm 
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PETITION STATEMENT
Another attempt to silence teachers. House Bill 2085 would dramatically limit bargaining, strip teachers of a voice in evaluation procedures, and prohibit exclusivity- in other words teachers
would not be permitted to choose a bargaining agent.

Petition Background
The anti-teacher forces in the Kansas House of Representatives released a bill that effectively dismantles collective bargaining for teachers.

http://signon.org/sign/an-attempt-to-el ... rce=search


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Matter With Kansas Schools?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:09 pm 
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I have been told more than once that I live in a "fantasy land". All I can say to that is "lucky me!"

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