Signe Wilkinson for February 05, 2017

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 6 years ago

    Destroy our public schools and turn them into corporate drone mills, children narrowly trained by very limited “teachers” to limited tests. What is good for corporations isn’t good for you.

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    Diane Lee Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I taught in a charter school for a few years after I retired from a public system. The profit motive is evidenced by the way the teachers are paid. In a public system, the salary scale tops out after at least 15 years, usually 20. Charter schools pay the same no matter how long you are there. Consequently, they had no experienced teacher other than myself. The teachers they did hire were right out of school, had no one except me to mentor them, and were the ones who were willing to take the relatively bad job, the leftovers after the public schools got their pick of the litter.

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    Kip W  almost 6 years ago

    For-profit schools prepare children for their adult life spent in for-profit prisons.

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    ForALaugh Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Think Americans are dumb now… for profit schools will be the icing on the cake for lowering the average IQ to double digits.

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    RAGs  almost 6 years ago

    Private and charter schools can pick and choose who they accept, public schools take in those who were rejected and still do a good job, even when funding is taken away and given to the charter schools. From what I’ve read, the charter schools Devos doted on didn’t do any better than the public schools in that area.

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    Motivemagus  almost 6 years ago

    The research on this is quite clear:

    Charter schools do no better than public schools, and often worse. This is despite the fact that in many places they get their pick of students.

    http://www.educationjustice.org/newsletters/nlej_iss21_art5_detail_CharterSchoolAchievement.htm

    For those who blindly believe that business is always better than nonprofits or governments, that doesn’t really hold up, either. There’s a classic principle: “you get what you measure.” If you measure profitability, then that is what you maximize. For-profit universities have failed massively for just this reason. For-profit grade schools have no reason to do better.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 6 years ago

    They send their kids to private school, most of them are hard line Christian.

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    Nantucket Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Scottpmmsu, parents CAN choose which schools to send their children to, they just have to pay for it. My tax dollars should not be used to support anti-science religious schools nor charter schools that pick-and-choose students yet still don’t have better results (and the charter results are often WORSE) than public schools who have to take everyone.

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    edward thomas Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    They bid for the kids NOW, then help pass legislation keeping them from progressing once out of school.Of course Betsy doesn’t care how well educated Amway sales people are, as long as they can demonstrate the product and cheer loudly at rallies!

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    Mr. Blawt  almost 6 years ago

    once you sell your kinds into indentured servitude to the corporation who educates them we will no longer have to think about Science, Technology, Engineering or Math unless you can afford to go to one of those kinds of schools. I am sure the Jesus schools sponsored by a corporation will give our children a fair chance at being competitive in the janitorial services.

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    Charlie Tuba  almost 6 years ago

    “Do you not want to answer my question?” — Time Kaine

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    Charlie Tuba  almost 6 years ago

    DeVos means “the fox” in Dutch.

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