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Re: Education thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:49 am

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Safer Schools for Whom?
The Trump Administration’s “safety” recommendations would make schools less safe for black students.


Police officers, retired police, and former members of the military working in schools—euphemistically termed “school resource officers”—don’t make black students feel safer. In fact, research shows that their presence in schools actually criminalizes students of color. But that’s just what the final report of President Donald Trump’s Federal Commission on School Safety, released in December, recommends. The panel also suggests that discipline guidelines put in place under the Obama Administration to counter the disproportionate disciplining of students of color, be rescinded.

There is little evidence that more law enforcement in schools prevents school shootings. And the research is clear that it directly feeds the school-to-prison pipeline....

But Trump’s school safety panel recommendations aren’t really about making schools safer. In fact, they follow the Donald Trump political playbook: Blame people of color for white people’s problems, while simultaneously justifying the passive racism of the status quo.

According to a database of shootings between 1982 and 2018 created by Mother Jones, roughly 65 percent of mass school shootings at schools were at that hands of white males. Not a single school shooting was carried out by a black person....

The recommendations from Trump’s school safety panel benefit school privatizers, and institutions like prisons, at the expense of people of color. It’s the American way.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:41 pm

West Virginia House tables bill that prompted teacher strike

This time the teachers' strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted.

Just as the strike began Tuesday, the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killed a complex education bill that sent state teachers to the picket lines nearly a year after a nine-day strike closed schools....
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:37 am

So the main MSN page has a regularly running poll of some sort, usually fairly frivolous, but obviously some marketing-based thing. For a day of so, there have been questions that ask "Do you regard (something) as closer to capitalism or socialism?"

I thought most of the questions didn't really relate to either economic system, but given the demographic of poll takers (older, male, Republican), it wasn't surprising to find people thinking Social Security and Medicare was socialist. Today, however, showed the real lack of education on the part of those answering the question, as they found "business incentives" as being closer to capitalism by 68%. Nevermind that the fundamental definition of socialism is the pubic/government control of the means of production, and not anything so much related to what we call "social programs" like healthcare. So in the first question that actually involved government influence on the means of production, the idiots answer "capitalism."

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:25 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:37 am
... the idiots answer "capitalism."
Wise words that apply to much more than just this poll. ;)
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:25 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:37 am
... the idiots answer "capitalism."
Wise words that apply to much more than just this poll. ;)
True dat.

To people yammering about "socialism" in the US, I always say get back to me when they've nationalized the auto industry, the energy industry, and the banking system and we can talk. In the meantime, those considering "Obamacare" to be socialist when it was designed specifically to protect the private insurance corporations are indeed terminally ignorant.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:28 pm

O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm
True dat.

To people yammering about "socialism" in the US, I always say get back to me when they've nationalized the auto industry, the energy industry, and the banking system and we can talk. In the meantime, those considering "Obamacare" to be socialist when it was designed specifically to protect the private insurance corporations are indeed terminally ignorant.
Speaking of socialism that works:

Tell Congress: Fund Our Future

We must ensure that the public schools and colleges have the funding they need to provide the opportunities students deserve.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:02 pm

12 states spend less on schools now than before the recession

... Here are 12 states where per-student state funding, adjusted for inflation, declined from 2008 to 2019. Asterisks indicate where teachers went on strike.

Texas: 20 percent

Oklahoma*: 15 percent

Alabama: 15 percent

Kentucky*: 13 percent

Kansas: 12 percent

Michigan: 9 percent

West Virginia*: 8 percent

Utah: 8 percent

North Carolina*: 7 percent

Arizona*: 6 percent

Mississippi: 3 percent

Idaho: 3 percent
:roll: I'm so proud I could burst.

8 red, 4 purple, 0 blue.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:54 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:02 pm
12 states spend less on schools now than before the recession

... Here are 12 states where per-student state funding, adjusted for inflation, declined from 2008 to 2019. Asterisks indicate where teachers went on strike.

Texas: 20 percent

Oklahoma*: 15 percent

Alabama: 15 percent

Kentucky*: 13 percent

Kansas: 12 percent

Michigan: 9 percent

West Virginia*: 8 percent

Utah: 8 percent

North Carolina*: 7 percent

Arizona*: 6 percent

Mississippi: 3 percent

Idaho: 3 percent
:roll: I'm so proud I could burst.

8 red, 4 purple, 0 blue.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:06 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
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The obama effective
In a sense, yes. I'm sure the list of states where per-student state funding declined from 2008 to ____ is much longer. These are the states that chose not to recover their schools as the economy recovered.
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Re: Education thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 pm

Kellyanne Conway's Hot Take On College Admission Scandal Backfires Spectacularly
Kellyanne Conway
‏Verified account @KellyannePolls

.@LoriLoughlin & @FelicityHuffman indicted for lying and buying spots in college.

They worried their daughters are as stupid as their mothers.
I know, I know, I get the irony of posting about Kellyanne Conway in the Education thread.

Lot's of excellent responses to her at the link.

Also, 2 actresses - FH is liberal, I don't know about LL. Otoh, most of those busted are CEOs, bankers and other money managers, their spouses and college coaches. Most of these are certainly Repugs, though admissions staff can be from either party. Hard to argue with Conway calling them "stupid". Plus, there's what Jared Kushner's "stupid" daddy did:

College admissions scam rekindles scrutiny of Kushner's Harvard acceptance, $2.5M pledge

Leaving aside Conway's stupidity, the privileged parents, sleazy facilitators and greedy bribe recipients should be required to pay for far more quality educations than the number of deserving kids that they screwed out of slots at their schools of choice. I also hope for at least token prison sentences, but I'm a realist about America. Then, the kids that benefited from the fixed admissions, even if they were unwitting, should be asked to volunteer as tutors, with the names of those that accepted and declined publicized.
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Re: Education thread

Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:20 pm

Heh, trump was ahead of the curve with his trump university....it was a fake university that gave real degrees. Plus, the students paid him for the honor of attending......what a bunch of suckers trump cultivates. I guess he learned it in school somehow.

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Re: Education thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:10 pm

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