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  •  Vouchers are code for: help me pay for my private (8+ / 0-)

    tuition.  But don't you love how they present the rationale as caring about the poor kids in failing schools?  The same poor kids to whom they'd eliminate all government aid and subsidies in a heartbeat if they could.  The same poor that they blame as lazy, etc.

    The pro-voucher people already have their kids in private schools (mostly Catholic) and just want our tax money to help them pay the rising tuition.

    My state of PA, that claims to be broke and cut public education by $1 billion, just passed vouchers.  How do they expect to pay for the $1 billion cost over 4 years?  

    •  The only time the 1%'ers care about us (9+ / 0-)

      99%'ers is when they think up another way to rip us off.

      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 06:05:34 PM PDT

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    •  With New "Reform" Dem pushing! (0+ / 0-)

      They are the same group that is one with Hedge Fund Operatives on Wall Street, who pushed, with their $$$, to propagandize against teachers and unions for Obama's reform laws to get passed in NY last year - reforms that were passed, that got us Race to the Top, second round. (Meager monetary "help" for a whole lotta nightmares re evals and charters. great.)

      http://www.salon.com/...

      Reform Dems, so called, are pushing vouchers in quite a few states now.

      That's what happens when D supporters keep focusing solely on the GOP as the villains. First they come for your x, then your y, then your vouchers.

      They being the Dems, in obvious cahoots with the GOP.

      All on board with Wall Street!

      ("Education Next" reporter Peter Meyer, someone who, unlike me, is sympathetic to the ed reform movement, did a series of pieces in Education Next which laid out the hedge fund operative and reform dem machinations behind NY's new ed laws, for RttT. Cant access the site/pieces right now.)

      Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a lame party, or should it drive a lame party to break out? If it cant, should it break out?

      by NYCee on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 10:51:40 AM PDT

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