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  •  Education being run for profit? (2+ / 0-)
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    betson08, Stwriley

    What next? The military? Public works?

    Not that it really matters, since today's kids will grow up so stupid they'll have no idea what's going on. You can thank the educational system for that.

    15 years old and a proud progressive and Phillies phan.

    by vidanto on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 08:53:56 PM PST

    •  In the right-wing's ideal world... (4+ / 0-)

      everything is privatized. Try reading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash for a fine view of what this country might be like in twenty years under such an ideology. It looks a lot like a balkanized, failed state in which everything is run by profit, franchise relationships, sovereign private property and contract, with the "government" reduced t just another corporation and a poor one at that.

      The problem is that most of the people supporting these ideas have no real grasp of their implications in the long run. The elite few (like the Kochs) who drive this ideology certainly do and are those who would actually benefit from it.

      The real problem is that public education has been starved for so long that it's a shadow of what it once was. I remember my own high school days in the 1970s (yes, it really was like The Seventies Show, but more drugs and sex) when even our modest school in a mid-sized city had every facility and resource we could ask for. We even had our own mainframe, in the school building, in a day when such things were still fairly rare. But that was when people still believed that schools needed to be paid for, not farmed out to the lowest bidder.

      Conservito delenda est pro is deleo orbis terrarum!

      by Stwriley on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 09:53:07 PM PST

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