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  •  The two great public troughs the oligarchs want (4+ / 0-)

    to plunder for private profit - Social Security and public education.

    If they were truly interested in just improving the quality of education, they wouldn't follow policies that tend to improve profit profiles like hiring young inexperienced teacher for pennies.

    Charter schools are all about the money. Take those billions of dollars of public education money and divert them to connected pockets.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 04:26:00 AM PST

    •  side benefit: an uneducated populace is easy (2+ / 0-)
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      JamieG from Md, alizard

      to sell crap to.

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      by The Dead Man on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 05:42:58 AM PST

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    •  where are the educated people (0+ / 0-)

      which are required to keep a technological society operating coming from in this scenario?

      A great many skilled professional positions aren't all that much fun and don't pay all that well, so the idea that the entitled wealthy educated in real schools will do all that which has to be done in order to protect their ability to have luxury is just plain ridiculous.

      To use an analogy, the wealthy live in the penthouse of the building we all live in, and the idiots are selling off the foundations they don't own for scrap metal, not understanding that if the building collapses, they go down with it.

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      by alizard on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 02:04:42 AM PST

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