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  •  What is it with successful business people wanting (0+ / 0-)

    to run things that are not businesses?  

    I have watched with increasing concern as higher education becomes commonly referred to as "an industry".  Now I feel a sense of panic as this philosophy moves towards our little ones in primary school.

    It is practically a no-brainer for anyone to see what is wrong with our public education system - inequality of opportunity has exponentially increased along with wage disparity and other class warfare problems.

    The idea of blaming beleaguered teachers struggling with lack of resources and placing them in competition with those in rich school districts with rich parents is simply nuts.  

    There is a lot of talk about students with every advantage, but what about teachers that work in a situation that gives them every advantage in the classroom?  (Let me add that it is odd that one never hears these teachers calling out their "under-performing" colleagues?)

    Also the info that Ms. Gates is involved with Kaplan is very enlightening in a dark sort of way.  

    How about Gates actually visiting some of these schools with at risk students and seeing what his foundation could do in terms of direct cash injections?

    It gets on my nerves, and you know how I am about my nerves...

    by ciganka on Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 03:28:25 AM PDT

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