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  •  bingo. They've been trying to break public ed (11+ / 0-)

    for 30 years, and they're going to keep right on trying.  Watch local school boards now.  That's where they're making some inroads.  Candidates running who have no intention of supporting public education but are sent to infiltrate and debilitate.  Everyone needs to do their research (follow the money) on school board candidates. Don't let 'em in the door.

    If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

    by livjack on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 04:44:22 PM PST

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    •  It's actually stunning ... (5+ / 0-)

      ... how many people either on school boards or running for them do not have their kids in public schools. In my town of about 100k, we've had three out of six candidates this past November insisting they had the fate of public schools at heart, when their kids attended private or charter schools. It should be against the law for such transparent conflicts of interest to take place.

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      "Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in your goddamn face, and you'll stay plastered."
          - William F. Buckley Jr. to Gore Vidal, 1968

      by dzog on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:33:25 PM PST

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      •  agree--just like Congress--they seem to be taking (3+ / 0-)
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        the pledge to serve certain interests over what they are "officially" pledging to do as a board member.

        It is a huge conflict of interest, to say the least, but it stays under the radar because they are not sufficiently challenged while running.  Keep a close eye on this species.

        If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

        by livjack on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 08:05:50 PM PST

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