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  •  That's right - open up lots of charters, siphon (0+ / 0-)

    off the students into the charters (non-unioned, conveniently) and then say you have to close the public schools because they are "underutilized".  Destroy the union, fight unionization of the charters.  Presto, chango -- everything the Koch brothers ever dreamed of -- you've destroyed the last bastion of unionism in the US, public sector unions.  Your victory is complete.

    The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

    by helfenburg on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 04:55:30 AM PST

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    •  You have just about summed it up n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Don't believe everything you think."

      by BobboSphere on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 08:26:31 AM PST

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      •  They've planned this. They know what they (0+ / 0-)

        are about.

        The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

        by helfenburg on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 09:13:43 AM PST

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