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  •  coquiero - (2+ / 0-)
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    I work in public schools in TX (special education) and it's true, you CAN still get a very solid public education here. We have well-trained, very dedicated (though underpaid, since unions can't do anything here) teachers. But I worry about how things will look 5 or 10 years from now. It's going to take a while for the destructive effects of Rick Perry and the GOP to be fully seen (and let me just note, as horrible as GWB was, he absolutely did not attack public education in the way that Perry is). After slashing over $5 billion from education last year, schools (which didn't have much fat to cut to begin with) have tightened their belts as far as they can go. We just can't absorb any more cuts. But what did I real the other day? Perry is threatening to call the Lege back for a special session if they don't find another couple billion in budget cuts so that he can give more tax breaks to big business. Why do we put up with this?

    •  You are 100% right, Leap Year (0+ / 0-)

      I agree that classrooms will suffer over time.  It is so sad.

      Teachers work so hard, I appreciate everything they do.  We've only met one teacher that had some questionable practices here, and unfortunately she was a SPED teacher.

      Other than that, they've all been very dedicated and caring.

      Counselors, too.  And admin, I have to say.  I've been nothing but pleased by public education here.

      Now, the politicians here, that's a whole different thing.  It's like there's two different worlds.

      I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

      by coquiero on Sun May 12, 2013 at 07:11:24 AM PDT

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    •  THE LONG TERM GOAL (0+ / 0-)

      Elimination of teaching everyone.  Only those who can afford to pay to educate their kids in an exclusive private school learns anything, including basic reading/writing/math.  Then they don't have to have property taxes!

      We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

      by ScrewySquirrel on Mon May 13, 2013 at 10:20:33 AM PDT

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