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    Unless  I am just misreading, I feel more and more that progressives here (and elsewhere) are buying into the blame the teachers (public employees meme).   Sadly, it has been clear to me that this administration has not been all that supportive of public education, public employees.  Arne Duncan and his love of charters was in the inner circle with Rahm and I fear President Obama has let them take the lead on education "reform" which is nuspeak for blame the teachers' unions, undo them and give education over to privatization via charters.

    I believe if corporations and businesses were paying their fair share, funding education would not be a problem.  But for now, states have to basically bribe corporates to come to their states, subsidize them and do not DARE ask them to care about the community, their workers, let alone the education of the workers'  children.

    We all are screwed if we continue to elect nudems  who basically are no different than the Wall Street loving, corporations adoring repubs.

    “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” Louis D. Brandeis

    by Jjc2006 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 05:08:34 AM PDT

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    •  You are absolutely right! (0+ / 0-)

      Obama and friends decided Michele Rhee and other charter school lovers must be correct.  Fortunately, working quietly behind the scenes, the National Education Association has steered Duncan, etc, away from Rhee's programs.  Duncan's reform plan didn't work in Chicago nor in Oakland, CA, but Obama likes him and keeps him on---something like his relationship with Summers.

      Putting the fun back in dysfunctional.

      by hawkseye on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 12:00:49 PM PDT

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