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  •  Well weren't the Reagans nouveau riche? (4+ / 0-)

    I remember being totally outraged at the $209,000 china buy in the 80's. In today's dollars that doesn't seem so outrageous, but it sure seemed a lot then.

    It is ridiculous to pretend that firing teachers based on student test scores, starting charter schools, giving out vouchers or implementing merit pay will overcome the challenges facing a child living in poverty. -Jersey Jazzman

    by Desert Rose on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 04:50:08 AM PST

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    •  What the Reagans never quite realized... (4+ / 0-)

      ... is that the American President isn't a King, and shouldn't be equipping the White House with the trappings of a regal lifestyle, while much of the the rest of the nation lives in quiet desperation, just trying to make ends meet and buy gasoline and food.

      America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

      by dagnome on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 09:38:15 AM PST

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      •  Exactly. I was making about 20,000 a year (0+ / 0-)

        as a teacher then.

        It is ridiculous to pretend that firing teachers based on student test scores, starting charter schools, giving out vouchers or implementing merit pay will overcome the challenges facing a child living in poverty. -Jersey Jazzman

        by Desert Rose on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 03:21:30 PM PST

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        •  My point exactly, Desert Rose. (0+ / 0-)

          Thank you for being a teacher - a most noble profession

          America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

          by dagnome on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 05:18:20 PM PST

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