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Betsy DeVos, a Michigan Republican and charter school advocate, has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Education Department.

 

Trump said Wednesday that he plans to appoint the school-choice proponent to head the agency in charge of the nation’s education policy.

 

DeVos is the head of the education group American Federation for Children.

 

“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a statement released today.

 

“Under her leadership, we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.”...

 

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Yes the DeVos family is big on privatizing federal and state services so OUR trillions of tax dollars can get funneled into their bank accounts no matter that these families do not pay taxes.

 

 

The word charter is used to deceive taxpayers meaning charter schools are privatized public schools supported with OUR TAX DOLLARS that flow into private bank accounts.

 

And some of those tax dollars get funneled into campaign cookie jars,into golden parachutes,into CEO pay packages,bonus packages.

 

And teachers without college degrees can get hired = smaller pay checks = reduced local economic growth.

 

Betsy DeVos is now a person with substantial conflicts of interest if she is approved.

 

The DeVos family are not republicans they are members of the American Legislative Exchange Council led by the Koch Boys. ALEC designs legislation in secret behind closed doors.

 

I say the DeVos family are radical right wing libertarians as are the Koch Boys.

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The DeVos family want not only to kill public education but also Social Security Insurance,Medicare Insurance,Medicaid etc etc etc etc.

 

ALEC in action. What these people never tell the taxpayers is that privatizing government services will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars.

 

Privatizing Social Security insurance will cost taxpayers $4 trillion tax dollars which of course will be borrowed. It has been said privatizing Social Security

will also put the economy at risk which is of course what conservatives do best.

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Charter schools are often a huge disappointment, as they channel a far higher part of their income to the owners of the buildings they rent and the administrators they hire, and less to the teachersa, who are paid less and often lack the proper training and credentials to teach in public schools.

 

Before charter schools existed, I sent my daughter to a private school run by some Cubans, because I wanted her to learn Spanish as a child, which she did. Also, I enrolled her in the First Grade a year before the public schools would have put her there But the teachers she had for grades 1 & 2 were entirely incompetent at teaching her math. It took a summer of me tutoring to teach her what she needed to know, and she is still not all that good at math.

The people that ran her school are now running a charter school, by the way. Competent math teachers can get a CPA in about a year and a half and double their income. The teachers that cannot pass the FL state teacher test end up teaching in charter schools. The. school was paying the teacher $13000 a year when the public schools were starting at $5000 more. That is big difference.

 

Charter schools COULD be better, but here in Miami, most of them score lower than the public schools.

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Test results: 7 in 10 kids below grade level

Today's release of the April 2013 state test results show that only 26 percent of New York City's 3rd through 8th graders are performing on grade level in reading and 30 percent are on grade level in math. While the city isn't far behind the state -- 31 percent of New York state students scored on grade level in both math and reading -- the numbers mean that 7 in 10 New York City students are below grade level when measured by the state's new Common Core aligned assesments. City officials emphasized that teachers and students will not be penalized for low scores.

 

Black, Hispanic, special needs kids and students learning to speak English fared especially poorly. The achievement gap remains a "daunting challenge," said Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch Wednesday.

 

At a press conference timed with the public release of data Wednesday morning, Tisch and Education Commissioner John King acknowledged the steep drop in proficiency levels. But they repeated the hopeful message sent by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan yesterday: these scores set a "new baseline."

 

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Civil gov't pensions are destroying every industry they touch.

 

Cities are going bankrupt paying out multiple pensions for local city officials.

 

They're not worth it and they should not have any right to it.

 

Pay them today for work today ... only.

 

 

 

 

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Civil gov't pensions are destroying every industry they touch.

 

Cities are going bankrupt paying out multiple pensions for local city officials.

 

They're not worth it and they should not have any right to it.

 

Pay them today for work today ... only.

 

 

 

 

kj

 

PENSIONS DON'T COME FOR FREE = USERS PAY !

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Taxpayers Must Decide

Some state houses are moving forward on the ALEC agenda to defund and disable public education.

Turning the system over to profiteers will neither improve the system nor will it reduce the cost. Of course once in place a tax increase will be developed to keep the margins wherever the profiteers so desire.

Taxpaying school districts must decide whether or not we want to turn over the properties taxpayers own to profiteers. OUR tax dollars are heavily invested in our local public schools.

School District taxpayers must decide if defunding and disabling public education will work anywhere.

School District taxpayers must decide if compromising the standards of staff by way of compromising the credentials of staff set forth over the many decades is a policy we the local school district taxpayers can accept. Compromising the credentials has in fact been mentioned by way of some conservative statehouses.

Are School District Taxpayers willing to submit the authority to hire and fire personnel to the statehouse?

Yes public ed teachers deserve a wage that represents their investment in our children and their investment in their credentials.

Excellent public education is and has been a powerful driver of economic growth in most communities.

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