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Showing posts with label Education cuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education cuts. Show all posts

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Examiner: The Republican attack on public education and unions


Cross posted from The Examiner Dot Com
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(UPDATE- 6/8/12) The true foundation of a person is their education. Whether it's in the classroom or knowledge that is gained throughout life, the education of a person is important. In the United States, it seems that education is under attack as public schools see their funds cuts by conservative lawmakers, and many college and university tuitions are rising faster than people can keep up with.
At over $1 trillion, The USA Today reports that student loan debt is now greater than credit card debt in the United States. In 2010, over $100 billion was given out in student loans. According to a report by credit.com, the average college debt held by students when they graduate is over $25,000. However, before students can get to college they get educated in elementary school, middle school and then high school. While college tuition is increasing, public education is under attack by Republicans across the country, putting children in America at a severe disadvantage.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

GOP Defector’s Lament: Education at What Expense?





For nigh on 30 years, I considered myself a faithful Republican. Now that I teach (last seven years), I’m at odds with the GOP. By attacking education, teachers, and teachers’ unions to provide ‘quick-fix’ solutions to America’s economic problems, the GOP has alienated me. Bottom line: I can no longer vote Republican. My livelihood has been threatened, and my sense of justice, violated. It hurts to say goodbye, but I must. How could such a glorious political philosophy, movement and party, be so wrong on something as fundamentally American, as public education? GOODBYE, GOPI will miss you. Author unnamed

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