9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rivka Willick
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 10:27:03

    Stuart, I agree with your sentiments, but I need to make one correction. These cuts are happening in the private schools as well, at least the (religious) schools my kids go to.


  2. Lisa Wields Words
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 12:26:47

    I’m speechless.


  3. RAAckerman @ Cerebrations.biz
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 12:49:15

    Um, Stuart, I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but you seem to have missed some key facts. The Republicans are not only attempting to destroy unions (only to insure that the big money in campaigns can only come from their friends), but public schools, as well. They want school vouchers, no public education, which means no teachers or pensions with which to deal, which saves money (this concept of spending nothing works wonders- until you need a road or a building permit or a driver’s license.)


    • Stuart Nager
      Jun 07, 2012 @ 16:57:23

      Roy…I disagree only in that I was not going there. I wasn’t making this a Republican/Democrat thing: just what an absurd thing to do. Like Lisa wrote: I’m speechless.


  4. Maria Wen Adcock (@BiculturalMama)
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 17:57:40

    I have heard talk about this in NY and it appalls me! American kids are already behind much of the world when it comes to education, and now the government want to delay our kids education? They may think kindergarten is just playtime, but they obviously haven’t done their homework then.


  5. Richard Wiseman
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 05:52:46

    It’s happening all over the world I fear. Austerity cuts in Europe and UK are causing the same problems in education and this is widening the gap between rich and poor even further. It’s truly a shame.


  6. Arlee Bird
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 01:11:41

    My wife is a kindergarten teacher in Orange County, CA and every year they give her more kids,. more testing for the kids, and more administrative headaches. Some nights she comes home feeling sick from the stress. I want her to have her good pay and benefits, but on the realistic side the unions are going to have to make some concessions. Likewise, administration needs to be sharply curtailed as well as expenses all around. Sure the kids need to be given the best we can give them, but how much can the taxpayers afford. Government worker pay and pensions definitely need to be studied and addressed realistically.

    Tossing It Out


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