There may be some light at the end of the tunnel with this nonsense about "education." Last night at the borough meeting an actual woman got up and spoke against the massive expenditure on school funding (womens sacred cow).
Of course, the mayor and the rest of them weren't pleased, but because she stated her case respectfully and lucidly, they heard her out.
The shcool budgets always get voted down around here, but this is the first time i ever heard a woman ever say anything against education.
The new budget comes up for a vote in a month or so, and I'll put a letter to the editor in a local weekly against ratification.
That's great, JT! This, too, may be a sign of a rightward shift in a population group...... in this case, soccer moms. Where did you say you live? Whew, an area that faithfully votes down school budgets, that's NEWS. Please share your L2E with us when it's ready, with link if it gets printed! [img]smileys/smiley32.gif[/img]
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The high school class of 2006 recorded the sharpest drop in SAT scores in 31 years, a decline that the exam's owner, the College Board, said was partly due to some students taking the newly lengthened test only once instead of twice.... The results come several months after numerous colleges reported surprisingly low SAT scores for this year's incoming college freshmen. The nonprofit College Board, which had said scores would be down this year, released figures Tuesday showing combined critical reading and math skills fell seven points on average to 1021.... The average critical reading score fell from 508 to 503, while math dropped from 520 to 518.
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Below is a link to an article by Pat Buchanan entitled "Dumbing-Down of America" can be found in the Nationalist News Service listings. Though the article did not get into "desegregation" factor, it got me thinking. The timing in the decline of learning in the USA is what appears to be most telling. The collation with the decline of learning in the USA and "desegregation" is too strong to be incidental. With the advent of "desegregation" White parents had to either remove their children from public schools, find mostly White schools or their children were faced with a major struggle to learn in a majority nonwhite school. Even with 10% blacks about 3 out of 30 black can still be very disrupt and the black "teachers" one that I would call competent in all the years of schooling luckily that is of a very small number.
An article entitled "Dumbest Generation Getting Dumber"
Posted by Lew Rockwell <email@example.com> on September 22,
2009 08:22 AM
Wrote H. L. Mencken:
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all;
it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same
safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to down
dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States,
whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues, and other such
mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else…Their purpose, in
brief, is to make docile and patriotic citizens, to pile up
majorities, and to make John Doe and Richard Doe as nearly alike, in
their everyday reactions and ways of thinking, as possible. </pre>
Mini- tax revolt occurring across NJ tonight. School board elections and tax levies are being voted on. Usually 70% of school district levies pass, today school levies are going down in flames. It's late, I'll update on the contentious political fight between Gov. Chris Christie and the NJEA and the fall out of the defeated tax levies. Maybe I underestimated the Tea Party effect. Though I wish the movement would become a vocal supporter for the repeal of NAFTA.
Christie's budget calls for an $850 million cut indirect state aid plus another $175 million cut to state universities and collegesin an attempt to close a $2 billion state budget deficit.
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Magnificent! Please keep us updated -- tragic that the big spenders are only answerable to dire necessity. Everything's flowing together -- if Tea Partiers aren't going after NAFTA, somebody else major is (was this in ANUnews or Blacklisted News, whatever).
Can somebody tell us what state governments are doing in the higher education business to begin with?