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Bush's war on Education

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hipsterdufus

The 2006 Budget, passed yesterday is the latest example of this administrations war on education. I'm convinced that the long term goal is to keep the general populous un-educated for political gain.

It's a well-known fact that people with college degrees were more likely to vote for Kerry.

http://www.issues2000.org/askme/Education_vs_voting.htm#BA
http://www.issues2000.org/askme/Education_vs_voting.htm#MA


Look at what this bill does:

Students to Bear Big Burden Under the Final Budget Bill

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Under the bill, college students would pay higher interest rates on loans. Many banks will receive lower subsidies. And the Education Department will work with the Internal Revenue Service to ferret out students and parents who underreport incomes on financial aid applications. The budget bill is estimated to save $39.7 billion over the next five years. Student aid accounts for $12.7 billion of the savings, or 32 percent.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/22/politics/22student.html

This is the latest in a long line of moves to weaken education in our country.

Previous moves include:

1. Bush supports teaching ID in schools
2. Under funding of NCLB
3. Data used to initiate NCLB now proven to be faulty
4. Demonization of NEA
5. Support of vouchers at the expense of public schools.
6. Decrease in funding for Pell grants
7. War against Science

With college tuition costs going through the roof, it is harder and harder for the average American to have the funds available to go to college.

In George Bush's America, ignorance is strength
 

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NCLB is a joke. It seems to me that it is more like EVERY child left behind....

If the decline in education continues, I WILL find a way to be able to homeschool my children, so that they are equipped to enter the "real" world and be successful.

Argh....so much I would like to say on this issue, but I'm not feeling very well right now, and I think I need to go get some sleep.....but I will be back to discuss this further!!!
 
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