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Old 05-21-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I am trying to decide whether you are serious or sarcastic.
we are the 99%!!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Here's the real truth on spending if you care.

http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/11f33pub.pdf

Please feel free to live in a world of biased delusions though.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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But..but...but...how can that be? After all...we are living in the age of LBJ and the Dcats. "Great Society". Great Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia another lib. fantasy blown to dust.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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But..but...but...how can that be? After all...we are living in the age of LBJ and the Dcats. "Great Society". Great Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia another lib. fantasy blown to dust.
You're about 50 years off?
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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Table 11 = DC $29K per student in 2011, same as the OP-linked article.
$10K more than #2 NY state, with equally underperforming NYC school system.
Your point?
At least DC schools are better than Detroit?
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/only...icient-reading

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Old 05-21-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Table 11 = DC $29K per student in 2011, same as the OP-linked article.
$10K more than #2 NY state, with equally underperforming NYC school system.
Your point?
At least DC schools are better than Detroit?
Only 7% of Detroit Public-School 8th Graders Proficient in Reading | CNS News
I stand corrected then. I just couldn't believe anyone could be 3 times higher than average.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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So what's the deal with these schools? Should the government just keep pumping money in? We have poor rural schools where I'm from yet the students get a good education on a shoe string budget.

If I'm not mistaken, the teachers in DC are also paid a lot more than other areas. For what? You'd think our nation's capital would be a shining beacon of everything that right about our school systems.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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So what's the deal with these schools? Should the government just keep pumping money in? We have poor rural schools where I'm from yet the students get a good education on a shoe string budget.

If I'm not mistaken, the teachers in DC are also paid a lot more than other areas. For what? You'd think our nation's capital would be a shining beacon of everything that right about our school systems.
its a function of big government, corruption and propaganda. the corrupt politicians are influenced by powerful groups. big government has taxpayer money for the politicians to play with. propaganda is used to convince people to be ok with ridiculous amounts of money being spent on something. oh and its racist to be opposed to more money being spent in these areas to help the children.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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Ours spends $8,492 per student, has a 99% graduation rate and delivers a really solid education.

Of course our county is only 5% black.

The nearby city spends about the same for less, is 33% black and has something like a 68% graduation rate.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Ours spends $8,492 per student, has a 99% graduation rate and delivers a really solid education.

Of course our county is only 5% black.

The nearby city spends about the same for less, is 33% black and has something like a 68% graduation rate.
This is a perfect example of parental input. Schools and teachers cannot be held responsible for values instilled by parents. They can only try. The best teacher in a bad school may be better than the best in a great school and not get credit for their efforts because of this!
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