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Old 06-27-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Read the two articles and see if you can find any inconsistencies...

Rick Scott educated children key: Educated children key to Florida's economy - Orlando Sentinel

PolitiFact Florida | Education cuts show up in Rick Scott's budget
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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I don't think he thinks that much about us. He just does whatever he feels like, depending upon which way the breeze is blowing, and doesn't care to consider anything beyond that.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Florida is already on the bottom of the list (bottom 10 I think) for education budget per student. So why not shoot for last place?
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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He could care less about education in FL. That was known before he was voted into office... Yet his alien self got in. Let's get to work!(screwing the educational system)
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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His guess isn't that off-base, though. Fifty-some percent of the population voted him into office, after all.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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His guess isn't that off-base, though. Fifty-some percent of the population voted him into office, after all.
Very true. LMAO.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Read the two articles and see if you can find any inconsistencies...
You assume a fact not in evidence: that more money makes the public education system better, and less makes it worse. We have spent 30 years ramping up education budgets at a rate vastly exceeding inflation plus population growth, and gotten nothing for it. Smaller class sizes don't improve outcomes, higher salaries and benefits don't improve teachers. In that light, paying less for the same result is a great idea.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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higher salaries and benefits don't improve teachers. In that light, paying less for the same result is a great idea.
I can assume you've mentioned this thesis to your employer when discussions turn towards your own salary? Everyone knows you get the best results from employees by paying them less and taking away benefits.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I can assume you've mentioned this thesis to your employer when discussions turn towards your own salary? Everyone knows you get the best results from employees by paying them less and taking away benefits.
Paying teachers more did not measurably improve student performance. Giving teachers less to do (smaller classes) did not improve student performance. Ergo, teachers are overpaid, and there are too many of them. So no, I have no problem paying them less and firing more. It's not as if we'll be in short supply of teachers.

As for my job, not I don't demand pay raises just for spending time in grade (that's a military term btw).
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Using your logic-you're spending time in grade, ergo you're not advancing, ergo, it's time for you to go (that's also military,btw).
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