You know, Bob, private armies are so much more efficient than that damnable public monopoly.
At 07:58 AM 10/6/2012, Paul Tanner wrote: >But I did not answer my own questions. > >One of the fundamentals of economic conservatism is that privatization >is always better, that private entities always do things better than >public entities. > >So no one has answered my questions. > >On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Paul, you answered your own question. I have said before that my > district doesn't suffer 25% of the problems we see in other > districts or that we discuss here. Why? Because we are conservative > and so is our school board. However, you have to stay on your toes > and monitor their every move. Students with less affluent parents > do not fare as well. It would be easier with the finnish system for > sure, across the board. Mainly, a school system that dotes on the > aspirations of the students rather than one that uses them (and the > teachers) for political purposes. > > > > Bob Hansen > > > > > > On Oct 4, 2012, at 10:20 AM, Paul Tanner <email@example.com> wrote: > > > >> I keep asking such questions as this question and conservatives keep > >> running away from them: > >> > >> First: The most conservative school districts in the country > >> (districts in which the vast majority of voters are so conservative > >> they always vote into power and keep voting into power even the most > >> conservative people at every level of government including those like > >> Michele Bachmann) always have refused to privatize their own public > >> school systems, even though they could because of their absolute power > >> as being such a large voting majority. (That means that that so-called > >> mafia has no power to stop it if that vast majority wanted to actually > >> do it.) > >> > >> So, here's the question: > >> > >> If such privatization is such a great idea, then why haven't they done > >> it when all this time they have had the absolute power to do it if > >> they wanted to? > >> > >> If you think that the answer is too obvious, then here's the > followup question: > >> > >> Why haven't they wanted to? > >> > >> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:36 AM, Haim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >>> Jerry P. Becker Posted: Oct 3, 2012 7:01 PM > >>> > >>> **************************** > >>> From Diane Ravitch's Blog [A site to discuss better education > for all], Tuesday, October 2, 2012. See > >>> > http://dianeravitch.net/2012/10/02/michelle-rhees-plan-to-destroy-public-education/ > >>> **************************** > >>> Michelle Rhee's Plan to Destroy Public Education > >>> > >>> Michelle Rhee is is a one-person PAC. She is raising hundreds > of millions of dollars from rightwing billionaires and foundations > and corporations to subsidize her program. > >>> > >>> What is her program? Destroy teachers' unions; eliminate tenure > and seniority; privatize public education. Having failed to > transform the public schools of the District of Columbia, she now > wants to privatize public education everywhere. > >>> **************************** > >>> > >>> It is a commentary on our age that an article like this could > be written by one scholar and published by another. It is an echo > from a past that, I thought, had faded away. It seems I am mistaken. > >>> > >>> Louis XIV is famously reputed to have said, "L'etat, c'est > moi." Whether or not he actually said those words, in the Age of > Kings he might as well have said them because that was both the the > general view and the harsh reality. And, the further east one > went, the truer it was. > >>> > >>> This idea, that the individual embodied the state or the > institution or the corporation, echoes into our age, at least in > the customs of the U.S. Navy. So, for example, when Admiral Nimitz > was about to walk into a room, the officers would be called to > attention with the announcement, "Pacific Fleet Arriving", and in > would walk Chester Nimitz, the embodiment of that force. > >>> > >>> It is this history and this tradition that comes to mind with > the title of the essay, "Michelle Rhee's Plan to Destroy Public > Education", and we read that her plan is to destroy the teachers' > unions. This article tells us everything we need to know about the > mentality of the Education Mafia. They think they are > sovereign. They think they are public education in just the same > way Louis XIV thought he was France. > >>> > >>> This is what they think. What do you think about this arrogance? > >>> > >>> Haim > >>> No representation without taxation.