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Bunny Foo Foo
Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him!
08:14 AM on 02/12/2013
Throwing taxpayer money at early education does nothing but line the pockets of the unions.

A report published by the Department of Health and Human found that the $150 billion that taxpayers have “invested” in Head Start since 1965 is yielding zero lasting benefits for participating children. According to the Head Start Impact Study: “the benefits of access to Head Start at age four are largely absent by 1st grade for the program population as a whole.”
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dragonladywaltham
politicians are SUPPOSED to serve Americans
08:44 AM on 02/12/2013
If those children are just "keeping up" it is progress.
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Bunny Foo Foo
Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him!
09:12 AM on 02/12/2013
maybe you settle for mediocrity, but most parents do not....
08:13 AM on 02/12/2013
OBama revision to "No Child Left Behind"...... is based on what he calls "investments"; the nation calls "No Child Left a Dime!"
08:11 AM on 02/12/2013
Since he doesn't understand markets, it's probably wise for him to focus on preschool.
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Bunny Foo Foo
Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him!
08:09 AM on 02/12/2013
Well of course, it's the wee ones that can be coerced into singing songs of praise for dearleader........mmmm, mmmm, mmmmm
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08:13 AM on 02/12/2013
mmmmm,mmmmm,mmmm, good ;)
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No more Kool Aid
Believe what you see not see what you believe
08:08 AM on 02/12/2013
It is Tuesday morning and I had to search for an article( underneath Chris Brown, Ted Nugent, and all the articles blaming the GOP for everything)about the State of the Union speech tonight.Simply amazing! I'ts going to be a pig with lipstick speech!
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First Blast
res ad triarios venit
07:58 AM on 02/12/2013
This won't go anywhere. The education system has been designed to reproduce inequality. Kids from low and middle class backgrounds will continue to be streamed into low and medium wage mindsets and expectations.
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dragonladywaltham
politicians are SUPPOSED to serve Americans
08:46 AM on 02/12/2013
Capitalism needs warm bodies and ignorant votes.
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07:56 AM on 02/12/2013
The Right Wing Typists
claim they want details.
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barneylee
07:54 AM on 02/12/2013
Hooray! Everybody has a gun, now we're safer.
We have a free market. Go grab your pile of taxpayer dollars. Nobody is looking.
We have 11 aircraft carrier battle groups and no enemies.
08:20 AM on 02/12/2013
Actually you are correct - murders are down since the 60's and 70's because more people do have guns!
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dragonladywaltham
politicians are SUPPOSED to serve Americans
08:48 AM on 02/12/2013
Thanks for proving Obama's point.
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barneylee
12:18 PM on 02/12/2013
more people are older.
07:48 AM on 02/12/2013
Where is the Beef? Whatever the President may have in mind for improving our Education Systems, I hope his Address is more informative than this article. I currently have no idea what improvement may be the target of such focus, other than affordability for poorer students. While that is certainly important, it is insufficient to raise the position of these United States vs. the outcomes produced by the Educational Systems of several other Countries.
08:20 AM on 02/12/2013
The US education system compares very favorably against other countries when you take our level of child poverty, which is unheard of in other industrialized nations, into account. All of our kids, rich and poor, do better than equivalent kids in other countries, but we've got a LOT more poor kids.

If you want to fix the educational results, there's no point focusing on the schools. They're doing very well already with what they get in the door. You've got to fix our economy. You've got to fix the inequality of wealth.
10:00 AM on 02/12/2013
I agree that our percentage of the population that are at or below the poverty level is high, and thus improving the education of those in poverty is imperative, however I do worry that some believe the Education System is fine.  More must be done.  
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IMquick
You're just jealous the voices talk to me
07:42 AM on 02/12/2013
Indoctrination needs to start at the earliest point of a childs ability to reason.
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El Chingaso
Reality-based infusion.
07:56 AM on 02/12/2013
Exactly. The way Obama, et al, "frame" education...is nothing more than a distraction from what "really" is occurring. U.S. students' sub-par performance, when compared to their peers on the national stage (even developing countries), is certainly indicative of that...
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Bunny Foo Foo
Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him!
08:02 AM on 02/12/2013
Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm
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IMquick
You're just jealous the voices talk to me
08:37 AM on 02/12/2013
You sing good. American idol your next venture?
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Define Fair
equality and fairness drives the debate
07:30 AM on 02/12/2013
While early more funding for "early" education could be valuable (debatable), I've heard of 20 different topics the President will focus on during the State of the Union.

Translation, lots of lofty rhetoric and no substance.
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Janet68
07:52 AM on 02/12/2013
One very long info-mercial. But wait there's more.......!
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El Chingaso
Reality-based infusion.
07:57 AM on 02/12/2013
And plenty of Kool Aid for the -- ahem -- vulnerable.