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Itaught30yrs
A proud American teacher for over 30 years.
11:49 AM on 09/29/2011
These job cuts could be "politically sensitive" for Perry. What a bunch of BS!

How "politically sensitive" is it for the teachers without a job and students without teachers...stuck in over sized classes.

Don't cry for Rick Perry.... he woun't lose his job any time soon...he has much more to do to build up his Job creation credentials....so it will be "politically acceptable".

Pass Obama's job bill! It is the ONLY JOBS BILL on the table.... Maybe John Boehner will come up with one before 2012....NOT!
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04:21 PM on 09/30/2011
If Reid ever introduces it the bill could be voted up or down but he is probably waiting until it is a case of "you have to pass it to read what is in it".
04:25 PM on 09/30/2011
I have a better jobs bill than all of them E-verify nationwide, and it won't add any money to the defecit nor will it raise your taxes. The mexican and union jobs bill should be scrapped. Time to protect the middle class. E-verify. And how about those Chicago teacher cuts. That city cut 3 times as many teachers as the entire state of Texas. I guess teachers hould vote Republican over Democrat consider Chicago is a Democrat stronghold, huh. Would love to read your reply
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11:37 AM on 09/29/2011
Bloomberg says that Perry is right. This is the future of America, tax cuts with cuts in Education and unlimited immigration. Their future is an American caste system of rich, educated English speakers and the poor ignorant spanglish.
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Virtual Lib
Apathy Kills
11:35 AM on 09/29/2011
So, instead of paying them to do what they are skilled to do, we're going to pay them unemployment instead ??
04:26 PM on 09/30/2011
Chicago a Democrat city cut three times as many teacher. Detroit cut 5 thousand teachers. I guesss a republican is a teachers best friend. Would want to be in a Democrats states right now.
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BobABooey
My Bio Stinks !
11:24 AM on 09/29/2011
Hey, I have an idea, let's give big oil some tax breaks and lay off teachers ! Awesome...
04:57 PM on 09/30/2011
Hey I have an idea let's run Texas like California, Detroit or Chicago the Democrat examples of education priority. I that's right the three combined have cut 25,000 teaching jobs. I guess Republicans care about education more than democrats.
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Brown Buddha
Throwing pebbles into the ocean
11:23 AM on 09/29/2011
Time to send more money to oil companies.
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darquelourd
You Get What You Play For
11:17 AM on 09/29/2011
as long as we practice cannibalism in economics and politics we're going to consume ourselves
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BobABooey
My Bio Stinks !
11:24 AM on 09/29/2011
Everything tastes better with Tapatio !
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Debbe Lewis
Baby, I was born this way!
11:15 AM on 09/29/2011
How nice! This will make it easier for Texas schools to teach that Jeebus rode around on dinosaurs at the beginning of the world 6,000 years ago.
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Aegis13
My microbio is exercising it's 4th amendment right
11:13 AM on 09/29/2011
I guess when you rank dead last in the number of people who actually graduate, it's easy to claim you have high quality and modest spending. Only the students who really want to graduate do, and you don't have to waste money trying to educate people you can ignore. Seems at odds with that other Texans' "no child left behind" policy though.

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/why-does-texas-rank-last-in-high-school-diplomas/
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06:08 PM on 09/29/2011
I think you missread the linked article. Texas ranks last in the percent of adults without high school diplomas while California ranks next to last. The reason is the influx of adult immigrants who arrive without high school diplomas. They never enter the state school system. However, the graduation rates for high school students is above the national average. As the article expl;ains, "This is why Texas rank last in the nation in the percentage of adults with high school diplomas, and simultaneously rank 22nd in the percentage attending college. Except for the immigant adults who arrive with no diploma, Texas would rank even higher than 22nd in college attendance.
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10:53 AM on 09/29/2011
Schools are so wary of liability and being sued that they go overboard in consequences so no one can claim they aren't doing anything about unruly students just in case a tragedy happens and schools are blamed for it. Remove the threat of liability and put the responsibility for student behavior back where it belongs--on the parents--and schools can return to common sense consequences and get rid of most no tolerance policies, except for obviously extreme and dangerous behaviors.
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andee v
Seeing a lot of ugly people today.
10:26 AM on 09/29/2011
Education is not that important in Texas, it's all about Jesus, football, and oil.
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BobABooey
My Bio Stinks !
11:25 AM on 09/29/2011
Amen....
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06:10 PM on 09/29/2011
Although Texas is one of only four "majority minority" states, it ranks 22nd in the percentage attending college.
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rltballer
why is equality difficult for some to understand?
10:20 AM on 09/29/2011
Hey governor Perry. Your state for the last decade. This is your doing. All the while your pockets get fatter. Way to ruin Texas.
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BobABooey
My Bio Stinks !
11:26 AM on 09/29/2011
Can't blame that sucky state on just one man. Been a slippery slope for a minute now.
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06:16 PM on 09/29/2011
Teacher layoffs in California and New York are running in the thousands. States across the nations are cutting back. The majority of funding for Texas schools comes not from the state but local school district taxes. Texas ranks near the bottom when it comes to state funding for schools, but 27th nationally when local and state spending is combined. Because it's a low cost of living state, education dollars stretch farther in Texas than in many other states.