“Students, who cannot hope to recoup their losses on the educational expenses.
Sure. The students. For the kids.
Or the bankers.”
LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:45:53
“P.S. - In the 1970's Pell grants covered 70% of in-state college expenses. Now it's only 30%. If there were more grants, their would be fewer expenses.
You're obsession with banks is irrational since they are no longer involved.”
LeighAnnes on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:38:51
“It is a fact that college graduates, as a whole, make more money than non-college graduates. It is also a fact that currently the unemployment rate for college graduates is less than 5%. Helping more students graduate from college helps the country by increasing the middle-class.
You make no sense. Are you even trying to make a point? Or do just get off on making silly snarky comments?”
My family is replete with educators, and I have not heard one of them support common core.
They make sure that our children know basic precepts. They ask many questions of our children. The underlying knowledge is that they want to make SURE that our children know what they should know at any given point in the educational process.
They did this before common core was implemented and they most likely will do so regardless of the edict that they are given. Why? Because they are intelligent people who care about the education of out children. I'll say more than I generally do about my personal life, but it's ironic that a family named "Student" is so deeply involved in education.
So yes, bribes. More prolific than you probably know.”
saveal on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:01:46
“My praise and thanks to your family. With 7 grandchildren, I know all I can bear.”
My oldest, was pulled from his classes and put into AP for math and sciences at an early age. He was, and is, exceptional. I say that in awe, not as his mother.
My youngest, with the same aptitude from my standpoint, with the same awe-inspiring intelligence, is - yes, honor roll and so forth - but NOT getting the same level of education. In fact, it seems to me, as if mediocrity is the "norm" and that excellence is "unseemly."
I'm rather disgusted at this because I feel, as you probably feel, and as others surely feel, that our tax dollars for education are being supplanted in some way away from our children and towards big business (yes, education is BIG business in this country!)”
saveal on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:44:39
“A lot of our education funds have gone to states as a bribe to get to get them to accept common core as their curriculum, which is more of indoctrination instead of education. Smart students are a problem for teachers.”
“Question: Do you have a child in the public education system?
I ask because in the time I have had my children in public education, I have noticed a glaring decline.”
Thomy O on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:26:21
“Have you looked at the salary for nonteaching higher administrative positions in public universities lately? University of Washington has 4 vice presidents whose annual salaries range from $552,000 per year to $380,000 per year with the average being $420,000 per year. What exactly does a Vice President at the University of Washington do that a salary nearly 3 times what that state's governor receives is justifiable? The US Secretary of State makes $186,000 per year so again what are the V.P.s at University of Washington doing that makes each one of them deserving of a salary more than double what the Secretary of State earns?”
crabbyoldman on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:13:16
“You must be from the "it's not my fault" generation. Quit blaming teachers and start blaming yourself. Too many do not take responsibility for their children and then blame the schools when they grow up a mess. Your "glaring decline" is due to lack of parenting.
We had four children in public education, our last just graduated magna cum laude in three and a half years debt free by working, saving their money and going to school all year round. Quit being an enabler. We made sure they did their homework and didn't make excuses for them like so many parents today.”
saveal on Nov 18, 2013 at 15:58:33
“I know there is no comfort in it, but you are not alone.”