Comments on: The election results no one’s talking about http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jbeech http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78162 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:54:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78162 One data point does not constitute a trend.

That said, I wonder if folks don’t so much rebel against higher taxes for education, as higher taxes for more of the same result?

If ever there were a crying need for reform it’s in education but the facts are in America this is a local issue with largely local funding (yes, Special Ed. gets some state and national funding).

Nevertheless, local boards of education make the rules and deliver the results the populace, which puts these folks in charge deserve, e.g. an outcome where about 1/4 of students don’t graduate, and the aim is for all students to plan for college despite the realities of the Bell curve.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78145 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 02:30:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78145 Most “education” funding doesn’t go towards education. It’s a giant backdoor for feel good programs. Education should not fund feeding the poor, providing transportation foo them, and providing baby sitting and entertainment. But it does. Why? Because “it’s for the kids” and no one can stand up to the lefties that drive this money machine. We also dumped our problem of how to take care of the indigent on our school systems. Our special education programs pump 10 times the money into a “student” that will never be a productive member of society and then leaves bright students with high potential with a class of 40 moronic undisciplined little monsters. The rest of the world is laughing at us as we become the dumbest nation in all of the economic countries. Our politicians should have some gonads and remove the indigent from our school systems and create real programs that will help them and let our other students flourish. They should create or modify the programs for helping the poor instead of hiding it in our school budgets. Most importantly we must change this social stigma we have created that makes even discussing problems and solutions politically incorrect.

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By: Duffman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78089 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:12:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78089 If we give the poor a quality & inexpensive education. How the heck are we supposed to have a permanent under class similar to indentured servants? Keep public education horrible and the poor smucks who attend those schools will remain poor smucks forever. Now.. if we could only find a way to make the ethnics attend the worst schools, while keeping the white schools semi descent we’ll be in business!

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By: ArribaJuarez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78077 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:45:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78077 Michelle keeps referring to Hispanic counties. Shouldn’t she be referring to American counties? Also, there is no such thing as a slight tax increase. It is either additional taxation or it isn’t. Would you rather have money or morals in education.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78074 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:52:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78074 While education is important, those with political ideologies are not bright enough to know what true education is. They are simply followers. Democrats espouse education as important but yet their actual implementation of it is very similar to that of the GOP. Children are taught to follow and comply with those in control and who know better than everyone else. Critical thinking is as much a hated skill by the DFL as it is for the GOP. It is because they both want power and money and to support corporations and wealthy people. A bright parent will educate their child in parallel to the public school system to make sure they get the real lessons and not just the lessons that make them dependents on the powerful. It’s fine to talk about technology and it’s importants, but when we manipulate markets and suppress alternative technologies to sustain old dilapidated and corrupt industries while teaching the kids to conform to frivilous consumerism, it’s difficult to believe anyone cares about education.

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78073 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:20:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78073 It is important, not just for Colorado but for the U.S. At the state and local levels, the budget cutters have been decimating education funding. The majority of our economic growth depends on technology which depends on eduction. The U.S. will no longer be the world’s leading economic power when today’s first graders are in the work force, unless we reverse this trend immediately.

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By: Reilly75 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78072 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:05:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78072 Funding amendments are always difficult to pass, especially if the written language in the amendment is not clear and straightforward. I think the author is making this issue more important than warranted.

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By: ExDemocrat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78071 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:50:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78071 I am not a Colorado resident, but I’ll hazard a guess about how the state has voted lately. Maybe the “progressive” effort to increase taxes failed because it was an off-year election. In the last two presidential election years, Coloradans have supported President Obama, the most dirigiste and leftist U.S. head of state since at least FDR. Maybe the long-term trend is still for Coloradans to move politically to the left.

Some of the other items cited in the article, like homosexual unions, legalization marijuana, and mail-in ballots are not necessarily signs of victorious socialism. A Libertarian could have easily supported all three reforms.

However,given the mostly-leftward drift of the state, it can still be argued that it is headed the way of Illinois and the federal government. Undoubtedly, a large and growing “progressive” portion of Coloradans favor public fiscal recklessness (overspending, over-borrowing, vast unfunded pension- and health care-related liabilities); unlimited new public regulations on business activities; unchecked union power; government dependence; and, of course, higher taxes on those who are successful. The once-hardy Coloradan Westerners still want to have their own version of the French nanny state, no?

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By: sangell http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78066 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:02:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78066 Maybe people are just tired of spending money on the offspring of fat, tattooed and drug abusing mothers. Two clichés come to mind, you can’t make a silk purse our of sow’s ear and spending more on education is simply ‘casting pearls before swine’.

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By: Aquifer1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/the-election-results-no-ones-talking-about/#comment-78063 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:40:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25752#comment-78063 I don’t know where the impression ever came from in the first place that Latinos were primarily a “liberal” constituency …

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