They want to control you from even before you're a twinkle in your parents' eyes, with strict laws governing how and with whom people may reproduce. Then they want to control you with strict laws governing how you may behave, which are dictated to Republican legislators by right-wing ideologues and Evangelical Christian leaders. They want to deny you any kind of economic freedom that would allow people to compete on a free and fair basis with the ultra-rich and ultra-powerful (the way the GOP has gutted education and infrastructure is a prime example). Finally, they want to control the way you die--in a gutter, without medical insurance.
I believe you forgot to add "/crazy rant" at the end of your post. How do "they" want to control with whom you reproduce? We'll have to tackle these one at a time.
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. — Calvin Coolidge
"Under Barack Obama, the only 'change' is that 'hope' is hard to find" - Marco Rubio
No major industrialized country has made the investment in K-through-12 education that America has. We've increased per pupil spending since the early 1960s from about $2,400 per student (in today's dollars) to about $11,000 per pupil today, more than a four-fold increase in real spending. In doing so, we now outspend other major industrialized countries like Germany, Japan, France and the U.K. on a per pupil basis by 20 percent to 30 percent, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Much of that money has gone into teachers, as our bulging public school payrolls attest. In 1960 we employed 1.4 million public school teachers to teach 36 million students. Today we employ 3.2 million teachers to teach 49 million students, giving us a ratio of about 15.5 students to every teacher, down from nearly 26 students per teacher 50 years ago. Hiring of non-instructional personnel exploded too, from 1 million non-teaching workers in our schools in the early 1960s to 4.7 million today. Enrollment in that time has increased by just 37 percent.
Liberals continue to make things up. The number of K-12 teachers has more than doubled since 1960.
I didn't make anything up; I said we weren't funding the right things in education. However, assuming your figure is correct (and I believe it is) I never said we more teachers; I was implying that we weren't funding teachers (and infrastructure) correctly. I actually agree with a lot of the substance of what people like Bill Gates have been saying - that we don't necessarily need more teachers, but we need to find ways to pick out (and keep) the good ones.
Gates suggested the states could save money by using only the best teachers. He said schools need to identify those strong teachers and make sure their skills are taught to others. “Compared to the countries that outperform us in education, we do very little to measure, develop and reward excellent teaching,” he said. The U.S. needs to “flip the curve” and raise performance without spending more, he suggested. He also advised lifting cap sizes on classes and offering financial incentives to teachers to take on more students.
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