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A Rat-Infested "Shithole" - This Is New York City's Worst School (And The Reason Why)

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In Europe, "it is all austerity's fault" or so the conventional, and very wrong, wisdom goes. Or rather, fauxterity, because as we showed months ago, with European debt and spending soaring, tax revenues plunging, and zero actual reforms since Draghi's "whatever it takes" speech made any actual attempt to fix the economy through fiscal policy irrelevant (after all the Goldmanite at the head of the ECB will fix any runaway bond yields), the main thing that actually ails Europe is sheer political incompetence and unbridled corruption (and the hangover of record debt, but as every Keynesian knows, even more debt will easily fix that).

As it turns out, the same applies for the US: because in a country in which the lack of economic "growth" and prosperity are attributed to the occasional sequester, and a stingy congress that refuses to unleash the spending floodgates, the money is perfectly sufficient - the problem is that quite often it ends up in the hands of people who one may call criminals, if one were so inclined (although legally is prohibited at least until they end up convicted in a court of law).

Take the case of public school PS 106, located in Far Rockaway, Queens - the school is allocated $2.9 million to serve a low-income population with 98 percent of its students eligible for free lunches. As a Title 1 school, it gets extra federal funds. There is one problem: none of that state money actually makes its way to the students, and with no class, or books, and a rat infestation, PS 106 has officially earned the title of New York's worst school.

The Post details the educational process at one of New York's public schools:

Students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, have gotten no math or reading and writing books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum, whistleblowers say. The 234 kids get no gym or art classes. Instead, they watch movies every day. “The kids have seen more movies than Siskel and Ebert,” a source said.

 

The school nurse has no office equipped with a sink, refrigerator or cot. The library is a mess: “Nothing’s in order,” said a source. “It’s a junk room.”

 

No substitutes are hired when a teacher is absent — students are divvied up among other classes. A classroom that includes learning-disabled kids doesn’t have the required special-ed co-teacher.

 

About 40 kindergartners have no room in the three-story brick building. They sit all day in dilapidated trailers that reek of “animal urine,” a parent said; rats and squirrels noisily scamper in the walls and ceiling.

 

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But five months into the school year, PS 106 classes still don’t have the books or teacher’s guides.

 

They have no reading program, no math program,” a source said, adding Sills blames outside administrators for not sending materials. Teachers muddle through by printing out worksheets they find online, buying their own copy paper.

 

The DOE gave no explanation for the missing curricula but said it’s “working with the school to provide students with physical education.”

Surely, all of the above is the result of some evil, cheap legislator who refuses to release another million or two to satisfy the school's pressing budgetary needs. Actually, no. It turns out it is all the principal's fault:

The principal — Marcella Sills, who joined PS 106 nine years ago — is a frequent no-show, sources say.

 

 

Sills did not come to school last Monday. On Tuesday, she showed up at 3:30 p.m.

 

On Wednesday, The Post found her at home in Westbury, LI, all day before emerging at 2:50 p.m. — school dismissal time. Wearing a fur coat, she took her BMW for a spin. She showed up at school Thursday, but not Friday.

 

When Sills, 48, does go to work, it’s rarely before 11 a.m. — and often hours later, say sources familiar with her schedule. “She strolls in whenever she wants,” one said.

 

The school hasn’t had a payroll secretary in years.

Not only that, but the school's community members also state that they have never seen a budget tracking the income and spending. Well, the income is clear: generous taxpayers. As for spending: it's quite clear where the funds are being embezzled.

When [Marcella Sills] is out, an assistant principal is left in charge. Yet Sills, who gets a $128,207 salary, also pockets overtime pay — $2,900 for 83 hours in 2011, the latest available records show.

Unfortunately, it all goes downhill from there, because any attempts to rectify the situation are halted before they will even begin.

Staffers won’t speak up or even file a grievance with their union because Sills will retaliate, a source said. Parents wonder if higher-ups know what’s going on.

 

“Why don’t they get on them? I don’t understand that,” said Michael Moore, father of a second-grader.

 

Another father, Roland Legions, added. “They’re not doing right by the kids.”

 

One mom said she couldn’t get a meeting with Sills to discuss concerns. Another said Sills is “just not professional.” “She should be here,” the mom said. “How is she going to run the school if she’s not here?”

She won't. But she will gladly collect her paycheck while the student spend time watching movies with the rats. Actually, scratch that: "A spokesman denied the trailers are rat-infested."

In conclusion:

“This school is a complete shithole, but nobody in a position of power comes to investigate. No one cares,” a community member said.

That's ok - nobody cares, which means one can once more fall back to the traditional bullshit excuse and again blame those evil stingy legislators who refuse to give Ms. Sills a few more million to collect for doing... nothing.

 

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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:32 | 4329331 wisehiney
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Time for the fed to break out the 3D school house printer.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:33 | 4329335 InjectTheVenom
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"You didn't infest that !"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:39 | 4329357 Fish Gone Bad
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That story seems a bit hard to swallow. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:43 | 4329367 akak
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Damn, a swallow infestation too?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:46 | 4329383 nmewn
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Clearly, this school needs moar administrators and less teachers!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:53 | 4329417 PrecipiceWatching
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Less of both.

Less money too.

Much more of the intact, monogamous, heterosexual nuclear family unit.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:29 | 4329573 SafelyGraze
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documentary of the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X40froeTiJU

War Zone-The Destruction Of An All-American City

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:35 | 4329596 Clint Liquor
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Anyone that would steal the education of a child should be gutted like a fish.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:46 | 4329634 Son of Loki
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Obviously, she's due for a promotion in the FSA.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:23 | 4329730 Anusocracy
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It's not as bad as it seems.

That school is on loan from Detroit.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:09 | 4329787 flacon
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Marcella Sills is a gay actor from that gay movie that they indoctrinate kids with, Rocky Horror Marxist Darwinist Show - It's all good... "she didn't kill those mink [synthetic Chineze plastics]".
http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/schools3.jpg

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:21 | 4329816 TruthInSunshine
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Throwing more money at schools, teachers, administrators, technology systems, unions, etc., etc., is always and forever the governments "answer" to improving academic performance.

What a load of shit.

I lived in Japan for a year when I was in college (on an exchange program).

In Japan, the school buildings are old, most are unheated, extremely few have air conditioning or what we'd consider modern HVAC systems, the classrooms are spartan, the STUDENTS ACT AS THE CUSTODIAL STAFF in most schools, and yet Japanese Students crush even "elite" American Students @ the elementary and high school level (a Japanese high school senior is more apt in science and mathematics than nearly any American University undergrad).

American's educational crisis is one born of a cultural deficit, and throwing gobs of money at that crisis will do nothing to resolve it (but will reward public school, bureaucrats).

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:40 | 4329846 MisterMousePotato
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Since I am the only one here trained in arithmatic, let me explain it:

Average spent per pupil: $12,000 per year (figure is from five or ten years ago. Higher now?)

Average number of children per classroom: 30. Was 20ish for a while, but then the Free Shit Teachers figured out they could steal more if class sizes were larger. (Not that there's anything wrong with that - that was typical for my school years; I just get tired of the ruse used to increase taxes for "smaller class sizes," but then they just stuff the dough in their pockets at the end of the day.)

But I digress.

30 x $12,000 = $360,000. Per classroom. Per year.

Hm. I know I'm small time, but that sure seems like an awful lot of money to me.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:10 | 4329942 James_Cole
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Yeah the US is famously shit at money management. See if you notice a similarity between these two:

http://newshour.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/2012/10/02/US_spends_much_more_o...

http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/4f0b5867eab8ea4c24000033/spendi...

Lotta money, shitty outcomes. 

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/why-are-finlands-schools-succes...

Yes bitchez, invest in teachers not administrators and bullshit tests. 

...Race to the Top initiative invites states to compete for federal dollars using tests and other methods to measure teachers, a philosophy that would not fly in Finland. “I think, in fact, teachers would tear off their shirts,” said Timo Heikkinen, a Helsinki principal with 24 years of teaching experience. “If you only measure the statistics, you miss the human aspect.”

Finland’s schools are publicly funded. The people in the government agencies running them, from national officials to local authorities, are educators, not business people, military leaders or career politicians.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:27 | 4329989 AldousHuxley
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money for education ends up in fancing buildings built by construction companies who fund local politicians' elections

and in areas where politicians own land/buildings to artificially raise real estate value all paid by your taxes.

 

your tax dollars --> school leaders --> fancy buildings that has nothing to do with education --> construction companies --> election fund for politician & construction union vote --> increased desirability of shitty home next to the new school building --> money into owner of that land = political insider who knew about the "redevelopment" projects and bet early

 

that's how most government corruption works....cry for money, funnel funding to 3rd party, kickback to politician's kids bank account in the form of sudden increase in asset value.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:35 | 4330007 James_Cole
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Hence why American pols love the voucher system so much, even easier to send taxpayer money right to their buddies. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 07:49 | 4330151 negative rates
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Those rats can raise a stink if they have to.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 08:47 | 4330209 jcaz
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But, but...  We've managed to employ yet another black woman,  so it's all good......

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:23 | 4330393 gmrpeabody
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Race-it....

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 08:48 | 4330210 jcaz
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*

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:15 | 4330246 onewayticket2
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this has been going on for years....here's the same deal from 2008

it's not changing.

http://normsnotes2.blogspot.com/2008/03/ps-106q-saga.html

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:39 | 4330292 Stackers
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:06 | 4330360 kralizec
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Having a hard time moving my meter to "I give a damn"...it seems stuck at "Don't give a flying fuck"!

These people elected progressives to school boards, city councils, state legislators etc etc...

They made their rat-infested bed...they can die in it too.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:19 | 4330388 Stackers
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marcellasills@gmail.com

 

Let the fun commence

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:54 | 4330823 TBT or not TBT
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Asterisked with:  *Long as my family don't have to pay for it.  

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:26 | 4330263 HurricaneSeason
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Schools get race to the bottom bidding for new construction, every 20 or 30 years, with $15 an hour construction workers that don't see any significant retirement. Teachers that vote themselves raises and outrageous retirements in their 40s dig a deeper and deeper hole. $100K a year and more for 1000 hours of glorified babysitting and "See Spot run" instruction is what is killing the schools, not construction kickbacks or bribes. The NEA kickbacks and bribes to politicians are upfront and above the table and standard procedure.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:18 | 4329969 AldousHuxley
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This is small fry..

as many as 1,000 police officers and firefighters already collecting pensions from the city — were suspected to have bilked the federal government out of an estimated $400 million.

"half the defendants falsely claimed that their psychiatric disabilities were caused by the 9/11 attacks"

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/nyregion/retired-new-york-officers-and...

 

Your tax dollars paying for this ahole to go fishing:

http://static01.nyt.com/images/2014/01/08/nyregion/08fraud-3/08fraud-3-s...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:56 | 4330337 cherokeepilot
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I read this column on a daily basis and enjoy most of the comments, even though some of them are not well researched as your's was AldousHuxley.

 

I usually do not comment since my grandmother once told me that, at times, "it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove that your are" (maybe not the exact words).  However, in this case I will take the chance.

You have taken part of the referenced article and totally misquoted it.  There were not 1,000 police and firefigthers involved in that process.

This is the actual quote from the article. "Many of the 72 city police officers and eight firefighters named in the 205-count indictment had blamed the Sept. 11 attacks for what they described as mental problems: post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and severe depression." 

Furthermore, the actual statement that you attempt to qoute was "a scheme stretching back to 1988 in which as many as 1,000 people — many of them officers and firefighters already collecting pensions from the city — were suspected to have bilked the federal government out of an estimated $400 million."

I know that a majority of people commenting on this site think that pensions received by police and firefighters are unjustified and in some cases probably are, but if you are going to bash these people that put their lives on the line to protect and save the citizens for which they work, get you goddamn facts straight.

As an aside, my father was a Chicago firefighter who was killed in the line of duty and his badge was retired and hung on display in the Chicago Fire Academy.  How much do you think his pension was overvalued by?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:24 | 4330967 ATM
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I think it was overvalued by all of it. Taxpayers funding the risk of paying retired employees retirements for 40 years is a scam.

There is a thing called life insurance and I hope your father was responsible enough to have purchased it for his family as well as having saved his wages for the future. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 15:23 | 4331290 cherokeepilot
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Your response is exactly the type of comment that pisses me off. Obviously you have no idea of how my father's pension was funded since you refer to a "taxpayers funding".  My father paid 10% of his salary into his pension fund.  The City of Chicago was to pay 2.2% into the fund in addition to what my dad paid into the fund.  They, historically, have never paid unless threatened with a lawsuit and were way behind, even when my father died.  The fund is not owned or administered by the government.  It is basically a private fund, administered by current and retired firefighters.

As far as the fund paying a retired employee for 40 years, I have to ask "where did you get that figure?"  When my dad died, the average life expectancy of a retired firefighter was 3 to 7 years after retirement.  The earliest that a firefighter can retire today is at age 50 with 20 years service.  Using you figure, that would mean that the retiree would live to age 90.  Rediculous!!  The average of retirement for a firefighter is 57.  How many 97 year old people are running around, even today?

There are certain cities and towns that do fund and administer pensions and yes, these are taxpayers funded.  Hell, all the salaries of goverment workers are taxfunded.  The pensions are/were supposed to be part of the pay package.  The pensions in private industry are/were funded by receipts for the product that the companies produced.  Are these also a "scam"?  Taxpayers purchased a product, the company supposedly put part of the receipts in a fund for the pensions of their employees.  How is this different from a government agency funding a retirement program through their receipts (taxes)? 

It would be a great world if we didn't have to pay taxes, but they are necessary for the operation of any governmental agency.  As a member of a city, town or county you expect certain services and those services are paid for through taxes.  Pensions are part of the compensation package that helps attract people to these dangerous professions. 

By the way, my father did have life insurance.  As far as having saved money, he didn't.  When he was hired, the pay for a firefighter was 75% of that of most other jobs.  He took the firefighter job, even though it did not pay well at that time, because it included a pension when he would retire.

To bad that he didn't have your foresight and pick an occupation similar to yours, whatever the hell it is that you do.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:58 | 4330844 TBT or not TBT
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It's not small fry.   The teacher's unions are the biggest in nation, and they're uniformly for the Government Party, which pays them back in kind.     Firefighters and cops are far less numerous, but yes you get the same issues out of public service sector unions, uniform support of the Government Party.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:42 | 4330439 insanelysane
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"30 x $12,000 = $360,000. Per classroom. Per year."

I was told by someone in my town that you can't look at it that way.  I stared at him and asked, well, which way would you look at it.  Crickets.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:48 | 4329857 401K of Dooom
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Amen brother!  You forgot to add that the Japanese prize academic success over most everything else.  Also the Japanese students will attend after school tutoring academies called "cram schools". 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:28 | 4329996 AldousHuxley
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everywhere in Asia.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 07:38 | 4330141 Bangin7GramRocks
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I know. All of that scholastic excellence has really worked out great in the land of the rising sun. You are comparing a country with an even worse economy and many times worse cultural problems. I'll take our fancy schools any day.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:59 | 4330349 ElvisDog
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My thoughts too. The Japanese are steadily going batshit crazy with their current society. They can keep it.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:03 | 4330873 TBT or not TBT
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Actually they can't keep it entirely.   It's the deathbed demographics guaranteeing that.   On the other hand, unlike the Europeans, the replacement population in Japan will still be Japanese, so there's that.   The baked-in fruits of their extremely strong ethnic/national/racial preferences in immigration policy.    In Europe the replacement population will be from the middle east and northern africa, where Islam and and Islamicate cultural values subject women to second class family making duties.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:06 | 4329935 Rukeysers Ghost
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Is this the same Japan that is in an economic death spiral and has their younger generations paying whores to cuddle with them because they don't want the hassle of wives, husbands, girlfriends, et al? Some way to spend all that educational capitol.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-07/japanese-birth-rate-plunges-rec...

The grass is always greener....unless it's dead and just painted green.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:21 | 4329974 TruthInSunshine
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Japan most definitely has MANY IMMINENT SERIOUS problems, but I assure you that the educational achievement and competency of their young people in advanced math & science is NOT one of those problems.

p.s. - Japanese University is party drinking time, totally lax, where the only pressure students FACED was the admission/entrance exam.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 06:13 | 4330082 Rafferty
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Everyone dancing around the problem again. Look everywhere but at the root cause.   This is a BLACK problem.  Take virtually any all-White school in the country, even in really poor areas like West Virginia, and they'll be nothing like this.  It's axiomatic that if you cannot or will not identify the cause of a problem you cannot fix it.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 08:19 | 4330182 starfcker
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i've always thought the answer to the black problem is to take all the resources nessesary and starting with first grade, intensive, focused attention on teaching reading and basic math. whatever it takes. every single kid can learn to read proficiently. no social promotion. they don't go anywhere until they can read, and read well. that's the key. reading is fundamental. every kid who can't read is a future disaster. you can't teach them anything else. libs are very credential focused. they think a credential is the answer. that's how you end up with people like this woman. i'm sure she is very credentialed. but i'll bet she is not very educated. obama said, on leno, he can only do 7th grade math. how did he get into harvard?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:08 | 4330894 TBT or not TBT
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Hey, Obama is the smartest man ever to be President!   Haven't you read the brilliant work he did at Harvard, Columbia, and Occidental?   He was the editor of the Harvard Law Review.    His "present" votes were brilliant too.   

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:54 | 4330330 verum quod lies
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It's all about the students and the people; therefore, it is as bad as it seems as the same people that populate Detroit, for example, populate that school. The need fewer sons of Barry. You have third world people you get a third world shithole, just like Detroit.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 16:26 | 4331547 starfcker
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verum, i disagree a little bit. the public schools i went to were considered experimental at the time, and were desegregated ten years before it became law. every kid had the same expectations not only in learning, but more importantly, in behavior. we didn't know we were all different because we were all treated the same. there were some pretty good outcomes from those experiments, judging from my class reunions.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:18 | 4329714 Againstthelie
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My grandparents in elementary school had one room for all four classes.

My grandmother and grandfather never visited a high school but their culture techniques were perfect (reading, writing and calculating).

 

It's a marxist lie that money was the solution.

The REAL problem is:

1. A degenerating society hailing egoism and condemning discipline cannot produce a disciplined, well educated and intelligent youth.

2. Biology...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:50 | 4329861 401K of Dooom
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Thank you!  I have been waiting to find someone else who can tell people about the youth culture that was created by the government in order to control the kids.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:25 | 4330063 zhandax
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Take a lie, and pile a union on top of it, and what, you expect something different from this?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:18 | 4330040 A Nanny Moose
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPnDZ1Txlo

Perhaps it is with purpose?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:20 | 4329725 Tall Tom
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Anyone that puts their children in a Public School steals their chance for an education.

 

If you truly love your children then remove them from Public Schooling today.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:29 | 4329826 drstrangelove73
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Amen
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:29 | 4329828 drstrangelove73
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Amen
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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:36 | 4330535 gallistic
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Bullshit!

America has a long-standing and proud tradition of investing in our future through public education for all of America's children. I am willing to bet that the majority of posters here, like the vast majority of the population, went to public school. Further, I am also willing to wager that with hard work, most of them have done alright in life.

Almost everyone agrees that education is critical for our future as a country, and moan about our underperformance in science and mathematics.

Men of fortitude and vision should not readily agree to the simplistic "pay money for a private school" answer you propose. It is a cop-out for weak-willed and selfish people who are not willing to grab the bull by the horns and tackle a collective problem because they are self centered, apathetic, and uninvolved.

Statements such as yours fit in nicely with a corporate, well-funded, and think-tank supported political movement to cripple our education system and redirect private individual money and the taxpayers' money to certain connected groups. You are certainly peddling their corporate propaganda and toeing the line. As a guy who is actively promoting their fascist policies, you might want to try to hit them up for some small payment (you know, for services rendered).

http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_%26_Education

A blind belief that you can resolve the education problem by throwing your hard-earned money into private, for-profit education businessmen's pockets is just as ridiculous as thinking you can resolve it by blindly throwing money into the public education system.

Cue the enraged, mindless mob armed with down arrows and pitchforks, screaming "socialist!" in Five, four, three, three, two...

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:10 | 4330668 ceilidh_trail
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No ned for down arrows and pitchforks. I just want you to read up on John Taylor Gatto.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:52 | 4331065 gallistic
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Ceilidh, thanks for pointing me in his direction. I just realized that many years ago, I had read some of his essays as part of something else I was involved with at the time. For what it's worth, I agree with many of his views and completely agree that current education models are woefully inadequate.

Homeschooling, Unschooling, Open Education, and other methods have their merits, but the execution is critical. They all require a certain level of competency and dedication, both financial and personal. Each also has their own serious drawbacks.

Most reasonable people realize the inadequacy of the current system. As a society, we should have a serious discussion about it.

However, that is a totally different conversation. 

Perhaps I did not get my point across effectively earlier. I will try to re-state it more succinctly-

Shoveling money (public and private) into private and corporate interests, who are prepared (ALEC legislation in hand!) to place themselves in the path of this bonanza ($$$) is not the qualitative solution to the shortcomings of the current education models. That is no panacea for the problem and only strengthens the current fascist tendencies.

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:09 | 4330032 A Nanny Moose
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It is all going according to plan.

I feel compelled to point out that politics and incompetence are redundant terminology.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:51 | 4330314 HardAssets
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'Education' doesn't happen in public schools, only indoctrination. At least these poor kids aren't subjected to Common (Commie) Core.
The only good thing about this whole story.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:45 | 4329766 kchrisc
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Good documentary.

The moral of the story is, as it always is, that: "Only poverty, misery and death come from government."

 

"Happiness is a warm head in a basket."

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:29 | 4330993 czarangelus
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You're 100% right. The real reason administrators are pocketing the school's entire operating budget is because homosexual faggot queers are allowed to adopt children.

You learn something (stupid) every day.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:01 | 4329438 NoDebt
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I think it's fair to say it's time for the community to have a street-level meeting with that principal.  I'm not saying to kill her.  But the bitch has to go.  And in a way that sends a message to the next in line.

You can play all the games you want at the national level with screwed up policies and cronyism and kickbacks, but this is no such problem.  This is local and CAN be dealt with at a local level.

Or keep sitting on your asses like a bunch of sheep and wait for "somebody" to come fix the problem while your kids suffer the consequences.  

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:08 | 4329479 nmewn
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"I'm not saying to kill her."

Oh no, absolutley not. Maybe just introduce her to a real pimp, instead of the one she's been doing business with.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:12 | 4329499 NoDebt
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220... 221... whatever it takes.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:22 | 4329541 nmewn
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Make her drive a Prius instead of a Beamer...the embarrassment alone would kill her ;-)

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:21 | 4329712 AlaricBalth
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Does this look like the face of a woman who feels she only deserves the best the state can give her? A Prius??...puhleez. .

Marcella Sills -
http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/schools3.jpg

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:44 | 4329763 Race Car Driver
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Whoa! Cruella DeVille ain't got nothin' on this ho!

She looks reptillian.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:24 | 4329819 Borrow Owl
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A washed up drag queen with a chip on its shoulder.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:25 | 4330550 machineh
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Didn't I see her in John Waters' movie Female Trouble, wearin' some heavy make-up?

SHE BAD ...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:23 | 4329550 Whoa Dammit
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Sic PETA on her & her fur coats. It's a fate worse than death ;-).

Seriously though, there is a special kind of hell that awaits anyone who would ruin the future of a child for money.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:37 | 4329754 Tall Tom
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You mean like for the Politicians and Bankers whom are mortgaging our children's future and making them Debt Slaves???

 

Well they do not believe in Hell and they are certainly not experiencing one here and now. If only I were an atheist...

 

Did you know that 68% of all Murder cases are solved??? That means that you stand a One in Three chance of getting away with it. Remember that Lakes, Rivers and streams are your friend as Water is the Universal Solvent. Fire attracts too many unwanted observers. But water...

 

(Yes I have thought about this in depth...)

 

(Really only the stupid ones are caught.)

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:52 | 4329774 DeadFred
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In the South alligator infested waters are particularly good disposers. So I've heard, no actual experience.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:11 | 4330914 TBT or not TBT
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Drums of hydroflouric acid make good TV though.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:45 | 4334667 fedupwhiteguy
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nah. they don't always stay down or disolve.

 

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bodies-of-fetus-woman-found-by-bay...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:31 | 4329583 666
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"Maybe just introduce her to a real pimp..."

Y'mean the one who wears Nikes?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:52 | 4329865 401K of Dooom
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I have a better idea.  Burn down the school in the middle of the night and leave a message on the recording machine of one of the newspapers.  If that does not get the message to the city council, board of education, American Federation of Teachers (Shankers old outfit) and the frigging ACLU then what will.  I am of course saying that as a pipe dream suggestion.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:00 | 4330347 HardAssets
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This is an obvious example of how screwed up the schools are. But go to any public high school and check out how much the kids know about history, economics, and critical thinking skills. American education has purposely been under attack for 100 years. It's designed to dumb people down and make them compliant. In this it's been doing it's job well. You may also be surprised at the salary & benefits of your local high school principal.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:23 | 4330043 X_mloclaM
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Where is the REGULATION here ?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 06:33 | 4330094 caShOnlY
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Who needs school with a hot market like this? 

If "Busta' Cap" starts his streets business at 13 and invests just 15% of his profit he too will retire at a young age.  

He also accomplishes:

Provides banks with money to launder at great profit, removes the weaker vermin and non-paying dead beats from the game, bestows the gift of motherhood to many which keeps JPM rolling in EBT profit, the occasional street shootout keeps Federal aid coming to the state!

Now look at his principal:  She shows what happens when you go to college: you buy a degree with big loans!! then you makes 6 figures, buy minks and BMWs!!!  The new paradigm in America!!  It has to be working otherwise the market wouldn't be so high? 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:42 | 4330765 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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The proper ratio would be 1 admin to 1 student.

Each student would be their own class.

No one could complain about student / teacher ratios.Students would learn absolutely nothing, the admins would buy cars and trinkets and the economy would boom.

We could then finally secularize Federal Reserve Notes and instead of "In God We Trust". could substitute "Ignorance is Bliss."

Disclaimer : Beware of sarcasm and irony, they could be dangerous to your ignorance.

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 02:02 | 4329880 RafterManFMJ
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MadLibs For Morons:

 

I've got  [problem here] with my child at [public school name]. I cannot believe poor little [child's name] got his [body part] bruised and penetrated by [circle one [janitor/school administrator/teacher]]; But as long as [child's name] gets to play sports, I guess the [circle as many as applicable[indoctrination/killings/beat-downs/anal rape/poor nutrition/arbitrary rules]] are ok.

People who home school are clearly [circle one[laughing at your gutless, dickless child abuse/the problem/the future for those couples with a productive job, average IQ above 100, and balls.]]

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:05 | 4329686 toady
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Yeah, that's a bullshit story.

I believe the bulk of it, but it misses the point.

Where is the money? 2.9 million plus, and they're going after the 100k low end flunky?

Someone somewhere is pocketing 1M+, and the 100k flunky knows who it is, or she wouldn't be able to get away with that shit.

Take'em down, PLEASE!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:11 | 4330362 HardAssets
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Public brainwashing is big business throughout the country. From construction contractors to local governments collecting property taxes to moron administrators collecting six figure salaries & benefits in the only sector where they could do so.
Many millions are spent in thousands of school districts across the country. Producing more fools is a lucrative business.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:41 | 4329362 Stackers
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This is old news. NYC school system is rampant with corruption stories for years.

 

Back in 2009 it was the "rubber rooms" where teachers accused of misconduct report and are paid to sit there all day.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/06/23/700-nyc-teachers-are-paid-to-do-...

"Department of Education estimates the practice costs the taxpayers $65 million a year"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:05 | 4329467 williambanzai7
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My parents spent spent my early years battling the Board of Education to get rid of a Principal who drove to school in a brand new Corvette which re re-traded every year, dressed like an Italian pimp and had a thing going with one of the the teachers. 

Certain things only change by getting worse. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:31 | 4329581 Tijuana Donkey Show
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At least they used to buy American cars. A BMW driving union member? The UAW is rolling over in it's grave.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:55 | 4329870 Freddie
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You wish the UAW was in it's grave so we could go take a piss on it.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:12 | 4329952 Rukeysers Ghost
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You wish the UAW was in it's grave so we could go take a piss on it.

 

Well a third of them are now working for Fiat. That is as good as being dead.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:12 | 4330673 Tijuana Donkey Show
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UAW=Unemployed auto workers

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:10 | 4329789 starfcker
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you can look up your local numbers on line. here's mine. broward county, florida. annual school board budget- $5,271,000,000.(not quite 6 billion dollars) student enrollment-260,796. so do the math, that's $20,211. per student. now let's just use 20 kids per classroom (it's actually more than that) 20 x $20,211.=$404,220. per classroom, every year. now let's pay the teacher $100,000. a year. (it's considerably less) where does the other $304,000. per classroom, per year go to? yet the local rag (sun sentinel) wrings their hands that we are cheating the kids by not spending enough, teachers have to buy their own pencils, all the usual boilerplate. it's a black (no pun intended) hole.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:40 | 4330052 JackWills
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Bingo, you hit it out of the ballpark with that one.  Its not the teachers, they are the lowest common denominator, the ones in the trenches, look up the line at the redundant administrators that push paper around.  Assistant principals, some schools with more than one, that just cruise around in golf carts with walkie talkies, then go up to the school boards and the large beuracracy there, and fatter salaries as you go up the food chain.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:40 | 4329363 boogerbently
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And the libs want to spend (waste) more money on this!

Black on black hate crime.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:19 | 4329532 G.O.O.D
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If you like your complete shithole, you can keep your complete shithole.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:38 | 4331845 prymythirdeye
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Does not get old! Funny every time!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:26 | 4329739 Jlasoon
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"Pass Me Da Greeeen I Need Some Weeeeeeeeed with my Hennessy"

                                                -Master P

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:27 | 4330045 ugmug
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The ultimate solution is to ban all picture taking of any city (union) school property - to prevent a tragic incident like taking a book to class that can be used as a weapon to kill ignorance......

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:39 | 4329360 booboo
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Look, the the building, the principle, the rats, and lack of books should all be secondary, what really matters here is that the children are being fed the proper diet of progressive mind control. We can't have children growing up thinking that they have a fucking chance now can we. The parents need to burn this shit hole down with the entire chickenshit staff tied to their chairs.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:44 | 4329375 PrecipiceWatching
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Their "parents", and mostly lack thereof,  are the foundational cornerstone of the problem.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:53 | 4329388 booboo
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Yes, unfortunately you are right but they most likely work in government jobs and never broke free of the government "edjukashun" they were were force fed.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:14 | 4329504 ForTheWorld
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I junked you because your broad, sweeping statement with no factual backing is in the same realm as what you accuse them of being.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:28 | 4329571 booboo
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meh, go peddle your clap trap to the BOE, they pay good money for that kind of shit.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:40 | 4329759 ForTheWorld
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Board of Education, or Bank of England? Or perhaps even Bag of Excrement?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:42 | 4331863 prymythirdeye
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Petty troll

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:50 | 4329405 insanelysane
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True because actual parents would be kicking and screaming long before this.  Obviously, none of the parents are tax payers either, because at least an actual tax payer would be pissed because they are paying for this shit hole.  

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:27 | 4329566 brettd
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I can't figure out why there hasn't been a 

taxpayer revolt:  All the R/E taxes that get swiped

from local homeowners and business owners and then

pissed away at a the local schools by local people

---right in their own backyard---and producing utter morons.  

The owner of the local garage pays the taxes to educate the 

neighbor down the street but the owner can't hire the kid 

because the kid can't speak English, write or make change. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:48 | 4330020 SAT 800
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Genetics is the problem. No one is willing to say it; or god forbid, maybe they're all been brainwashed and forgot to find out the facts, so I had to do it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:57 | 4329432 wisehiney
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Lot's of cunning going on, not one damn bit of thinking.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:44 | 4329369 Freddie
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ObamaCare and ObamaSchool.    The future of your healthcare.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:59 | 4329672 Pig Circus
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Yeah but how are their grades?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:46 | 4330450 HardAssets
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During the holidays some of the relatives were commenting that the kids 'were doing so well in school'. They're taking useless b.s. classes & have no clue why they're in college. An A grade in bullshit, is still bullshit.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:33 | 4329336 superflex
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End the DOE and end the FED.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:42 | 4329366 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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A larger story (including schools in the 'hood) here: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1

The real issue is that funds are actually dispersed (or rather ripped from taxpayers). Not only are they wasted by the recipients (what gets to them), but the so-called "service providers" or "public servants" are definitely a parasitic class who are allowed to feed at the public trough for a full career. Please note they can have journalists catch this principal red-handed, but yet no one higher up has done anything on this. I could imagine that the other school personnel are terrorized/punished into silence.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:43 | 4329427 Dick Buttkiss
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"End the DOE and end the FED."

End the shithole: the no-longer-federal, evermore central, and rampantly tyrannical United States Government.

Seriously, folks, it's as done as last Thanksgiving's turkey. So let's get on with it:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/kirkpatrick-sale/devolution-dissoluti...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:33 | 4329339 F em all but 6
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RAT INFESTED SHITHOLE. AT FIRST GLANCE, I THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE TALKING ABOUT DC

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:34 | 4329341 LetThemEatRand
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Oh gee, here is an example of corruption at a local public school in a shit part of town.  Tylers, you're losing me.  Are you just about clicks and throwing out red meat now?  I think the Post has a website too.  I love what you (or your predecessors?) did here, but it's starting to smell funny.  

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:42 | 4329358 Skateboarder
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So let the kids swim in ratpiss? You sure are a saint.

Something tells me you don't give a shit about kids in general. And let me tell you as a teacher and friend to all the little ones, on their behalf and mine, fuck your attitude.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:44 | 4329374 LetThemEatRand
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So this story is "for the children", or is it to advance a clear political agenda.  I loved ZH until recently.  Lately, not so much.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:49 | 4329402 nmewn
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Its a government school LTER.

Maybe it needs still more government regulation ;-)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:53 | 4329416 insanelysane
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If we just had more money, we could fix things.  What?  You want to see a full accounting of the current expenses?  My job description only says that I am responsible for spending the money.  I'm not required to keep track of anything.  Receipts???

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:04 | 4329454 wee-weed up
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Liberal socialist Democrats and their non-accountable unions...

Have been dragging public education down the toilet since the 1960's.

And the results of the last 2 presidential elections prove...

They have finally achieved their long awaited goal.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:35 | 4329593 booboo
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yep, no Randian Corp. to take blame so she has to drone on about a evieeeel misdirection by a hidden entity wrapped in a mystery jelly filled center, the plot thickens.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:56 | 4329431 Freddie
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Huffington Post is just a mouse click away. 

 

Oh Chr*st - I just got a Clinton Foundation banner ad here now.  F the Clintons/Bushes/Obama = same people.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:01 | 4329450 LetThemEatRand
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Exactly.  I'm starting to get the feeling that this is just another Huffington or Drudge.  It was once something different.  I realize that's not your intended point, but you're making it.  When was the last article on Corzine?  I read an article here in the last day or two where Goldman was finally telling the truth because it said the market is going down.   

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:31 | 4329545 NoDebt
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Really?  Is that really what you think?  There are no Corzine articles because it's over and he got away with it.  What part of that comes as a shock to you?  If you read the article about the Goldman "the market is going lower" call.... maybe there's some truth to it?  Maybe not.  But it's your call how you want to read it.

I don't know what the hell you want them to post up.  That's the info, use it as you see fit.  You want them to start making stuff up to satisfy you (as other websites sometimes do)?

I also don't see a lot of people being "fooled" by this article.  It's a fucked up system and everyone knows it.  Either the locals man-up and take their school back (in this case it really would be "for the children"- their own!) or they sit on their asses and let the corrupt, idiotic system turn them all into food for the state.  Their choice what they want to do, as it is your choice to come here or not.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:06 | 4329785 linrom
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If you don't post APPROVED OPINIONS, these types will ban you: that's another big difference between now and past Tylers. These types are political hacks you're dealing with besides the loco posters.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:59 | 4329435 Dasa Slooofoot
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It's about the reality agenda, that there isn't a lack of spending  exacerbating the "recovery".  

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:00 | 4329441 Skateboarder
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The clear political agenda is in identifying wrong, wherever it occurs. Why are you picking on one instance of Tyler article? Do you want ZH to suck? Cuz it will, if you want it to (for you). Let's see a list of all the articles you find sketch. Further, why are you picking on this particular article? Does the concept of kids being huddled into classrooms without teachers, being shown movies instead of being taught skills and truth, sound funny to you? Is it funny to you that a kid going to this school is considered a truant if she misses a day?

Get yer head outta yer ass and learn to {em,sym}pathize more. You might notice a difference in your own happiness.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:05 | 4329464 LetThemEatRand
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It's not just this article.  It's the tone as of late.  This article is a flagrant example.  Red meat instead of thoughtful analysis.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:10 | 4329487 i_call_you_my_base
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Tend to agree. Another good example is the pimp suing a shoe company. As if that says anything about the state of anything. The real problem in this country is convicts suing a shoe company for an absurd amount of money? A suit that will never win? But he was black and a pimp, so there's that.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:14 | 4329497 LetThemEatRand
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I think the original Tyler(s) would at least have pointed out that 1) he is a jailhouse lawyer, and 2) he was sent away for 100 years because he used shoes to beat someone up, and the State convinced a jury that shoes are a deadly weapon, which is kind of fucked up.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:34 | 4329591 Skateboarder
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LTER, one would have to be an idiot to have not noticed that new Tylers have replaced some old Tylers, and they concentrate on different stuff. However, most of the information presented here is not {dis,mis}information. If any of it is, it's called out. If I show up to ZH and read false shit (and I know when shit reeks of false), I will take my time elsewhere. Simple as that. I theorize that the 'change in tone' you are seeing can be attributed to a younger generation of Tyler coming in.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:38 | 4329608 LetThemEatRand
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I understand that I can vote with my keyboard.  I don't think any of the originals are left, or if they are they make infrequent appearances.  I'm just complaining.  Good for them for making a shit ton of money.  I still miss what was.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:48 | 4329643 i_call_you_my_base
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Sure, but the agenda was clear: frivolous lawsuits (given the cite on the McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit). What annoys me about it is that the tort stuff is actually a corporate argument: we can't make money because of all these frivolous lawsuits!...which is total bullshit. Those lawsuits are nothing in the grand scheme of corruption and what is wrong with the judicial system. Lawsuits are also pretty much the only means an average person can go after a corporation when they've been wronged. So is the message here that we should take away people's right to sue a company for compensation? This is the anti-establishment view?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:55 | 4329652 LetThemEatRand
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"This is the anti-establishment view?"

Nail on head.  It's not just that the political tone of this site has changed.  It's that it seems like the establishment has taken it over.   As just one example, posts that receive more comments are now automatically lifted to the top (as this one).   The Tylers at one time prioritized articles based on importance to the anti-establishment message, as opposed to clicks.  I guess the Tylers get the last laugh for selling it for a pile.  

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:56 | 4329665 dick cheneys ghost
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you mean the CIA?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:58 | 4329671 LetThemEatRand
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That would be classic, but I doubt it.   The founder of ZH was fucked over by Wall Street types.  He probably sold it to a group of investors, knowing they could not carry the mantle.  I hope he/they enjoy their cigars on the yachts.  At least he did something to earn the money unlike the guys who bought this site.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:56 | 4331225 gallistic
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You might be confusing it with the Jeff Bezos/Amazon/CIA/Washington Post boondoggle....

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:26 | 4329823 sylviasays
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Bitch, bitch, bitch. Maybe you'd be happier reading anti-establishment propaganda in Mother Jones, watching Rachel Madcow on MSNBC, and trolling for hung tops on Craigslist? 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:31 | 4329582 wisehiney
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I am thinking that it must be very difficult to fill these days with articles that are of interest to pretty smart readers, when so much about the present world situation has already been said.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:00 | 4329676 fonzannoon
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I think that is a big part of it.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:56 | 4330630 gallistic
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Perhaps we can flip the coin on that and get a better answer.

Think about all the truly important things that haven't been said, or have not been said enough, and then we would have alot of "fill".

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:52 | 4331908 prymythirdeye
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I, myself, pretty much come here for the comments anyway so as long as like minded people are compelled to gather and add insightful comments on whatever, this site is by far and away the most valuable resource I have found!  

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:54 | 4329775 Icantstopthinki...
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I have to agree 100% here.

 

What the fucking fuck?

 

I fail to understand this article's purpose?  A public school that is actually a money siphon for well-connected local cronies?  Wow, it must fucking be the only one?

 

What I would find much more interesting would be an article that follows the money & politics trail on for profit charter schools and the investment firms behind them.  On the one hand it would expose public-private and political corruption and kickbacks, covering many states, and more revoloving doors of regulators / corporate cronies.

 

Who did Christie work for again?

 

What investment firm is a majority holder in that firm?

 

Who received money to lobby for increases in availability of federal student loans?

 

 

 

WHen your fucking article beings with the following template:

 

"X NUMBER OF REASONS WHY" 

 

and includes simlified pretty graphics for the stupid people, please take your ass back to USA Today.

 

 

How about a nice pretty graphic-ified article that explains the various rackets that exist in the land of free enterprise, how about a nice multipart segment on lawyers, doctors and other licensed groups.  Be sure to include their lobbying unions and track down where they hold their annual dinners, fund raisers, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:31 | 4329833 sylviasays
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Where's your website dumb fuck? Why not take your lazy fat ass back to the gay bath house it came out of! 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:38 | 4329840 Icantstopthinki...
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I upvoted you for that one.

Please, continue.

 

6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD UP VOTE THAT GUYS POST, RIGHT NOW!

 

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:52 | 4330644 gallistic
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Spectacular!

I had never seen a nail driven in with a wrecking ball before this...

 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:27 | 4329991 ebear
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"gay bath house"

redundancy alert!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:26 | 4329821 css1971
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I think the Tylers are going all Hugh Hendry. When the central banks make everything go up and to the right - all the time - it must get a bit monotonous.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:46 | 4329380 Freddie
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Wasn't this douchebag LetThemEatRand on vacation recently?  Probably in Hawaii with Obamammy.  I wish this f**ktard would take another vacation.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:55 | 4329423 Tijuana Donkey Show
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He was stuck on a bridge in Jersey....... NJ is a rat hole. I have a college we sell to, and I had to send in 20 pages of anti-corruption paperwork, and $150 for my affirmative action certificate!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:59 | 4329442 Freddie
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LOL!  20 pages of anti corruption paperwork to a state that had Corzine as governor and senator!  

Hey Tyler - turn off these ***king Clinton Foundation banner ads.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:04 | 4329463 Skateboarder
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Freddie, you gotta get on the adblock plus program man. I know ZH comes with all kinds of nasty ads (WHY!!!?), but adblock makes it all go away.

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