Sorry about the bogus link to Gatto's site.
Here's the real link:
Here's to real reform of the educational system, and not just re-arranging the deck chairs in Slavelandia.
The odds on real reform aren't good, but surely are possible if enough people wake up from the deliberate trance they've been schooled in.
Here we go again with with another assault on the minds of children in the name of education.
And as usual it's diversionary tactics to avoid the real problems in public education.
Unless the goal is to produce productive worker bees that can give the correct answer to specified questions.
If you've done any investigation into the history of the US public education system, you know that the Rockefeller Foundation's General Education Board was the prime driver in its creation.
Rockefeller’s foundation was about systematizing us.
In 1913, the Sixty-Second Congress created a commission to investigate the role of the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, and of other corporate families. After a year of testimony it concluded:
"The domination of men in whose hands the final control of a large part of American industry rests, is not limited to their employees, but is being rapidly extended to control the education and social services of the nation."
And so it still goes.
The real crisis, or shall we say, travesty in education goes far deeper than the lack of enough funding or the right testing.
The whole system has been intentionally designed to produce a compliant, pliable laboring class to supply the corporations with workers to generate wealth for the business and ruling classes.
The primary reason for the current deterioration of the system is directly related to the shifting of corporate production to other more compliant, more pliable, lower paid wage slaves in countries with social contracts similar to those desired by the 'compassionate' conservatives in this country.
Therefore, the corporations no longer have the need they originally did for legions of wage slaves in the US and funding for 'education' is gradually drying up.
The increasing debt and joblessness of today's college graduates is just another result of this current reality.
It's about time that the masses snapped out of the 'we just don't have enough money' trance and took a look at the real issues.
Folks, we're running out of time here.
If you're interested in more history and solutions to the real problems with public education take a look at John Taylor Gatto's website.
Gatto climaxed his teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children.
A quote from Gatto:
'The new purpose of schooling—to serve business and government—could only be achieved efficiently by isolating children from the real world, with adults who themselves were isolated from the real world, and everyone in the confinement isolated from one another.
Only then could the necessary training in boredom and bewilderment begin. Such training is necessary to produce dependable consumers and dependent citizens who would always look for a teacher to tell them what to do in later life, even if that teacher was an ad man or television anchor.'
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Conturds Unite! Punish the poor til they puke & die! Ignore the Pope! Vote Repulsican!
Greenie Weenie Libtards unite! Protest the Mega-Loads!
In Idaho, All Repulsican Politicians are above the Law! Vote Repulsican!
Guns will set you free and make you a better person! Defying and Hating the Feds is Way Cool! Vote Repulsican!
The same kind of folks... who like to have their "friends" pay for the privilege of hanging out with them. Ok!
I do have to say I'm surprised Christie could even find Idaho on a map.
Having Medicaid is like being a cash cow, for some Doctors and treatment places, especially things like mental health. Oh sure I'm a good pipeline for the Medicaid money but the quality of care from alliance Family Services of Idaho, and two of their PSR's dang near put me into bankruptcy. But hey, Medicaid paid for it. Lets get Medicaid a quality control advisor or call line going. Allow us as patients to call in and gripe about care as well as congradulate those service providers that does a great job.
Let the poor get sick & die. The sooner the better! Vote Repulsican! Vote for real Christian Values!
So the conservatives are all for 30 year's worth of massive and endless tax cuts for the rich, over-funding the most massively over-bloated military on the face of the planet, subsidies to big corporations to send our jobs overseas, prohibiting the government from negotiating on prescription drugs to save money for Medicare ... but then they go full-on apoplectic because some folks at the bottom get a little extra to make their lives a little better.
My daughter is one that will be severely affected by the decision on Medicare. She is the working poor, working 36 to 45 hours at two jobs while attending college full time. She will need $7k to $10k of testing over the next couple of months and treatment after that. The Healthcare.gov website says that she does not make enough money for assistance and that she will qualify for medicare if Idaho passes it. I hope that the single issue ideologues like Fulcher come to their senses and do whats right for the people they represent, and not what they think is righteous in their minds.
OK, let's examine this.
"The size of expenditure makes expansion unsustainable in the long term without a huge change in the way things are done. Every dollar spent on Medicaid is a dollar not spent on education."
There definitely needs to be a huge change in how things are done, both with the tax dollars spent on sick care and tax dollars spent on student indoctrination.
It's safe to say that those dollars in are now spent very poorly.
"These are the people who change your oil, who serve you food."
A statement like this shows that someone is clearly out of touch with how many people can't afford medical care.
It isn't just grease monkeys and waitresses.
"Medicaid expansion needed to go one step further, especially with regards to mental health."
Here's a place where that "huge change" needs to occur.
The health of the brain directly effects an individual's mental health.
The health of the brain is dependent on the health of the body.
The health of the body is dependent on the health-building ability of the foods eaten.
Here comes that huge change: therefore to enable any actual improvement in mental health there must be a change from saturating individuals with pharmaceuticals to improving their diets so that they create healthy bodies and brains.
"The system is in crisis."
"We're spending a lot and getting a little,"
The system that's in crisis is the entire US sick care system.
The "lot" that we're (the patients) spending is the outrageous amount of money for very "little" actual health improving service.
Any changes made to Medicaid are only bandaids on a neverhealing open sore.
And no, Obamacare is not the solution either, it's just another bandaid.
A good start on bringing health to the sick care system is to remove the parasitic insurance companies from the trough.
Next, remove the greedy pharmaceutical companies from the trough.
Next, eliminate the strangling control of the AMA over the number of physicians
Next, eliminate the greedy overpriced tuition charged by medical colleges.
Next, get the greedy corporations out of the hospital administration business.
On this last point, having bottom line focused administrators managing healthcare increases the likelihood that its morphs into sick care.
The biggest profits per patient can best be gotten by gradually destroying their health and not in improving their health.
And here's the primary reason that the overall sick care system as well as individual health in this country are both going from bad to worse.
The big money and best profits are dealing in sickness, not health.
I would explain the economics of minimum wage increases, but you have all heard it before and have promptly ignored it. Heck, we haven't had serious inflation in a few decades... let's roll the dice!
Denying the most needy
access to healthcare. . .
yes, just as Jesus would do.
All of this focus on the minimum wage has just been a diversion from the real reasons for the extreme income inequality in the Land of the Free.
What would actually help the low paid minimum wage slaves more would be to set a maximum income for the plutocrats.
The primary focus of income regulation up to this point has been to maximize wages/income of the business & ruling classes, while using minimum wage laws as a smoke screen for the deliberate fleecing of the actual productive laborers in this country.
It's time that the 'In Greed We Trust' government/corporate vampires are forced to quit sucking the wealth and life out of those that actually produce wealth in this society.
Just Say No To Greed!!!
This short animation makes the current reality clear:
Right, and the CNAs who feed, bathe and do everything else for grandpa at the local nursing home, what will you do when they go on strike for wages that will feed their families?
fast food workers going on strike my benefit the treasure valley by forcing people to eat healthy food :)
Nope, I would give them about 8 bucks.
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