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#1 User is offline   Martin 

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:44 AM

Bernie Sanders Unveils Anti-Charter School Education Plan
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled his plan to address educational inequity on Saturday morning, the day after the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.


Most controversially, the Democratic presidential contender's sprawling plan takes a hard stance against charter schools, a type of public school that is privately managed. But it is also unique in providing specific proposals to fix school segregation, an issue that has garnered little more than lip service from politicians in recent years.Sanders framed the issue, in part, in terms of harm done to communities of color. He cited the NAACP's 2016 call for a moratorium on the expansion of these schools until there is further accountability and transparency. A subsequent NAACP report on the issue said that for some, charter schools "provide the answer to persistently failing traditional public schools in their community." For others, "charter schools drain their community of limited resources and harm their children because many cannot attend the charter schools in their own neighborhood."


Sanders' plan says he would increase federal funding for desegregation efforts. He also proposes funding for transportation methods, like busing, that aid school integration efforts. For years, budget provisions have banned the use of federal funds for school desegregation transportation.


Amy Wilkins, senior vice president of advocacy at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, points to national polls, conducted by pro-school-choice groups, that show black Democrats view charter schools far more favorably than white Democrats. A poll from Education Next found that in 2018, 29 percent of black Democrats opposed charter schools, compared with 50 percent of white Democrats, per Chalkbeat.


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I take this as a pander to the teachers' unions, which are among the most powerful Democratic special interests. Senator Kamala Harris has already proposed that the federal government pay government school teachers $13,500 a year, so Senator Sanders needs to see that raise and add in restrictions on charter schools, which the teachers' unions abhor.

I question whether Sanders's proposal to bring back busing is going to be popular with the general electorate, though. It was a social policy disaster last time and its main effect was to demonstrate to the white working class that the white upper class was prepared to impose a policy disaster on them from which the upper class exempted themselves--"a Harvard plan for the working class man."

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:59 AM

He outright is saying he will ban charter schools. Which means he calls for restricting freedoms. How so very totalitarian of him.


You have to be a complete idiot to support this fool.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:13 AM

View Posterp, on 19 May 2019 - 07:59 AM, said:

He outright is saying he will ban charter schools. Which means he calls for restricting freedoms. How so very totalitarian of him.


You have to be a complete idiot to support this fool.

What's really sad is that I know quite a few such idiots that do? :rolleyes:
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

Is it really about politics of race or the politics of class? I am concerned about what would happen if this guy or those who share his views were to be elected President. I know that the Clintons did him wrong, but Bernie Sanders seems a tad bit out of touch.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:38 AM

View Posterp, on 19 May 2019 - 07:59 AM, said:

He outright is saying he will ban charter schools. You have to be a complete idiot to support this fool.


To be more precise, he has proposed a ban on for-profit charter schools, which represent 15% of the total, and a ban on new charter schools. You don't have to be a complete idiot to support this fool, partial idiocy is sufficient.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

View PostDiamond369, on 19 May 2019 - 08:36 AM, said:

Is it really about politics of race or the politics of class? I am concerned about what would happen if this guy or those who share his views were to be elected President. I know that the Clintons did him wrong, but Bernie Sanders seems a tad bit out of touch.


It is both race and class, Diamond. The linked story says that while 50% of white Democrats oppose charter schools, only 29% of black Democrats do. Why the racial difference? I assume it's because black Democrats are more familiar with failed government schools than white Democrats are.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the NAACP want a moratorium on new charter schools, while some local NAACP chapters favor charter schools. Why the difference between the attitude of the elite vs. the attitude of their constituents? Again, I assume it is because the constituents are closer to the problem.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:58 AM

View PostRock N, on 19 May 2019 - 08:13 AM, said:

What's really sad is that I know quite a few such idiots that do? :rolleyes:


People do not support socialists like Sanders because they love the poor, they do it because they hate the rich.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:17 AM

Of course, he wants them to shut down for how hard it will be to brainwash the young if they go to charter schools.

Besides that, he is against the charter schools for he wants the blacks to stay on the reservation
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 02:35 PM

View Posterp, on 19 May 2019 - 07:59 AM, said:

He outright is saying he will ban charter schools. Which means he calls for restricting freedoms. How so very totalitarian of him.


You have to be a complete idiot to support this fool.


You DO. Hence why almost 98% of braindead college students and other blights of humanity fawn over Grandpa Bernie.

Luckily the old commie POS doesn't stand a chance at getting be elected. He should have been charged with sedition and "taken care of" eons ago.
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:42 PM


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:47 PM

My last two kids went to a charter school. We made that choice when the school district we were in decided to put all the 6th graders into the overcrowded middle schools. (They did this in order to get the okay to build a second high school. Because it appeared like we were bursting out of the seams.) I wasn't happy. I had worked at the middle school that my son was going to be sent to, and the girls that went there were scary. (Not so much the boys, but the girls were brutes!)

We opted out and were very happy that we did. The charter school where they went wasn't a "fundamentalist" school. And there were all sorts of people who chose to send their children there for all different reasons. (Aging hippies, evangelicals, conservatives, leftists. . .all sorts of people were not happy with traditional schools and sent their children to the charter school.)
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:41 PM

View PostMartin, on 19 May 2019 - 08:56 AM, said:

It is both race and class, Diamond. The linked story says that while 50% of white Democrats oppose charter schools, only 29% of black Democrats do. Why the racial difference? I assume it's because black Democrats are more familiar with failed government schools than white Democrats are.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the NAACP want a moratorium on new charter schools, while some local NAACP chapters favor charter schools. Why the difference between the attitude of the elite vs. the attitude of their constituents? Again, I assume it is because the constituents are closer to the problem.

This is probably true.

Even Newsweek had an article that told readers about the success of charter schools for poor black students. https://www.newsweek...-better-606146.

Why does Sanders get away with this among democrats? Why isnít a black leader denouncing him?
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:13 PM

One must dumb down the population in order to believe his <censored>, so one must get rid of charter schools
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:55 PM

View PostHowsithangin, on 19 May 2019 - 09:13 PM, said:

One must dumb down the population in order to believe his <censored>, so one must get rid of charter schools

Just another case of the left wanting to punish success.

Lowest common denominator mediocrity that depends on the State is the goal.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:02 PM

1. The left needs victims, failing schools are vital to a continuing supply.
2. Teachers Unions are huge DNC supporters in both votes and cash.
3. The last thing these cretins give a damn about is the kids.
4. For years and years and years we have been told it's primarily a funding issue, Charter schools are privately run. Privately run means accountability, efficiency and essentially providing a good or service at a level and or price which a customer/client is happy with. Government does not have this problem and does not have to worry about losing customers because we are stuck paying them weather we like it or not.

Charter schools are very much a threat to the status quo, left, and DNC in general.
If the left claimed to care about the kids then they would champion what ever works.

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