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#1 User is offline   Martin 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:40 PM

I already started a topic on Senator Sanders's plan to restrict most charter schools and ban the rest. This is only part of his 10-point "Thurgood Marshall Plan for Education."

https://berniesander...blic-education/

A Thurgood Marshall Plan For Education

1. Build on the Strength in Diversity Act to increase, not cut, federal funding for community-driven strategies to desegregate schools. Triple Title I funding to ensure at-risk schools get the funding they need and end funding penalties for schools that attempt to desegregate. Execute desegregation orders and appoint federal judges who will enforce the 1964 Civil Rights Act in school systems. Address disciplinary practices in schools that disproportionately affect Black children. Establish a dedicated fund to create and expand teacher-training programs at HBCUs, minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and tribal colleges and universities to increase educator diversity. Fully fund the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and remove current protocols that allow for arbitrary dismissal of complaints. Fund school transportation to help integration, ending the absurd prohibitions in place. Increase funding for public magnet schools to $1 billion annually to help integrate our schools. Increase access to English as a Second Language instruction.

2. Ban for-profit charter schools and support the NAACP's moratorium on public funds for charter school expansion until a national audit has been completed to determine the impact of charter growth in each state. That means halting the use of public funds to underwrite new charter schools. We do not need two schools systems; we need to invest in our public schools system. That said, existing charter schools must be made accountable by:Mandating that charter schools comply with the same oversight requirements as public schools. Mandating that at least half of all charter school boards are teachers and parents. Disclosing student attrition rates, non-public funding sources, financial interests and other relevant data. Matching employment practices at charters with neighboring district schools, including standards set by collective bargaining agreements and restrictions on exorbitant CEO pay. Supporting the efforts of charter school teachers to unionize and bringing charter schools to the negotiating table.

3. Rethink the link between property taxes and education funding. Establish a national per-pupil spending floor. Eliminate barriers to college-readiness exams by ensuring states cover fees for the ACT, SAT and other college preparatory exams for all students. Triple Title I funding to ensure at-risk schools get the funding they need and end funding penalties for schools that attempt to desegregate. Provide schools with the resources needed to shrink class sizes. Provide $5 billion annually for career and technical education to give our students the skills they need to thrive once they graduate. Ensure schools in rural communities, indigenous communities, Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories receive equitable funding. Give schools the funding needed to support arts, foreign language and music education to provide all students with important learning opportunities.

4. Provide mandatory funding to ensure that the federal government provides at least 50 percent of the funding for special education. Guarantee children with disabilities an equal right to high-quality education by enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act. Increase educational opportunities for persons with disabilities, including an expansion in career and technical education opportunities to prepare students for good-paying community employment. Address the shortage in special education teacher recruitment, training opportunities, and pay for special education teachers. Triple Title I funding to ensure students with disabilities are able to get quality education regardless of the zip code they live in.

5. Significantly increase teacher pay by working with states to set a starting salary for teachers at no less than $60,000 tied to cost of living, years of service, and other qualifications; and allowing states to go beyond that floor based on geographic cost of living. End racial and gender disparities in teacher pay. Ensure professional development for all teachers, including continuing education and mentorship programs. Protect and expand collective bargaining rights and teacher tenure. Triple the above-the-line tax deduction for educator expenses and index it to inflation to reimburse teachers for the nearly $500 on average they spend on out of pocket classroom expenses each year. Create a grant program to provide teachers with funds explicitly meant for classroom materials. Empower teachers to provide a teacher-supported curriculum that gives students the best possible education.

6. Spend $5 billion annually to substantially expand access to summer and after-school programs, teen centers and tutoring.

7. Provide year-round, free universal school meals; breakfast, lunch and snacks through our school meals programs, and offer incentives for sourcing food from local sources. Expand Summer EBT across the country to ensure no student goes hungry during the summer.
8. Provide $5 billion in annual funding for community schools to provide a holistic, full-service approach to learning and the wellbeing of our young people. Our schools are a public good. By transforming them into community schools, we can provide: Health and support services including dental care, mental health care, and substance abuse prevention. Community and youth organizing. Community goods and services such as job training classes, art spaces, GED, and ESL classes.
9. Fully close the gap in school infrastructure funding to renovate, modernize, and green the nation's schools.
10. Pass the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act into law to protect the rights of LGBTQ students. Protect students from harassment, discrimination, and violence in educational institutions by protecting and enforcing Title IX. Enact comprehensive gun violence prevention laws to end the epidemic of gun violence in this country and in our schools. Ensure that immigrant children and their parents are free from harassment and surveillance at school, regardless of their immigration status.

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So, Sanders would bring back busing, apply student discipline on a racial quota basis, impose racial quotas in training and recruiting teachers. He would ban the founding of new charter schools and ban for-profit charter schools. He would require a national minimum on spending per pupil and subsidize rural schools as well as those in Puerto Rico. He would spend more on vocational education. He would set a national minimum salary for school teachers, allocate teacher salaries by racial quota. The schools would offer free meals to students year-round, even for those who do not need them, and give students food stamps during the summer. The schools would offer dental care and psychotherapy. He would spend federal money on school buildings and "re-think" the idea of funding schools through property tax. He does not say what taxes would pay for all the spending plans in his Thurgood Marshall Plan for Education.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 01:48 PM

As is the norm destroy the profit motivation (for all but the teachers that are supported by union's) and piss away any chance of the future by throwing money down the toilet.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 05:20 PM

Want to improve the education system? Get the federal government out.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:14 PM

Couldn't get any further then the first point.
That one alone already sounds like a complete take over by the Fed's of schools at all levels.
And the Fed's have such a grand and glorious record of achievements in so many other areas, why not one more??
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:42 PM

View Postgravelrash, on 20 May 2019 - 05:20 PM, said:

Want to improve the education system? Get the federal government out.

And get rid of the teachers' unions!
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:32 PM

View Postgravelrash, on 20 May 2019 - 05:20 PM, said:

Want to improve the education system? Get the federal government out.

That's a good start.

Then abolish/purge all forms of political correctness and progressivism embedded into all school curriculums and fire every proggy teacher, principle or superintendent who defies that ban.
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:07 AM

View Postgravelrash, on 20 May 2019 - 05:20 PM, said:

Want to improve the education system? Get the federal government out.


:exactly:

And like another poster said, the worthless unions too.

View PostBookdoc, on 20 May 2019 - 07:42 PM, said:

And get rid of the teachers' unions!


What I say.
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