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Perry's education record distinctly different from Bush's
Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 9, 2011 | Kate Alexander

Posted on 07/10/2011 12:46:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

...[Gov Rick] Perry regularly asserts that primary and secondary education are the state's top priority, noting that more money will go to schools in the next budget even amid deep cuts elsewhere. The state, however, is underfunding schools by $4 billion — or 6 percent — based on what was called for by state law to keep pace with costs, including those generated by 80,000 new students starting school each year.

.....The Texas Education Agency attributed the success on the math test to high standards and quality teachers. Others point to the jump early in the decade to an improved state test, as well as investment enacted in 1999 , when Perry was lieutenant governor, that gave schools hundreds of millions of dollars to help students struggling on those tests.

Funding for that program, the Student Success Initiative, has been reduced from $293 million in the current two-year state budget to $36.5 million in 2012-13.

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Sadler, now an education consultant for the Texas Association of School Boards , said whatever Perry has done in the past for education will be overshadowed by the two-year budget he signed last month.

Schools will get less basic state aid and have lost state grant money that paid for all-day pre-kindergarten and other programs aimed at helping children at risk of dropping out.

Legislators fundamentally rewrote the state's compact with schools, in effect since 1949 , that guaranteed schools would get enough money to provide a basic, foundational education for each student. Now, future appropriations will be dependent upon how much money is available rather than how much is needed.

"Whether he wants that to be his legacy or not, just because of the historic nature of the cuts, it is going to be his legacy," Sadler said.

(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...


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Higher Education Coalition attack on [Texas Gov. Rick] Perry raises eyebrows .....Many grass-roots conservatives, meanwhile, are praising Perry for taking on the higher education bureaucracy. “Those of us who are attending our state's universities or who have recently graduated know that our current system of higher education is morally bankrupt,” said Tony McDonald, senior vice president of the Young Conservatives of Texas. “The system puts undergraduate education on a back-burner in favor of the mass publication of largely useless scholarly articles. The system consumes large sums of tax revenue, while saddling graduates with massive student-loan debt. It is refreshing to see Governor Perry take the bold step of calling out our universities and demanding that they implement reform and accountability measures which will serve to protect both students and taxpayers.”....

1 posted on 07/10/2011 12:47:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the Schools Mafia is mad at him, good!


2 posted on 07/10/2011 12:48:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Tax-chick
Sarah Palin: The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar; Now We Need New Leaders ..."But first and foremost we must tackle our debt. We don’t have the luxury of playing politics as usual. We need real leaders who will put aside their own political self-interest to do what is right for the nation. And if they don’t emerge… well, America has a do-over in November 2012."...
3 posted on 07/10/2011 12:53:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
No more RINOs, or BigPharma-RINOs.


4 posted on 07/10/2011 12:55:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Texas schools suck.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 12:58:49 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Texas schools suck.

That is not true in the case of our local schools.

FYI, Rick Perry supported and signed a bill that gives illegals in-state tuition. Amazing, eh? Some kid comes from Mexico and gets a break on tuition and another, an American, comes from another state and pays more than the illegal.

Rick Perry - A RINO...

6 posted on 07/10/2011 1:03:32 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
Texas schools suck.

Gasp! You mean before the big cuts?

7 posted on 07/10/2011 1:06:39 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Gov. Perry and The Texas Dream Act

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It’s important to point out that there is a huge difference in the Texas Dream Act and the The Dream Act that was pushed in Congress and failed. The Dream Act in Congress was full of all kinds of goodies other than allowing children of illegals to receive in state tuition. The Texas Dream Act was focused only on that. I happen to agree with The Texas Dream Act, and so did everyone in the Senate in Texas. It passed with ZERO “no” votes. Add to that, it has been proven to be successful.

These are a few things you need to know about the [2001] Texas Dream Act. The child has to have lived in Texas the three years leading up to high school graduation. These students are given no special treatment in getting into Texas colleges and universities. They must get in on their own merit. They are paying the tuition (with or without financial aid). It’s estimated that these students make up about 1% of those entering college.

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Most of us agree that border control MUST be dealt with first. The problem with all other efforts on this issue in the past is that the borders were not sealed. If there is anyone who we can trust to do that it is Gov. Perry (if he decides to run for President). He knows what goes on down at the border. He has gone there many times. He knows what needs to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that if he were President, he would seal our borders. But Perry also understands Hispanic outreach.

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8 posted on 07/10/2011 1:06:39 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And we thought it was going to be Obama who ran in 2012 on a bash-Bush platform.


9 posted on 07/10/2011 1:09:20 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Texas schools do not suck. But, they need to realize that the days of the blank check from the State Government are over. This way we can actually have some accountability at the district level.


10 posted on 07/10/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Texas schools do not suck. But, they need to realize that the days of the blank check from the State Government are over. This way we can actually have some accountability at the district level.


11 posted on 07/10/2011 1:09:59 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Texas schools do not suck. But, they need to realize that the days of the blank check from the State Government are over. This way we can actually have some accountability at the district level.


12 posted on 07/10/2011 1:10:05 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: GeorgeTex

Sorry for the triple post. Internet is funky today.


13 posted on 07/10/2011 1:14:11 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Irish Rose

14 posted on 07/10/2011 1:20:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BUT is Perry a progressive like Bush?, all the Bushs are?..
I say YES... Perry is a progressive poseur...


15 posted on 07/10/2011 1:23:35 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: GeorgeTex

No problem.

But it was my experience with public schools in one of the best districts in the state that led me to being a lifelong supportered of home-schooling. My kids learned more in 3 months of home-schooling than 3 years in Flower Mound.


16 posted on 07/10/2011 1:24:13 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: GeorgeTex
Texas schools do not suck. But, they need to realize that the days of the blank check from the State Government are over. This way we can actually have some accountability at the district level.

Exactly! Our school district has consistently received high marks for how they manage their money. When they knew the budget would be smaller this year they began figuring how to tweak this, cut back on that, rearrange things, combine some things...but they got 'er done and the KEPT A RAINY DAY FUND in the bank in case there is a real emergency. I might add, our school district is one of the top ones in the state of Texas.

17 posted on 07/10/2011 1:25:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; bgill

You must have made a fortune today, Cincinatus’ Wife,
posting for the RINO Perry (or are you in the Keep?).


18 posted on 07/10/2011 1:25:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: GeorgeTex

And I forgot to add, they did not have to ask for a tax increase either.


19 posted on 07/10/2011 1:26:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Diogenesis
....(or are you in the Keep?).

What's a "Keep?"

20 posted on 07/10/2011 1:27:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; bgill
Cincinatus' Wife: ""I might add,
our school district is one of the top ones in the state of Texas."

So how many little girls did you watch get MANDATED
Gardasil from your RINO-Perry's Executive order?

How much time in advance were you aware this was coming?

21 posted on 07/10/2011 1:29:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Irish Rose
And we thought it was going to be Obama who ran in 2012 on a bash-Bush platform.

Rose, the title is not mine. I've been kicked in the shins when I've altered titles. Nothing else in my post mentioned Bush. Your post is the first one that does.

22 posted on 07/10/2011 1:30:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

ALERT!!!! Like Bush, perry is a Globalist, a One wo4rlder. Is anyone listening to Jan Markell right now. She is talking today about how Obama is ushering the Muslim Brotherhood into our blessed country! Communism, Socialism, Fascism and Islam are all segments of the New World Order! What Bush 41 and 43 promoted with their New World Order is being finally carried out by Muslim Barack Hussein Obama! SHE IS ON YOUR LOCAL FM RADIO. tune it in!


23 posted on 07/10/2011 1:32:04 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Paperdoll
Like Bush, perry is a Globalist, a One wo4rlder. ...

No he is not. Get a grip.

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A nice looking West Texas boy a couple of years from graduation.

Rick Perry 1969 TX A&M Yearbook, Aggieland

Perry attended Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and one of A&M's five yell leaders (a popular Texas A&M tradition analogous to male cheerleaders). He interned with the Southwestern Company during the summer time as a door-to-door book salesman where he honed his communication skills. Perry graduated in 1972 with a degree in animal science. While at Texas A&M University Perry successfully completed a static line parachute jump at Ags Over Texas (a United States Parachute Association dropzone), the dropzone that was then in operation at Coulter Field (KCFD) in Bryan, Texas, just north of Texas A&M (in College Station, Texas).

Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Air Force, completed pilot training and flew C-130 tactical airlift in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe until 1977. He left the Air Force with the rank of captain, returned to Texas and went into business farming cotton with his father.

In 1982, Perry married Anita Thigpen, his childhood sweetheart whom he had known since elementary school. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney. Source

Anita and Rick Perry dove hunting 2010

Perry Awarding Iraqi Service Medals

Texas Marines

Gov. Rick Perry participates in ceremonies at Camp Mabry to redesignate the 49th Armored Division as the 36th Infantry Division. The former 49th Armored Division, which consists of approximately 12,000 soldiers, makes up almost two-thirds of the Texas National Guard. The division's redesignation as the 36th Infantry Division is part of the Texas Army National Guard's transition from a heavy armored force to a more versatile infantry force.

Texas Gov. Perry receives a warm greeting from Ghazni Provincial Governor Dr. Usman Usmani at the flight line minutes after landing at Forward Operating Base Ghazni by UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Perry led a delegation of four other governors to visit

Lt. Col. Thomas J. Kleis (R) briefs Texas Gov. Rick Perry (C) as Command Sgt. Maj. Peter P.A. Collins (L) listens on the intelligence gathering successes the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion has achieved during their last six months of duty in

Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands with Texas service members from the 636th Military Intelligence Battalion, 71st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and the 136th Military Police Battalion on July 20th under the Texas flag he presented to the 636th.

Rick Perry served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Texas A&M

C-130 Rick Perry: He flew the world before politics

Rank: captain

Hometown: Haskell

Crew job: C-130 aircraft commander

Served in the Air Force: 1972 to 1977

Dyess AFB tour: March 4, 1974, to Feb. 28, 1977

His story: Way back before he was governor of Texas, Rick Perry had two choices as a young member of the Air Force.

He could either follow his dream and work toward becoming an instructor pilot in the sleek T-38, or he could fly the hulking C-130, planes that affectionately were referred to as "trash haulers" by Perry and his cohorts.

"It was one of the great adventures of my life," Perry said. "I had a fairly pedestrian life until I was 23 years old."

Perry could count on one hand the number of trips he had taken out of his home state by the time he graduated from Texas A&M University, but everything changed when he joined the Air Force.

Flying C-130s, Perry lived in Germany and Saudi Arabia. He flew in Central and South America, North Africa and all over Europe.

"I saw all of these different types of governments and I made the connections to how the people acted and looked, and it became abundantly clear to me that, at that particular point in time, that America was this very unique place and that our form of democracy was very rare," Perry said. " ... That was the greatest gift I received from my years of being in the military, and they really shaped my outlook on the rest of my life."

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24 posted on 07/10/2011 1:42:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Badabing Badablonde

Not because of Perry. And don’t believe anything you read in the Austin American Statesman. It’s worse than the Dallas Morning News.


25 posted on 07/10/2011 1:50:09 PM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry (for the best looking ticket ever))
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To: All
Nellie Doneva/Reporter-News - Amelia Perry(right), mother of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, shows her quilts at a meeting of the Buffalo Gap Republican Woman's Club at Perini Ranch Steakhouse Friday. Perry called this quilt her "Scarlet O'Hara" quilt, because she made it out of a curtain during a time she was getting cancer treatments and spending most of her time at home.

Momma Perry knows quilts, not politics, doesn't know if son is running for president

26 posted on 07/10/2011 1:51:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you for championing Perry.

He surely is the Establishment candidate, but at least he can send zero packing back to Pockestahn and end this nightmare.

I think I finally learned that it’s not as important WHO is president as it is the people agree with and implement the president’s good ideas. The POTUS cannot remove a bureaucracy (or an entrenched state legislature, or a corrupt police force); only the people can.

‘Bully Pulpit’ is a serious concept and we need it again, now.


27 posted on 07/10/2011 1:56:10 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

all day pre-kindergarten helps keeps kids from dropping out??

Silly me, I thought you had to be 16 to drop out. lol.


28 posted on 07/10/2011 2:00:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeorgeTex
For all the people bashing the quality of TX schools they should look at Newsweek ranking of top high schools in America #1 AND 2 are in Dallas while four of the top 12 are in the state. Hard to say our schools are bad or underfunded compared to any other state. Dallas graduation rates are up and so is reading at 8th grade level.

For those that think No child left behind is stupid - consider this - 80% of the prison population can't read at 8th grade level. So if you teach kids to read they are less likely to go to jail.

30 posted on 07/10/2011 2:08:06 PM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Any penny that starves the Public Indoctrination System should be counted as ten fold investment in insuring education over indoctrination.

Wow, this could lead to a real school voucher system and an end to tyranny of the Teachers Unions.


31 posted on 07/10/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: garypolitze
Perry was Al Gores manager in Texas and a cheerleader in college. He ain’t gonna make it.

Perry was an A&M Yell Leader (look it up).

In 1988 Rick Perry Texas worked for Al Gore in the Democratic presidential primary (Dukakis won it). Rick Perry became a Republican in 1989.

Rick Perry: Al Gore's gone to Hell

Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue. On September 7, 2007 Perry gave a speech to California Republicans. He said, "Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won't read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story."

["Perry was part of the "Pit Bulls", a group of Appropriations members who sat on the lower dais in the committee room (or "pit") who pushed for austere [Texas] state budgets during the 1980s."] Source

Karl Rove claims Rick Perry as his candidate in Perry's FIRST campaign for the Texas Agriculture Commission. [From what I’ve found this was their only collaboration]

Perry was a Texas Democrat (not a liberal Democrat). He switched to the Republican Party in 1989. In 1990 Perry won the election (against Jim Hightower) to head the Agricultural Committee (a post Perry was well suited for as having come from a cotton farming family -- raised and worked the land -- and had a degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M). He was reelected in 1994 to that office in a landslide (62%). He did not seek reelection for a 3rd term and ran for Lt. Gov of Texas (1998), winning in a 3 way race, in a hard fought campaign against John Sharp (D).

["Perry thus became the state's first Republican lieutenant governor since Reconstruction, taking office on January 19, 1999 until his ascension to the governorship on December 21, 2000 upon the resignation of then-Governor George W. Bush."] Source

In that 1998 campaign year, the G.W. Bush camp (which included Karl Rove) was campaigning for W's reelection for Texas Gov (1st elected in 1994) and was at odds with Rick Perry's hard nosed campaign against John Sharp for Lt. Gov. Karl Rove told Perry to soft peddle to lift Bush's numbers in minority groups, Perry refused. Bush won reelection as Texas Governor. Perry won office as Lt. Gov. (arguably a stronger office than TX governor).

["Bush won by 1.4 million votes, Perry by fewer than 70,000. There were harsh words afterward; Rove and Dave Carney, a top Perry strategist, now are bitter foes."] Source

Then there was this in the TX Monthly about the 2010 governor's race:

October 2009: “....It would not be surprising to find that Karl Rove had a hand in this somewhere. The Bushies are definitely in the Hutchison camp, and there is no love lost between them and the Perry camp. The tension (according to Perry team members whom I interviewed on this subject last year) dates all the way back to Perry’s race for lieutenant governor in 1998, when Rove insisted that Perry stick with a positive message even while he was being pounded by John Sharp. Meanwhile, in the view of the Perry camp, Rove was trying to turn out Hispanic Democrats who would vote for Bush, even though that meant they were likely to switch back to the D column to vote for Sharp. The Perry team decided that they had to fight back, Rove or no Rove, and they went rogue, going after Sharp hard. It worked.

...If that animosity weren’t enough, after Bush was named the winner in December 2000, Perry was insistent that the president-elect vacate the governor’s mansion so that Perry could move in, notwithstanding that Bush wanted to stay a day or two longer before leaving for Washington. I heard that firsthand from the Bushies at the time....” -- Texas Monthly

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Basically, in the 2010 GOP primary in TX for the governor's office, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutichison was hoping to come home to Texas as Governor. Her election was being backed by the Bush family and all their power players were lined up against Gov. Rick Perry, with Karl Rove serving as Sen Hutchison's adviser against Perry. Source

Rick Perry won a 3rd term as Governor of Texas in 2010.

32 posted on 07/10/2011 2:25:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Steamburg
Wow, this could lead to a real school voucher system and an end to tyranny of the Teachers Unions.

Couple that with the way he's hobbled the trial lawyers with tort reform and "loser pays" (was signed this last session) -- and you're seeing the long knives are out for Rick Perry (#1 and #2 givers to Democrats -- teachers and lawyers).

Rick Perry is doing what he says and what Sarah Palin is saying.

CUT - CUT - CUT, spending and taxes and regulations.

33 posted on 07/10/2011 2:29:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
.[Gov Rick] Perry regularly asserts that primary and secondary education are the state's top priority, noting that more money will go to schools in the next budget even amid deep cuts elsewhere

Perry is lauded as a Conservative Hope but I keep seeing things like this. More money for education. And in the real world performance is mostly in inverse relation to amount of money spent. And Perry does not show that he actually understands Economics. So, like Bush, he generally wants the right things to happen but he does not know how to get there. Ultimately he will believe he has to "nudge" the economy over to the right track which tactic will, of course prove to be self=defeating and require ever firmer nudges. Palin and Bachmann both have all these disturbing little facets to their careers thus far. Ron Paul is still the only candidate or possible candidate who demonstrates that he understands how the economy actually works.

34 posted on 07/10/2011 2:57:44 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; arthurus
.[Gov Rick] Perry regularly asserts that primary and secondary education are the state's top priority, noting that more money will go to schools in the next budget even amid deep cuts elsewhere

Perry is lauded as a Conservative Hope but I keep seeing things like this. More money for education. And in the real world performance is mostly in inverse relation to amount of money spent. And Perry does not show that he actually understands Economics. So, like Bush, he generally wants the right things to happen but he does not know how to get there. Ultimately he will believe he has to "nudge" the economy over to the right track which tactic will, of course prove to be self=defeating and require ever firmer nudges. Perry and Bachmann both have all these disturbing little facets to their careers thus far. Ron Paul is still the only candidate or possible candidate who demonstrates that he understands how the economy actually works.

35 posted on 07/10/2011 2:58:56 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Diogenesis
So how many little girls did you watch get MANDATED Gardasil from your RINO-Perry's Executive order?

None. They OPTED OUT. Care to spread any other lies?

36 posted on 07/10/2011 3:01:10 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
first and foremost we must tackle our debt

I agree about 75%. However, the debt is a merely symptom of the spending, which would be excessive even if revenues equalled it. The spending is a symptom of a philosophy which holds that, if something should be done, government should do it. And this philosophy is inculcated in government schools.

37 posted on 07/10/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Tax-chick

Bump!!


38 posted on 07/10/2011 3:02:42 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: garypolitze
Perry was Al Gores manager in Texas and a cheerleader in college. He ain’t gonna make it.

That was, what, almost a quarter of a century ago, regarding Al Gore? And regarding TAMU, you don't know much about the history of that school, do you?

39 posted on 07/10/2011 3:03:09 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
IowaHawk wrote a brilliant response to a Krugman article about the state of education in Texas.

Although there is some of the usual IowaHawk humor interspersed, the article uses available statistics to compare the highly unionized Wisconsin school system to Texas schools.

Some excerpts...

As a son of Iowa, I'm no stranger to bragging about my home state's ranking on various standardized test. Like Wisconsin we Iowans usually rank near the top of the heap on average ACT/SAT scores. We are usually joined there by Minnesota, Nebraska, and the various Dakotas; Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire...

... beginning to see a pattern? Perhaps because a state's “average ACT/SAT” is, for all intents and purposes, a proxy for the percent of white people who live there. In fact, the lion's share of state-to-state variance in test scores is accounted for by differences in ethnic composition. Minority students - regardless of state residence - tend to score lower than white students on standardized test, and the higher the proportion of minority students in a state the lower its overall test scores tend to be.

Please note: this has nothing to do with innate ability or aptitude. Quite to the contrary, I believe the test gap between minority students and white students can be attributed to differences in socioeconomic status. And poverty. And yes, racism. And yes, family structure. Whatever combination of reasons, the gap exists, and it's mathematical sophistry to compare the combined average test scores in a state like Wisconsin (4% black, 4% Hispanic) with a state like Texas (12% black, 30% Hispanic).

So how to compare educational achievement between two states with such dissimilar populations? In data analysis this is usually done by treating ethnicity as a “covariate.” A very simple way to do this is by comparing educational achievement between states within the same ethnic group. In other words, do black students perform better in Wisconsin than Texas? Do Hispanic students perform better in Wisconsin or Texas? White students? If Wisconsin's kids consistently beat their Texas counterparts, after controlling for ethnicity, then there's a strong case that maybe Texas schools ought to become a union shop.

...

2009 4th Grade Math

White students: Texas 254, Wisconsin 250 (national average 248)
Black students: Texas 231, Wisconsin 217 (national 222)
Hispanic students: Texas 233, Wisconsin 228 (national 227)

2009 8th Grade Math

White students: Texas 301, Wisconsin 294 (national 294)
Black students: Texas 272, Wisconsin 254 (national 260)
Hispanic students: Texas 277, Wisconsin 268 (national 260)

...

To recap: white students in Texas perform better than white students in Wisconsin, black students in Texas perform better than black students in Wisconsin, Hispanic students in Texas perform better than Hispanic students in Wisconsin. In 18 separate ethnicity-controlled comparisons, the only one where Wisconsin students performed better than their peers in Texas was 4th grade science for Hispanic students (statistically insignificant), and this was reversed by 8th grade. Further, Texas students exceeded the national average for their ethnic cohort in all 18 comparisons; Wisconsinites were below the national average in 8, above average in 8.

Read more...

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/03/longhorns-17-badgers-1.html

40 posted on 07/10/2011 3:08:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for posting for those of us outside Texas.

You seem to have picked up a few stalkers. /s

41 posted on 07/10/2011 3:10:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey ("cave" it's not just a hole in the hillside)
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To: GOPyouth

“So how many little girls did you watch get MANDATED
Gardasil from your RINO-Perry’s Executive order?”

“None. They OPTED OUT. Care to spread any other lies?”

So you now claim she forced the Gardasil even on the children
whose parents tried to ‘opt out’. That is quite serious.


42 posted on 07/10/2011 3:14:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: newzjunkey

No kidding.

They discredit themselves.


43 posted on 07/10/2011 3:28:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Tex-Con-Man

It’s all so much numbers bs.

Figures don’t lie but liars can figure.

Perry wants more local control of schools.

After reading that, “who’s compared to whom” rigmarole, who couldn’t say, ENOUGH!?


44 posted on 07/10/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So far, readers of the thread see that the RINO Perry
supports the DREAM Act for illegal aliens and
the control of children by HIS RINO Executive Orders.


45 posted on 07/10/2011 3:36:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I didn’t mean to imply anything against you. It’s just that I have seen so many Perry vs. Bush articles since Perry began his campaign that I wonder if it’s part of their strategy. Conservatives have long said it would be a mistake for Obama to run against George Bush. I think Perry’s campaign needs to realize it would be a mistake for them, too.


46 posted on 07/10/2011 3:53:01 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Irish Rose

Thanks for writing back.

It’s inevitable.

I guess being in public life they expect it, understand it and most likely ignore a lot of it.

Sort of a cross between, “When did you stop beating your wife” and “Take my wife, please!”


47 posted on 07/10/2011 4:00:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Tax-chick

And they are....talking to a teacher in the library the other day...we’ll never vote for Perry....typical union thinking...


48 posted on 07/10/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: isthisnickcool

Someone who came from Mexico 24 months prior pays less tuition than someone from New Mexico.


49 posted on 07/10/2011 4:10:31 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: shield

He might do something truly conservative, like get the Federal government out of education.


50 posted on 07/10/2011 4:18:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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