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Biden: Romney doesn't see value in education (American Federation of Teachers nat'l convention)
SFGate.com ^ | 7/29/12 | AP

Posted on 07/29/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech Sunday to the nation's second largest teachers unions, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't treat public education as a priority and distrusts the hardworking teachers who struggle to create opportunity for the nation's young people.

Biden addressed 2,500 delegates at the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Detroit on Sunday.

Biden painted Romney as planning to gut education funding to finance tax breaks for the wealthy.

From what Romney and his GOP rivals said during the primary debates, "it looks like they don't think public education is worth the investment," Biden said.

A spokesman for Romney's campaign accused Biden — and President Barack Obama — of kowtowing to teachers unions. "Instead of putting students first, this administration has put the union bosses that fund their political campaigns ahead of what's best for our children," said spokesman Sean Fitzpatrick.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: biden; education; romney; teachers; unions

1 posted on 07/29/2012 9:49:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 07/29/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech Sunday to the nation's second largest teachers unions, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't treat public education as a priority and distrusts the hardworking teachers who struggle to create opportunity for the nation's young people.

I got that far and was laughing too hard to continue. Rimshot Joe really cracks me up. That boy is a real hoot!

3 posted on 07/29/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Yeah, a guy who's father didn't graduate from college goes himself to Harvard receiving an MBA and a Law degree and builds a company that makes him wealthy man sees no value in Education. This from Biden the Plagiarist at Syracuse Law.
4 posted on 07/29/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: NormsRevenge

The USA had the highest literacy rate in the world before the federal government started funding local schools.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 9:57:14 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: NormsRevenge

American Federation of Teachers and child abusers...

That’s my opinion, and I’m sticking with it.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t see the value in education either, when the kids don’t care, parents don’t care, teachers don’t care AND are incompetent, principals don’t care, those at the city/state/federal levels in any education department role don’t care, those at colleges would rather indoctrinate than teach, well...

No, I don’t see much value in education these days. Maybe I’m biased though, it took me 5 years and 2 months to finish high school.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 10:10:02 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: NormsRevenge

hahahahha and biden does i suppose????


8 posted on 07/29/2012 10:24:45 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Barak; obama; All
Romney doesn't see value in education

Romney doesn't see value in education union-thug babysitters.

9 posted on 07/29/2012 10:30:05 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Mitt Romney went to Stanford, BYU and received a concurrent, joint Degrees of Master Of Business Administration from Harvard School of Business, and a Juris Doctor (ie law degree)from Harvard School of Law.

That's impressive.

I think it's safe to say Romney understands the value of education.

10 posted on 07/29/2012 10:52:47 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: NormsRevenge

Willard didnt go to public schools...

As the son of a rich man he went to ptivate schools...


11 posted on 07/29/2012 11:02:34 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: MacMattico
Romney:

. . . 3.7 GPA at BYU

. . . top 5% of class at Harvard Law School

. . . top 10% of class at Harvard Business School (MBA)

Yeah, right, he does not value education. I get it. Did Biden ever apologize for that plagiarism he perpetrated?

12 posted on 07/29/2012 11:46:45 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: NormsRevenge

Biden is an idiot. ...On his best day, or even the best day he could fake or plagiarize, Biden couldn’t hold a candle to Romney’s educational achievements. For Biden and his Democrat comrades, education is a means of control and tyranny over the dumbed-down masses. Real education is a means of acquiring the liberty and power to resist tyrants like Biden and his master Obama.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 12:21:37 AM PDT by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge; All

I’m a little surprised no one has come up with an a$$ backward thing for 0bama/ Biden yet or a Commie art play on them being so “retro”.

Glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I saw the title of this thread. Coming from Joe Baloney, it’s a scream. (LOL Just saw the “aft”. Is that because they can’t find their “aft” with both hands? Or maybe they just forgot the “D”)


14 posted on 07/30/2012 2:46:25 AM PDT by KGeorge (Bad? Sure, but these things just write themselves)
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To: KGeorge

NEA means and parents know it equals Never Educate Anyone.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 3:33:17 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: NormsRevenge

Our children are taught by idiots.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 3:35:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: pallis

Isn’t it amazing? Liberal Democrats like Biden can so categorically require children to sit in rows, learn their progressive mantra by rote, and then robotically march to the polling booth to support the Party and its tyrannical intentions...

...and never once notice how much of their musical shibboleths have long since denounced that very behavior.

I’d suggest Biden’s operating from the premise that The Wall simply isn’t high or impenetrable enough but I think he’d be the first to ask ‘Which one’s Pink?’


17 posted on 07/30/2012 3:36:32 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Instead of putting students first, this administration has put the union bosses that fund their political campaigns ahead of what's best for our children," said spokesman Sean Fitzpatrick.

This is the proper response and one that is gaining traction nation wide as we witness what has happened in Wisconsin and the bankruptcies in California and elsewhere. Emphasize that it it the UNIONS that don't value education and that more money spent doesn't make it to the students.

18 posted on 07/30/2012 3:39:08 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: scooby321

:-) Haven’t heard that before, but it’s a good one. Sadly, too true.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 3:43:19 AM PDT by KGeorge
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To: NormsRevenge
...gut education funding to finance tax breaks for the wealthy.

Libtards, "journalists" and politicians alike, just cannot admit that tax cuts result in more revenue.

20 posted on 07/30/2012 5:42:56 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
The AFT cares only about power. Children are nothing but tools or weapons to them.

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21 posted on 07/30/2012 6:15:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Romney’s father never graduated from college, rose to the head of two car companies and gave his children the education he worked to provide but never received. Romney then went on to graduate with honors from BYU and Harvard. He gave away his entire inheritance and worked his butt off to make his own money, and chose to send his kids to the school of his and his wife’s choice. I’m all for school choice but you seem to want to find anything wrong with Romney— and your latest is that he went to a private school? That’s lame. We really don’t even know where Obama went to college or what he did while there!


22 posted on 07/30/2012 11:22:42 PM PDT by MacMattico
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