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Barack Obama cracks down on poor teacher training
Politico ^ | 4/25/14 | Stephanie Simon

Posted on 04/25/2014 4:12:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The Obama administration plans to use tens of millions in federal financial aid as leverage to reward teacher training programs that produce teachers who routinely raise student test scores — and to drive the rest out of business. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will announce the revival of a push to regulate hundreds of teacher preparation programs Friday at a town hall meeting with White House policy director Cecilia Muñoz. He plans to release a draft regulation by summer and aims to enact it within a year.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; federalism; school
Let me say this clearly:

Parents and school boards are PERFECTLY CAPABLE of handling children's education without Barack Obama or any federal bureaucrat.

1 posted on 04/25/2014 4:12:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The lyin’ king’s name and the word crack in the same sentence? Sounds right. When he can get it that is. Just like in his college days. If there were any college days. :>}


2 posted on 04/25/2014 4:14:30 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Most Democrat programs will end up foiling their stated intent.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 4:16:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: rktman

America will only regain the might needed to dethrone the “lyin’ king” or his successors, if they supplicate to God. Nothing less will cause evil to budge.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 4:17:20 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

aims to enact it within a year.”

…this is to get them through Saul Alinsky 101 training first.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 4:19:50 AM PDT by albie
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who here believes we still live in a republic?


6 posted on 04/25/2014 4:21:34 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

A republic of fools.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 4:22:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If people think public schools are bad now ...


8 posted on 04/25/2014 4:22:13 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of our children struggled mightily with Math in seventh grade. The teacher was terrible, but there was nothing we or the school district could do about it.

She was a veteran teacher, a member of the NEA and Black. The students who couldn’t afford a tutor were simply stuck. That’s public school education in the USA today. Let’s see Obama fix those situations.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 4:23:51 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

Let’s see, US foreign policy is in shambles. Putin is aggressing like a reincarnated Hitler. Islamic Jihad is pulling the world towards war. Iran will shortly or already has the bomb. War looms between Israel and Syria, Israel and Iran, Israel and (fill in blank.) Turkey is becoming radicalized. The US economy could overheat and die at any moment. China is threatening Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and (fill in blank.) What is Obama concerned with? Oh, education; one of the many things that is definitely not his job.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 4:27:18 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age....Albert Einstein


11 posted on 04/25/2014 4:28:14 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gen.Blather

The key issue here is tens of millions of federal dollars.
Again, baraq will loot the treasury to reward his friends.
Our money will never make it to the educations system.
See Mexico for an example.


12 posted on 04/25/2014 4:29:48 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: SoFloFreeper
SAVE THE CHILDREN
ABOLISH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION

13 posted on 04/25/2014 4:31:20 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

In the old days, my public school teachers actually had a degree in their subject matter.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 4:32:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: txrefugee

Uh, the situation you described is Obama’s GOAL.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 4:41:17 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Perfect example of rule by Hegelian Dialectic.


16 posted on 04/25/2014 4:45:41 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: txrefugee
She was a veteran teacher, a member of the NEA and Black

My son had a very similar situation back in the early 90s, only it was a black English teacher, the only black person in the entire high school. He made the mistake early in the year of correcting her grammar. My son was a very good student but barely passed the class.

17 posted on 04/25/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: SoFloFreeper

communism


18 posted on 04/25/2014 4:55:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Just what to education system needs, more biased, communist training.

The reason the test scores are already sooooooo bad is that the federal gubmint already HAD their hands in the demise of the educational program in this country. (”I’m from the gubmint and we’re here to help you”.

The gumbint (in particular odumbo) needs to stay out of it all together.


19 posted on 04/25/2014 5:01:34 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: HiTech RedNeck
if they supplicate to God. Nothing less will cause evil to budge

That's why we are doomed; they won't budge in their support for liberalism run amuck.

20 posted on 04/25/2014 5:22:02 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: rktman
Just like in his college days.

Danged homonyms. I believe that's spelled "daze".

21 posted on 04/25/2014 5:31:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Maybe “haze”?


22 posted on 04/25/2014 5:36:41 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What is Obama saying, that progressive education mills are producing bad teachers?


23 posted on 04/25/2014 5:39:57 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: rktman

only if it’s purple...


24 posted on 04/25/2014 5:40:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The only thing that Obama could REALLY DO is demand teacher unions to dissolve.

They are the ones keeping bad teachers in their jobs.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 5:42:05 AM PDT by struggle
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bump!


26 posted on 04/25/2014 5:44:07 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Guess he must be referring to his own incompetent teachers who taught him there are 58 states in America. In 2008 he said he had “already visited 57 states and only had one more to go”.

Or Michelle’s incompetent teachers who taught her that correct grammar is to say “me and Barack”.

Let’s hear it for Affirmative Action, else these yahoos would be shuckin’ and jivin’ in some third-rate rap recording studio instead of living the high life compliments of us.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 5:48:53 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: txrefugee

Let’s see Obama fix those situations.

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Don’t make the mistake of thinking his definition of a fix here matches our definition of a fix. Our fix would produce better educated students, whereas the progressives’ fix would produce better indoctrinated students.


28 posted on 04/25/2014 6:39:06 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

+1


29 posted on 04/25/2014 6:40:14 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Sadly true.


30 posted on 04/25/2014 6:40:51 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

While I agree that the government would do a bang-up job at handling teacher training, I ALSO am aware that school boards and parents oftentimes do NOT have the kids’ education as a foremost priority. Being a teacher myself, I am exposed to the lack of effort that both of the aforementioned are just as guilty of as said teachers.


31 posted on 04/25/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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