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Mattwall1 February 4th, 2014 2:26pm

"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize." Franklin D. Roosevelt

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debob texas
02/05/14 2:17 pm

If the money goes for students & educators & not school administrations & worse yet state education bureaucrats.

clearthinking Nevada
02/04/14 9:41 pm

But when morons throw money into programs like common core FDR would be spinning in his pine box

Liberty 4,032,064
02/04/14 6:35 pm

It should be one of the first. Education is important.

cowboy Proud Father
02/04/14 6:11 pm

That would be fine if the government education centers weren't run by the obvious incompetence of the Communist-led unions.

02/04/14 6:31 pm

Good thing they are not!!!

02/04/14 8:35 pm

lots of love

cowboy Proud Father
02/04/14 8:47 pm

Keep it to yourself homo.

02/04/14 8:53 pm

real christian like...thanks!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/04/14 10:05 am

I'd have picked healthcare or food and water security by a hair, but I don't disagree.

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 8:00 am

I don't get why anyone would disagree. Forget that we have an ethical obligation to provide for our children as a society. Maybe someone disagrees and cares only about money. Well, money spent on education more than pays for itself in the form of

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 8:01 am

a highly skilled workforce that adds to the economy. This seems like a no-brainer to me.

(Cue someone saying that's because you have no brain...)

Userperson merry passover
02/04/14 2:01 pm

u have no brain

suppressedID destiny is right now
02/04/14 7:49 am

It's only our future and our children. Why WOULDN'T we want to hamstring them?


Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
02/04/14 7:39 am

Disagree. I recently read the "best to worst" states for education article and many of the worst states paid the most for education. Matt, wouldn't you agree that there is a point of diminishing return for most everything, including education? At

Joshua77 Jesus is Lord
02/04/14 7:40 am

some point, throwing more money at a broken system just doesn't help anymore.

suppressedID destiny is right now
02/04/14 7:47 am

There are other ways besides $$ to economize.

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 8:02 am

We haven't nearly reached the point of diminishing returns. Let's say you need to spend $1000 annually on good maintenance to keep your car running it's best. Right now the difference between best schools and worst is like us quibbling

kermie gaytopia
02/04/14 8:03 am

over whether to spend twenty bucks or thirty. The results are meaningless because we're so incredibly far from making an actual impact.

02/04/14 8:10 am

yes, at some point the system needs reform. I have no issue with reforming the public education system, in fact I feel we should. But given this was in response to privatizing all levels of education.... I have to agree with FDR when I say no to that

02/04/14 7:32 am

basically he is defending the concept of a public school system instead of just having everyone have to hope they can get into a private school, which would, in many cases, probably take people able to make large donations over say the plumber's son

MJSeals Esq.
02/04/14 7:30 am

I'm too tired to think right now :-/

02/04/14 7:31 am

its 930 where you are. what gives?

MJSeals Esq.
02/04/14 7:36 am

I have no idea. I just can't read/think today