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Next On The Federal Agenda:
Redistributing Teachers

The Federalist, by Joy Pullmann

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/12/2014 5:12:07 AM

Just this week, while teachers, schoolchildren, and families frolic in the summer sun, blessedly free of government supervision at least for these few months, the Obama administration resurfaced an old rule from President Bush’s tenure that may have states redistributing teachers like so many cattle. It attempted the same last September, far more directly, but in the meantime has had its hands busy juggling its many new interpretations of education law to suit the shifting fancies of National Superintendent, er, Education Secretary Arne Duncan. But a big lawsuit win in California last month, in the Vergara case where a judge ruled that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 7/12/2014 5:55:29 AM     (No. 9920825)

FTA:.. it calls for using the state’s education “data-management system to monitor the distribution of highly effective, effective, developing, and ineffective educators and will use these data to hold local districts accountable for achieving an equitable distribution across schools…” That sounds like redistribution to me, except it’s delegated redistribution....

This on top of Common Core, I say Disband the department of Education!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/12/2014 6:31:19 AM     (No. 9920852)

Agreed, #1. The department of Education serves absolutely no useful purpose.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/12/2014 7:07:40 AM     (No. 9920878)

When a business expands there is a plan which spells out its mission and goals with provisions for periodic evaluation. If this had been done (as it should have) when Dept of Education was created it would have been dismantled long ago, it has not accomplished anything except to make things worse.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/12/2014 7:55:26 AM     (No. 9920915)

The dept. of education was created by Jimmy Carter. Enough said. It should be disbanded today. Arnie Duncan was a disaster in Chicago and it is a disaster in DC. There is not enough jail space for all of the corrupted members of this administration.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/12/2014 8:01:52 AM     (No. 9920923)

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are two of the most powerful unions in the country. They have huge war chests of money at their disposal, and powerful attorneys on their payroll.

They are also a major part of the money laundering scheme for the Demonrat party. I cannot see a scenario where the Feds would win if they attempt to displease the teacher unions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 7/12/2014 8:16:14 AM     (No. 9920943)

The DOE is serving the purpose it was created for.

To dumb down the people starting as soon as they start in daycare. The whole Marxist democrat and RINO agenda is to create a society of willing submitting people who will go the bidding of the political leadership with no questions asked.

As Lenin the Communist revolutionary leader more than once stated, “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik (communist) forever”.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 7/12/2014 9:03:03 AM     (No. 9921000)

This excellent column by Joy Pullmann concludes by asking why a free market approach can´t be applied to the education system..."These are simple, time-proven concepts, that don’t involve coercion, or treating people like pawns in someone else’s chess game. Why can’t we use them, instead?" Simple...Freedom is EXACTLY what they don´t want us to have. A free people doesn´t need the Feudal System...and marxists LOVE that system; it gets them what the truly want: money and power.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/12/2014 9:20:28 AM     (No. 9921020)

This at best a gross and egregious violation of the Tenth. Dept.of Education is an unconstitutional monstrosity. BTW so are are Energy, EPA and the lot.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/12/2014 10:08:04 AM     (No. 9921110)

Leftist followers of arne duncan in local school administration blame low achievement by minority students on white teachers judged to be insensitive to the plight of black and hispanic students. White teachers are also vilified for what is described as a disproportionate level of harsh disciplinary action carried out against black and hispanic students. So, in the name of minority achievement, and to correct "unfair" disciplinary practices, there is a plan to hire more minority teachers. Of course, there is a gross shortage of qualified black and hispanic teachers, so incompetents will line up for these affirmative action jobs. The article states that the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers is bias against teachers who work in low performing schools. The article does not state that test score evaluation criterion allows school principals to set up individual teachers for failure by assigning them classrooms full of low achievers. White teachers, especially highly paid ones, better watch their backs. For they can be ousted at any time to make way for teachers said by administration to be more suitable to guide minority students.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/12/2014 11:50:20 AM     (No. 9921282)

Amazing that our ´esteemed´ repub congress would even consider voting ´aye" for men such as this. Our ´folks´ in DC should be hanging their heads in shame to foster these cronies into power for the few accolades they expect to receive. Don´t they know how to vote NO!!? Time and again they manage to screa WTP....Holder, Duncan, and so many others. Granted they must confirm someone but why the most indoctrinated radical around.



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