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Re: “The Indy's 2015 coordinated election endorsements

CSIndy: "We don't want to get into the details." Get into the details for Pete's sake and explain it to the pubic! That is your entire reason for being!

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 10/21/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “The Indy's 2015 coordinated election endorsements

Mr. Curious above pretty much tells us all we need to know:

"these are government schools" (fairly dripping with disdain)

Koch-Backed "conservative" only interest in public education is to eradicate it in favor of homeschooling or private religious schools for which they require taxpayers to foot the bill. They actually signed a pledge to that effect (signed by libertarians and some of the most whacked out 'Christian' fundamentalist organizations conceived in modern times): http://www.schoolandstate.org/proclamation… (including libertarian Ron Paul):

"Ron Paul's home school curriculum launched by [Christian] Reconstructionist Gary North and neo-Confederate Thomas Woods":
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2013/4/9/…

Then we have the usual "conservative" disdain for pensions (anybody's pensions, not just teachers, up to and including Social Security and military pensions) and the eradication thereof. Here, read some Koch-bought "conservative model legislation:
http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/Worker_Rig…

And of course the Libertarian billionaire-backed union-busting adventures, because teachers aren't quite living under the Bijou bridge... yet. Certainly, we'll need to rectify that situation as those teachers are livin' it up like kings and queens.

We'll let Rachel Tabachnick writing at K-12 News Network explain: "Voucher Advocate Betsy DeVos, Right-Wing Think Tanks Behind Koch-Style Attack on PA Public Schools (Section 1)" (this is going on state-by-state, not just in Colorado):
http://k12newsnetwork.com/blog/2011/04/26/…

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 10/21/2015 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The Indy's 2015 coordinated election endorsements

I so love all the conservatives in this thread sharing their "concern" for education and the need for "reform," like perhaps creating a national embarrassment like the Koch-endorsed incident at Jeffco?:

EdWeek: "Policymakers push back in four states
By Liana Heitin

Concerns about an overhaul to the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum framework have been spreading through a growing number of states over the last few months, with critics saying it emphasizes negative aspects of the nation's history and downplays "American exceptionalism."

Policymakers in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas have pushed back on the new framework, which outlines the concepts and skills students need for a college-level history course. The Republican National Committee also condemned the guidelines last summer, calling them 'radically revisionist.'"
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/03/…

Thanks "conservatives," but we don't exactly need more kids being exposed to extremist whacked-out revisions to the school curriculum. And for those so worried about "test scores," I'd be willing to bet the students at least have a rudimentary understanding of science - ya know what I mean?

Ahem: Politico: "Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of lies."
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/educ…

Colorado REALLY does not need to produce more barely functioning nincompoops. We have enough to contend with already. "Reform"... pfft. "Deform" sounds about right.

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 10/21/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Fed up!

I'm really not interested in listening too long to the rhetoric of people who feel the need to play host to white supremacists and militia snowflakes under the mistaken impression that the rule of law and general human decency don't apply to them. It should also be mentioned that the Bundy Ranch lunatics are so far out there that the equally insane Oath Keepers hightailed it out of the Bundy snake pit under threat of violence from their supposed allies. Peggy Littleton is yet another waste of skin playing leapfrog with Tea Party fascists and she knows what she can do with her despicable self.

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 08/30/2014 at 3:56 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Amen, and pass the smelling salts at USAFA

Thank you Mikey Weinstein... and thank you Brig. Gen. Andy Armacost.

A return to sanity I am most proud to support and nurture.

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 02/05/2014 at 2:31 AM

Re: “Fracking, ugly cop cars, dogs off-leash, and the gun debate

@Lotus, Eric Verlo, Karyna Lemus - Colorado Springs Citizens for Community Rights

Terrific letter on the fracking issue. Two thumbs up.

Posted by karinkdf82 on 02/26/2013 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Not all cruises turn sour

Nice cruise line advert, CSIndy.

Is there anything still worth reading here anymore?

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Posted by karinkdf82 on 02/26/2013 at 5:07 AM

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