Your Views: Conservatives ‘dumb down’ our public school system

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

It is clear that “tea party”-style conservatives have had public schools in their sights for some time as they withdraw funding from them and fund greater numbers of voucher schools, privatized schools that are most often not required to meet the same rigorous achievements required of public schools.

While refusing to increase the minimum wage, these conservatives criticize and reduce funding for various programs that supplement income of the poorest among us, declaring that “It is their own fault for not planning their lives better.” All of this while the conservatives defund and “dumb down” the public school system!



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