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February 23, 2004

Re: Still leaving children behind

From a reader responding to "Still leaving children behind":

Back in the 60's when I was in journalism school, one of the things that the journalism school dean taught us early on was to FOLLOW THE MONEY. Something I would like to see one of you practicing journalists to look into would be this: Who does this NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND financially benefit? From a power base, who does this benefit by taking away the forced responsibility of paying for and maintaining public schools, especially for kids who don't look or speak like "us?"

It really doesn't have much to do with education, and has a whole lot to do with tax-breaks and continuing to set up a greedy and distant upper class. Gee, maybe I had some of that education back when it was provided, but it seems to me that the US went through this greed and gluttony stuff during the westward expansion, and during the end of the 1800's?

One big advantage to providing inadequate education is that no one is left to question the actions of those in charge. Or, does Halliburton have an education contract, too?

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Posted by Colleen Pohlig at February 23, 2004 05:00 PM



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