Saturday, June 14, 2014
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Liberals and their media water-carriers are already making an issue out of the $100 billion in federal spending cuts proposed by the GOP. They suggest that one issue is that the cut will hurt education funding.
Spending cut legislation should be just like Obamacare legislation, which, according to Pelosi, must be passed so we can find out what is in it.
First, a spending cut of $100,000,000,000 represents a 2.68% cut, which government can accomplish by switching from 2-ply to 1-ply toilet paper.
Second, it is interesting to note that since January, 2007 through December, 2010 the White House budgets shows that the Democrat-controlled Congress has reduced spending on education by $774,902 a day.
The expense, and the quality of U.S. education has been the focus of thousands of studies over the past decades, but the public hears little as the results are not good, and to publish the results would result in a demand for government accountability.
To begin, the famed Head Start Program was started in 1965 as a summer program for children in jeopardy, began with an enrollment of 561,000 attendees, a budget of $96,400,400 or a cost per attendee of $172. Due to its alleged success it morphed into a program to “promote school readiness by enhancing social and cognitive development.” By 2007 the enrollment increased to 908,412 attendees, a budget of $6.9 billion dollars or a cost per attendee of $7,571. That is a cost increase of 7,034.8%.
Many studies have been done to evaluate the success of Head Start, but none show more than a modest improvement when compared to testing of children that did not attend Head Start. In 2009, Georgetown University studied Head Start and determined there was “modest improvement in reading, but no improvement in oral comprehension, phonological awareness, or math.” In 2007 Head Start employed 220,000 people, who are adequate babysitters.
Primary and Secondary education in America leaves much to be desired. The cost of our education is among the highest in the world. In 2007 the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development evaluated the cost of education of member nations. The United States ranked #2 in the cost of primary education, #4 in cost of secondary education, and #1 in the cost of obtaining an undergraduate degree. In fact, the cost of an undergraduate degree was double the cost of all countries except two.
One might consider the cost of our education to be a wonderful investment in the future of our children...but is it? The Organization for Economic and Co-operation and Development conducts international standardized testing on Reading, Math and Science every three years. In 2006 there was no posted data on Reading for the United State as the OECD reported the results were corrupt. However, on Math the United States ranked #29, and on Science #21. On OECD testing in 2009 the United States ranked #17 in Reading, #30 in Math and #23 in Science. Not only was there no improvement, our students performed worse. Other data provided by the 2007 OECD includes that the U.S. high school graduation rate is 78%, and ranks #14. The report also concludes that U.S. entry level pay for teachers ranks #2 compared to other nations.
Another measure of the quality of U.S. education is the 1st time performance of college-bound student on the ACT [America College Testing] and SAT [Scholastic Aptitude Testing]. A revue of ACT performance shows that from 1970 to 2010 scores on English improved 11.4%; Math 1.9%; and no change for Reading and Science. A review of SAT performance shows that from 1967 to 2009 Verbal testing fell 7.7%, and Math skills, for all intents and purposes, remained the same.
A commonly held theme is that poverty causes poor school performance. However, if one compares the annual poverty rate to the annual ACT and SAT scores one can only conclude that poor education may in fact cause poverty. According to the OECD the United States has a drop out rate of 22%. But according to National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, during the school year 2007-2008 613,379 high school students dropped our without completing their education. These children, in essence, transitioned from a system of national education [including free meals] to a system of national welfare which adds to our poverty statistics and taxpayer burden.
Let the cuts begin.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
-The Shameless Medicare Propaganda Continues - Critical Condition - National Review Online
In the Silverios' munificent new hometown of Stockton, Calif., 70 percent of the 2,300 babies born in 2003 in the San Joaquin General Hospital were anchor babies. As of this month, Stockton is $23 million in the hole.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This lying snarky p.o.s. has nothing but contempt for his constituents, for Americans and for America. Between his idiocy yesterday telling his constituents that Congress has NO limits to it's power over us, and THIS older video, there is no doubt left. If you see some evidence to the contrary, SHOW ME. His voters must....because he has been reelected to his seat since 1973! What is WRONG with the people up there in CA? Are they ALL illegals?
-Act! for America - Get Your Copy of They Must Be Stopped Today! (from Brigitte Gabriel)
-Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero -- Sign the Petition Now! (Human Events)
I told you she was a racist. She AND her husband. Breitbart got it right the first time.
Monday, August 2, 2010
*Hat tip to Barb
"What Constitution??" Gigantic idiot who doesn't know the first thing about the Constitution. That lady should run against him.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We, the People, have no representation whatsoever anymore. We are being led by marxist radicals with their tentacles in media, the bench, law enforcement, education, and every other facet of American life. The people have NO power. Elections? Don't make me laugh. As Stalin said, "it's not the voters who determine the result of elections....it's the vote COUNTER".
What are you going to DO about it?
Monday, July 26, 2010
Shirley and her husband are a real piece of work. Make sure you watch the video.
no debate was allowed. Typical fascists in Congress in action again.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
from Darrell: These "new age" journolists" lie, they cheat and they steal....and they rationalize because it's for their "progressive" ends and "for the greater good." They are just like Middle Eastern Islamic radicals who do exactly the same thing to further their ideology! So I guess you can say we have "jihadists" journolists.......
UPDATE: 400 members.
- Socialist “JournoListas” NoisyRoom.net: The Progressive Hunter#comment-15451
Saturday, July 24, 2010
*Hat tip to Dodie
Obama only reads the reports by JOURNOLISTS, and probably isn't aware that all his Commie plans fail everywhere on earth.
Friday, July 23, 2010
That's right, you buffoon.....you guys did SUCH a great job destroying the economy and the country that you certainly earned yet another well-deserved vacation.
But you have to read the "comments section". I think this administration has an actual poll rating of about 0.
*Hat tip to Dodie
in all it's ugly awful fascism. Keep these names handy so you know whose columns NEVER to trust again.
Great job, Mr. Lifson at American Thinker!
-American Thinker Blog: New additions make for 107 Journolist names there are supposed to be over 400 of them and it's still being investigated.
-YouTube - Journolist a light-hearted look at a VERY SERIOUS problem
Which means Pakistan is involved.
Comments, anyone? I don't even know where to BEGIN!! Go take another vacation, Obarf.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
*Hat tip to Kati
It's refreshing to know that some people are beginning to fight back. The following link has more details about Sherrod- and at the very end of the article, there's a list of Related Posts (listed below). Interesting that the NAACP (imo - a communist front organization) is finally being slapped down in response to their ongoing attacks. Remember when I mentioned that I thought these groups infiltrate to "prove" racism.....? They do.
- Time to Downsize Federal Government
- Farm Subsidies Harmful to Farmers
- Gov’t Pays Dead Men to Farm
- NAACP Preemptively Smacked for Bigoted Attack on Tea Party
- NAACP Plays Race Card–Literally
Of course the Repubs are nervous. The Tea Party isn't much happier with the Repubs than we are with the fascist Democrats!
WE, the people, are coopting the Republican Party because the old Republican establishment has destroyed the party. We are taking it back and making it the party of the people and the Constitution, and NOT the party of the ruling class.
So all you RINO's are OUT. Either retire now or become Democrats and admit you are the liberals you really are. Like Specter did... and Graham & McCain should.
Friday, July 16, 2010
*Hat tip to Mad Mike
But all TRUE.