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Devos. Welp, Public Education WAS a nice idea.

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I have no idea what your experience is so my opinion only applies to what I've seen way down here in the flatlands of South Texas. And what I've seen over and over and over, is the same things done in different packages...regardless of the administrators/staff, with very few exceptions, it's like cows walking the same cow paths day after day after day with regular lip service of how great everyone is doing and what a grand education they are providing the future of America. School policy is not tangibly different now than it was 15 years ago. I've had 2 kids so far graduate from my school district...academically successful...lost in the real and functional world of society otherwise...in spite of me hammering away at reality to them over the years. I have 3 more to graduate. I expect the same. This history of public education has spanned both political sides over the years; nothing has changed - same failure rates yet everyone is a winner, everyone gets a ribbon, same ridiculous push that every student is college material, government takeover of student aid and loans designed as a back door for additional college funding, Groundhog Day in perpetuity. Public Education has monopolized our tax dollars year after year after year with no change; insanity, eh? I have no idea who the new education secretary is. I pray SOME positive changes can be made. I'll take anything that will compel a move away from the education mire we've been stuck in for the past 20 years. Like I said, this is the view from my back porch; have no idea what the complexion of your school district is but I think we're all on the same page about wanting quality education for all kidlets. I do hope public education decisions will be given back to each state.

I know you guys will still love me even though you think I'm disagreeing with you. Cuz you already know I'm a died-in-the-wool, redneck, beer drinkin, gun toting, pickup driving, meat eating, woman loving, southern conservative.

On a larger scale, the government, especially the president doesn't change a ton between administrations. Sure, there are obvious differences, but what is told is largely the same "The other party's policies have been a blight on the nation, and have prevented progress and growth. We have great ideas on how to fix it that will work much better!"

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I think it will be interesting to say the least. And at the end of the day, we all still have our nursing licenses so if public education goes the way of the Walkman and we are all out of a job, we can all still say that we can go into some other form of nursing. I've always wanted to be one of those nurses on a cruise ship...

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The middle class will be screwed again. The rich will go to the best schools. The very poor will get grants. And there sit the middle class, once again, in No Man's Land.

Glad I live in NY. Home of tight vaccines and decent state funding for schools.

OldDude, first time for everything. I love ya, but I can't like your post. I've seen public schools ABSOLUTE make the difference for many, many kids.

As for RNs, MNX2 doesn't even have special services and psych.

The private schools can do whatever they want. Don't be too sure we won't go down with the ship.

I'm sick over this.

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To paraphrase a tweet: "If Betsy DeVos can be education secretary, then I can certainly do whatever the [heck] it is you do here" - My cover letters, in perpetuity.

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We are experiencing the same thing in NH, the newly dubbed Commissioner of Ed has home schooled all 7 of his kids....no experience in the public school arena. We also have a bill on the table to allow for smoking to public venues: restaurants, stores etc...Proposed to be a bonus to tourism!! Oye!!!

The person who introduced the bill is an avowed "Freestater", moved up here from another state with the specific intention of undoing many years of hard work and legislation intended to keep us healthy and educated.

I gotta keep buying Powerball tickets

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I'm taking up kickboxing, so when they come for me, I can resist.

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I think it will be interesting to say the least. And at the end of the day, we all still have our nursing licenses so if public education goes the way of the Walkman and we are all out of a job, we can all still say that we can go into some other form of nursing. I've always wanted to be one of those nurses on a cruise ship...

Me tooooooo!!! I took a tour of a Disney Cruise ship "sick bay." I told them I was a nurse and would like to see their facility. I got the grand tour - it was awesome. That'd be a sweet gig.

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I'm taking up kickboxing, so when they come for me, I can resist.

Public school isn't going anywhere; it'll all be smoke and mirrors, maybe a few dogs and ponies.

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Me tooooooo!!! I took a tour of a Disney Cruise ship "sick bay." I told them I was a nurse and would like to see their facility. I got the grand tour - it was awesome. That'd be a sweet gig.

Yes.

Next time I go on a cruise I'll get sick and look for you.

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I have no idea what your experience is so my opinion only applies to what I've seen way down here in the flatlands of South Texas. And what I've seen over and over and over, is the same things done in different packages...regardless of the administrators/staff, with very few exceptions, it's like cows walking the same cow paths day after day after day with regular lip service of how great everyone is doing and what a grand education they are providing the future of America. School policy is not tangibly different now than it was 15 years ago. I've had 2 kids so far graduate from my school district...academically successful...lost in the real and functional world of society otherwise...in spite of me hammering away at reality to them over the years. I have 3 more to graduate. I expect the same. This history of public education has spanned both political sides over the years; nothing has changed - same failure rates yet everyone is a winner, everyone gets a ribbon, same ridiculous push that every student is college material, government takeover of student aid and loans designed as a back door for additional college funding, Groundhog Day in perpetuity. Public Education has monopolized our tax dollars year after year after year with no change; insanity, eh? I have no idea who the new education secretary is. I pray SOME positive changes can be made. I'll take anything that will compel a move away from the education mire we've been stuck in for the past 20 years. Like I said, this is the view from my back porch; have no idea what the complexion of your school district is but I think we're all on the same page about wanting quality education for all kidlets. I do hope public education decisions will be given back to each state.

I know you guys will still love me even though you think I'm disagreeing with you. Cuz you already know I'm a died-in-the-wool, redneck, beer drinkin, gun toting, pickup driving, meat eating, woman loving, southern conservative.

Amen. :up:

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