Month: <span>September 2011</span>

The real victims of “class warfare”

The Republican congressional “leadership” couldn’t lead a kindergarten class to the potty, but it knows how to bottlefeed the superwealthy, to the detriment of about 99 percent of America. Predictably, Republican obstructionists in high places in Washington spent part of the weekend criticizing President Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on millionaires. The tax is part […]

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The real victims of “class warfare”

The Republican congressional “leadership” couldn’t lead a kindergarten class to the potty, but it knows how to bottlefeed the superwealthy, to the detriment of about 99 percent of America. Predictably, Republican obstructionists in high places in Washington spent part of the weekend criticizing President Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on millionaires. The tax is part […]

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Elementary classes swelling beyond 221

We must not overlook the fact that many of the victims of the education budget cuts are kindergarteners and other grade school kids, more of whom are finding themselves in larger classes this year because of further erosion to the 221 studentteacher cap for grades K4. I say “victims” because some kids will suffer academically […]

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Punching more holes in a fairy tale

Anyone with half a load of common sense, which doesn’t necessarily include all of our legislators, knew the antigovernment ideologues were lying last spring when they insisted the Legislature could make deep cuts in public education without harming the classroom. To be sure, make the effort, as many school districts have, and you can find […]

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