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Blue State Schools: The Shame of a Nation | Via Meadia

June 21, 2011

Defenders of the high tax, high regulation, highly unionized model of state governance that characterizes the blue states like to point to their higher quality of government services as justification for the taxes they pay and the regulations they accept.

Let those crackers and hillbillies in the red states wallow in their filth and their ignorance, say proud upholders of the blue state model. We blue staters believe in things like quality education — and that costs money.

via Blue State Schools: The Shame of a Nation | Via Meadia.

Lies. All lies. Who knew Newsweek was a Tea Party and GOP outlet?

  1. James permalink
    June 21, 2011 12:02 pm

    We could fix a lot of things by going out of our way not to punish homeschooling. That is what NJ and VA do. Doesn’t cost the states much (and that much less than putting the kids in public school)…works good in most cases. I do my part by saving tax dollars and schooling my own kids.

  2. Michael Eaton permalink
    June 21, 2011 2:25 pm

    Since when do we judge quality education by the students in a few schools scattered across the country? Is that saying that American community college students get the best college educations in the world because Harvard and Stanford are located in the US? I can’t think of a less relevant measure…

    How do the AVERAGE kids do? How do the poorest kids do? If the poorest kids are getting great educations, they won’t be poor for long. All in all, the link above is a worthless exercise.

  3. June 21, 2011 2:51 pm


    It makes as much sense as claiming that because you threw more money at teachers unions, the kids got smarter.

    And ofcourse you reject this, because it points out that Texas, a state that fails to fund its schools and teachers, along with Florida, have half of the top ten schools in the nation. How can this BE? Money equates better educations, and therefore a back water, backwards, rednecked, cowboy state like Texas COULDN’T have that kind of dominance when looking at the top high schools in the nation…

    And no Mike, the poor kids aren’t getting great educations, because our public schools, despite the millions of dollars thrown at them, are abject failures. It has little to do with their funding, which is usually where progressives and teachers unions spend their time gnashing their teeth…

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