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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:53 AM

Right-Wing Blog Pushes Private Schools Over Scandal, but Public Schools are More Accountable [VIDEO]

This is a video from my show Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.

In this edition of Counterpoint PA's homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week, I take on Capitolwire's bureau chief who attacked Keystone Progress' report revealing that PA Independent is funded by a far-right group actively trying to manipulate state news without trying to disprove any facts in the report, a right-wing blogger who suggested that one public school's financial scandal means PA needs more private cyber and charter schools even though private schools are less accountable than public schools (as proven by another story I share to make the point), and four Republican US Congressmen from PA who sponsored a bill with "Saving the Environment" in its title that would kill new coal plant mercury and air toxics regulations from the Environment Protection Agency.



For a transcript, links to the sources used in this story, or to browse the show's categorized video archive, go to http://counterpointpa.org. (Go here if you want to go right to the post for this video.)

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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. Fuck private and charter schools

if you send your kid to one or teach at one you're an elitist asshole.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 12:05 PM

2. Quite honestly, I don't think they should exist at all.

 

Public schools should be for EVERYBODY. Kids should NOT be isolated from others their parents consider "riff-raff" because the real world isn't that way.

They will come in contact with people from all backgrounds.

A new book is coming out next month debunking the commonly held belief private schools are "better" than public schools:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Public-School-Advantage-Outperform/dp/022608891X/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2A92CSBECFCCJ&coliid=I36HAI74Y70MHB

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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 04:06 PM

3. I fully agree, I am sad to say my parents stuck me in a private school

(Catholic) for 8 years and all I heard was how much better were than any of the public school kids. And yes, when we went to public school we did do better than a lot of peers, but not because we were better. We did better because the teachers didn't have to be a referee, cop, social worker, parent, nurse, counselor all rolled into one. They had a pool of children who weren't on survival mode, who would walk home and KNEW the lights would be on, who would walk home and KNEW the fridge would be stocked, who would walk home and KNEW their parents of some one responsible would be there to meet them...why, because private schools have little tolerance for anybody out of the mainstream, for anyone having difficulties and for anyone who might bring their fucking scores down!

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