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Remember Me Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 10:49 PM
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7. Well, it's young people like you who give the rest of us hope.
The destruction of our public education system is a source of absolute horror for me. We became a great nation in LARGE part because of universal access to basic secondary education, starting in the 1800s. Now we are abandoning that under the weight of a bunch of absolute lies about so many things, including how their proposed "reforms" would make things better. Again, I'm just horrified.

One thing that I like to tell everyone who will listen is that there is a REASON that Republicans are trying to destroy education (with Obama's help, alas), and that is NOT just to enrich their corporate friends via privitization, but to dumb down the population. Again and again we see in polls of all kinds that it's the more educated who vote Democratic. The ignorant and uneducated are easier to lead, easier to manipulate, easier to con, and easier to get to vote Republican.

Keep up the good work, just being who you are. :D
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