Monday, August 11, 2014

Republicans refuse to lift students out of poverty, blame educators and safety nets programs.

WKOW's Greg Neumann featured Edgewood College’s Dean Tim Slekar and Percy Brown, the dean of students at Middleton High School. They talked about the real problem with education; economic status and poverty. 

When Republicans see a problem, they go after the victims. They start at the back end instead of the front. For example:
Tort Reform: Instead of preventing medical errors that result in malpractice lawsuits, they penalize the victims and their families.

Safety Nets: Instead of solving, and encouraging higher pay, job training and education, Republicans penalize the victims of poverty by kicking them off support programs. 

Poverty Hurts Education: The same is true for education, where poverty weighs heavily on desperate hungry students. Instead solving the root cause of low scoring students, Republicans decided to go after teachers; that was easier and helps speedup the move to privatize schools. 

Through out the interview both guest make it very clear Common Core and testing aren't to blame, it's our lazy politicians. They're are deliberately sidetracking the public with scary stories about CC, instead of doing the job they were elected to do; write laws that try to lift people out of poverty: 

The Wisconsin Soap Box did a great article on this show, check it out here.

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