Category Archives: poverty

We cannot teach dead children.

Education issues are healthcare issues. Children with birth defects, children requiring special education, and other children with special needs are now being denied their basic needs because they don’t “deserve” them and are a financial and academic drain. Fully qualified teachers … Continue reading

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IRTA: These 80 Programs Would Lose Federal Funding Under Trump’s Proposed Budget

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA*) has researched and listed the cumulative assaults on America’s responsibilities to its citizens by President Trump’s White House. These are obvious attempts to dismantle the social programs that people need to live full, productive … Continue reading

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Cuts Meals on Wheels and subsidized school lunches after bragging about paying no taxes.

Don’t feed kids in Head Start or subsidized school lunch programs. Cut Meals on Wheels for the elderly and handicapped. Why? The White House’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, states. ““I think it’s probably one of the most compassionate things we … Continue reading

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“Tonight’s award goes to BETSY DeVOS.”

“And the award goes to BETSY DeVOS, the U.S. Secretary of Education, who is also a billionaire heiress and a proud self-proclaimed Super-Christian who wants to use America’s schools to, as she puts it, ‘advance God’s kingdom.‘ DeVos is awarded … Continue reading

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Divide and Conquer: “This proposal would devastate retirees and their surviving spouses.”

Cities and state politicians have simply refused to pay their legally required pension obligations for decades. They have borrowed from and/or created bonds based on pension systems. By continued underfunding (theft by taking owed money and giving it to others) … Continue reading

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“O say can you see… ?” – Are our children being well educated or merely indoctrinated and trained?

“O say can you see… ?” Are our children in school being indoctrinated rather than well educated? Merely job trained for control and obedience? “It took 117 years from the time ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ was written in 1814 until … Continue reading

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Glen Brown: “We live in a country where public schools are for sale.”

Glen has much more to say. Glen Brown is a friend, poet, adjunct college instructor, retired high school teacher, and fellow blogger. Glen gives voice to many educational realities; he shares these in his blog and in other social networking … Continue reading

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TEACHERS – PUERTO RICO – WAGE THEFT – CHICAGO – PENSIONS – ILLINOIS – CALIFORNIA – etc.

While viewing John Oliver’s show about the financial onslaught in Puerto Rico by vulture capitalists such as hedge fund managers, crisis investors, giant banks and other economic slaughter masters, suddenly the words blurred. Instead of Puerto Rico, the words became … Continue reading

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Who is stealing from teachers? Sh-h-h. It’s a trade secret.

After several years of being made to seem like another crazy “conspiracy theory” by corporate media coverage of teacher pension theft, the pension theft pattern has emerged into the open. There can no longer be a conspiracy (secret plan of … Continue reading

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Perhaps President Obama would choose libraries instead of a mausoleum.

Libraries for the living seem much more valuable than a mausoleum for one past political leader. The Pyramid at Giza is indeed impressive. The dead guy who was in there must have been pretty important in his day. The President … Continue reading

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