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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Aug 17, 2015, 08:14 PM

80. Wow, schools like this need a Federal backstop

There should be a minimum standard for all schools. If any fall below then the Federal government should step in (the state having had a chance to act first) and apply resources. They should have the power to remove administrators and have the option to bill the state. That minimizes the temptation to cry wolf as the federal aid isn't a free ride. This also will minimize the temptation to segregate so some taxpayers can save money. No free ride from supporting good schools for all.

I read most of that long article and it sounds like these schools were shortchanged on resources and then things snowballed. So fixing things means starting at square one.

The minimum standard needs to be made into a civil right that the Federal government enforces. It will be cheaper in the long run to just fix things rather than letting kids suffer while we endlessly band-aid while in crisis mode. Spend the damn money and raise the damn taxes on the rich if need be.

Call it jobs creation, just do it.

Edit for grammar and so I might as well add that the article is a must read. It's a major story.

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