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Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

Years ago I was teaching at a religious affiliated high school. The administration wanted to increase enrollment. The teachers were all for that. Of course they wanted more kids and no more teachers. In a meeting with the teachers, the chief administrator stated, "If you just have love in your hearts, you can teach 50 or 100 students in a class." I hereby offer that solution to our creative governor for his use on any public education issue at anytime, "If you have love in your hearts you will be able to teach on the pittance we give you."

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 09/20/2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

Perhaps Ducey's "plan" is to help banks advertise student loans to vulnerable high school students who don't know what they're getting into when they load themselves up with debt in pursuit of a college degree that may or may not help them secure decent-paying, meaningful work.

Whatever his "plan" may be, it should be noted that increasing college grads or those with career training certificates from 42% to 60% under the current tuition expense and funding system without creating more government funded tuition grants will mean a whole lot more money, in the form of interest payments on loans, flowing into the coffers of the malfeasant banking system whose unsound, self-serving practices cratered our economy in 2008.

More college educated middle class workers = more indentured servants with tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars of undismissable loan debt, bound to work work work at whatever jobs the economy offers up, not to buy themselves a home or invest, but to pay back the loans that underwrote the inflated "cost" of the work they did to earn a degree.

I'm sure the employer-class does want a larger pool of workers entering the work force every year in this prostrate position. It's a group with sadly reduced financial security and entitlements that's very easy to exploit.

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Posted by Who benefits from the creation of more indentured servants? on 09/20/2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

Just having a college degree is meaningless. We need to increase interest in STEM. 4 year degrees in English and Sociology just won't cut it anymore.

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Posted by BobV on 09/20/2016 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

OK, let’s make this easy…
All liars are not politicians, but all politicians are liars.
Ducey is a politician, therefore he is a liar.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/20/2016 at 4:13 AM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

In January 2016, I started having pains in my abdomen I just assumed it was nerves left over. I saw my doctor and finally h suggested I get a c-scan. I did that and they thought it was a cyst on my ovary. I set up an appointment with a surgeon and made a date for me to get it taken care off. My A125 was at 350 at that point. The surgeon told me I had stage 4 ovarian cancer and I less than a year to live if I did nothing. As I lay in my hospital bed thinking about being dead in some months, my mind went blank. It took me three days to accept the facts and three seconds to know I could do nothing about it but God could. My family doctor called me and reveal a secret about using cannabis oil alternative and that i could live again with cannabis oil medication for treatment and that moment my heart lifted for joy. I went ahead to do research on the cannabis oil and I found a lot of hopeful information and how many patients have cured various kinds of cancer with cannabis oil. I wrote to Cancer Centre London through email and I was provided information on how to get the cannabis oil for treatment. I got the cannabis oil and I started taking it as directed. Now my ovarian cancer has been cured and I am a member for support cannabis campaign.

Posted by Sarah Darwin on 09/20/2016 at 2:03 AM

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