If underfunding public education leaves many children of the less affluent shut out from upward mobility, well, did you really believe that stuff about creating equality of opportunity?

So whenever you hear Republicans say that they are the party of traditional values, bear in mind that they have actually made a radical break with the United States’ tradition of valuing education. And they have made this break because they believe that…

what you don’t know can’t hurt them.

via GOP contenders treat education as a luxury of the elite – Viewpoints – The Sacramento Bee

IS it fair to say that society benefits from having educated citizens? If you’re not sure, imagine how your community would  look without public education.

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