On yesterday’s Cashin’ In, the topic was allowing students to finish high school in two years instead of four. Although the subject was couched as a benefit to students, it became pretty apparent that the panelists' real interest in the subject was to cut back on spending for education.
Sally Kohn said, "We can let these kids graduate two years early, we can give them all guns and they can go patrol the streets and we can fire police officers and that would also save taxpayers money."
Host Cheryl Casone perked up. "That's a great idea! I'm kidding."
She may have been kidding, but she sounded as if she truly approved and was excited at the thought.
Later, panelist Jonathan Hoenig suggested, "If you really wanted to help the kids and the taxpayer, you privatize the school system."
Panelist Jim Lacamp said, "Amen brother."
Kohn got it right when she said, "They don't want to fix schools, they want to destroy them."
Daily Kos has a good run down of why privatizing schools is a bad idea.
Well, hell — why stop there?
Medical, Engineering, and Law schools are expensive, too — why not save some taxpayer money and cut all those to just two years instead of the minimum six-plus?
Just remember, neoKKKons: you may someday need medical attention from an auto accident, and then decide to sue . . . and the automotive and traffic engineers, doctors, and attorneys involved MAY be graduates of such “accelerated” programs . . .
Jonathan Hoenig suggested, “If you really wanted to help the kids and the taxpayer, you privatize the school system.”
EARTH TO HOE-PIG:
There is already a privatized school system in this country, and has been ever since Harvard College was founded in 1636 . . . private schools that charge tuition that most parents cannot afford does not “help” the taxpayer.
If you thought about that long enough, you’d realize that. But, hell — why should I expect logical thought from the same asshole who claimed he had the right to smash his pet dog’s head against the wall because “animals don’t have rights”, and advocated for a military strike on Iran for the SOLE purpose of increasing his stock portfolio . . .