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Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tales: Tale #10

By at February 29, 2012 | 3:23 pm | 1 Comments

Governor Tom tells tall tales. Here is Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tale Number Ten – We don’t need no education. Awesome Floyd tune; awful policy. In this year’s budget, the Republican house, senate and governor eliminated $550,000,000.00 in basic education. Here’s what this means to Harrisburg: William Penn Elementary School and Steele Elementary will close. […]

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Labor Not Represented in Management of ‘The People’s Universities’

By at December 14, 2011 | 7:20 am | 1 Comments

Labor Not Represented in Management of ‘The People’s Universities’

Although more than one million Pennsylvanians are members of labor unions, and the state has a long history of worker exploitation and union activism, neither of the two largest university systems has a labor representative on its governing board. The only labor representative on the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education […]

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A Punishing Educational Curriculum

By at August 18, 2011 | 10:03 am | 67 Comments

A Punishing Educational Curriculum

With the nation’s unemployment rate hovering about 10 percent, recent high school graduates are escaping reality by going to college, and college grads are avoiding reality by entering grad school. The result is that it now takes an M.A. to become a shift manager at a fast food restaurant. Colleges have stayed ahead of the […]

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How to care for a watch, or a nation, can be useful knowledge

By at June 20, 2011 | 4:41 pm | 7 Comments

How to care for a watch, or a nation, can be useful knowledge

The biggest problem with our education system is that too many of us don’t want to know how things are built and maintained, from a country to a watch … “When someone asks you the time, they don’t want to know how to build a watch,” is a response often given someone who insisted on […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 13, 2011 | 10:11 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Osama Bin Laden used computer disks to avoid being detected. In Japan, a plan is almost in place to start compensating thousands of people forced to evacuate their homes because of the nuclear disaster, and an off the beaten path to protest Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed massive cuts to education.

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“A little rebellion…”

By at May 12, 2011 | 1:11 pm | 59 Comments

“A little rebellion…”

At a time when increasing numbers of our people are out of work, when the cost of getting to work is on the rise, and when far too many of our young men and women take their Senior Trip to exotic places such as Iraq and Afghanistan at least partly because there is nothing for them to do by staying home …

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A Surplus in Name Only

By at May 11, 2011 | 11:49 am | 1,045 Comments

A Surplus in Name Only

The “found money” is ours as a collective, not the slush fund for the political elites of both parties. It should be used to provide the broadest benefit to our Commonwealth and reflect the shared values of its citizens.

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The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

By at May 6, 2011 | 11:21 am | 1 Comments

The Economy is on a roll, and the payoff for some is Huge

April, yes the month of showers, amounted to something more than measurable inches. The Labor Department out with its latest numbers shows that employers added about 245,000 people to their payrolls last month.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 26, 2011 | 9:11 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; as RTC’s John Messeder learned when it comes to education there is no such thing as free. The EPA is in Pennsylvania doing more than just looking over the DEP’s shoulder, and Governor Corbett signs Act 1, which goes well beyond killing the mandatory installation of sprinklers.

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Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

By at April 25, 2011 | 12:46 pm | 177 Comments

Education Cuts: Keeping the Rabble outside the Gates

History tells us that patterns repeat themselves over and over again. Dress things up as we will with cultural and technological advances, we seem habituated to doing the same dumb things over and over.

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