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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (R)
Location: District of Columbia
Affiliation: Republican
Website: http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
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Nick Cheung Posted 2 years ago
Hi I am interested in World war II and I wonder if this topic is properly treat by system of education, I mean we should know happens those days, because this war included whole world. even USA
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Mehta Kajal Posted 1 year ago
But why?
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brisa meadows Posted 2 years ago
great
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dev sal Posted 3 years ago
When is the public education system going to stop discriminating dyslexic students? The system does not currently support 20% (the dyslexics) and intentionally disqualifies any services that may potentially benefit this group.

Please attend this Congressional Hearing regarding STEM education

http://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings
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Collin Cantrell Posted 4 years ago
Why does NEA, and sub-organizations like AEA (Alabama Education Association) have enough influence to override the public's opinions regarding education? A better question is why are they allowed to work so hard to protect non-deserving teachers' jobs thus infringing on the opportunity of children to receive proper education? Can you and Congress take the time to listen to the opinions of Americans who had to deal with the dismal state of education that was created by these unions?
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james newsom Posted 6 years ago
I WOULD LIKE TO SET TO MAKE SCHOOL A FULL YEAR AND STOP GIVING OUR YOUTHS A WHOLE 3 MONTHS TO DUMB DOWN.
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Ross Willson Posted 4 years ago
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/newly-discovered-eighth-grade-exam-from-1912-shows-how-dumbed-down-america-has-become
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james newsom Posted 6 years ago
PLEASE USE EVERY USE OF YOUR POWER TO FORCE SOME KIND OF LAW OR WHAT EVER CAN BE DONE... OUR KIDS IN THE USA ARE UNDER EDUCATED AND THE SYSTEM FOR EDUCATION IS HORRIBLE. IT MAKES ME SICK TO SEE KIDS WITH POOR EDUCATION AND THEY ARE THE FUTURE FOR THIS COUNTRY.

NO KID LEFT BEHIND......THAT WAS NEVER A HONEST MOTTO. I SEE KIDS LEFT BEHIND ALL THE TIME
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chrisabs Posted 6 years ago
With all the money spent on the wars I think it's sick that the children are educated to such a low standard. I am from California and was just reading that one in four from the Los Angeles area drop out before they graduate from high school... Priorities! Americans will support education if it's a priority. Make it one!
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Claude Stevens Jr Posted 6 years ago
Save money and CLOSE this Federal Department. Leave the individual STATES decide how they will educate the students and how much they will pay the teachers. Get the FEDERAL Government out of our lives and SAVE MONEY and CUT the Federal Budget.
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Samara Peterson Posted 6 years ago
Do you support less federal oversight of education and the removal of the education union from positions of influence in DC?

Do you support local (county and state) level initiatives and programs, rather than federal boondoggles?

Will you push for the repeal or removal of "No Child Left Behind'?
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Posted 6 years ago
Direct teacher student interaction is probably the best educational tool there is, so fewer teachers and larger class sizes have a significant impact on the quality of education.

Would you support a proposal that reduces the overall budget of the Department of Education, but does it by reducing budget for special programs, studies, teacher evaluation tools, student testing, etc, and offsetting that with block grants to school districts to hire more teachers, and increase teacher salaries.

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Yale Harrison Posted 6 years ago
The schools at a local level have already cut most of the extra expenses. Most now charge parents if their kids want to be in a sport. At high school level, art and other programs are long gone. The scary part of your proposal is if they (the Federal Government) make cuts, they will try to dictate what needs to be cut locally. I agreed with your question because I would like to hear what Secretary Duncan will say.
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David Oatis Posted 6 years ago
my wife is a teacher and she has to provide her own extra material if it isn't in the approve teaching curriculum, letting the government decide what the program is from my point of view is a bad idea
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Posted 6 years ago
I didn't mean that the DOE cuts would be things like sports, or art-supplies at local levels. What I was thinkiing was large nation-wide programs that the DOE is spending its money on, things like No-child-left-behind, or weird educational research initiatives, or nation wide programs to figure out ways to evaluate teachers.
I didn't word it very well, but what i was trying to say is that we need more teachers, who are better paid, and have the local supplies they need, and we don't need so much nationwide projects that don't make good sense on a local level.
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Kristy Smeltzer Posted 7 years ago
Really I am asking a question about Education and the Economy. The whole idea about making teachers accountable is funny coming from Politicians! Sorry but that makes me laugh.

What I suggest is giving a large portion of the "stimulus" to the education system! On the www.recovery.gov website I didn't see anything related to education in the first 10 shown which represent BILLIONS of dollars. With some simple math if you were to divide 2 Billion dollars into the average teachers pay of $40,000 per year... you could hire 50,000 teachers or about 10,000 per state! What would these new teachers do, improve our education system, spend money in our economy and give people like me hope that our Government actually is doing some serious business to improve our Country's short and long term standing in the world.

What do you think?
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Kamicar Smith Posted 7 years ago
I hope you spend everyday in office knocking on every Senator and Congressman's door telling them that education is the best use of money we have right now.
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