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Ben Sargent

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 1 year ago

    Texas Ranks 49th in Spending Per Student" according to the Dallas Morning News Feb. 22, 2013. If politicians can keep the citizens ignorant and distracted, my friends, they can remain in control forever.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    The good part of this, Waterboy goes weird in the public eye. And often enough to keep those who do not normally keep up on details aware of just what he is.
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    Republican haters love Cruz. You cannot buy this kind of press.

  3. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    texas 41 http://247wallst.com/special-report/2013/05/31/states-that-spend-the-most-on-education/4/
    texas $8671 vs japan $8301

    http://www.facethefactsusa.org/facts/money-cant-buy-genius

  4. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    but back to toon what about the hissy fit and theatening close down gov if he does not get $$$ for his pet project

  5. ODon

    ODon said, about 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Relocate your business in Texas where schools are under funded and 25% of the under 65 populace is uninsured.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    I’m going to hold a mock filibuster so I can look Presidential… LOL!

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Show me where underfunded students routinely thrive!

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Yuh, I bet you list a Heritage Foundation reference too!

  9. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 1 year ago

    @wbr

    I love when people pick-and-choose…
    “The state government’s contribution to Texas schools totaled just over $4,000 per student — lower than all but six other states. In February, a judge ruled that the Texas formula for financing its schools was unfair and did not provide adequate funding to school districts. As a result, the formula was declared to be in violation of the Texas Constitution, although the judge’s final order is still pending.”
    See? I can do it, too!

  10. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 1 year ago

    @wbr

    Face the Facts USA
    Sponsored by George Washington University…
    an instrument of the Republican Party.

  11. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    so thegreatack hates facts

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @ODon

    Way better ODon than Cali is doing. Texas has a better education outcome (ranking about 12th last year and in the top quarter of all states while California is just below middle of the pack), is one of the top business friendly states while California ranks 50th and other states like New York or Illinois are right down their with them.
    As for school spending, yes Texas is in the bottom quarter but not 49th. That honor goes to Idaho.

    Aside from that there is a very poor correlation between education spending and outcomes to begin with so spending is a very poor measure of how successful an education program will be.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Republican haters love Cruz. You cannot buy this kind of press.

    Shhh! Didn’t you get the memo? We’re frightened of the prospect of Cruz/Paul in 2016. Terrified, I say!

  14. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @ahab

    Let’s see what would happen if the top 2% had to send their children to underfunded inner-city schools.

  15. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    dear cjr53 where are underfunded city schools?

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