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Old June 18th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default I need your help. Tell the State no more money from the Education Budget!

Today (6/18), a Senate committee voted to slash the education funding to each school by $110 per student. In addition, they voted to cut the Great Start School Readiness Program all together. This program, which I work in, provides no-cost school readiness classes to at-risk students all over the state. These programs are for children who will be going into kindergarten the following year, and provide screening for speech and other developmental delays, so that when the child enters kindergarten, there is a plan in place.

You can read about the story on the news here

The positive effects of early childhood programs are great. You can read about them here, here, and here. The cliff notes are that early childhood programs lead to children doing better in school, and later in life.

What I am asking is that you call or write your State Senator and tell them that not only is cutting the Great Start School Readiness Program bad, but cutting the school funding grants also bad. Urge them to find other places to make cuts.

You can find your State Senator here

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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #2
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I'll be more than happy to write a letter to my Senator! Education, healthcare and Veteran's benefits are high on my priority list and we all know what happens when kids slip through the cracks of the education system. Bravo for the work your doing!
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Old June 19th, 2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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I called my State Senator, did you?
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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I called my State Senator, did you?
I tried, seems everyone with affiliation to the state of Michigan has the day off! I'll get em' Monday!
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Old June 19th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #5
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I tried, seems everyone with affiliation to the state of Michigan has the day off! I'll get em' Monday!
Yeah, we are laid off today, makes a nice long weekend.

This is a worthwhile program that is constantly underfunded. I can't believe they are actually thinking about cutting it. I have two daughters that are hearing impaired and they used Early On and Head Start for getting speech therapy so they would be ready for kindergarten.

Write an e-mail or call your Senator.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #6
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This is BS. They need to cut every politicians salary in Michigan before taking away from education !
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Old June 19th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #7
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they need to cut education funding. look at that 17 year old illiterate dipstick in the pub looking for a job. If that is the caliber of student our education system is turning out then they should not be getting my tax dollars.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #8
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they need to cut education funding. look at that 17 year old illiterate dipstick in the pub looking for a job. If that is the caliber of student our education system is turning out then they should not be getting my tax dollars.
You make a good point Steve-O however, would rather your tax dollars fund education or the prison system? Cause if they keep cutting education we're gonna a lot more kids ending up in the justice system. Either way "The Man" will get your tax dollars!

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Old June 19th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #9
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They need to cut education funding. Look at that 17 year old illiterate dipstick in the pub looking for a job. If that is the caliber of student our education system is turning out then they should not be getting my tax dollars.
Fixed your rant about people being illiterate.



Tie Dyed, will call my senator on Monday. Working in the motorcycle safety arena, understand full well the problem with legislators attempting to divert monies earmarked for programs.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 07:45 PM   #10
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they need to cut education funding. look at that 17 year old illiterate dipstick in the pub looking for a job. If that is the caliber of student our education system is turning out then they should not be getting my tax dollars.


Alot of the reason for this is because of the retarded no child left behind BS

Students that used to get get held back aren't any more.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #11
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I called, told them to cut everything and send me my tax money back....
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Old June 19th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #12
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I called, told them to cut everything and send me my tax money back....
yeah...the free market will take care of it
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Old June 20th, 2009, 03:42 AM   #13
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I will write a letter, nothing is more important than education. I am honestly ashamed by the lack of education in the us right now.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 11:40 AM   #14
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yeah...the free market will take care of it

Oh I forgot, that word Free or Freedom, is a swear word to you....

The socialist, or Comunist, market works sooooo much better, thats why the U.S. has such a problem with the decreasing population in our country....

Everbody leaving to move to Comunist, and Socialist countries.....

All those home schooled, or alternative educated students do sooooo poorly when they finish their primary education.....LMAO

You are such a comedian....
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Old June 20th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #15
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Oh I forgot, that word Free or Freedom, is a swear word to you....

The socialist, or Comunist, market works sooooo much better, thats why the U.S. has such a problem with the decreasing population in our country....

Everbody leaving to move to Comunist, and Socialist countries.....

All those home schooled, or alternative educated students do sooooo poorly when they finish their primary education.....LMAO

You are such a comedian....
Toes, you are a product of public education, are you not? If so, you are the proof that you need to show that public schools do let kids fall through the cracks and come out complete morons. Damn you for making me choose between making fun of you and defending public (socialized) schools.
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Toes, you are a product of public education, are you not? If so, you are the proof that you need to show that public schools do let kids fall through the cracks and come out complete morons. Damn you for making me choose between making fun of you and defending public (socialized) schools.

Yuk Yuk Yuk...I guess if what you say is true we have a foundation for eleminating taxes and the public education system, because as you stated it dosen't work.

The private sector dosen't allow falling through the cracks....

You should rethink you education.....Your defending the government as an efficient and productive manager of spending money, and getting the most value for each dollar.....

Best joke you have put out there in a long time.....
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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/sav...g-for-michigan


please sign the petition!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #18
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