Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Indiana announces winning bid on K-12 public education

The Super's Blog has discovered a heretofore undiscovered top secret memo that explains in excruciating detail future plans for selling Indiana's K-12 education system.

According to government sources the U.A.E (United Arab Educators) is in the running for top bid in Indiana's efforts to sell education to the highest bidder. Explaining the bid was Indiana's top education advisor. "Any port in a storm, I always said, so I think this bid to sell Indiana's K-12 system to UAE is an excellent offer. The financial picture for public schools doesn't look good so I say take the money and run."

Details of the plan show that UAE would take over all Indiana K-12 school corporations for 75 years by paying 4 bazillion up front and Indiana would forego all profits to UAE. When reminded that schools don't make profits, they meet expenses, spokespersons disagreed.

They replied, "Hey it works for port security and it works for Hoosier toll roads. It works for all private outsourcing the same way. What's the diff. The bumper sticker saying used to be "Buy American" but now the bumper sticker says, "Sell America!"

When asked how Spain and Australia can make profits on toll roads but Hoosiers cannot, an anonymous spokesperson said it bluntly, "Patrons will not tolerate government raising tolls for roads nor funds for schools, but patrons EXPECT private businesses to raise costs and make a profit. It's just that simple."

"Get used to it."

7 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!

 
At Wednesday, March 01, 2006, Blogger 1citizen said...

Since the NCLB act has barely had time to fully take effect, I wondered how such a headline as cited below could occur. I don't know what the UAE literacy rates are, but perhaps we could get them to buy out the NEA and leading teaching colleges too.


http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060301/1actscores.htm

Barely half of students are ready for college reading
By Alex Kingsbury

Posted 3/1/06


Student readiness for college-level reading is at its lowest levels in more than a decade, according to results of the 2005 ACT college entrance exam, which will be officially released today at a Capitol Hill news briefing. Only 51 percent of the 2.1 million students who took the test last year were judged ready for college-level reading.

Miller

 
At Wednesday, March 01, 2006, Blogger annie said...

...and I thought MY bumper sticker was the BEST.

WHAT if the "HOKEY POKEY" IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT ?

 
At Wednesday, March 01, 2006, Blogger annie said...

miller-- who needs college?

March 1, 2006
Online Colleges Receive a Boost From Congress

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/01/national/01educ.html?_r=1&ei=5094&en=fe2fa5683c560a6f&hp=&ex=1141189200&partner=homepage&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin

By SAM DILLON
It took just a few paragraphs in a budget bill for Congress to open a new frontier in education: Colleges will no longer be required to deliver at least half their courses on a campus instead of online to qualify for federal student aid.

That change is expected to be of enormous value to the commercial education industry. Although both for-profit colleges and traditional ones have expanded their Internet and online offerings in recent years, only a few dozen universities are fully Internet-based, and most of them are for-profit ones.

The provision is just one sign of how an industry that once had a dubious reputation has gained new influence, with well-connected friends in the government and many Congressional Republicans sympathetic to their entrepreneurial ethic.

The Bush administration supported lifting the restriction on online education as a way to reach nontraditional students. Nonprofit universities and colleges opposed such a broad change, with some academics saying there was no proof that online education was effective. But for-profit colleges sought the rollback avidly.

(there's much more....)

 
At Wednesday, March 01, 2006, Blogger 1citizen said...

Annie, with all due respect, your point is?

Miller

 
At Thursday, March 09, 2006, Anonymous historian said...

I'd buy a bumper sticker like that. I think that it would be a funny proposition to put the two right on top of each other. I can only imagine the logical conundrum into which it might throw some.

 
At Monday, March 13, 2006, Blogger annie said...

I might sell it to ya-- but you have to come peel it off my bumper. BTW--I also have: "What would Scooby do?" but it's not really for sale...

 

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