Sunday, October 30, 2011

You Can't Put A Price On Education

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
October XXXth, MMXI

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

So Congressman/Dr. Ron Paul (& Presidential Candidate) states that the United States should get out of public financing of education altogether. I must vociferously disagree. Yes the United States of America hit $1 Trillion United States Dollars in debt last week. But thats b/c of bad decisions by governing bodies, not anything these students have done. Many school boards & post-secondary institutions are suffering tremendously b/c of cutbacks. Candidate Paul says that students should rely more on their family's to pay. Well family's don't have the money in many situations b/c of the lack of jobs & infrastructure troubles going on in America. Many students want to go to trade schools, but there are almost zero jobs in manufacturing being created in America anymore, so there isn't a real incentive IV them II want II go on & add to their debt load. So Dr. Paul is just talking about a wealth transfer from government to private individuals, it can't be done, there are no funds. Just as Alison has ordered the $107 million restored to Alberta schools, the U.S. & state governments need to find more monies IV education at this critical juncture, not less.

Educate Not Deviate,


Source: Cable News Network's (CNN's): "State Of The Union With Candy Crowley."

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