Education performance in the United Sates has fallen from #1 in the world in 1973 to #17 in 2013. Middle of the pack in science, math & reading in 2015. During that timeframe we added the DOE, lowered standards, lowered grading scales and spent trillions of dollars, only to see results dramatically decline against the rest of the world. The left wants more money spent to solve the problem. The right wants the DOE eliminated and local control restored. State Rankings by Size & Money. State Rankings Best & Worst. State Funding per Student. Textbooks are also a political battleground. Tax dollars are being used to buy textbooks that make claims like: 1. Christopher Columbus ordered the 'complete genocide' of Native Americans. 2. Members of the Boston Tea Party were 'terrorists'. 3. Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F Kennedy because he was a 'deeply disturbed Marine'; not because he was a committed Marxist. 4. During Ronald Reagan presidency the 'poor got poorer', inferring that his policies were targeted to such a result. Where is the truth? See the debate in this section.

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan An Obvious Political Bribe Ahead of the Mid-Term Elections

from The Gray Area:

It this college debt forgiveness plan, coming 11 weeks before the mid terms an obvious political bribe?

The New York Times quoted Representative Tony Cárdenas, a California Democrat, who met with the White House to advocate debt cancellation, said even the limited relief could be the galvanizing factor Mr. Biden’s party needs before the midterms in November. There it is, as if anyone would think it was not timed for that purpose. So, lets do the math. 40,000 people will be affected. Lets say half those would vote for Biden or a Democrat surrogate anyway, leaving 20,000 others who received the bribe to wonder if they should vote for they guy who gave them the money. A significant potential during the midterms and in 2024. Good politics you might say. Politicians bribe their constituents like this all the time you might say. Sympathetic leadership you might say. But, what about those who have already paid off their student loans. Will they still vote for Biden? Poor financial management you might say. Poor economic leadership you might say. Poor precedent you might say. Poor statement for those who did the right thing and paid off their loans. Poor example for financial decision making for a culture in collapse you might say. Separate from specific debate on the issue and whichever you side with, a simple and direct political bribe is poor leadership. A constant with Joe Biden.

The Wall Street Journal, explained Biden's plan this way:

Wasn’t it only last week that Democrats were touting something called the Inflation Reduction Act? So much for that. Student Loan Forgiveness Is an Inflation Expansion Act.

Following more than a year of internal debate, the president will announce later Wednesday that he will cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt for borrowers making under $125,000 a year or couples making less than $250,000 a year, according to the White House. In addition, those who receive federal Pell Grants and make less than $125,000 a year would be eligible for total forgiveness of $20,000, the White House said. Independent estimates suggest the plan will cost more than $300 billion over 10 years. While debt forgiveness is often treated as income for tax purposes, the canceled student debt will be exempt, like some other federal student debt forgiveness programs.

A plan to forgive around $10,000 of student debt for borrowers who make under $125,000 a year or around double that for married couples would include most of the 40 million people with student debt. The action could render up to 15 million borrowers whose balances are under $10,000 free of student debt.

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