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He won't last the primary. If "China" doesn't get him...The Ukraine, will. (cue from 1:10)

Bernie Sanders will face off with our President.
 
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It looks like the fight is on =

Harris, Biden escalate war over busing, school desegregation
The battle that erupted on the debate stage in Miami last week shows no signs of letting up on the campaign trail.
July 4, 2019, 7:58 PM CDT / Updated July 4, 2019, 8:14 PM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sparred on Thursday over the former vice president's views on busing, one week after the California senator thrust the issue to the forefront of the Democratic debate.

"I don't have to atone," Biden told NBC News in Independence, Iowa, following a Fourth of July parade. "My record stands for itself. I've always supported voluntary busing, which she was part of."

"He has yet to agree that the position he took then was wrong, and he and I just disagree on that," she said.
Harris, Biden escalate war over busing, school desegregation
I haven't looked it up yet, but I heard Kamala was invoking her lawyerly skills at the debate when she gave her impassioned "I was that little girl" speech" and made Biden look 2' tall, by giving the audience the impression that she was like black girls bused from poor neighborhoods with decrepit schools, when in fact she was from an upper middle class family and was bused from a good mixed-race and immigrant school to a mostly white school.

America is more diverse than ever before, but its schools are growing more segregated

Since the 1990s, that progress has been reversing in Southern public schools, while the largely intractable segregation of the Northern cities has intensified. Nationwide, nearly 75% of black students attend so-called majority-minority schools, and 38% attend schools with a white population of 10% or less. Similar statistics apply to Latino students: 80% and 40%, respectively. Both black and Latino students are much more likely than white students to attend a school where 60% or more of their classmates are living in poverty, as measured by the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs.​
Separate remains unequal as schools with concentrated poverty and racial segregation are more likely to have less-experienced teachers, high levels of teacher turnover, inadequate facilities and fewer classroom resources.​
regarding societal effects of entrenched segregation:

Such continuing segregation helps explain the 2013 American Values Survey finding that 75% of white adults have entirely white social networks, without the presence of any people of color.​
The cost of school segregation and white racial isolation is immense. As long as children of color remain trapped in under-resourced schools, many won't have the opportunity to develop their talents — a loss not just for those children and their families, but the whole country. Meanwhile, white children won't have sufficient opportunities to develop the skills needed to engage effectively in a multiracial society. Racial isolation means that experience of "the other" is too often rooted in well-worn stereotypes, rather than in knowledge nuanced by ongoing engagement. Fear and anxiety about the unfamiliar are the common result.​
Since Trump&co. added Betsy deVos to the wrecking crew with the objective to demolish public education, the spotlight has been on the Democrats to provide more than mealy-mouthed, oblique responses on how they will deal with another crisis that will cost big money to try to restore education. So far, it looks like most of the frontrunners just want to talk platitudes and Orange Man Bad! I doubt they will be able to make the issue will go away....except maybe on controlled media like CNN.
 
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I haven't looked it up yet, but I heard Kamala was invoking her lawyerly skills at the debate when she gave her impassioned "I was that little girl" speech" and made Biden look 2' tall, by giving the audience the impression that she was like black girls bused from poor neighborhoods with decrepit schools, when in fact she was from an upper middle class family and was bused from a good mixed-race and immigrant school to a mostly white school.

America is more diverse than ever before, but its schools are growing more segregated

Since the 1990s, that progress has been reversing in Southern public schools, while the largely intractable segregation of the Northern cities has intensified. Nationwide, nearly 75% of black students attend so-called majority-minority schools, and 38% attend schools with a white population of 10% or less. Similar statistics apply to Latino students: 80% and 40%, respectively. Both black and Latino students are much more likely than white students to attend a school where 60% or more of their classmates are living in poverty, as measured by the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs.​
Separate remains unequal as schools with concentrated poverty and racial segregation are more likely to have less-experienced teachers, high levels of teacher turnover, inadequate facilities and fewer classroom resources.​
regarding societal effects of entrenched segregation:

Such continuing segregation helps explain the 2013 American Values Survey finding that 75% of white adults have entirely white social networks, without the presence of any people of color.​
The cost of school segregation and white racial isolation is immense. As long as children of color remain trapped in under-resourced schools, many won't have the opportunity to develop their talents — a loss not just for those children and their families, but the whole country. Meanwhile, white children won't have sufficient opportunities to develop the skills needed to engage effectively in a multiracial society. Racial isolation means that experience of "the other" is too often rooted in well-worn stereotypes, rather than in knowledge nuanced by ongoing engagement. Fear and anxiety about the unfamiliar are the common result.​
Since Trump&co. added Betsy deVos to the wrecking crew with the objective to demolish public education, the spotlight has been on the Democrats to provide more than mealy-mouthed, oblique responses on how they will deal with another crisis that will cost big money to try to restore education. So far, it looks like most of the frontrunners just want to talk platitudes and Orange Man Bad! I doubt they will be able to make the issue will go away....except maybe on controlled media like CNN.
Costs could probably be reduced if each school district only has three schools, one elementary, one junior high, and one high school. Of course, the elementary school would have the most students since it would have six grades instead of three. It would also be the largest because of the number of students. But, since all of the students would attend one of those schools (unless they go to a private school) the school district would be integrated.

The flip side is that a large city could have multiple school districts. They could be based on grade levels and even gerrymandered.

The current American school system is based on the slavery model. It can use some modernization.

edited word use.
 
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Costs could probably be reduced if each school district only has three schools, one elementary, one junior high, and one high school. Of course, the elementary school would have the most students since it would have six grades instead of three. It would also be the largest because of the number of students. But, since all of the students would attend one of those schools (unless they go to a private school) the school district would be integrated.

The flip side is that a large city could have multiple school districts. They could be based on grade levels and even gerrymandered.

The current American school system is based on the slavery model. It can use some modernization.

edited word use.
How much of today's dismal public school situation is a result of making public school funding a burden for the local taxpayers? So, point fingers at low test scores in inner city schools for low test scores and academic levels, and compare how much money is made available! How large are class sizes, are the schools so decrepit because of black mold and disrepair they should be condemned (as in Detroit) are schools poorly equipped......and before you do the roll out for the privatization scam known as 'charter schooling'....giving public tax dollars to middle man grifters looking for profits (like Betsy de Vos), take a look at public schools in rich districts of Connecticut, Delaware or the D.C. suburbs where it was suggested the Obamas' place their daughters in! As long as you want to run a system that allows and encourages extremes of wealth and poverty, you got one gold-plated system for the rich/ and another dismal system for the poor that will be lucky to turn out graduates who can read or count....let alone qualify for college or university! That's how you entrench and make a class system permanent.
 
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Biden discusses his ideas. An 11 minute video =

Biden: This is what I'm looking for in a running mate

IMO, he came across as fake.
 
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The writer of this opinion piece says that Biden is running as if he is a Republican =

Joe Biden, Closet Republican
He’s the liberal Bob Dole, the looser Mitt Romney, the supposedly safe bet who’s owed a shot.

But Biden isn’t exactly campaigning on his three and a half decades in the Senate, not when you consider all the chapters — his fury over busing, his treatment of Anita Hill, the crime bill, the invasion of Iraq — that he wishes voters wouldn’t dwell on.

No, Biden is campaigning on his eight years as vice president. He’s also campaigning on the nostalgia of his surname, the familiarity of his presence and the comfort of his aura. And that’s not just a tactic from Bush’s playbook. It’s a quintessentially Republican move.
Opinion | Joe Biden, Closet Republican

Do we want another Repub President?
 
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#49
If you want to get rich become a well-know politician.

Joe and Jill Biden made more than $15 million in two years after leaving the White House, tax returns show
Published Tue, Jul 9 2019 3:43 PM EDTUpdated Tue, Jul 9 2019 5:38 PM EDT
"Joe Biden and his wife Jill earned more than $15 million in the two years after the former vice president left the Obama administration, according to tax returns released by his presidential campaign Tuesday.

The couple reported about $11 million in adjusted gross income in 2017, the documents from 2016 through 2018 show. They followed it up with another $4.6 million in adjusted gross income last year. Their income spiked from about $396,000 in 2016."
Joe and Jill Biden made more than $15 million in two years after leaving the White House, tax returns show
 

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