Thing is: “According to the US Department of Education, the Federal Government contributes about 8% to funding US public schools. To fund the remaining balance per student in the public education System, state and local governments are mandated to allocate money towards education.” So only 8% of school funding is Federal. The rest is state and local funding. So who has the $$ at the state and local levels? Corporations, lotteries and state/local/property tax making up the rest.

Thing is:
“According to the US Department of Education, the Federal Government contributes about 8% to funding US public schools. To fund the remaining balance per student in the public education System, state and local governments are mandated to allocate money towards education.”
So only 8% of school funding is Federal.
The rest is state and local funding. So who has the $$ at the state and local levels? Corporations, lotteries and state/local/property tax making up the rest.
It’s because the USA depends on “employment” for everything. Corporate.
You got people. Being America, they can’t just sit around and everybody can’t be running businesses because that would compete with the corporations.
But there’s not enough corporations employing people.
So, you have bureaucracy. It employs people. Local, State, Federal governments employ lots and lots of people. This way they can go home, spend money, support the corporations, stay out of jail or keep from overthrowing the govt.
But then you have the school-to-prison pipeline. That feeds a specific sector of corporate interests. So there’s judges who are paid to push black kids into jails so that they’re always filled and there are plenty of people to receive substandard foods and substandard services supplied by the prison “care systems”.
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and then there is the military-industrial complex, also fed by the public school systems. Recruiters are starting in middle school, and they infiltrate video games even to get kids into war-thinking young, paying for some game development by “consulting” on video games and in meme groups.
But the military recruitment strategies haven’t been working as well as they’d thought which is why they’ve been glad to take in transgender people and expanding roles for women in the military: they need more people in the system so they can keep getting funding.
It’s all about moving statistically large amounts of people around through their systems and who is making the money along the way.
and the reason why you see a lot of “be careful what you say” policies in all of these places?
[military, school, corporate, government}
It’s not because of offending people or being nice for its own sake: it’s not because of left-wing values or anything like that. It’s because it allows the machines to keep functioning.
And any overthrow-the-govt stuff coming from the Tucker Carlsons or the Jan 6 raid or memes, etc – ultimately is just paid by and feeding OTHER corporate interests ready to swoop in and increase THEIR market shares over the current holders.
and then there’s the grifters galore. ready to sell t-shirts and are on 24 hour re-election campaigns at the drop of a hat and pander to whatever they think people want to hear so they can get votes and increase their own concentration of power (which is just politics I suppose), keeping people occupied over non-issues so they can shift money into their own pockets through corporate deals.
I’m not even mad. But it’s disappointing sometimes.
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Maybe I’m just mad about what I’m “supposed to be mad about” and they’re actually non-issues designed to distract me from the real truth of things. Who knows.
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Maybe BOTH Jan 6 AND whatever thing you followed during the Kavanaugh hearings were BOTH funded by corporations.
It’s not left / right. That’s what we’re supposed to be mad about.

You and I are supposed to be mortal enemies with grossly different value systems playing for entirely alien teams from one another, each believing the other’s is hell-bent on destruction of all-things-important.

Maybe we are. Who knows. I just have strong opinions about education and always have which is why I had so much to vomit up here.

 

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