02-21-2005, 11:00 AM #1
Bush for Education? I think not...
Rather than post the whole page, here is the link. Its pretty interesting if you actually have the time to read it? Its beyond me why he would cut spending to increase our educational resources.
02-21-2005, 11:10 AM #2Speakers at the national meeting of the American Association for Advancement of Science expressed concern Sunday that some scientists in key federal agencies are being ignored or even pressured to change study conclusions that don't support policy positions.
02-21-2005, 11:22 AM #3
02-21-2005, 11:23 AM #4
I guess he wants the whole country and its future to share his level of education...
02-21-2005, 11:56 AM #5Associate Member
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This article is pathetic. Education spending has increased by almost 50% under Bush. It is the structure of the education system in America that is the problem. Throwing money at it has not worked. I work in the education system myself, and I can personally attest that there is an enormous amount of wasted tax dollars. It is almost incomprehensible.
2nd, the causes of global warming have not acheived a consensus, and there is still no realistic way for the entire world to combat it effectively. A treaty such as Kyoto (rejected by the senate by a vote of 99-0 before Bush came into office, Clinton avoided pushing it because he knew it would go nowhere) would damage the economy of the U.S. tremendously while letting developing nations off the hook. All of that for a targetted 1% emmissions decrease across the globe in a best case scenario. Kyoto will fall short of the mark byt those that ratified it or not be followed at all. It is a complete joke with no accountability to it. Furthermore, for some reason these scientists didn't mention a previous multilateral treaty to reduce global warming...the one that was signed and developed under the Bush administration that targets methane instead of carbon dioxide, with the end result being affordable to the economy and having the same if not better effect than Kyoto. No coverage of that one for some reason. I would reccomend people to look at Michael Crichton' new book coming out, or at least the idea of it. It involves global warming, and you'd be surprised at hsi take on it.
As for the pressuring of scientists to change conclusions? Happens all the time, under every administration, a la the glass ceiling study buried during the Clinton admininstration. Big deal.
02-21-2005, 11:56 AM #6
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