June 21, 2015 9:00 pm -


Former New York City Mayor apparently believes that destroying what’s left of our public education system is the “biggest civil rights issue of this century.” That’s what he told Fox host Maria Bartiromo this Sunday during a segment that started out as a discussion on the extraordinary grace shown by the relatives and the community in…


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14 responses to Giuliani: School Choice Is ‘The Biggest Civil Rights Issue Of This Century

  1. Obewon June 21st, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Giuliani’s estranged kids refuse to speak to Ms. Rudy because they know Greedy Oil Polluters fossil fuel fallout, kills every species and our Earth, by stealing all of our civil rights globally. Scientists say species, including our own, are now “the walking dead.”In the damning report, published in the Science Advances journal, researchers note that the last similar event was 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs disappeared. All the people who died from manmade Global warming continue doubling.

  2. Carla Akins June 21st, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Wrong. Vouchers steal from the public schools, robbing the poor of any chance of a decent education. There should be no deduction tax breaks for churches or religious schools. Educational funding needs to be spent in the public education arena. Our only chance, only chance is to offer our youth a decent education. It’s the only way out of poverty, out of crime, back to the middle class.

    • bpollen June 22nd, 2015 at 1:53 am

      I personally have no problem with private schools. I’ve gone to a total of one… Where I have the problem is using public money for private schools. And you add in the fact that with charter schools, there is virtually no accountability… The answer for poor schools is NOT placing the benefit of the student behind the drive for profits.

    • TuMadre, Ph.D June 22nd, 2015 at 3:46 am

      I thought vouchers were issued to everybody, to allow them to choose the best schools?

      I’m not saying I’m for or against them. In fact, I am rather unversed in the idea of school vouchers. But allowing everyone the same choice as the rich doesn’t seem like a bad idea to me. The only people it seems like it would hurt are the bad teachers.

      If I’m wrong, could you please educate me, or even direct me to some sites that could educate me? I’d appreciate it.

      • Carla Akins June 22nd, 2015 at 4:31 am

        Vouchers take tax money that is usually directed to the public school district and allows it to be applied to charter and private schools. Private schools already have their own funding but mostly they are not subject to the same rules and regulations that public schools are, essentially no Title lX regs.
        They can teach creationism instead of science, charter schools do not have to accept special needs students but get the same funding as public schools that do, essentially taking money intended for use by these children. There’s pros and cons here:

        • TuMadre, Ph.D June 22nd, 2015 at 4:40 am

          Thank you for the information! It is very much appreciated.

          I’m going to check out that link now, but I think that if public funds go into private schools, then the public has every right to put some hooks in those funds (addressing your Title IX concerns).

        • Dwendt44 June 22nd, 2015 at 12:07 pm

          And that’s only the really short list. Charter and private voucher schools has zero oversight, no progress reports, and testing is hit or miss. Add in that recent efforts are to expand vouchers to anyone who wants them. Currently, in most states, vouchers are for minorities, or at least poorer students is low income or low achievement areas.

  3. Suzanne McFly June 21st, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    What do these idiots do, get a book of facts and state the opposite? They are friggin nuts if they think they will ever appeal to the vast majority of Americans.

    • Larry Schmitt June 21st, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      It’s called Fox facts.

      • The Original Just Me June 22nd, 2015 at 7:31 am


  4. The Original Just Me June 22nd, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Giuliani, I thought they were able to cure that affection with Penicillin ? But I guess bad things never go away.

    • Dwendt44 June 22nd, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Conservative thinking is a mental health condition that can be cured. But it won’t be easy when the patient doesn’t want to be cured.

  5. William June 22nd, 2015 at 7:59 am


  6. Dwendt44 June 22nd, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Voucher programs are riff with corruption, waste and abuses. Originally started to aid poor and minority students in under performing inner city school districts, the ink of the governor’s signature wasn’t even dry yet and the same people who were assuring the public that it was for the intended purpose only, were now demanding the program expand and funding to increase. In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, vouchers schools have no oversight, no performance reviews, no reporting, and no requirements for subjects being taught. Vouchers programs get to pick and chose which students to accept. No disabled or learning difficulty children need apply. A voucher school can, and some do, accept students, get the check from the state and then kick the student back to the public school system without refunding the money.
    The current proposal, Walker is waiting for the final bill for him to sign, grants vouchers for student that are already in private schools. (>80%). That means that parents who are currently paying private school tuition, will now get their tuition paid for them. As I said, fraud, corruption, and ‘screw the public’.