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Obama urges Congress to spend more on education

By Josh Lederman

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:36 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

NEW YORK » With budget talks set to resume next week, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to hammer out a spending deal that puts more money into education.

At a high school in Brooklyn, Obama said he's tired of hearing the "same old stuff" from GOP critics obsessed with cutting spending.

He said House Republicans forced a government shutdown that cost the economy billions of dollars, but they don't seem to think America can afford quality education.

Obama's appearance at Pathways in Technology high school came ahead of a pair of New York fundraisers -- the kickoff for a six-week blitz that aims to raise cash for Democrats competing in next year's midterm elections.

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localguy wrote:
Really? There is no reason to spend more on education. Way too much is being wasted though system inefficiencies as seen in the Nei and California. Money goes to support a way of life for all involved, what is left over, crumbs, goes to the kids. Clean up this mess, cut back on money pit unions, follow the example of Finland, and then watch our kids grow. Quit throwing money down the drain.
on October 25,2013 | 10:40AM
AhiPoke wrote:
What I don't like is the position of wanting to spend more, on anything, without a clear path of action, including targeted results. Spending money without any accountability is what has got us into this position of excessive debt. Unfortunately, politicians only know how to spend because that is what gets them reelected.
on October 25,2013 | 10:53AM
allie wrote:
true but more money to educate young low-income children of all races could really pay dividends.
on October 25,2013 | 11:12AM
gtracer66 wrote:
The U.S. already spends far more per student than any other country in the world. So how is it that we don't have the best educated students in the world. Throwing money at a problem, doesn't always create a solution.
on October 25,2013 | 10:57AM
BlueDolphin53 wrote:
Typical. Throw more money at the problem. Educational spending is already a black hole. You don't spend 10 bucks, then brag you made 1.00 on the investment, then have the nerve to ask for 10.00 more.
on October 25,2013 | 11:18AM
lee1957 wrote:
The Federal government needs to get out of the education business.
on October 25,2013 | 11:19AM
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