The company has 17 trucks and 30 employees. 2 of the trucks apparently had a defective tire on them when inspected and the federal government cited the company and sent a letter demanding a “Plan of Corrective Action.” The letter was sent by regular mail, and was not received. Getting no response from the business owner the Feds shut down the company.
This issue at hand is not really an issue of segregation, which is bad for society and for students. It is about power. Vouchers give power to parents and take it away from failing school systems. The teachers’ unions and teacher interest groups feel that widespread use of vouchers will undermine their monopoly of schools, especially in under-preforming areas of the country. If competition is kept at bay, then “education” interests, teachers and administrators get to keep their jobs. They fear a mass exodus to better (private) schools. That such schools may help many students is less important than job security. The schools are of course about the teachers.
This is a chilling story.
A woman sets up (or tries to set up) a group to keep an eye on voter fraud and the federal government comes down on her.
For all the talk of “gifts” being handed out to students in the 2012 election, it looks like most of the giving is coming from the students to the government. When the Feds get money for nothing and then charge students 3, 4% (soon to be 6.8%) on college debt that’s a good revenue recipe.
Congressman Daryl Issa is a busy guy these days. This week he is examining whether $500 million in government contracts for IT work at the IRS were given to a firm inappropriately. The company had no federal contracting experience but did have connections within the agency.
The federal government has just decided that poverty for family of 4 in New York City means an income of up to $37,500, not $22,500. Quite a leap. As before, the figure excludes earned income tax credit cash checks from the government and also medical and other non-cash assistance.