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Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to reshape K-12 education and college financial aid.
By https://www.facebook.com/danielle.douglas.5245

The cuts would come from eliminating at least 22 programs, some of which Trump outlined in March. Gone, for example, would be $1.2 billion for after-school programs that serve 1.6 million children, most of whom are poor, and $2.1 billion for teacher training and class-size reduction.

The documents obtained by The Post — dated May 23, the day the president’s budget is expected to be released — outline the rest of the cuts, including a $15 million program that provides child care for low-income parents in college; a $27 million arts education program; two programs targeting Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students, totaling $65 million; two international education and foreign language programs, $72 million; a $12 million program for gifted students; and $12 million for Special Olympics education programs.

Other programs would not be eliminated entirely, but would be cut significantly. Those include grants to states for career and technical education, which would lose $168 million, down 15 percent compared to current funding; adult basic literacy instruction, which would lose $96 million (down 16 percent); and Promise Neighborhoods, an Obama-era initiative meant to build networks of support for children in needy communities, which would lose $13 million (down 18 percent).

The Trump administration would dedicate no money to a fund for student support and academic enrichment that is meant to help schools pay for, among other things, mental-health services, anti-bullying initiatives, physical education, Advanced Placement courses and science and engineering instruction.

These are the cuts proposed in order to spend more on public funding for private schools (which is what “school choice” is a bullshit euphemism for) and bureaucracy. 

Sinbad = Ugo = Solomon: everybody’s in the wrong

Sinbad fans and critics alike seem to forget that Ugo (my dear sweet neglected cinnamon roll who breaks my heart every time I think about him! 😭) physically transformed 72 other species into humans, the very race that had been their oppressors for hundreds of years. Ugo eliminated 72 languages in favor of a single common language he made up. Ugo let the people who were already humans keep their native tongue (Tran.) Ugo completely erased all the memories of Alma Torran and the mistakes that lead up it’s destruction for everyone except the people who were already human. He completely obliterated 72 cultures and told Solomon’s Proxy to never mention those 72 cultures existed and let their histories be lost for all eternity

Meanwhile, the chieftans of 72 tribes/races were (voluntarily) damned to an eternity as djinns being recycled by kings and never tell anyone about who they are or that they every belonged to a race with a distinct culture for all of eternity!



Originally posted by zechs

PICTURED ABOVE:The “monster” who did all this & the only true friend he has left in all of the universe. As a severed head. Propped up by familiars he created in the hopes they would make him feel less lonely.They didn’t



A lot of people could have benefited from knowing all about Al Tharmen, Il Illah, what a magi is, what a dungeon is (remember all those innocent archeologists & researchers who died trying to investigate them when they first appeared?), and Arba’s identity.

If people knew who and what Arba was when she first arrived in the new world they would have known they needed to eliminate her immediately

If the 3 magi at the time knew she was a traitorous AT magi, they probably could have killed her, saving countless lives lost to Al Tharmen plots, and sparing a long line of Ren family women from being posessed by Arba.

Ugo forced much more dramatic, arguably oppressive, actions than Sinbad has now because he thought it would serve the greater good. Numerous people needlessly died because they didn’t know about a few bits of really important information about the world they live in.

All people in the new world where Ugo is/was the “almighty god” had to go on were Tran tribe scriptures that only vaguely referred to important events & people in Alma Torran. Again, he left even that tiny bit of information slip out because only the people who were already humans in Alma Torran still knew anything about it.

Originally posted by kingmahmoudhr

Ugo & Solomon didn’t free anyone from the yoke of predetermined fates or destiny. They simply erased people’s awareness.The rukh system still predetermined everyone’s fate. Ugo made that very clear when he spoke of what was “supposed” to happen in Balbaad’s revolution. He reiterated that again that being king of the world for a short time was Sinbad’s only, predetermined role to play in the real world as dictated by fate controlled by the great flow of the rukh programmed with Solomon’s will.

By comparison, the changes Sinbad made to the world are negligible. Again, they’re negligible by comparison. Ugo was once just a human, the same as Sinbad. He was a powerful magician, but not any wiser or prepared to be a god or even a mortal leader of men than Sinbad is now. I don’t think Ugo is a villain. By extension, I think it’s preposterous to claim Sinbad is a villain either.



That doesn’t get Sinbad off the hook for brainwashing the world, but it does raise questions about Solomon’s brand of brainwashing.

Originally posted by kryota

The very term “Solomon’s Wisdom" should be an indication in and of itself that Aladdin had his head filled with a mix of subjective and objective information.

All of Ugo’s magi are intrinsically brainwashed. They’re “beloved by the rukh” filled with Solomon’s will. Every time they abide by what the rukh are telling them, they’re not following any sort of “natural order.” They’re unconsciously bowing down before Solomon’s will because it vaguely “feels right.” They’re not “Sorcerers of Creation” but rather “Sorcerers of Enforcement.” No magi before Aladdin knew anything about Solomon or the true nature of the rukh system. Poor Yunan has been following instructions to raise deathtraps, distribute super-weapons, and watch the cycle of violence repeat because that’s was his unknown master’s will.

Every magi wants to find the One True King. But Ugo had already created a rule stating that “all kings must rise and fall so the world can move forward.” As a result the world just spins in a circle. The world was not moving forward. It was was just a wheel spinning upon itself.

Sinbad just broke that wheel. I think that’s a great first step. The wheel was well suited to saving people from a dying world, not moveing a new one forward. After a thousand years of preventable carnage, everybody needs to let go of the Alma Torran baggage and think about how to move things forward in the present.


Hat tip to @strawberry-milkybunny, @arienneth and @odilekuronuma for encouraging me & helping me brainstorm ideas for this post.

washingtonpost.com
Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to reshape K-12 education and college financial aid.
By https://www.facebook.com/danielle.douglas.5245

The cuts would come from eliminating at least 22 programs, some of which Trump outlined in March. Gone, for example, would be $1.2 billion for after-school programs that serve 1.6 million children, most of whom are poor, and $2.1 billion for teacher training and class-size reduction. 

The documents obtained by The Post — dated May 23, the day the president’s budget is expected to be released — outline the rest of the cuts, including a $15 million program that provides child care for low-income parents in college; a $27 million arts education program; two programs targeting Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students, totaling $65 million; two international education and foreign language programs, $72 million; a $12 million program for gifted students; and $12 million for Special Olympics education programs.

Other programs would not be eliminated entirely, but would be cut significantly. Those include grants to states for career and technical education, which would lose $168 million, down 15 percent compared to current funding; adult basic literacy instruction, which would lose $96 million (down 16 percent); and Promise Neighborhoods, an Obama-era initiative meant to build networks of support for children in needy communities, which would lose $13 million (down 18 percent).

The Trump administration would dedicate no money to a fund for student support and academic enrichment that is meant to help schools pay for, among other things, mental-health services, anti-bullying initiatives, physical education, Advanced Placement courses and science and engineering instruction. Congress created the fund, which totals $400 million this fiscal year, by rolling together several smaller programs. Lawmakers authorized as much as $1.65 billion, but the administration’s budget for it in the next fiscal year is zero.