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private investor in health care services. host: thanks for being with us this morning. that will do it for this morning's "washington journal." tomorrow morning 7:00 a.m., enjoy your day. host[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] ♪ ♪ republican presidential candidate jeb bush is releasing an e-book which is a complex net e-mails he sent and received as his time as governor in florida 1999-2007. the book is an attempt to jumpstart the bush campaign. it does not include personal e-mails.
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the rights and the forward that the story of his governorship. we will hear more from him at a campaign rally and his campaign is kicking off and going through several cities in florida. we will take you to the rally live it 10:30 a.m. eastern this morning. on capitol hill, the housemates at noon eastern for speeches and 2:00 for legislative work. the first day on the job for the new speaker paul ryan. working on nine bills including dealing with security clearances at the homeland security department and we will take you to them live at noon and the senate back in tomorrow. all presence having business before this united states supreme court will give their attention. >> this week on landmark cases, we will discuss the historic supreme court case of shank versus the united states. in 1917, the united states entered world war i. patriotism was high and some
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forms of criticism of the government were a federal offense. who was general secretary of the socialist party mailed out leaflets against the draft. >> this is the flyer produced by him in 1917. 15,000 copies of this were distributed. the point was to encourage men not to register for the draft. the language in the flyer is fiery. it equates constriction with slavery and calls in every citizen to resist the conscription laws. >> he was found guilty under the recent espionage act. he appealed and the case went directly to the supreme court. find out how the court ruled come awaiting the issues of clear and present danger and freedom of speech. our guests include attorney thomas goldstein and beverly gage, professor of history at yale university. that's coming up on the next
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landmark cases live tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span3 and c-span radio. for background in each case, order your copy of the companion book. it's available for $8.95 plus shipping at landmark cases. >> republican presidential candidate ben carson spoke thursday at a town hall gathering and colorado. -- in colorado at colorado christian university. he talked about the economy and his goals with the federal budget and his remarks are part of the centennial institute speaker or it we will show as much as we can before the jeb bush rally in tampa. ♪ ben carson: thank you. thank you ray much. -- very much. kandi and i are absolutely
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delighted to be here at colorado christian university. a bastion of morality. in today's society. sometimes it takes courage, quite frankly, today, to be someone who stands up for principle. it's very problematic in our societies right now, and one of the reasons that i decided to get into this, against my intense desire to retire and to relax after 15,000 operations and 36 years of 12 to 16 hour days with lots of stress, but it does prepare you well for this. there's no question about that. [laughter] it was because i was afraid that we were starting to lose a part of who we were as americans. and part of that was our
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freedom, our freedom to live as we wish, to live by our faith, to live by our believes, to -- our believes, to speak about what we want to speak about. but what has happened, people have been beaten down. the vast majority of americans are logical people with common sense. but, they have come to discover that if you say certain things, that you're going to be pulverized. you're going to be called names, you're going to get in irs audit, somebody is going to mess with your job, you're going to be ostracized. well, here's the problem. that's exactly what the secular progressives want you to do. they do not care what you think
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as long as you sit down and shut. and shut up. that is the key and it is time for people to stand up. for what they believe in. that is what will save america. [applause] we must also recognize that we are so fortunate to live in this country. i have visited the six other countries, and i enjoy seeing -- 57 countries and i enjoy going to other parts of the world and seeing sights, but i'm always delighted to be back here again to put my feet on the ground here. there is no other place like america. it is a land of dreams. [applause] don't you find it kind of comical that you have so many people who like to criticize us and say how horrible we are, and how we created all these
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problems, and yet all these people are trying to get in here and nobody is trying to get out. [laughter] how does that make any sense? the fact of the matter is it is , a land of dreams. for me that dream of course was to be a doctor. it was the only thing i ever wanted to do, even as a young child. skip right over policemen, firemen, went straight to adopt her. -- to doctor. i loved doctors on television. dr. killed there, dr. casey i , liked even going to the doctor's office. [laughter] i would gladly sacrifice a shot selected smells alcohol swabs. [laughter] you probably would not have thought that i was going to be a doctor. i was not a particularly good student. in fact, i was a horrible student. my mother was so disappointed
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that i was doing so poorly in school. she recognized that education was the way out. she did not know what to do. we lived in poverty. she recognized that education was the way out. she worked two or three jobs at a time, as a domestic housecleaner, saving. she was saving every penny, every dime she would go to the area she would go to the goodwill and buy a pair of trousers with a hole in the knee, before that was fashionable. [applause] [laughter] she would buy patches and put them on there, and everybody say where did you get those, i want a pair like that. she would find these coupons.
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sometimes we could get into the , state fair free of charge, because we never had enough money, but we would be excited that we were actually in there to see everybody. it was exciting. never could ride any ride you had to live vicariously watching other people. never could buy popcorn, never tasted cotton candy until i was an adult, and it was not that good. [laughter] she did everything she could to soften the blow. she was so disturbed that it was doing so poorly in school, my brother was doing poorly as well. so she prayed at she asked god to you for the wisdom to know what to do to get her young sons to understand the importance of intellectual development select control their own lives. that is the wonderful thing about god. you do not have to have a phd to talk to him. you just have to have faith.
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she had the faith that she would have the wisdom. and he did. in her opinion. my brother and i did not think it was that wise. turning off the tv, what kind of wisdom did we think that was? making us reading two books a week from the detroit public library and giving her written book reports. even though she could not read. but we did not know that. [laughter] here i am reading books, and everybody else's outside playing and having a good time. she would put checkmarks and highlights. we thought you was reading them but she wasn't. i was outraged. i'm stuck in a house reading books and everyone else's outside playing and having a good time. and my mother's friends would say you cannot make boys stay in the house reading books. they will grow up and hate you. i would overhear them as a they are right. but it did not matter, we had to do it. [laughter]
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what a transformation. as i started reading particularly about people, of great accomplishment, i began to recognize any sensual fact -- an essential fact. and that is the person who has to do with what happened she would like is yourself. it's not somebody else. and once i realized that my mother do not have to make a decent because i knew despite all the negativity around me that i could accomplish anything i wanted to as long as i was focused. as long as i was willing to put the effort behind it. that is what i call the can-do attitude. it is what propelled america to the pinnacle of the world so fast. one of the things that really
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impressed alexis would he came -- alexis did tocqueville when he came here in 1830 one to study america, because the europeans were fascinated, how could a fledgling nation like this, barely 15 years old, already be competing with the powers of the world on almost every level? he wanted to study it. one of the things that he looked was education. he discovered that anybody finishing the second grade was completely lecherous. -- completely literate. he could find a mountain man, the guy could read the newspaper, tell him how the government works. it was truly amazing. and that was one of the things that propelled america so quickly. people knew how to do these things. they new how to build roads, bridges, containment facilities,
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dams, they knew how to invent things and solve problems. that is how they were up to move -- able to move from one ocean to the other ocean across a rugged and hostile terrain. it was that can-do attitude. that is in the process of being replaced today by the what can you do for me attitude. it is so important that we change that again. it is so important that we once again began to emphasize education and make it available. i mean all kinds of education. we have incredible universities, like this one. but we also have a lot of professionals that do not require a university in i was talking to a welding entrepreneur.
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he was talking about how much trouble he was having finding people who could do welding. he told me the salary they started them off at, it beat my head spin. -- it made my head spin. a lot of people who come out of college do not make that kind of money. but there are a whole host of things that we can be looking at, rather than having people idle. recognize that in this nation we only have 300 30 million people. china and india have over one billion people. and we have to compete with them on a global stage. that means that we need to develop every single one of our people. we cannot have a situation where 20% of people who go to high school do not finish. we cannot have a situation where we have five percent of the
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world's population and 25% of the world prisoners. this is not helpful to us in the long run. we have to start thinking in a corporate manner. for every one of those gifts -- kids that keep from going down that path of self-destruction, that is one less person that we have to be afraid of or protect our families from. one less person we have to pay for in the penal or the welfare system. one more taxing productive member of the society that may discover a new energy source or the cure for cancer. we cannot afford to throw any of our people away. we have to develop every single one of them. [applause] that is how we become strong again. let's talk for a minute about something that bernie sanders likes to talk about a lot.
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hillary clinton likes to talk about a lot. the income gap. why do we have this growing income gap? they would have you believe it is because of rich people, and how they are doing bad things to poor people. in a sense, they are right, but they are the rich people who are doing it. [laughter] that is the problem. [applause] because you look at all these regulations. it was never intended that the government would be in every aspect of our lives. but they are. in everything. every single federal regulation costs money. guess who gets to pay for the? -- that? the consumer. goods and services increases the price.
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does not hurt a rich person whatever of so goes up $.10 in price, but it hurts a poor person. it hurts a middle-class person whom i come to the register and all other things has gone up $.10 or $.15 or that drastically $.20. reduces the buying power, and most people have no idea what is going on. and then you look at the accumulated debt. $18 trillion, plus. half of which has been accumulated in the last seven years. think about what that does. it makes it very difficult to raise interest rates. the fed is caught between a rock and a hard place. you raise interest rates to a normal level with that kind of death, that service on that is
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going to be astronomical. we would not be able to afford it. you have to keep it suppressed, down near zero. who does that hurt the most? poor people and middle class who used to be able to increase their earnings by putting a portion of them into a savings account and watching them grow. that does not have more. -- happen anymore. they do not have a place to grow their money. and it established hitting to -- that is devastating to the poor and the middle class in our country. and yet you go at half about it, -- you go ask them about it they , will say it is just a number, do not worry about it. is it just a number? $18 trillion. it used that if you try to paint -- if you tried to pay that off at a rate of $10 million a day,
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it would take you over 5000 years and that is what we're putting on the backs of the next generation. how can we look at ourselves in the mirror? knowing that we are absolutely destroying their future. and the sad thing is many of them do not even know we are destroying their future. we have to wake up to young people. our young people, talk to your young people friends. [laughter] make sure that you know what is going on. that's your future is being compromised by greedy people in my generation who are selfish and only care about themselves. they only want what they can have, they want it now command -- to act with anybody else. and to act with anybody else. the heck with anybody else. those are not good people. they are not our friends. we have to start putting some pressure on them. letting them know that you will
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not stand for them to destroy your future because of the agreed to today. we simply cannot allow that to continue. but that is good news. [laughter] it is actually asked for some that -- it is actually much worse than that. the physical cap. -- the fiscal gap. is,ou don't know what that please look it up and you go home. very important. every single american must understand that the fiscal gap is. it is the unfunded liabilities that we know. -- that we social security, oh. medicare, medicaid, all those government agencies and departments, all of the money that we all going into the future, versus what we expect to collect from taxes and other revenue sources. those numbers should be pretty close together if you are fiscally responsible. if you're not, there is a gap. it is not at the fiscal gap,
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right now it's it's in over 200 trillion dollars. somebody has to be responsible for that. that is a number that is incomprehensible. we just continue to multiply it. the recent deal between the president and congress to raise the debt ceiling. it is just a number, it does not mean anything, are you kidding me? the only reason we can sustain the level of debt that we have is because we can print money. our currency is the reserve currency of the world. it is a title that generally goes with the number one economy in the world. which we have been, since the 1870's. until last year, now we are in a
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struggle with china for that position. it looks like they have recently passed us out. we may not always be the reserve currency, that is the issue. if tomorrow we were not the reserve currency, and we cannot print money, albeit irresponsibly as we are, our economy would collapse overnight. what happened in 1929 on wall street would be a walk in the park compared what would happen to us. this is a warning. before horrible things happen usually there is a warning. this is the warning. there is an apparent have -- it is an imperative that we all know what is going on. that way when somebody comes along, a politician, and says free college for everyone -- [laughter] you know how to evaluate that.
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you know that right now there is nothing free. when you have that kind of debt, there is nothing that is free. we're going to have to start doing things to reverse this. first of all, we have this gigantic, bloated government. i would declare a moratorium on hiring, because we have 4.1 million federal employees. we do not need 4.1 million federal employees. [applause] and i would just let them retire. thousands of them retire every year. just do not replace them, you could shift people around. there are 640 five federal agencies in south agencies. -- and sub agencies. no one can convince me that
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there is not acting every single -- that there is not fat in every single one of them. i would require a certain percentage to be cut out of every single one of them, and that will reduce the cost very significantly. i would make sure that we have a taxation system that is fair. we have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. even in the non-developed world, there are only two places that have taxes higher, chad and the uae. it is absurd. what i would do is declare a tax holiday for six months so that we could repatriate the older $2.1 trillion overseas that is not being brought back because of the high corporate tax rates. let's that come back here without taxes, and the only requirement would be that 10% of it has to be used in enterprise zones to create jobs for unemployed people and people on
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welfare. want to talk about the stimulus, that would be the biggest stimulus since fdr's great new deal, and it will not cost the taxpayers one penny. [applause] that is the kind of low hanging fruit that makes a difference. it also gets our businesses into the mindset of reaching out and investing in the people around them. that is the way it used to be in america before the government decided that it would be the great savior and take care of everybody. the great society of lyndon johnson, where we're going to eliminate poverty. $19 trillion later, we have 10 times more people on food stamps, more poverty, welfare, crime, incarceration, wedlock births can ever know was
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supposed to be better is not only words, it is much worse. i do not want to demonize the government, but they deserve it. [laughter] but the fact of the matter is, they do not do a good job. the people who do a good job are us. i have spoken a lot of different programs, including the save our youth program here in denver. individuals become mentors for students who are heading in the the students who are heading in the wrong direction. bring them into their own world, teach them things that they would never have known. almost all of those kids graduate from high school, many go on to college and do very useful things, where the trajectory was just the opposite direction. this is what happens when people invest in people. and that is one of the ways that we got to the pinnacle so quickly because we cared about each other.
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this is a vital part of who we are. we have to stop allowing the agents of hatred and division to prevail in our society. what they have done if they have tried to convince people that we are all each other's enemies. there is a war on women, and racial wars, and income wars, at age wars, and religious wars, and every word you can imagine. it is not true. we, the american people, are not each other's enemies. the enemies are those who are trying to make us inc. we are enemies -- think we are enemies. that is the problem. [applause] there is a reason we are called the united states of america, and the divided states of america. in this nation, believe me, was designed for we the people in allowing the people, not we the government.
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the government is there to facilitate life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for us, citizen statesman, not career politicians. that is what it was designed for. [applause] i love it when people, to meet and they say, you have never been elected to any public office, you cannot possibly know how to do anything. let me tell you something. the ark was built by amateurs, the titanic was built by professionals. [applause] i'm going to open it up for a few questions in a moment. but just in closing, we live in a very dangerous world right
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now. we need a government that understands that. not one that will not even mention the name of our enemies. people like the global jihadist who want to destroy us. but we cannot engage in destroying ourselves. we have to have unity, and we must use our collective strengths the way we have in the past. we must be able to think proactively. understand that we are very vulnerable. our electric grids can be attacked so easily. that would put us in a very vulnerable position, cyber security is vital. we have to ramp up very quickly, particularly in capabilities. we must be willing to use our cyber offensive capabilities.
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if somebody hits us with a cyber attack for we have to the back so hard that they will not recover in a year. [applause] and i'm a nice guy. [laughter] you know --but strength.eeace comes through must stop listening to the secular progressives who are trying to kick god out of our country. we are a judeo-christian -- [applause] they say you can't talk about god in public, somehow we have to sanitize all of that.
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suggestiongot a good for them. take your wallet out and look at all of that money. it all says in god we trust. since you don't like god, give me your money. [laughter] can you imagine what we can do and now we have to ask ourselves
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[applause]ion >> you can watch the rest of ben carson's remarks on our website. jeb bush and his town hall meeting against live this tampa, florida. jeb bush formally the governor of the state. his campaign starting with the "jeb can fix it" tour. >> here we go. -- ampa, hillsborough
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>> hialeah. on the count of three, "jeb country." 1, 2, 3. >> jeb country! going totainly are not let somebody come in here and a fetus in our own backyard in order for us to do that, we've got to work extremely hard to get the governor elected, right? so what i am asking all of you you, please,all of before you leave out in the front there is a volunteer table. because we can't win without you. we need your support. can you do that? [applause] so much and once again, we appreciate your
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support. go, jeb! pleasees and gentlemen, welcome congressman david jolly. [applause] hey, folks.jolly: is this a great day or what? important the other side of the aisle or hours. consider their front runners. a socialist and a candidate who thinks managing two e-mails is too difficult, but thinks they are qualified to be commander-in-chief. running against a republican like jeb bush who believes less government, less taxes, less bureaucracy, more personal freedom is right for the future of the country. folks, you are going to hear a lot during this primary season about the greatness of america.
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let me tell you something about jeb bush. he knows the greatness of america is not in government. the greatness of america is in every man, woman, and child across the united states of america. the greatness of america is the law enforcement officers to protect her streets every day. the greatness of america is the teacher who goes to class and sometimes buys their own school their children can have what they deserve. that is the greatness of america. uniform, the armed services that carry our flag overseas? and let me tell you. we need a president -- we need a president to stand up for the greatness of those americans and recognize we need to reform the v.a. and provide health care to our veterans. we have administration right now can takeests that they
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care of it. candidates running for a third term for barack obama. we can't let that happen. jeb bush is the one person in this race that can restore greatness of leadership to the government to the greatest nation on the face of the earth. it has been the greatest nation ford to 20 years. it has been great yesterday, it will be great tomorrow. what will make a greater is a great president. we are here to support jeb bush because we know in 2016, jeb bush will deliver that greatness. folks, who is ready for jeb bush? cheering] congressman jolly: i'm pretty certain about 30 more minutes you're going to have jeb bush.
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ladies and gentlemen, speaker designate richard corcoran. >> thank you. when this race and there were all of these candidates, i said to myself, you know what? maybe i will sit this one out. the debatesnt by, happen, and i realized and i'm sure all of you guys realize, too, we are at a critical cross -- crossroads in our country and who we choose to world, we cannot make a bad choice. so, i said to myself, look at history. look at all of those critical times in history when we had to decisions.ult be different would the world if the british people had chosen neville chamberlain over winston churchill? we would all be speaking german. how different would our lives be if the pundits said to steve
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jobs you're not worthy of leaving this to this -- you are not worthy of leading this company? and a tall, gangly guy who was a awkward had not been elected president -- we would be two different countries. there are lots of people with vision. but you never hear about them in history. you know, they disappear and fold up their tents. what those guys had was a belief in their vision that they would never yield on and they had the courage to fight for because they knew it was real, true, and attainable. i'm going to share a quick story. i hope you have seen this movie "captain america." in the movie, they're trying to decide who is going to be captain america. they have the scientists, the
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pundits. they have these guys. one of the soldiers over here. one of the scientists said, it's that guy over there. the pundits said, that's crazy. the scientists says, i will prove it to you. grenade intoake the middle of the troops. one guy looks at the grenade, jumps on top of it. because he wanted to save the rest of them. and the scientist said, there is your captain america. and here is the reality. crossroads critical and we all feel it and we know now more than ever we need a someone withhill, vision thatrage and inspires all of us. the leader who will jump on that grenade to make america great again. welcome to the jeb bush i know.
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welcome to our captain america. and welcome to the next president of the united states of america. thank you. and gentlemen, please welcome florida attorney general pam bondi. ondi: all right, tampa. i am very proud to introduce a man who has done so much for our state. as governor, we know jeb bush's strong, conservative policies equals a strong economy. i know firsthand because i was a prosecutor and i saw what he did to be tough on crime, to protect our state, and he will do the
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same thing as president of the united states. he knows that when it comes to the character of leadership, there is no compromising. he has shown that time and time again with his proven leadership . he always has and jeb bush is the candidate who has the .xperience to back it up simply cast a vote, he has done things. and he has done things for our state and he will continue to do them for our entire country and the world. importante most election of our lifetime. and he is the hands-on man we need to run our country.
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people can trust jeb bush, whether it is an international crisis or in the eye of a hurricane. will be here for us. he will be here for our country. and he will be here for our world. i am very proud to introduce the man who will be the next president of the united states --america jeb bush. ♪ ["taking care of business" playing]
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mr. bush: thank you so much. thank you. thanks for being here. , thank you for that introduction. corcoran,signate where are you? thank you. i'm not sure i'm captain america -- i appreciate you all coming out. it is great to be here in tampa with so many friends. trip we began a four-day across florida, south carolina, and new hampshire to tell the florida story. diversey of a big, state shaped by results-oriented conservative leadership, disrupting the status quo, challenging the special interests, restoring opportunity, refusing to compromise in the defense of freedom. lifting people up, not tearing
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them down. standing for everyone. our story is about action, doing, not just talking. listening, listening, not just lecturing. that is my story and i am so grateful and honored to have led this great state as your governor. i can't tell you how much it warms my heart -- [cheering] mr. carson: last year -- mr. i is last year, last year cited i want to share my story with people across the country. i wrote a book. i did not really write it, in the traditional sense. i e-mailed it. they used to call me the e governor --e-governor. for years i gave out my e-mail address and i gave it to anyone who wanted to talk to me. and e-mail they did. people across the state told me
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their stories. sometimes they asked questions. sometimes they asked for help. i will never forget one lady, in elderly woman in south florida sent me an e-mail saying, governor, i've got a raccoon in my attic. what he going to do about it? [laughter] mr. bush: so, i called up the four city manager from del ray city, someplace like that and said, you've got an elderly person who has a raccoon in her attic. what are you going to do about it? and by noon, that raccoon have a --cause we did in tallahassee. man, people did not hold back. i listened. i did try to e-mail -- answer every e-mail. it was not something i predicted when i started office, but this eight-year organization with florida shaped my governorship. so, i used my e-mail exchanges
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to tell the sort of story, to tell about the work to turn one of the nation's largest into an economic powerhouse were people could live, work, and raise their families and security. for thehuge promise future and free from the heavy hand of government. here is my shameless plug. is out today. you can get it on it's pretty cheap. i hope you enjoy it. going back and rereading these e-mails reminded me of the challenges we tackled together and how much can be accomplished by strong, conservative leadership. that is why i am running for the presidency of the united states .f america [applause]
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[audience chanting "jeb!"] mr. bush: you see, america is in a time of testing at home and abroad. people are frustrated. people wonder what the future holds for him nation. our economy has suffered the lowest recovery since the great depression. one in 10 able-bodied americans cannot find full-time work. one in seven americans lives in poverty. one in five children is on food stamps. barack obama has given us $2 , but still new taxes managed to grow the national , placing theillion moral burden on working families and the next generation. the world is in turmoil as america withdraws from its responsibilities. isis has a caliphate the size of
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indiana. in syria and iraq, they are indiscriminately killing moderate muslims, christians, western journalists, anyone who stands in the way of their fanatic ideology. at red lines get crossed without consequence, unleashing a humanitarian crisis as 4 billion syrian refugees flee their native land. vladimir putin is deciding -- is siding with the brutal syrian dictator, sending weapons to iran, and continuing to defy the western world in ukraine. all the while our president has negotiated an agreement that gives legitimacy to tehran and does nothing to curb iran's nuclear ambitions. in the first time history of israel its greatest existential threat has been created by its greatest ally. the 2016 in election arrives at the juncture of our failures abroad and restlessness at home.
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soon, americans will once again enter a time for choosing. it time to set a new course for the country. last week i was in colorado for the third republican debate. if you watch the debate, you probably came away thinking the election is about soundbites or or whichootball, candidate can interrupt the loudest. i am here to tell you it is not. this election is not about a set of personalities. it is about a set of principles. [applause] it is about leadership. it is about the right vision to lead america through turbulent waters after two terms of a divider in chief who has sliced
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and diced the electorate by half. we have to have the choice to rise to a new era of possibility or indulge this era of cynicism. obama'spresident greatest a compliment is in creating competing pessimism. members of his own party are left explaining up 2% growth, massive debt, and increasing global isolation are really the best we can do. they speak in delusional terms about containing isis, about trusting the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, about how the presence of soilan soldiers on syrian does not underscore the president's empty words in total inaction. it's not working and all president obama has left are the politics of divide and conquer, signing lawless executive orders that ignore the constitution and
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comparison attacks, comparing his critics to iranian hardliners. wow. amazing. americans have had enough of our president's strong man arguments in a leading candidate who does not take personal responsibility. [applause] and who declares roughly half the country is our enemy. if secretary clinton has her way, the next four years will be like the last 8 -- gridlock, grievance, division, demonization. this is the only way they know how to win. immigration,of script forritten a republicans. frankly the last thing they want is a republican challenger who takes them out of their comfort zone of forest indignation and
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pc platitudes. indignation and pc platitudes. but let me be clear. let me be clear. i am not stepping into the role of angry agitator they created for us, because it's not what is in my heart. and it's not true to the conservative cause and in the end, that role is just a bit part in another story of another conservative loss and another liberal victory. that is their plan, and i'm not going to go along with it. [cheering] but i truly fear the president has already succeeded in setting the trap for our party, bringing in new pessimism on the right. some people on the debate stage talked of a country that was once great, but now is in dramatic climb. they say our best days are behind us.
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clear.e i acknowledged the difficulties and challenges we face, but i reject that kind of thinking. not because -- [cheers and applause] mr. bush: [laughter] understand i don't it, but because it is not true. there is important place in politics for righteous indignation, but anger that leads to resentment without results will take us down a path to perdition. , i believe that america's best days are not behind us, but squarely in front of us, if we elect the right leadership and as your president, i will fight every day with a reformer's heart. i will lead and i will tear down keep americansat
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from rising up and realizing their god-given potential. i will do so, keenly aware of the problems that give rise to the deep frustrations we all share. over a porous border, worker wages remaining stagnant, families living paycheck to paycheck. this will not be solved with more talk. oneanswer is not sending person from one side of the capital city to the other. congress just tell "you're fired!" and go to commercial break. [cheering] you have to bring people together to solve problems. the challenges we face as a nation are two great to roll the dice on another presidential experiment, to trust the
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a recordof reform over of reform. we need a president who can fix it. i -- "jeb!"]e chanting mr. bush: i can fix it. [cheering] years of after seven historic cuts to our military, a foreign policy based on leaving from behind, the emboldening of isolation of our allies, we need a president who america's standing abroad.
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i can fix it. after seven years of massive , and as, historic debt president who vetoes defense spending because he wants more ackless spending, we need president who fixes our budgetary mess. i can fix it. i know i can fix it because i have done it. [cheering] mr. bush: in florida, we showed how strong hands-on leadership could make a difference in the lives of people. i gave out my e-mail address because i wanted floridians to know their government cared about them. our member e-mailing with an honors student named kirsty edwards who could not pass the f cat because of her
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disability. we listened. kirsty could go on to college. i remove or e-mailing with single moms like tina calloway, childeded help collecting support from absent fathers. their call for assistance motivated us to increase child support collection by 90% during my time as governor. e-mailingmber , whoers like eileen miller joined our cause of improving schools, even though their union pressured them to fight us every step along the way, and guess what? we took them on and we won. i went to tallahassee as an agent of change. i turned the political power
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around. i will turn washington, d.c. upside down, too. eers and applause] florida the may national leader in parental choice and school accountability. we took on the public employee union to shrink the size of state bureaucracy. reinok on trial lawyers to in frivolous lawsuits, and we led the nation in small business creation. we took on politicians from both cut taxes eight years in a row, totaling $19 billion, vetoed lineay, i savingn the budget, taxpayers $2 billion. my good friend and the former
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toaker of the house reacted all of this by calling me veto corleone . meant asy that was not a term of endearment of the time. but i tell you what. i wear it as a badge of honor. just because we are in power does not mean we get our chance to be at the trough. a committed conservative limits governmental power and spreads it back to the people. that is what we need to do in washington, d.c. [applause] the story of my governorship was one of using conservative principles every day consistently and constantly to provide people with opportunities to improve their lives. i governed on the premise that lasse are no second c citizens. in america, every citizen is an asset. every life matters.
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and every american has the right to rise to their god-given potential. if you want a president who maintains the status quo, i am not your guy. but if you want fundamental conservative reform, reform that can be found in the record, not ask fororic, then i your support. our times are difficult, but not nearly as difficult as what lincoln faced when he took office, or what fdr faced on december eighth, 1941. we have long been blessed with a benevolent presidency. leaders who turned our highest hopes into dramatic change that left the world a better place. on then didwent meet before god, asking his help before carrying out orders that would determine the fate of
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millions. it was lincoln who spoke at the second inauguration, a few weeks before the end of the war, soothing words of healing and hope, with malice toward none, charity toward all, firmness in theright's, as god gives us ability to see the right. let us strive on to the work we are i and. if lincoln were alive today, imagine the foolishness he would have to suffer. think about it. advisers telling him to shave his beard. cable pundits telling him to lose the top that. opposition researchers calling him a five-time loser before he was 50. i've got a lot of advice lately myself. [laughter] mr. bush: more than enough, thank you. some is stylistic. take off the suit coat. ditch the glasses. get rid of the purple striped tie. i like the tide.
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-- i like the tie. i like this tie. it only cost 20 bucks. more strategic. nail that zinger. hide your inner wonk. i have learned important things during my time as your governor perry 11, i can't be something i'm not. -- during my time as your governor. . number one, i can't be something i'm not. two, the campaign trail is littered with candidates disguised as television critics, but leadership is something far different. it is about telling someone not what they want to be her, but what they must hear. it's not about saying the right
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thing, but doing the right thing. applause]d about tearing not people down, but bringing people together. do everything in my power to win this race, but there are some things some not willing to do. i will not compromise on my principles. i will not trade in an on thetic outlook, put cloak of an angry agitator, and i will not make anyone feel small so i can feel big. americans are looking for a president, not a pundit. a leader, not a protester. for seven half years, we have been led by a cynic in chief. it is time we elected
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commander-in-chief. [applause] president who knows leadership involves solving tomorrow's challenges. i am running this campaign on my own terms. and let me tell you something. when the dust clears and the delhi's accounting, we are going to win this campaign. are counted,egates we are going to win this campaign. chanting "jeb!"] mr. bush: i will be true to myself, optimistic and inclusive. i will appeal to our better angels, not our greatest fears.
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i will be a president who fights for all. join me in this tourney. fight with me as we work to fundamentally change the culture of washington. let us seek the promise of a fledgling republic form 200 years ago. it land of limitless promise and possibility for all who are blessed to become americans. let us see this together with faith, hope,, and trust, in ourselves, in one another, in the god who made us all and guides us. thank you all very much. [applause] ♪
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do things with my hands that most men can't can't get ahead no matter how i drive i'm getting really good at barely getting by ot everything i own by the sweat of my brow for my four-wheel drive to my owboy boot i will it all to my blue-collar roots i feel like i'm working overtime on a runaway train of got to bust loose from this ball and chain hard, hard working man got it all on the line for a piece of the promised land i'm burning my candle at both ends about the only way to keep the fire going is to out run the wind
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come friday night like to party hard i carry on with the cadillac cuties spend my whole week's pay on ome weekend beauty come monday morning, i'm the first to arrive i ain't nothing a business from 9:00 until 5:00 i'm a hard, hard workin man i got it all on the line for a peace of the promised land i'm burnin' my candle at both ends 'bout the only way to keep the fire goin' is to outrun the wind
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i can't wait to get up in the mornin' and do it all over again well, i'm a hard livin', hard workin' man ♪ [song changes] >> just a small town girl living in a lonely world he took the midnight train
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going anywhere warner raised in south detroit he took the midnight train going anywhere a singer in a smoky room a smell of wine and cheap perfume for a smile they can share the night it goes on and on, and on, and on strangers waiting up and down the boulevard their shadows searching in the night streetlights, people living just to find emotion hiding somewhere in the night
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working hard to get my fill everybody wants a thrill [no audio] >> and the bush campaign here in "jeb can fixg the
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tour. this coincides with the release all," anew e-book "reply- selection of e-mails that he sent to constituents while he was governor. you can see him here with supporters and reporters here in tampa.
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>> and today, also getting a tweet here, looking at some of the republicans deciding they are going to be changing the way their debates.g he met last night in a closed-door meeting. part of that, they are going to or over passing the rnc when they decide to work with the network host, in terms of how they set up their debates going forward.
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>> all persons having business before the honorable supreme court of the united states are devised to go in and give their intention. >> this week on c-span's "landmark cases" we will discuss nck versus the united states. during world war ii, patriotism was high, and some criticism of the government was deemed an offense. the chairman of the socialist party released flyers criticizing the draft. >> 15,000 copies were produced and the point was to encourage
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>> the house of representatives meeting today at noon eastern for speeches and 2:00 for legislative work, the first day of work for the new speaker of the house, paul ryan. selecting hisn replacement as the chair of the ways and means committee. at homelandso look security bills. we will have live coverage when they gavel in at noon. the second, returning for lectures -- the senate returning for legislative work tomorrow. we have a look at that from this morning's "washington journal." on the house side in terms of his first agenda? guest: all eyes will be on paul ryan. this is his first week as speaker and he hit five talk shows yesterday and made it very clear what his priorities are. he wants to change the way the
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house is run, and he wants to layout table division. people will be watching him to see what steps he takes on both those fronts this week. his first big test in the house will be the highway bill, which comes up for consideration this week. it is facing a november 20 deadline, and a little patch was passed recently to give lawmakers extra time to work out a compromise. the bills do differ, but the senate has already passed its bill and the house is taking up its bill this week. the question for ryan, he wants this process, is whether he is going to allow a lot of amendments, and there are funding issues as well, so this will be his big -- his first big test. host: washington post has a picture of president obama theing a we go last week of defense authorization bill.
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there is talk that congress will work on overriding the president's veto. guest: i'm not sure what's going to happen with that. they can try to override, but they don't really have the votes for that. it's not clear what is going to happen with that particular attempt. host: on the senate side, what are we going to see? guest: you will see another push back of the president on the senate side. republicans are trying to get the bill through that would have the epa revisit the rule on environmental protections oversight of water. small bodies of water. republicans complained that the epa rules is good so far -- has gone so far that it would regulate puddles and ditches. some democrats agree with them on this, that they would like
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the epa to look at this rule, which they see is -- see as overreach. a potential hurdle in the senate, and it's -- it does not see but the republicans will be able to reach the votes to get past that. host: you can follow her reporting on twitter. announcer: washington journal continues. pringle is the vice president of the national education association. she is joining us now to talk about testing policy, the test results were released last week across the country. let's talk broadly about this. what is the national education association view on the fourth and eighth graders? guest: well, i am a middle
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school science teacher. the most important part of that sentence is that i am a teacher. i give tests all the time, i love tests. at the challenge that we find with educators around the country is the purpose of tests. roles tozed tests have play, but in this country, we have had such an obsession with standardized testing that we now know that we are over testing our students and we're using the tests for making high-stakes decisions and they were not created for that situation. they are used for teachers to inform the practice. they ensure that every student is learning at the level that we expect for all of our kids. host: you mention you are it a teacher, 31 years as a middle school teacher.
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how have you seen standardized testing change? guest: wow. [laughter] guest: a lot. are some of our students spending upwards of 10% of their time and taking the test, preparing for test, taking benchmarks for tests. practicing, playing games to get ready for the tests, and so much focus is on the test and it is taking away the love of teaching .nd learning we find our students are exhibiting signs of stress because they know that the tests are having such high consequences on whether they are going to fourth grade. host: in terms of the long-term role, when kids get to high school, they are faced with important test. how do you prepare their earlier
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for that? of takingnevitability those tests that will determine where they go to college? we took the sats and we didn't need all of the tests that are going on right now. it isn't that we are seeing that there isn't a role for the test, there are, but we have to make sure we aren't over testing our students and taking away the time for our students to learn. we want to make sure that we are thecontinuing to spend billions of dollars on the testing industry instead of making sure that our students have counselors and the opportunities to put his fate in in bandtwo participate and school nurses. we are breaking up our phone lines in little bit differently. 202parents, the number is
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teachers, 202 748 , and if any students are 748 8003.202 last week, the headlines across the country said that the obama administration calls for limits. here is that the education secretary had to say. >> the goal of high standards is hugely important. the standards that many states adopted you to no child left behind has had devastated -- devastating impacts. we absolutely believe in
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high-quality assessments. i will come back to that. we believe in meaningful accountability. aboute to talk achievement gaps. we are talked about the students who are not being treated well. about who isk making progress and who is not. what we don't believe then, are redundanty and assessments. that doesn't help anyone. ways what are the other that secretary duncan mentioned on determining who is failing and who is not? of metricsave lots that we try to use to determine whether students are being successful. he talked about accountability for schools and states. so we are looking at multiple measures to determine that. butdardized testing is one,
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we also need to take a look at whether students are successfully completing higher level math and science courses. if they even have access to the courses. there are students who go to schools where they don't have physics. ap physics. host: is that because teachers are not available? guest: that is part of it. but they don't have the resources available to have science labs. one of the things we are looking at is to make sure we have students there -- we have teachers there. partnershiping in a to make sure that teachers and students have access to the courses that are gateway courses to college. we are working to train more math and science teachers from our core of teachers. host: we have a teacher first
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step. im from ohio. caller: good morning. actualreat to have an teacher talking about actual classroom things. it usually seems to be politicians or administrators who haven't spent a whole lot of time in the classroom. startedd taking -- i teaching seventh-grade science in 1986. that i went to high school physics and college physics. i grew away from some of the students. when i started, we did have quizzes and tests every week to grasp the material and be in was lucky enough to a school with lab science.
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students had their own notebooks and we did labs that i came up with. we had enough of the budget to get some materials. and recently, if i can go about one more minute, i will talk about stem education. about the college i went to and there were only a handful of people being trained to be secondary science teachers. so i began a scholarship program in my area to fund people who wanted to become seventh-grade-12 grade teachers. it seems that most of the students in that area lean towards i.t.. thank you so much for putting a teacher on c-span. thank you so much for putting a
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teacher on c-span. guest: thank you and thank you for your activism. you are actually correct. we need to do more individually to make sure that we have enough .s teachers -- when they have the choice, whether they were going to continue to take math and science, they need to have the choice to do that. we need to make sure that we have the newest tools and technology and equipment so that they can have a love of science and they will continue to pursue it. here we go, on the administrators line in florida. go ahead for becky pringle. caller: yes, i'm am very pleased to have a teacher on.
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as an administrator and a teacher, i am delighted to hear that -- is bridging the gap in teacher education. one of the things i want to talk about is the policy on testing. florida has been the epicenter of beginning this testing model. governor,ush was the he carried the ball and started the coke brother funded association to bring in fca itng called s cap -- grades schoolst. and it gives funding based on test scores. as you stated earlier as a science teacher, and as i know teaching, we do
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train teachers to give lesson plans and to create testing and syllables. time,ce the beginning of we have had teachers developing tests. we have been using that value of teachers plans and testing models and it has created scientists and architects and doctors. so i am not sure where it is that a politician can get the value to be able to come in and create no child left behind, which in fact was a political test. from my understanding in florida, with the administrative standi up against the test and parents opting out. we had millions of parents opting out. that is what we need to continue to advocate. charlotte, thank you for
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your input. we will get comments from our guest. yout: i am really glad that talked about parents and educators and administrators. community members are coming together and they are saying, stop the over testing and stop using these tests to punish our kids and our schools. and quite honestly, to blame our educators. we are very pleased that the obama administration has come out forcefully against over testing. we are hopeful that they will take the next step -- the first step. we have decouple the high-stakes testing with their high-stakes consequences. we have to make sure that tests being given are not only pull back in the amount, not only addressing what you talked about in terms of the purpose of the
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tests and the quality of the test, that we also have to make sure that we are not using these tests in a way that ends up corrupting what it means to teach and learn. and that is what is happening right now. parents are saying enough. twitter, -- tweaks that one of the biggest problems with the test is that it holds back the inquisitive and motivated students. -- has been a problem in education for a long time. this is the tipping point that has finally gotten it addressed. kids howoesn't prepare to live in society. it does not teach kids how to get and hold a job. guest: i could not agree with that more.
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to be honest with you, the group of kids that it hurts the most are the students -- the students who, more than likely, are being subjected to these tests and drills through the day more often than others. we know what is going to happen with that. they are not being taught 21st century skills around medication , literacy, critical thinking skills. they enable to solve problems and work together -- those are skills that have fallen by the wayside. skillstudents need those in schools. ofy cannot be the kinds thoughtful problem solvers that we need them to be when they all -- when they enter the workforce, because they will be solving problems that we don't even know what they will be. that theyon drilling
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are subjected to is not going to prepare them for what they need. host: cheryl is a parent in california. that morning. caller: good morning. from my observation being in the school system, what i hear from the students is that they are unable to correlate what they theyearning with -- what are learning at their age level with understanding. son in chemistry, and one of the kids, they were studying, and they looked at the tv and, they said i'll just take the tv and it'll be a nucleus. and he said, oh, i never thought of it that way. so what i hear in this age group is that they don't correlate
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withthey are learning age-appropriate cognitive skills. with the different grades can incorporate something together so that all of the kids in that age group will understand it. they are creative people. listening to him and his friends is amazing. host: thank you. any thoughts? guest: they are very creative, please -- creative, we see that every day. we want to make sure that as our students are learning, they are learning collectively and collaboratively. but they are also learning based on what it is that ties the content to reality. because it is not just about learning facts and figures. it is about understanding why
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they need to learn that. how they can use these problem-solving skills for the future. so that is exactly what we want to focus on and what we don't have the time to focus on because of the focus on toxic testing. secretary iscation stepping down, and his nominee is john king. he spoke recently about why the testing policy in the u.s. should get a second look. >> i come at this from a perspective of being a teacher and a principal, with a sense that, the key question is, how do you establish the right balance? there is no question that testing that is well can give good information to parents about how they are doing and about how to improve instruction for teachers and two students
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for how they are progressing towards college. low-level,clear that poor quality assessments can distract from good instruction. they don't provide useful information. they get in the way. the good news that we call out in the plan over the weekend is that we have states all across the country that are moving towards higher quality assessments. states have created better testing that require more writing and problem solving and critical thinking. clear with conversations with parents and educators and from this report that there are places where there is too much testing and too much testing that is low-quality. deputyhat is the education secretary, now the nominee. speaking about the change in education and testing.
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up, they are calling for tests that are worth taking. ,, fully transparent to students and parents. they want to use tests as just one of multiple measures and they want to try it to improve learning. what do you do in the short term? testing scores have dropped. guest: a couple of things. i could not agree more with what he said. -- i wanted to
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make sure that we had a chance to talk about resources. money, time and the people necessary to make sure these kids can do well. the results that you are referencing, we did see a slight decreasing in the math and science scores. when we take a look at the trend of the new scores from the early 1990's, they are increasing and it does continue to do that. but we do need to take a look metric does one drop a little bit. we need to take a closer look and find out why that is. we began the obsessive focus with no child left behind. the consequences because of the testing -- we need to take a look at that to find out the
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impact. one more thing i want to bring up, last september, and you we reached a this, historic landmark in our public schools. over 60% of our students attending our public schools -- we can no longer ignore the impact of poverty on whether or not all of our kids get access and opportunities and the support that they need to be successful. so we need to take a look at all of those data points to see what is happening and what has changed in the last couple of years. and also what we need to do differently. bring in the headlines on those testing. both fourth grade and eighth grade students scored lower in science and mathematics. is eliza, she is on the
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administrator line in south carolina. good morning. caller: good morning. as a teacher and an administrator, i would like to share something about testing. teacher, i didn't know what was going to be on the tests. we would hope that teachers don't know what is going to be on the tests. how tought skills about test and i tried to cover the whole spectrum of all of these skills. it makes a difference in the classroom with students. poverty, ander in many of the students were behind. but we worked and worked and
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they and i took great pride in .he progress that they made they did test well. so that is what i would like to say about the teaching of testing. were not uptight about testing. they were going to put down what they knew and that is what the test was asking for. i helpedinistrator, the teachers keep records of the tests that they would take during the year between the tests. we did a lot of assessing. not testing so much as assessing so that we would know where every student was. host: thank you for sharing your experience. guest: the teachers should know what is on the test. not that they should know the exact questions, but one of the
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things that we have found over the last few years is that we have test that are teaching something completely different. that is not fair to the students . it is really important that the teachers know what the standards are and what the students are supposed to know and be able to do. so every assessment that is is a locallyr it developed assessment or a standardized test, the teacher should know. host: a few more minutes with becky pringle. we are talking about student testing and the change in administration following some of the recent result with fourth-graders and eighth graders. , it is our conversation 202 748 8000 four teachers.
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him involved as a teacher calling tomorrow teachers line. i would like to mention to miss pringle that in my opinion from what i've seen is that kids tend to plateau in those higher math and science skills. a lot of the schools have pushed that particular agenda to the point where other skills that keep a kid interested in school are going begging, i.e. music and art. those kinds of things that really round out a citizen. we are also training citizens here. the highll you that skills that you are teaching our plateau for the majority of kids and if everyone is went to be a high math genius or a high science genius, that would be a minimum wage job in our society.
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we need to keep those smart kids in our school instead of having a brain train out, which we have in the state and particulate and the private schools and i know that is true in other states. kidsd to get these together and socialize and understand what life is about as opposed to what a vector is about. you know what i mean? i think you do. these high skills are just a plateau for most kids. if we need to make this a general education, in my opinion, and more of a factor in turning out a good citizen, i must also say that there is plenty of money and the schools. coststhe administrative that are usin eating the schools up. there is just not enough devoted to the education process in the classroom. thank you.
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guest: let me begin with the last statement there. there is not plenty of money in the schools. since the recession, we have seen billions of dollars that were originally in our schools that have gone away. we are very glad that a budget deal is imminent so that we can begin to address some of the cuts to education that have occurred in the last several years. in addition to that, we always have to be focused on making sure that we deal with the inequities across our school systems and that we make sure our students who need the most get the most. i wanted to talk about that. i apologize. i'm a science teacher so let me start with science. i lead with that and i love it. i want to make sure that we did not create a system where some of our kids do not have access to those higher level math and science courses.
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the collar was absolutely correct. we want to make sure that we have a rich curriculum so that all of our students have access to music and art. and social studies. those are the kinds of courses that not only we believe create more well-rounded citizens, but we know that different students have different interests and it is really important that all of our schools have access to art and music and physical education, which you know is so important and so many schools are limiting because they are trying to make room for prince harry for the tests or they do not have the funding -- preparing for the tests or they do not have the funding they need. you need to have a real well-rounded, full, and rich curriculum. host: want to talk about the effort to update the no child left behind law. the chairman of the education committee sent on a headline about how you should
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stop and think on the over testing problems. he wrote that the president is right about students taking too many tests, but i hope he will stop and think before trying to cure over testing by telling teachers exactly how much time to spend on testing or what the test should be. he writes that "the best way to fix over testing is to get rid of the federal mandates. states what the united and it did when it passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority , 81-17, legislation to fix no child left behind and get more flexible due to states and classroom teachers to decide which tests to use to see what progress dunes are making." what is their position on that legislation? guest: with respect of the authorization of elementary and secondary education act or no child left behind, we are looking for them to get it right and we are looking for them to get it done now. you're correct that leaders in
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both the house and senate are in negotiations right now and we are very hopeful. we are very close to getting a bill to the president's desk, which we hope that he will sign, which we hope will include not only a reduction in the test but most especially, and this is really important, when that legislation was first passed when lyndon johnson was president, the purpose was for the federal government to play a role in making sure that all students have access and opportunity, to fill that gap for those students that were underserved. its role was. with the passage of no child left behind, that was expanded and this testing mania and obsessions, punishing and labeling and blaming and shaming. that is what we have had the past years or so. what we are saying is that we need to make sure that we l ive up to the original intent.
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we are calling for a dashboard for states to put forward a plan for students to ensure that they have access to nurses and counselors and support professionals to make sure that ap courses and math and science and social studies are available and that they have arts and music. to make sure that in their accountability plan, they are talking to us about how many student's are going on to college ready. that they are seeing the student exley complete college. we're looking what we call an opportunity dashboard. i should've said this first perhaps. we want to make sure in this reauthorization that the voice of educators are heard because those of the folks were closest to our students and have a better understanding of what asy and their parents need they know the kind of education that those students must have to be ready for college. to ouret's go back
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educators like your skin is on the teacher's line in valley springs, california. i really like this discussion because it really hits home with me. i grew up in the 1950's and 1960's through school and i can remember distinctly how school ran back in those days. there was no testing almost whatsoever. when i went through elementary school, we had weekly quizzes. the final report was a report card and you took that home to your parents. that was how you were judged on how you were doing and school. it was a report card. it was no testing for what you are picking up in school. that went all the way through high school. was never any final tests
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or anything. it was all quizzes. the teacher would give feedback on how they were doing. toy did not use the quizzes use against students. they used it to help themselves help the students. life, i became a teacher. in the private industry, the computer industry. put the education system there, from thelot of praise whole industry. they thought we were one of the best training organizations. when we had problems with teachers or students, teachers especially, what we would do his work with the teacher to become a better teacher. host: we appreciate your experience. guest: yes, absolutely. assessments should be only for the purpose of improving learning and improving teaching
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and focusing on individual students. i will say that one of the things and one of the reasons why the original was passed is that we do have and do have groups of students who are not getting what they need to be successful. sca, we re-authorized want to make sure we do not lose the disaggregation of data for underserved groups, for english language learners, for special needs students. we are to make sure that providing them with the resources and the support that they need to meet the highest standards. basedt they too can excel on the standards we set. we do have to have information about how all of our students are doing and not just our individual students. it is just the use of that and what we do to make sure students are surrounded with the support for all them to be successful. host: that cholera talked about
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report cards and they are pretty much daily. a parent can log on and find where their kids are in many school jurisdictions. in terms of the digital divide in terms of internet access for kids around the country, not just in school but at home in particular? guest: we have been fighting the digital divide for over a decade. we know how important -- the federal government in the state government have a role to play in bridging that gap. we know that many of our students do not have access to only to the technology and the tools themselves, but we know particularly in our rural areas across the country that they do not have the bandwidth they need to access the internet and the way that we do here in the nation's capital. that is something we continue to fight for. testnow that most of the as more andline and more tests are coming on board,
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you already saw the impact of not having proper tools to be able to give those tests. know thathat, we technology is growing by leaps and bounds every single second. possibly this needs are getting more and more left behind. we have a responsibility to bridge that gap and make sure they are prepared for the world air entering. host: a couple of comets on twitter and a couple of calls. johnson says, star gimme a break on texas if they choose to homeschool or send their child to private school. this one says that common core was devised to make money from constant changes in books and testing. how do you feel about keeping the government out of schools? shouldn't parents and teachers and principals know best? why do we need the department of education, which we did not have until 1980? a couple of quick thoughts there. guest: the nea actually the department of
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education. we believe the federal government has a role to play. we actually believe that the parents and the educators and community members who are closest to the students should be making those decisions about what their students need. we should have standards. we absolutely should know what all of our kids throughout the nation should know and be able to do. been a lot there has of backlash around common core for a variety of reasons. i can tell you the same as that have -- standards that have been set have been set with the ideal of the goal in mind that we are providing all persons to reach high standards to develop 21st century learning skills. some problems of course include not having the resources and time to prepare teachers and common core the state standards. we are try to make sure that happens and we should make sure that they have the standards to meet. what was the other question?
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[laughter] host: let's hear from a couple of parents. we will hear from chris in palm harbor, florida. caller: how are you doing? i was actually going to say that i'm surprised that we have not heard from parents. we have heard from a lot of teachers and administrators and no parents have come through. i'm glad you got me on. what i like to say is -- first of all, going back, when certain groups did not perform at level, they had social promotion, which was the norm until they determined that certain kids are graduating high school and not being able to read. testing came in to see how the kids were doing and to halt the teachers responsible. this whole movement to stop testing is 100% to protect the teachers and the teachers union. teaching to the test is nothing more than teaching. if you want the answers to the test so you can give the answers to the students, that is called
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treating. >> you can find the rest of this online at now take you to the floor of the u.s. house of representatives for the first day on the job for paul ryan as speaker of the house. the steering committee is starting to find his replacement of chair of the house ways and committee this week. the clerk: the speaker'room, washington, d.c., november 2, 2015. i hereby appoint thhonorable rick w. allen to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker p tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 6, 2015, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour ebate. the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk:


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