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A new poll from Real Clear Politics shows 43% of likely voters consider education a “major concern” when they think about the upcoming election. Harvard Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe joins Stephanie Ruhle to break down what areas of public education need work and how candidates can address the issue. Weighing in: Democratic Strategist Joel Payne and former Senior Advisor to Jeb Bush Michael Steel. Aired on 10/14/19.
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Polls Show Education Is A ‘Major Concern’ For 2020 Voters | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

61 Comments on "Polls Show Education Is A ‘Major Concern’ For 2020 Voters | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Education is the enemy of a fascist regime! Hence, our educational institutions are being systematically decimated!

    • That is why every republican run state under funds education.

    • @Jamie H or in the case of Texas recently removed Hellen Keller from their curriculum. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t help people’s outlook on special needs people if they can’t hear about their historical struggle to become part of soceity…

  2. Ralph Colerick | October 14, 2019 at 12:43 PM | Reply

    tRUMP voters need an educations of how the constitution works. VOTE BLUE SAVE OUR REPUBLIC

  3. If you don’t think education is a problem here in the U.S., get back to me after watching a Trump rally.

  4. Notice how, according to Trump fans, it’s only Dems committing crimes. But notice how Trump’s own Justice department keeps charging Trump’s people, not Dems, with crimes. Interesting! 🙄

    • @Grogery 1 we can go back to Tafts foreign policy leading to WW1 and the recession that followed. Then came Harding and Coolidge who both had their own monetary problems. Coolidge is also the one who told Hoover to cut taxes so the rich would spend money during the Great Recession two different times. Eisenhower and Nixon both went different ways in their domestic policies(Eisenhower built and Nixon proposed health care and created the EPA), but their economics weren’t too far from Coolidge’s principals. Reagan came into power and praised his hero Coolidge, then went about cutting taxes before his 3 recessions and W Bush’s one that led to Clinton getting elected. Did you know both Reagan and Dubbya Bush both had to raise taxes after their first recessions? And as for Eisenhower, he spent a ton of money on things like the Interstate highway system and then paid for it in 1958 “the Eisenhower recession” as it’s known to economists and historians. Like I said 100 years of Reliable Republican Recessions, they just like giving the rich money so much that they crash the markets and we all pay for it. The more interesting thing is that FDR, Obama, and Clinton had the three longest periods in our history without an economic collapse. I mean Clinton actually had a yearly surplus, and if not for Afghanistan, Iraq, and two recessions from deregulation and tax cuts the National Debt would have been paid off by 2009.

    • @Some Person Well done, I hate the republican “I said it so you should believe it” attitude. You have backed up your claim with fact so when challenged with a mix of fact and ignorance you have been able to correct. (Nixon did balance the budget (fact) but I had no knowledge of Eisenhower corruption(ignorance))

    • @Grogery 1 I don’t care about balanced budgets, Keynesian economics has been proven correct for the same century I’m talking about. The goverment does have to stimulate and control growth at certain points, because business will just keep going until bankruptcy(Trump casino’s?). Eisenhower had a bunch of conartists around him, and left such a bad taste in Americans mouths that we have only had two other presidents who served in major conflicts(George W Bush and Kennedy) since Eisenhower. He was more just foolish than corrupt, as without him we don’t have the highway system and we don’t grow nearly as fast in the last half of the 20th century. I’m not 100% a dem I’m an economist, and I won’t vote for another Reagan/Coolidge fanboy. Nor would I ever vote for anyone who is a fan of nationalism, because our world is becoming more connected daily and nationalism is isolationism. How does one lead if they can’t sit at the table for discussions?

    • BW MadDog [retired] | October 15, 2019 at 9:19 AM | Reply

      The deep state criminals charged Trump’s acquaintances with process crimes. The legitimate justice dept. is still compiling evidence against the criminals from the former administration. The OIG report won’t likely be legit any more than the overall corrupt justice dept. Horowitz is a deep state operator. Just wait for the charges, trials and evidence is examined. Then we will be able to tell who has been deceived by their news supplier.

    • @BW MadDog [retired] Dream dream dream dream……sung to Ricky Nelson….Meanwhile back in REALITY…….trumps subpoena colada’s and his ILLEGAL attempt to squash the testimony is crumbling….dream dream dreaaaaaammmm

  5. Education is the enemy of a fascist regime, it is also the enemy of a corporate America gone wild. US will not have a peaceful or a bright future unless and until it invests massively in education. I said MASSIVELY.

    • If more people read things like “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, then they’d be less likely to sit by as the Pork Industry lobbies away the need for Federal oversight. Kinda like – now – and how no one is talking about the impacts of the Administration on the FDA, because the Administration is impacting us on *so many* levels.

    • @C. B. Yes, an overload of corruption and misconduct at every turn.

    • Jason Faulkner | October 14, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Reply

      @Some Person Here is *one of many* studies re: brain chemistry differences between Conservatives and Liberals-Progressives. Short read: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23418419

      In short, Right Wing voters are more motivated through by the Amygdala – fight, flight, disgust … while Liberal-Progressives are processing stimuli through the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (a newer, more complicated brain part). No, I am not a doctor or academic. Just curious, like you, as to WHY Conservative loyalists are more basically duped into voting against their best interests. (The answer appears to be: Brain chemistry habits, as per childhood development.)


  6. The most selected response to the poll was “Huh?!?”

  7. Michel Fockerman | October 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    *Trump:* _-“We won thanks to uneducated people! I love uneducated people!”_
    Why do you think GOP want’s to tear down the US educational system?

    • Education has a liberal “bias”.LOL

    • ProgressiveBum | October 14, 2019 at 4:41 PM | Reply

      @Randall Davis Um, critical thinking has a liberal bias.

    • Always Watching | October 14, 2019 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      Michel Fockerman because soldiers don’t need to think, they are bread to listen.


    • BW MadDog [retired] | October 15, 2019 at 9:24 AM | Reply

      Maybe the DoE is the real entity that tore down the public education system. Look for a performance chart that indicates the level of achievement of American students (at the top in the world, in every academic subject) before the DoE was established (1977). After 45 years of destruction by that DoE, our students now score between 24th and 31st in the world. Get rid of the federal dept. that destroyed our public education and I’d bet that PTA’s will become a real thing again, with school boards paying attention to the parents.

  8. The fact that Trump was ever elected proves the US has an education problem.

    • Steven Wozniak | October 14, 2019 at 11:50 PM | Reply

      @communityband1 .
      I certainly agree that absolute government control leads to bureaucracies that stifle innovation – and too frequently a functional paralysis. But I also know that “the invisible hand of the free market” is a fallacy because people are too short sighted in their cause and effect reasoning. Even Adam Smith rejected many of the concepts embraced by those who idolize his misguided youthful ideas. The free market is no magic bullet that will solve all the problems in education – just as it did not solve all the problems in the banking industry during the Bush administration – or the the problems in our contemporary health care industry.
      What is needed is a true partnership between the business community and the schools that value the informed insights of education professionals over the perspectives of self-proclaimed experts.
      As far as your statement that “Giving people control over K-12 tax dollars so that they can pick solutions will generate enormous advancements” is concerned, it may have advantages as long as all schools are held to the same standards – which they are not at this point. Private schools can – and do – demand that students that are not living up to their expectations must leave. Public schools have the charge of serving everyone – with exceptions in extreme situations only. I have had conversations with the owners of private schools who state that they will simply increase their rates if people are given vouchers. This type of policy only serves to reinforce the segregation and stratification within the school system through the compensation of those who already can afford private schools.

    • communityband1 | October 15, 2019 at 12:36 AM | Reply

      @Steven Wozniak I apologize, I edited and shortened my previous reply to you because I didn’t feel like making you read another novel, but you apparently saw it before my edit. I strongly believe that we must accept the shortcomings of the free market in this situation. Whatever its faults, it has led us generally to success. When you start talking about schools partnering with the business community, I think we’re already starting with a piece that’s too solid. I’m really not sure that schools as we think of them today will or should exist in the future. If you think about it, if instruction shifts to a mix of intelligent software and online specialist teachers, we will remove the need to bring tons of teachers and students physically together. We won’t have to put students on buses for an hour or more a day to go to a big building that provides a target for gun violence. If the only thing an onsite adult is required for is supervision, it opens up a lot of doors. A combination of online and software-led instruction like this also addresses the concern you raise about individual neighborhood schools being selective. The competition between schools is much greater than just what is offered in our neighborhood. It’s national. In fact, as we’ve seen with so many other American industries throughout our history, education may follow the same pattern of consolidation. After all, we moved past the days when each town did its own farming. I don’t think it’s a stretch to believe that something similar could happen with education.

    • Steven Wozniak | October 15, 2019 at 1:15 AM | Reply

      It is certainly a complex problem that requires creative solutions – and I do believe that technology will play an important role in the process. I admit I appear as a pessimist too frequently – but I do sincerely hold onto the hope for positive change. Thanks for engaging in a civil dialogue.

    • Yes; take you for example.

  9. MAGA=My Administration’s Getting Arrested

  10. Well, when 40% of Americans still approve of president Bone Spur as president …… it does not take a genius to figure out that the American education system is lacking.

  11. well, you little….


    • Hopefully, in November, 2020 the US will do just that by not reelecting Trump who we all know has low cognitive skills and is of dubious character.

  12. The educational system is broken when the quality of education depends on your zip code.

  13. “The moment Humanity stops learning, that, will be its final moment”

  14. Americans are generally stupid, there is no news in that. Obviously, this has to do with the education system.

  15. Donald Trump ever being elected to anything is proof that the dumbing down of America has been a huge success.

    • Then why is America doing so well?
      Obama had a chance to do many things. Instead, he took the bribes and did nothing.

  16. Make Racists Afraid Again | October 14, 2019 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    All Religion is Mythology.
    Only Education matters.

  17. Radwulf Eboraci | October 14, 2019 at 1:21 PM | Reply

    RepubliKKKlans and Trump like ’em stupid. Degrading public education has been the right’s goal since the end of the 60s.

  18. I believe strongly that education and healthy Americans are the best things that keep a country strong.


    • @Joe Morales what in that sentence made you think that there would never be any wars if the American people were educated and healthy? Don’t worry the Abomination in the White House turned our military into Mercenaries for hire to the highest bidder. So now they can fight for any dicktater that comes along with the right amount of money. And yes I know how I spelled dicktater.

  19. It’s amazing how, in so many ways, America is a country that lives only in fear. Of everything, it seems.

  20. Yes- Because of Ignorance we have Trump as president !

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