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Open Backpack, Insert Money!: How to Fix K-12 Education Fast Enough to Help Kids Trapped There

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Lisa Graham Keegan is founder and president of the Education Breakthrough Network, which provides support and information to people working to expand school options for kids.

From 1995 to 2001, Keegan was Arizona's top education official; prior to that, she served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995.

Reason.tv sat down with Keegan at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., to talk about why it's so important to change the way that schools receive public funding.

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  1. Buffalo Bill: It rubs the money on its head. It does this whenever it is told.

    Catherine Martin: Mister… my family will pay cash. Whatever tuition you’re askin’ for, they’ll pay it.

    Buffalo Bill: It rubs the money on its head or else it gets the hose again.
    [to his dog, Precious]
    Buffalo Bill: Yes, it will, Precious, won’t it? It will get the hose!

    Catherine Martin: Okay… okay… okay. Mister, if you let me go, I won’t – I won’t get you fired I promise. See, my mom is a real important woman… I guess you already know that.

    Buffalo Bill: Now it places the money in the backpack.

    Catherine Martin: Please! Please I wanna go home! I wanna go home please!

    Buffalo Bill: It places the money in the backpack
    .
    Catherine Martin: I wanna see my mommy! Please I wanna see my…

    Buffalo Bill: Put the fucking money in the backpack!

  2. You apologize for that!

  3. Reason.tv sat down with Keegan at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., to talk about why it’s so important to change the way that schools receive public funding.

    You mean there are ways besides plunder?

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