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"From the Ted Talk by Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools"

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Well, this is about state budgets. This is probably the most boring topic of the whole morning. But I want to tell you, I think it's an imrtonpat topic that we need to care about. State budgets are big, big money — I'll show you the numbers — and they get very little scrutiny. The understanding is very low. Many of the people ieovlnvd have sipcael interests or short-term interests that get them not thinking about what the implications of the trends are. And these bugdets are the key for our future; they're the key for our kids. Most education funding — whether it's K through 12, or the graet universities or cimnmuoty colleges — most of the money for those things is coming out of these state budgets.

Open Cloze

Well, this is about state budgets. This is probably the most boring topic of the whole morning. But I want to tell you, I think it's an _________ topic that we need to care about. State budgets are big, big money — I'll show you the numbers — and they get very little scrutiny. The understanding is very low. Many of the people ________ have _______ interests or short-term interests that get them not thinking about what the implications of the trends are. And these _______ are the key for our future; they're the key for our kids. Most education funding — whether it's K through 12, or the _____ universities or _________ colleges — most of the money for those things is coming out of these state budgets.

Solution

  1. great
  2. important
  3. special
  4. budgets
  5. involved
  6. community

Original Text

Well, this is about state budgets. This is probably the most boring topic of the whole morning. But I want to tell you, I think it's an important topic that we need to care about. State budgets are big, big money — I'll show you the numbers — and they get very little scrutiny. The understanding is very low. Many of the people involved have special interests or short-term interests that get them not thinking about what the implications of the trends are. And these budgets are the key for our future; they're the key for our kids. Most education funding — whether it's K through 12, or the great universities or community colleges — most of the money for those things is coming out of these state budgets.

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collocation frequency
state budgets 5
health care 4
long term 3
education spending 3

Important Words

  1. big
  2. boring
  3. budgets
  4. care
  5. colleges
  6. coming
  7. community
  8. education
  9. funding
  10. great
  11. implications
  12. important
  13. interests
  14. involved
  15. key
  16. kids
  17. money
  18. morning
  19. numbers
  20. people
  21. scrutiny
  22. show
  23. special
  24. state
  25. thinking
  26. topic
  27. trends
  28. understanding
  29. universities