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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    Who employs someone to clean their house 40 hrs a week? Where are they living, a 60,000 sq foot pig sty? People usually have a maid come in once a week or every two weeks for a few hours. Unless they are very wealthy...even if they are hiring illegals.

    Not the most well-thought out idea that was proposed there.

    Btw, it sounds like you are underpaid.
    You really don't know people that employ people full time in their homes or to drive them?
    But then you do pay the part time jobbers you have at least the $20 plus social dues and all, I hope.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    The federal govt will have cameras in your children's bedrooms to make sure you're not reading them any books. In fact they'll hire their own professional readers to send the reading of stories to the children right into their bedrooms via TV. Every child should be read to by a govt reader. Its only fair, and think of the children.
    That sounds fine. Just like any good kindergarten only at home.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    If you read the actual original article it was Plato's idea in breaking up the family and Aristotle who disagreed the premise. These were ancient philosophers rather than modern left / right politicians in the society that gave us democracy. It would also have been the times where different Greek republics were famed for bringing their kids (nee Soldiers) and citizens up differently.

    The article is about two modern philosophers debating the original (2000+ year old idea / argument)
    Not a ringing endorsement.*

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Another idea is that you instead could see it is game their parents can of course be coaches to their children (for exampe reading bedtime stories) but at the same time society see to that the game is fair. For example good public school for every child, free healtcare for children and like in my country Sweden also free universitys. Of course that means higher taxes but at the same time you get a larger degree of social mobility.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The federal govt will have cameras in your children's bedrooms to make sure you're not reading them any books. In fact they'll hire their own professional readers to send the reading of stories to the children right into their bedrooms via TV. Every child should be read to by a govt reader. Its only fair, and think of the children.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    So because there are some parents that are terrible and don't care about their children, all parents should purposely not help tap into their child's potential. Makes sense.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    You really don't know people that employ people full time in their homes or to drive them?
    But then you do pay the part time jobbers you have at least the $20 plus social dues and all, I hope.
    When you demonstrate that you actually understood what I wrote (instead of responding with something I never said or implied), I would try to answer you.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    And this guy is an "academic"!
    There are alot of people that claim that they are 'academics' or have higher degrees. And then we see what they write or conclude. Not exactly 'critical thinking.'

    Just see my signature below, regarding bullets....the person claimed to have a degree in English and working on several other higher degrees. And later defended the statement fiercely.

    But I find the OP article hard to take seriously....not sure it was written as such!
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Stop reading to your child cuz it's not fair to disadvantaged children... WTF??

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not surprisingly, that is not at all what the people are saying. In fact they say the opposite. Really easy to find these things out just by reading the actual source.
    Actually, it is what the article is saying. It is saying that reading to your child gives them an unfair advantage over the kids who are not read to.
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