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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    “I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” he said.
    How about, **** you. Yeah, that seems about right.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Technically speaking, yes, it is an unfair advantage. There is no fairness when it comes to what family you were born into.

    But it would be idiotic to translate that into saying parents shouldn't read to their kids.

    It also isn't fair that even the poorest children in the US have access to food when children in other countries do not. Does that mean we should starve our kids?
    I favor lobotomies for kids of affluent parents.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I favor lobotomies for kids of affluent parents.
    That sounds reasonable.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    How is this breaking news and mainstream media?
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Um, how about the people not reading to their kids step up instead of lowering the lives of all?
    Maybe we could help them "step up" by giving them free coupons for books every now and then or something.

    "Two-thirds of Americaís children living in poverty have no books at home, and the number of families living in poverty is on the rise. Many public and school libraries are being forced to close or reduce their operating hours. Children who do not have access to books and do not read regularly are among the most vulnerable Americans." from: Literacy Issues


    "When we imagine people without books, we think of villagers in places like Afghanistan. But many families in the United States have no childrenís books at home. In some of the poorest areas of the country, itís hard to find books for sale. A study (pdf) of low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia, for example, found a ratio of one book for sale for every 300 children. Tens of millions of poor Americans canít afford to buy books at all." from: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...hen-some/?_r=0

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Yeah. I pretty much exploited every angle where my kids could get ahead in life and plan to with my grandkids and the good Lord willing great grand kids and great great grandkids. Believe me...we discussed unfair playing fields...unfair advantages. We discussed investing, careers, college degrees that were worthless vs degrees that would give you a competitive edge. We discussed working hard for the first 40 years to exploit the last 40.

    I would never do anything to 'disadvantage' someone else. Thats on their ****ed up parents.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Jeez, we better engineer a fix for these horrible advantaged children whose parents are incorrectly parenting.

    Lobotomies for children born to parents whom are educated!

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Read more at Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says - 9news.com.au




    Uhm, what do you think? Is "unfairly" advantaging their children something parents should even concern themselves with or feel bad about? According to the article, it is.
    This is typical liberalism at work, here we have a school system run by teacher unions that you can't fire a teacher for really any cause, performance does not matter. Liberals refuse to allow parents and students to have a choice in going to a school based on performance. Thus they are against a voucher system. Liberalism is more about holding people back, rather than encouraging success.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    What is that really from? The Onion?
    No, it really is from the ABC, the government owned station....aka ALPBC (Australian Labor Party Broadcasting Corporation).
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by logansrun View Post
    Maybe we could help them "step up" by giving them free coupons for books every now and then or something.
    You mean more free stuff

    "Two-thirds of Americaís children living in poverty have no books at home, and the number of families living in poverty is on the rise. Many public and school libraries are being forced to close or reduce their operating hours.
    Billions of dollars have been added to the education system with zero results. How about a voucher system were students can choose a school based on performance. And not be forced in a school that is run by the teacher unions that no one can fire a teacher for incompetence or any other cause for that matter. Union teacher schools have drug down student performance in spite of the billions to try and lift student performance. Teacher unions have destroyed our education system. This is liberalism at it's worst. Pandering to unions for their vote over the needs of the students.

    "When we imagine people without books, we think of villagers in places like Afghanistan. But many families in the United States have no childrenís books at home. In some of the poorest areas of the country, itís hard to find books for sale. A study (pdf) of low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia, for example, found a ratio of one book for sale for every 300 children. Tens of millions of poor Americans canít afford to buy books at all.
    And why do we have all these poor cities and neighborhoods

    Democrats Run America's Ten Poorest Cities - Eagle Rising

    And why this

    2013 Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities All Run By Democrats - Katie Pavlich

    Does any of this suggest there is something drastically wrong here.
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