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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    You act like I just pulled this out of thin air. Who is the side always crying about differences in outcome? Who is always whining about the "gap widening"?
    Who is always talking about "fairness" instead of meritocracy?

    Now-YOU may not feel that way, but the left is all about that.
    Since I am part of the left and am not like that, nor many liberal people I know...yer still wrong.

    And who says a meritocracy isnt fair? Yer wrong on that too.
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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    What really kills me are the same nimrods wailing that you can't force democracy on a country that doesn't want it are trying desperately to force socialism on America, a country built both culturally and physically with a reverence for the individual.
    Well said: That was laid on with a trowel ~ W. Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

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    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.
    Anything parents can legally do to improve their children's chances is perfectly acceptable and probably laudable.

    If anything, this indicates we have poverty issues and parental quality issues, rather than parents which are "too good".


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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by catswiththumbs View Post
    What really kills me are the same nimrods wailing that you can't force democracy on a country that doesn't want it are trying desperately to force socialism on America, a country built both culturally and physically with a reverence for the individual.
    The irony is lost on them. But then again they aren't exactly approaching this impartially.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Since I am part of the left and am not like that, nor many liberal people I know...yer still wrong.

    And who says a meritocracy isnt fair? Yer wrong on that too.
    Yes your anecdotal views trump lefty dogma. Got it.

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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Yes your anecdotal views trump lefty dogma. Got it.
    Well it's pretty obvious that your blanket statement is false. Alot.

    But I didnt expect you to change your mind...just see my first post to you about it, lol.
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    Stop reading to your child cuz it's not fair to disadvantaged children... WTF??

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    THE ABC has questioned whether parents should read to their children before bedtime, claiming it could give your kids an “unfair advantage” over less fortunate children.
    “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” asks a story on the ABC’s website.
    “Should parents snuggling up for one last story before lights out be even a little concerned about the advantage they might be conferring?”
    The story was followed by a broadcast on the ABC’s Radio National that also tackled the apparently divisive issue of bedtime reading.
    “Evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t — the difference in their life chances — is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,” British academic Adam Swift told ABC presenter Joe Gelonesi.
    Gelonesi responded online: “This devilish twist of evidence surely leads to a further conclusion that perhaps — in the interests of levelling the playing field — bedtime stories should also be restricted.”
    Contacted by The Daily Telegraph, Gelonesi said the bedtime stories angle was highlighted by the ABC “as a way of getting attention”.
    Asked if it might be just as easy to level the playing field by encouraging other parents to read bedtime stories, Gelonesi said: “We didn’t discuss that.”
    Swift said parents should be mindful of the advantage provided by bedtime reading.
    “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.Professor Frank Oberklaid, from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute said he was bewildered by the idea.
    “It’s one of the more bizarre things I’ve heard,” he said. “We should be bringing all kids up to the next level.”


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    Re: Bedtime reading could disadvantage other children, academic says

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Well it's pretty obvious that your blanket statement is false. Alot.

    But I didnt expect you to change your mind...just see my first post to you about it, lol.
    You are in denial about what the left stands for.

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

    Great minds.


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