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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Nope...I go entirely the other direction. I dont give a damn about little Johnny if little Johnny doesnt give a damn about himself. I say little Johnny doesnt want to study little Johnny doesnt belong in school. Sorry pal...I dont fit your little narrow minded stereotype.
    So do you just have a big poster of Ayn Rand in your living room with candles around it and offerings? You know, if we used your logic that if a kid doesn't care about education then they don't belong in school..guess what? You would be ****ed. There would be a bunch of kids a few years from now robbing you at gun point because I'm pretty certain any child at one point probably has said "I just want to quit school". Do you seriously think a child has the capacity to make wise decisions for themselves? I guess we should quit trying to feed them vegetables and healthy habits because hey, if they want candy **** it they don't need to be healthy THEY DESERVE diabetes? Seriously.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so where are you now, I work downtown Cincinnati
    Where at downtown I used to work at Blue Cross Anthem and Convergys. But I live further down now near Maysville, KY about 45 min from Cincinnati.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Where at downtown I used to work at Blue Cross Anthem and Convergys. But I live further down now near Maysville, KY about 45 min from Cincinnati.
    ah ok-wonder if Rylands is still there (live pigeon shoots-big hush hush)

    convergys is near my office. they just got zapped with a 7 figure fine by the city-something about promising to keep 1100+ workers in town for tax cuts and they didn't



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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ah ok-wonder if Rylands is still there (live pigeon shoots-big hush hush)

    convergys is near my office. they just got zapped with a 7 figure fine by the city-something about promising to keep 1100+ workers in town for tax cuts and they didn't
    Oh I havent worked there for awhile.
    "Weíre going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and thatís crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So do you just have a big poster of Ayn Rand in your living room with candles around it and offerings? You know, if we used your logic that if a kid doesn't care about education then they don't belong in school..guess what? You would be ****ed. There would be a bunch of kids a few years from now robbing you at gun point because I'm pretty certain any child at one point probably has said "I just want to quit school". Do you seriously think a child has the capacity to make wise decisions for themselves? I guess we should quit trying to feed them vegetables and healthy habits because hey, if they want candy **** it they don't need to be healthy THEY DESERVE diabetes? Seriously.
    Kids don't make wise decisions for themselves. That's why they need parents.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Guess you never heard of tenure. I suggest you look it up.
    Apparently, neither do you. I suggest YOU LOOK IT UP. Tenure for public K-12 teachers means access to due process. Its not the type of tenure college professors have.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    If thats accurate that is dispicable in a country like the USA..

    I know im going to get alot of flack for this statement...I dropped out of school right before I was 16..I was a bad kid and a bad student, I went into the military at 17 and when I got back I had to clear post and the education debt wouldnt sign my clearance until I at least tried to take pass the GED test...I took it and 4 months after discharge I got my GED diploma and I immediately started college parttime.
    The point is...I COULD READ AND WRITE and read and write quite well when I left school at 15 yrs old...they used to teach us the 4 Rs.
    I think the problem today is all the liberal progressive bs in school agendas that doesnt leave time to TEACH the kids what they need to learn to live

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    If thats accurate that is dispicable in a country like the USA..

    I know im going to get alot of flack for this statement...I dropped out of school right before I was 16..I was a bad kid and a bad student, I went into the military at 17 and when I got back I had to clear post and the education debt wouldnt sign my clearance until I at least tried to take pass the GED test...I took it and 4 months after discharge I got my GED diploma and I immediately started college parttime.
    The point is...I COULD READ AND WRITE and read and write quite well when I left school at 15 yrs old...they used to teach us the 4 Rs.
    I think the problem today is all the liberal progressive bs in school agendas that doesnt leave time to TEACH the kids what they need to learn to live
    I wasn't much better. I missed on average thrity days a quarter in HS. I was an athlete, so people turned their heads until I finished my last sporting event. I had to go to summer school to graduate. I had a 1.0 gpa. I joined the service right after I finished.

    Yet I don't reach your conclusion. I would love to see exactly what "LIBERAL" bs you're refering to. Texas dominates texbook selection. NCLB takes away most activities out side of the basics.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    If thats accurate that is dispicable in a country like the USA..

    I know im going to get alot of flack for this statement...I dropped out of school right before I was 16..I was a bad kid and a bad student, I went into the military at 17 and when I got back I had to clear post and the education debt wouldnt sign my clearance until I at least tried to take pass the GED test...I took it and 4 months after discharge I got my GED diploma and I immediately started college parttime.
    The point is...I COULD READ AND WRITE and read and write quite well when I left school at 15 yrs old...they used to teach us the 4 Rs.
    I think the problem today is all the liberal progressive bs in school agendas that doesnt leave time to TEACH the kids what they need to learn to live
    There are many problems, it has nothing to do with "liberal progressives." There are problems with kids not going to school until they are 10 years old, there are problems with no one finding out a kid can't see and thats why they can't read until they are 8 years old (happened to me), there are problems with no help being provided in the home by parents or direction, some teachers suck, but some entire SCHOOLs suck that have good teachers, etc.

    The problems are massive, deep, pervasive, and varied. There isn't 1 solution to the problem. The entire social system needs a redesign, not just schools.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    If thats accurate that is dispicable in a country like the USA..

    I know im going to get alot of flack for this statement...I dropped out of school right before I was 16..I was a bad kid and a bad student, I went into the military at 17 and when I got back I had to clear post and the education debt wouldnt sign my clearance until I at least tried to take pass the GED test...I took it and 4 months after discharge I got my GED diploma and I immediately started college parttime.
    The point is...I COULD READ AND WRITE and read and write quite well when I left school at 15 yrs old...they used to teach us the 4 Rs.
    I think the problem today is all the liberal progressive bs in school agendas that doesnt leave time to TEACH the kids what they need to learn to live
    The kid who sat behind me in general science class in high school was illiterate.

    Oh, and that was back in the '50s.

    The problem of kids who don't learn to read is nothing new, has nothing to do with "liberal progressive bs", teacher unions, or even dropouts. You're not the only kid who dropped out of school despite having academic skills to succeed.

    It goes back to a poster I once put up in my classroom: It read:

    The key to learning is YAGATAWANTA.

    Was then, still is. Sometimes, the motivation comes after having been out of school for a while.
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