I find it interesting that the general wisdom of the devotees of 'free markets' and deregulation; 'you get what you pay for', applies to everything but education.
my post with which you took exception:my response was to this statement by you:it's pathetic that an officer of the court goes out of his way to demonstrate ownership of such backward, racially biased viewsso, do not take the coward's way out and avoid the challenge. instead, this time, point to ANY error or dishonesty within my above post, highlited in blue fontwhy do you call people racist when they post factually correct statements. the fact is American black society has several detrimental social pathologies that cause many members of that community to underachieve or end up in jail. It is not racist to note those pathologies-indeed real racism involves enabling such behavior by castigating those who point it out.
you stated the following about that post in blue font:now point to what is found erroneous and dishonest within my above postits pathetic you constantly comment about me out of the blue based on an erroneous and dishonest interpretation of what I have posted.
certainly any real attorney who makes such a statement would be able to defend it by citing the errors and dishonesty. prove for us that you are an attorney rather than a coward
So a democrat is the leader of a city, that has a high poverty rate?! I'm shocked! I wonder why the poverty rate is so damn high in Cincinnati, a city I live within close proximity of! Well besides the fact that the majority of Cincinnati's population lives in their ultra cheap housing within the cities limits, and the surrounding suburbs have half a million dollar homes (which these home owners actually *gasp* commute to Cincinnati!) it could have to do with the unfortunate reality that typically, cities who's populations are disproportionately non-white will do worse in education statistically.
Why doesn't anybody ever include the fact that most people that live within these cities aren't exactly doing well for themselves in the first place, and the vast majority of the greater city area actually does very well? Cincinnati especially has 4 incredible colleges, 2 decent school systems, and a nice catholic school as well, as well as an incredibly affluent Jewish community in the northern neighboring towns around Cincinnati. That's the thing about these studies when people try to prove this or that about how horrible a city is. I'm sure many of you living around one of these other major cities could have a similar story knowing the actual geography of the area rather than going off a flat stat sheet that doesn't take into account that smaller, neighboring parts of the city do incredibly well (and are also typically ran by Democrats).
"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
I dont think you can blame schools for all or even most of this. Blame it on the failed families, the refusal to teach basic education principles, blame it on the community for failure to stress the importance of academic success. Blame it on the corporations for a nearsighted profit oriented vision that allowed their industry to crumble. Blame the unions for also contributing to the collapse of industry by pricing workers out of jobs. Blame ineffective government policy that lacked the vision to engage to keep Americas industrial base solid and viable. Blame shareholders for buying into share profits at the expense of workers. Blame the politicians for not engaging the problem. Blame the citizens that kept sending the same clowns to the state legislature. Blame the citizens for not effectively shepparding their communities.
Lots of blame.
But if your point re education is that it is senseless to continue to throw good money after bad in an obviously failed education system...then yes indeed...you are spot on.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I think you all, who bash teachers, should watch The Cartel.
Yes, Union rules sometimes protect bad teachers
Yes, too much money is being wasted in the SYSTEM
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