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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I would like to know why does Obama send his kids to private school?
    Because he can afford to?
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    "With the start of the new academic year, results from last year's ACT college admissions tests have been made public, and the results are disturbing. The incoming freshman class is woefully unprepared for college. The class of 2016, as a group, failed all four subjects the test assesses: English, math, reading, and science. According to ACT, only 25 percent of students are proficient in all four subjects. Sixty percent came up short in two of the four subject areas, while more than 25 percent failed to demonstrate proficiency in any subject at all. If the point of high school is to prepare students for college, high schools are clearly failing. Unfortunately, this doesn't stop the undereducated masses from heading off to the ivory tower each year."


    Public High Schools Are Not Doing Their Jobs - Economic Intelligence (usnews.com)
    I would really like to see a source on this. I would also like to see demographic breakdowns. Could you please provide that, instead of an editorial piece with a clear agenda of trashing public schools?
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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Because he can afford to?
    No, because he knows the public education system is horrible and he wants his kids to get a good education. Public schools are for the peasant class.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    No, because he knows the public education system is horrible and he wants his kids to get a good education.
    Those two are not the same thing. There's no doubt a private school, especially a school like the one I assume Obama sends his children to, has higher standards than public education. But then again, they can afford to because they have the option of only taking the best and brightest students. When you get to pick the best and most intelligent students, you SHOULD graduate students who are more prepared. If you were to close all private and charter schools and send those students to public education, you would almost certainly see a rise in the "quality" of public education.

    No one has disputed that some private schools do better than public schools. But when you get to pick and choose who you let in, you SHOULD do better than a system which has to take every student, even the ones with little motivation to be there.

    Public schools are for the peasant class.
    You're absolutely right, and that's why we need them. It's only through public education that a child from a poor family can make something of themselves and move up to the middle class (or beyond). Without public education, we become a two class society, with the lower class never being able to move up. That's why public education is important, it gives EVERYONE a chance.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    No, because he knows the public education system is horrible and he wants his kids to get a good education. Public schools are for the peasant class.
    Actually there are some really great public schools in this country. But due to economic and social attitudes there are also some really bad ones.

    But I find your umbrige with someone taking advantage of wealth rather funny given the general political position you hold. And ending public schools seems like the most ineffective and counter productive means to address the issues involved here

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Far Right Wingers rambling on about Socialism that and Socialism this...

    Gets ****ing old.

    Socialism as a word with a definition has been pretty much destroyed by the modern political noise machine.

    For the far right wing all it amounts to now is "Things I Don't Like".

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Because he can afford to?
    Does he not have confidence is his own country's public education system? Our prime minster, cabinet minsters, MPs, MPPs, etc. they can affords private school but most send their children to public schools. Even the insanely wealthy send their children to public school.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Public school are awesome.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    No, because he knows the public education system is horrible and he wants his kids to get a good education. Public schools are for the peasant class.
    That's the message it sends when the leader of your country has no faith in the country's education system.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Far Right Wingers rambling on about Socialism that and Socialism this...

    Gets ****ing old.

    Socialism as a word with a definition has been pretty much destroyed by the modern political noise machine.

    For the far right wing all it amounts to now is "Things I Don't Like".
    That is why they always leave out the largest socialist program in the entire world, the U.S. military.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    That is why they always leave out the largest socialist program in the entire world, the U.S. military.
    This might be dumber than the rights need to label things socialism

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