Do not intervene
Yes, do intervene
Did you go to the same school as them?
Here in CA we spend over 16K per pupil per year in LA. Guess what the HS dropout rate is? Over 30%-and they dont even count those who come into the system after they start high school. Guess why.
Its about whats happening at home-what these kids are being taught (or not) at home. Its not a funding issue, and 50 years bears this out.
Heres a great example...
Last edited by US Conservative; 09-25-14 at 08:28 PM.
[QUOTE =]Education in China is a state-run system of public education run by the Ministry of Education. All citizens must attend school for at least nine years, known as the nine-year compulsory education, which the government funds.
India? Swing and a miss
[QUOTE =]Education in India is provided by the public sector as well as the private sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: central, state, and local. Under various articles of the Indian Constitution, free and compulsory education is provided as a fundamental right to children between the ages of 6 and 14.
So they certainly do both have public education. The literacy rate in China is 95.1% and in India is 74%...
That's funny because in China their is no private education.
They dont "flourish" because they are HORRENDOUSLY under funded. For example my friends mom has worked in the philly school district for decades, she's close to retirement actually, and as long as I can remember (so 20 years) she has been complaining about having to buy pens pencils and paper out of pocket for her class out of her hard earned checks. He district simply does not have the money to pay for it. Would you call that proper funding?
How about the fact that the philly school district can only afford having a nurse on premises one or two days a week is that proper funding? I think not...
So you sir are just wrong on all fronts. What has happened in China and India is directly due to government intervention, and not insane slashing of funding in the name of the "free market"
I dont care what your concept of right is... May I ask are you religious at all?
Unions are very necessary for teachers, fast food workers, big box store workers, and any other obvious wage slaves... Wish they weren't, but they are...
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So your big plan to fix public education is to lower school choice? Sorry, but exactly how does that make sense? Public education puts in place monopoly forces that work in opposition to low cost education and higher educational standards. There is no possible way you are going to increase educational standards with public education. It has never happened and it never will. Don't confuse increased access with increased educational standards. They are not the same thing.If you were to eliminate them the rich and upper middle class would be forced to go to the same schools as the rest of us, this would in turn force them to use their sway and political power to fix the public schools.
Furthermore the numbers are skewed, because (again at least here in philly) most of the "private schools" are catholic schools, which only offer a slightly better education and recently have done away with standardized testing. It is also skewed because about half of the best (and most expensive) privates are in the burbs, and do not count to the numbers, whereas most of he catholic ones are in the city.
Furthermore the war on poverty was immediately gutted after its inception by Nixon, and other presidents, the office for economic opportunity only lasted eleven years. It was then turned into he community service administration, and that only lasted from 75 till 81. With directors like Donald rumsfeld i don't know how you could expect anything different. I'm quite sure loads of money went into the pockets of private company's and administrative fees that did nothing for the people.
It cost 300 bill a year on average. it should have been allot more and could have done allot more. had it gone the way LBJ envisioned. This compared to military spending or corporate subsidies is a pittance.
For example in 7 years its estimated we spent 1.1 trillion in Iraq. This number is incomplete due to hidden costs but say it was 1.1 trillion. That would mean we could have paid for half of the "war on Poverty's" costs with Iraq alone. Or expanded and reformed it to do real good.
I'll ask you again are you religious?
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