View Poll Results: Was America better off in 1985, or are we better off today in 2015?

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  • 1985 was better overall

    31 14.09%
  • 2015 is better overall

    189 85.91%
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thats a bit to vague. How about intelligence, ethnicity, value of education, family structure, etc?
    It's not vague. The students in the wealthier towns always outperform those from the poorer ones.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    It's not vague. The students in the wealthier towns always outperform those from the poorer ones.
    Ok and?

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Ok and?
    If we acknowledge the real problem (hint:socio-economic) we can think of ways to even the playing field. One suggestion is mandated high quality pre-schools. Another would be alternative choices to the one track college or nothing choice. I could probably go on but I won't.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    If we acknowledge the real problem (hint:socio-economic) we can think of ways to even the playing field. One suggestion is mandated high quality pre-schools. Another would be alternative choices to the one track college or nothing choice. I could probably go on but I won't.
    You wont be able to rectify the economic part, so therefore the social inequalities will remain. And there you go with the word "mandate".
    Whats the matter, you dont think the poor are smart enough to decide for themselves? Or is it just time for freebies to get them to come around?

    We provide just about every social program here in CA, and its not helping.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You wont be able to rectify the economic part, so therefore the social inequalities will remain. And there you go with the word "mandate".
    Whats the matter, you dont think the poor are smart enough to decide for themselves? Or is it just time for freebies to get them to come around?

    We provide just about every social program here in CA, and its not helping.
    More money means more resources. High quality pre-school makes a difference.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    More money means more resources. High quality pre-school makes a difference.
    Only if it's allocated properly. As it is, far too much of it goes to administration.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Only if it's allocated properly. As it is, far too much of it goes to administration.
    Then let me rephrase what I meant. Children coming from families with more money have access to more resources before they enter kindergarten. High quality pre-schools make a difference.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You wont be able to rectify the economic part, so therefore the social inequalities will remain. And there you go with the word "mandate".
    Whats the matter, you dont think the poor are smart enough to decide for themselves? Or is it just time for freebies to get them to come around?

    We provide just about every social program here in CA, and its not helping.
    Yeah, when liberals use the word mandate I stop paying them any mind. At that point the answer is no.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    More money means more resources. High quality pre-school makes a difference.
    More money does NOT equate to higher scores. Do you disagree?

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