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Old 09-29-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY | Unemployment numbers for Metro show big differences in west Louisville

This article really highlights the economic disparities in Jefferson Co. The East End has a Raleigh-Durham economy, areas west of I-65 have a Detroit economy
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY | Unemployment numbers for Metro show big differences in west Louisville

This article really highlights the economic disparities in Jefferson Co. The East End has a Raleigh-Durham economy, areas west of I-65 have a Detroit economy
Instead of complaining, why not ask a business owner why. I know why, but you don't want me to tell you the truth. People of the south and west ends of Louisville do not want or need a job, for if they did, they would change their styles so as to become "employable." Until you have sat in a JCPS classroom, or riden a JCPS school bus, (which I have), you can not begin to understand how pathetic the attitudes towards a free education are in a majority of students.

We see it in their dress, we see it in their, "let me be me attitudes," we see it in their rebellion, and worst of all we know it comes from their personal homes. There is little if any personal responsibility. Our society's attitude is to rehab criminals rather than punish, and that begins in our classrooms.

You don't want to hear me, but damn, isn't it time people of the west and south ends stop the blame game and do something about their mess. I am willing to help, but only if there is a huge change in attitude.

I could think of nothing better than for the employment rates of the west and south ends to improve. I can think of nothing better than the crime rates to fall to near zero. I can think of nothing better than for people to stop blaming the east end. We have worked to be out here, and with a free-market American economy, anyone who wishes to join me, come on, we'd love to have you! Few, if any Eastenders, have a better education than the ones available to people all over the Louisville Metropolitian Statistical Area (MSA). In 1958, my parents enrolled me in a pitifully bad rural public school, I worked and earned college scholarships (with little mathmatical, grammatical, or other academic help from my literally uneducated parents). I got through college and I have lived. Not as greatly as some of my classmates, but comfortably.

It is time to stop the blame folks. I for one will gladly welcome and help anyone who wants to work alongside me.

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Old 09-29-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I hear ya Tom! I am so tired of parents complaining about the lack of motivation in their kids and not doing something about it I could just scream. However, some of it is the attitudes of the teachers. My mother had a teacher at Farnsley Middle, I kid you not, say to her about my cousin "Why should we care about how wel they do? They will all just end up blue collar workers anyway."
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:53 AM
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It is a combination of both the home training and the System we live in . You can't say it's one or the other because both play a part. As individuals we have to find a common ground and change within ourselves. Yes opportunity is abundant but everybody will not make it, those that do are the ones that will make a difference and inspire others who are capable of overcoming whatever it is that afflicts their successes. Parents complain because their parents complained and it goes on and on. We live in a world where the majority rules and Truth is not the bases of the way the world is managed.
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