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Old 11-21-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Clown School
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Of course having two parents in the home is better than one as long as they’re not abusive. Studies have shown that over and over again. My objection to the stigma is the women are the ones getting all the fingers pointed at them. What about the fathers who won’t take responsibility?
I agree. At least the mothers are at least trying.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Bad parenting.

I second that.
Jail the parents for the actions of their kids. See what happens when mom gets out of jail.

Jacquile, won't be walking straight for weeks.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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71% of births in Iceland are to single mothers and it is one of the safest places in the world.

It also operates within a strong Nordic system of social welfare yet it has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world.

The poorest countries, with no safety net/ welfare, have the highest fertility rates.
Switzerland is armed to the teeth but has very little gun violence. By your logic, we needn't worry about gun violence either. Of course, like Iceland the Swiss also have a small, homogeneous culture and are nothing like the United States.

In the US, the two commonalities among students of any race who do poorly are 1) coming from a single parent home and 2) living below the poverty line (which most often is a result of coming from a single parent home). Sadly almost 75% of the Black students in the US come from single parent homes & that explains the education gap. If you drill down into White students who struggle academically, it's also kids from single parent homes, just at a much lower %. If you look at the race that has the highest % of two parent households in the US it's Asians, who also happen to be the most successful academically. Then come Whites, Hispanics and Blacks, all of which correlate perfectly to success in school.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:00 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I second that.
Jail the parents for the actions of their kids. See what happens when mom gets out of jail.

Jacquile, won't be walking straight for weeks.
Don't even think that for a minute. Jacquile won't have a bit of a problem walking.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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All he did was keep complaining to the principal and the school administration and threatening a lawsuit.

Schools are just as bad around here as anywhere else when it comes to kids being able to walk all over teachers. The school administration is scared of the parents and always side with them against teachers. Teaching is one of the worst jobs there is.

I was even told by the principal that I wasn't allowed to talk about school "discipline"--it had to be called "classroom management." Yeh, well it's the teachers who are out there on the front line. It was our lives that were in danger while we were alone in a classroom of 25 kids. The principal gets to sit in the office--and makes a lot of money. Don't even let anyone you care about become a teacher.
Aw, that’s sad to hear. I remember wanting to be a teacher when I was a young girl, but circumstances changed my direction. I don’t see a lot of principals backing the students over the teachers around here, though what do I know about it really? I have no idea what the administration says to the teachers.

Unfortunately, I do know quite a few parents that are always up at the school complaining about the teachers whenever their child gets in trouble. And worse, they do it in front of their children, giving them the impression that nothing is ever their fault. The very few times my son got in trouble (always doing something with that other lady’s kid as a matter of fact), my kid got in trouble at home as well.

Edit: I just realized it sounded like I was blaming the other kid for my kid getting in trouble, but that’s not what I meant. He is responsible for his own behavior.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Japan
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Switzerland is armed to the teeth but has very little gun violence. By your logic, we needn't worry about gun violence either. Of course, like Iceland the Swiss also have a small, homogeneous culture and are nothing like the United States.

In the US, the two commonalities among students of any race who do poorly are 1) coming from a single parent home and 2) living below the poverty line (which most often is a result of coming from a single parent home). Sadly almost 75% of the Black students in the US come from single parent homes & that explains the education gap. If you drill down into White students who struggle academically, it's also kids from single parent homes, just at a much lower %. If you look at the race that has the highest % of two parent households in the US it's Asians, who also happen to be the most successful academically. Then come Whites, Hispanics and Blacks, all of which correlate perfectly to success in school.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Switzerland is armed to the teeth but has very little gun violence. By your logic, we needn't worry about gun violence either. Of course, like Iceland the Swiss also have a small, homogeneous culture and are nothing like the United States.

In the US, the two commonalities among students of any race who do poorly are 1) coming from a single parent home and 2) living below the poverty line (which most often is a result of coming from a single parent home). Sadly almost 75% of the Black students in the US come from single parent homes & that explains the education gap. If you drill down into White students who struggle academically, it's also kids from single parent homes, just at a much lower %. If you look at the race that has the highest % of two parent households in the US it's Asians, who also happen to be the most successful academically. Then come Whites, Hispanics and Blacks, all of which correlate perfectly to success in school.


How diversified is Switzerland? People are all on the same page there, with no one daring to be different.
Worker bees & the ruling classes, where more debt is wealth and the less taxes paid.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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Of course having two parents in the home is better than one as long as they’re not abusive. Studies have shown that over and over again. My objection to the stigma is the women are the ones getting all the fingers pointed at them. What about the fathers who won’t take responsibility?
what about the mothers who take no responsibility
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:12 PM
 
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what about the mothers who take no responsibility
Them too. A lot of kids are raised by grandparents. But we were talking about single mothers, and the vast majority of single mothers are responsible.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Boston
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monkeys and mutants
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