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Old Yesterday, 10:03 PM
 
Location: SGV
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But it is a problem for parents who have to work and can't home school. So what's your solution to that.
Don't have kids?

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Old Yesterday, 10:50 PM
 
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Plus, there will always be a certain percentage of people, that are just not smart enough to go to college!



Even if they were to be given the chance to attend, it would be a waste of time.
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Old Today, 07:12 AM
 
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Vietnam is a 3rd world country and scores higher on Math than the U.S. The average income in Vietnam is less than the amount or taxpayer money in the U.S. that goes to each K-12 student. The U.S. spends more than any other country on education.

There is no lack of education funding.

There is lack of:

* Standards ("No Child Left Behind" lol)
* Parenting
* IQ
"There is no lack of education funding." The fed Dept of Education has an annual budget of $68 BILLION a year. WHY? What do we get for it?

Wash. D.C. has one of the HIGHEST Cost per Pupil rankings yet have one of the LOWEST graduation rakings, etc. rankings.

Private schools do FAR BETTER job at a a much LOWER Cost per Pupil.

The AMOUNT of money spent per pupil is NOT the answer!
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Old Today, 07:32 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Vietnam is a 3rd world country and scores higher on Math than the U.S. The average income in Vietnam is less than the amount or taxpayer money in the U.S............
Yeah, but can they play fuhbawl?! That's the real purpose of the school system in America - to provide the adults with Friday night entertainment.
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Old Today, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Right. Anything more than $6000 per student (in a high-rent district) is an insane boondoggle.
There are thousands of micro economies throughout the US. Local cost of living, class size and student demographics matter.
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Old Today, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Mass. was the first state to enact a publicly funded school, in 1635. It was also the first state to make education compulsory in 1852.

If, like China, the US cheery- picked which state scores would be submitted for international comparison, and relied on scores from Mass, the US would consistently rank top 5.

Alas, the US has historically ranked middle of the pack even though the pack expands each testing period.
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Old Today, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Right now in Fl canít even get the kids to school -bus driver n bus shortages are creating up to 2 hr waits if they show up at all . We love our babies but as our older poupulation is the highest - they donít want to pay taxes for these other parents brats.
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Old Today, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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No problem. And then you can stop forcing them to pay for your shoddy system. Deal?
Thatís up to each state ( constitution) county and school district.

There are a few counties in Alabama that exempt senior property owners from school taxation. It puts a greater financial burden on property owners under 65. Thatís how they choose to roll.
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Old Today, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Vietnam is a 3rd world country and scores higher on Math than the U.S. The average income in Vietnam is less than the amount or taxpayer money in the U.S. that goes to each K-12 student. The U.S. spends more than any other country on education.

There is no lack of education funding.

There is lack of:

* Standards ("No Child Left Behind" lol)
* Parenting
* IQ
Vietnam is a very poor country with an emerging economy, especially in clothing production. Obvious the culture puts a higher value on public education than the US. They seem to grasp education is the only way out of desperate poverty. Even then, just who is employed in all the clothing factories in Vietnam?
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Old Today, 08:41 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Thatís up to each state ( constitution) county and school district.

There are a few counties in Alabama that exempt senior property owners from school taxation. It puts a greater financial burden on property owners under 65. Thatís how they choose to roll.
I'm not interested in being pitted against my fellow slaves when it comes to paying for services at gunpoint.

I'd prefer that no one be enslaved and no one have a gun pointed at their head.

I don't know. I guess I'm just a softie at heart.
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