U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-22-2011, 03:47 PM
 
82,329 posts, read 39,602,475 times
Reputation: 12099

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stateisota View Post
Why do states like Vermont, Mass., Conn., and NY who spend a lot on education have the best education programs and test scores and states with the least per spending like Texas, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama have the worst?
Why does Washington, DC, which spends $16,000 per student have the worst test scores?

Quote:
I'll agree that wastefully spending money on education like in Chicago, DC or even in my homestate city, Milwaukee gets us no where but you still need a good amount of money to build something strong.

Just look at the states who did it right.
It's not the money. Look beyond that. Many private schools cost much less than $13,000-$16,000 per year per student, but get much better results. Think about why that is...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-22-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: it depends
6,369 posts, read 6,128,527 times
Reputation: 6377
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregW View Post
My problen is with the guy that owns the factory and lives off the profit created by your brother and cousin without having to actually do anything.
Second request: in your vision of the ideal world, who builds the factories and why would they build them?

Imagine 100 people. One of them builds a factory, the other 99 work in it. The one did not "actually do anything??!"
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 04:07 PM
 
679 posts, read 635,393 times
Reputation: 492
Quote:
Originally Posted by InformedConsent View Post
Why does Washington, DC, which spends $16,000 per student have the worst test scores?

It's not the money. Look beyond that. Many private schools cost much less than $13,000-$16,000 per year per student, but get much better results. Think about why that is...
Not everyone can afford to go to a private school and they are often poorly ran in my opinion. I went to one and I have learned much more at my public University than at the private school my parents put me through much of my life.

It's a waste of money.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 04:10 PM
 
82,329 posts, read 39,602,475 times
Reputation: 12099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stateisota View Post
Not everyone can afford to go to a private school and they are often poorly ran in my opinion. I went to one and I have learned much more at my public University than at the private school my parents put me through much of my life.
Um... aren't you supposed to learn more in university than you learn in high school? That's kind of the point.

Quote:
It's a waste of money.
Interesting use of words. How is it a waste of money if it costs less and yields better results?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 05:01 PM
 
20,950 posts, read 18,321,159 times
Reputation: 10270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus View Post
What, alpha males don't like charts?

Notice how the little black line increased, right before the Great Depression?
That is not what caused the great depression.

There have been more than a few depressions during our history....the big difference in the great one was the "socialist in chief" who saw a great opportunity to not let a crisis go to waste.

All the others we relatively short lived because the leaders of the time let it run it's course.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas
31,152 posts, read 19,626,989 times
Reputation: 9170
Quote:
Originally Posted by Workaholic? View Post
So... what do you think? Do you believe in income inequality?

Yes. I really don't care what other people make.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 05:08 PM
 
20,950 posts, read 18,321,159 times
Reputation: 10270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus View Post
Since you don't like charts, here is an article for you, explaining in detail:

Wall Street’s Euthanasia of Industry | Michael Hudson


I don't know if it is the sort of talk radio babble you're used to, but I may be able to find a video that fits the standard talk radio attention span.
What about the millionaire entertainers?

The first million dollar pitcher in baseball was Nolan Ryan....in 1980.

Now, a normal contract is tens of millions of dollars. How much more is that than the average Joe?

And movie stars.....20 million for one movie! What's the income disparity between Leonardo DeCaprio and a stag hand?

How much more does Michael Moore make than the camera guy?

Give it up lefties....it's a whole new ball game today.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 05:15 PM
 
20,950 posts, read 18,321,159 times
Reputation: 10270
Quote:
Originally Posted by EinsteinsGhost View Post
Yes they do. But that doesn't mean inequality is desirable.
Nobody desires to be at the bottom....and most people have a desire to be on top.

Not a one of you lefties on here would turn down an opportunity to earn 700x their contemporaries. Not that you would hold that position for long, but you wouldn't turn it down out of principle.

And, not one of your leftie talk show hosts would pass up the opportunity to be as successful as Rush or Hannity.

Not one of your leftie talking heads on msnbc likes sucking Fox News exhaust...they would kill to have Fox's ratings.

Give it up already. The only reason that you lefties feel the way you do is because you're bottom feeders.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 05:16 PM
 
20,950 posts, read 18,321,159 times
Reputation: 10270
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregW View Post
I was reffering to absentee owners whose only connection is to cash the dividend checks.
It makes no difference.

The fact that you envy them shows that you don't have, nor ever will have, what it takes to be one.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2011, 05:20 PM
 
20,950 posts, read 18,321,159 times
Reputation: 10270
Quote:
Originally Posted by ringwise View Post
What an ignorant view of the working world you have. You think a factory owner doesn't do anything? Or has done nothing?

Heaven help this country, with attitudes like this.
That's why people who think this way need to be beaten back.....they are truly un-American.

I often wonder how they were raised and by whom.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 PM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top