“...oh but they have/can/will run it like a business and the inferior product is the lower test scorer. They will tell those students they are trash and it is not the charter/private school's fault because they are this magically private-run school that is faultless. I think we have a calling for Lauryn Hill.”
“Seriously, has nothing been uncovered of the extended News Corp. corruption in the US? Could this harrassment be more blatant? The same people advocating to make insider trading legal are now going to try and admonish Warren! Hilarious! Buffett will come out on top, just as he always does.”
“Here's the thing, USPS can not increase its rates without congress.... the same people that consider closing loopholes a tax increase are not going to allow the reasonable request to increase USPS rates. Yet another thing that earns congress a :(.”
“"I also admit that their are good teachers in public schools because some of my former college classmates now teach at these schools." "They also tell me that some students make it hard to teach because their is no discipline in the classroom."
There, their, they're, fortunate private school graduate!
Poor Warren Buffett had to slum it with the public school kids. It was so bad he sent his kids there too. It was so toxic Susie Buffett left Omaha Public Schools a large sum of money. Yes, teaching is easier if students are well behaved. What happens to those that are not? In your case, they are sent to public school. Private schools/charter schools, wipe their hands clean, then pat themselves on the back for their superior test scores. Shirking educational responsibilities is nothing to boast about. We will all continue to pay one way or another. Let's work together to make a classroom where ALL students, the Warren Buffetts and Warren G's, receive a quality education.”
“Hmmmm, Europe is diverse. What part of Europe? Germany is union strong and their economy reflects it, an existing middle class. They were the world's number one exporter until eclipsed by China last year. They don't strike as you suggest, their current society attempts to help one another instead of tearing one another down in frustration. Germany has their challenges too, but please stop the futile mudslinging. Mudslinging causes all American workers to lose ground.”
“Amen! Bush obviously made a grevious error in following Cheney instead of Gen. Powell. Like too few other public servants, Gen. Powell was able to exit the political arena with his character in tact. Viva la Powell!”
missouriwatcher on Feb 24, 2010 at 11:52:48
“Yes, I think it was only his military bearing and loyalty to service that kept him going as long as he did. I would have quit in protest--loudly--after the first time the administration ran rough shod over me. The fact that he maintained his composure so well while in office, and the fact that he finally did quit working for his abusers, speaks worlds for him. (I haven't cared much for the last several Republican Presidents, but Powell probably would have made a good one.)”
“Hmmm, I wonder how that happened? Obviously, it's not a Democrat vs. Republican issue as they have both created the current message; we have your best interest in mind.... if that means I don't tick off the monopolies/oligopolies in my home town/state and get some perks on the side.
It was pointed out that Obama's administration is doing what every past president has done:
1. Protect capitalism (helped continue the dysfunction of punishing responsible citizens while rewarding irresponsible ones)
2. Expand National Power (immediately after taking office, more drone bombs dropped)
While neither of these (1. or 2.) is inherently bad, they have been misused. Like a pet snake, capitalism needs to be respect for it's lack of conscience/cognitive ability. Expanding national power should be through integrity, obviously Obama didn't start this fire. It's interesting that his integrity is shining the brightest through recent Afghan events. I guess it is the only area he has been allowed to shine.
Obama is a better cog (than the last) in a decrepit system. Have we ever seen an American government that's been so bent on restricting progress, that it's crippling the very people it's called to help?
What do we do? Obama needs all the prayers (lol, but seriously remember cram time 5 minutes before a test, pretty certain we are nearing that point) and supportive action we can give. What else can we do besides voting, writing officials, and moving our money (none that involve planes please)?”
zetacplus on Feb 18, 2010 at 20:35:19
“We have to come together as republicans and democrats. At the end of the day we are all American's and we want a better future for our country. We have to force our politicians to work with each other because right now our government is just dysfunctional. The Chinese are cleaning up and if this continues we will have nothing left to fight for.”
“The lawyer's comment is the best part! Where did they get this Perry Mason?
I'm guessing the lady who said, "I'm not concerned," didn't hear her lawyer's comment. I'm also assuming the Haitians who want to give their children a chance at a better life did not have this group in mind.”