“I'm not even surprised that this whole thing started with fox "faux" news. The fact that people are so bold about this is what gets me, buying fast food as a religious, political, anti-cause movement is nothing to be proud about.
I totally agree on the whole "nothing brings people together more than a common enemy" statement. You hit the nail right on the head.”
“Where exactly do you live that most of the students attend decent private schools?
Let's say private schools where disbanded, how exactly would those few (and far between) parents make a substantial difference in improving the education system for millions of students?”
doomonyou on Aug 9, 2011 at 14:20:11
“You have misunderstood my post, I never meant to imply that most students attend private schools" decent or otherwise. I only implied that if it was in everyone's best interest that public schools perform well, then the well-heeled and well-connected among us would exert their influence for the betterment of public schools rather than, as they do now, to the detriment of public schools.”
“Standardized tests are a complete waste of time. Students sit in class day in and day out learning to take this "test" of which the content is shaped primarily by politics. I severely doubt that these educators are spending school hours not teaching the students. Teachers are underpaid, overworked and under a serious amount of pressure trying to get their students to grasp "objectives" for tests that remove any sort of interest towards the material for all involved.
We need our teachers and our doctors as a nation but lawmakers seem to think otherwise considering that they care more concerned with filling their personal pockets temporarily instead of investing in proper education that sparks innovation and a health care system that benefits citizens and providers alike.
School was load of standardized crap for me, I was in no way prepared for college, but I bet I can sit down and take the TAKS test and pass it. How will that benefit me in the future? Who the hell knows because it has yet to come in handy in terms of critical thinking.
“This was NOT told from an objective standpoint.
Some critical explanations in his "rant" were also left out in lieu of events that we've
already heard about countless times such as the Taylor Swift debacle.
Boo hoo, the girl isn't God. Get over it people, there are entire families starving in Somalia.”
“This whole thing is annoying and I am neither Republican no Democrat but common sense is to
increase savings/revenue, raise the debt ceiling and stop taking out so much damn credit.
There are people in this country who have to choose between food/medicine, and there are people in this country whose biggest dilemma is Aruba or Hawaii for vacation...tax these people, they can take a tax and still have luxuries, which is much more than what I can say for myself.
Tea baggers please shut up, what liberties have been taken from you? You are all just a product of fear. All you talk about is how you're fearful of socialism, fearful of certain civil rights, and how you're fearful that you're fearful of terrorism. Please actually stand for something, your ideas of liberty and freedom are rather constrained!
“The link to donate for save the children does not directly send you to where you can donate specifically for children currently in Japan, the exact link to donate to the "Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund" is here: