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Arizona Abortion Bill: Legislators Pass Three Bills, Including One That Redefines When Life Begins

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 20:01:09 in Politics

“Wow. That state is amazing. They'll know I'm pregnant before I know. Hey that might save a few $$, those pregnancy tests are not cheap, not to mention the follow up Doctor visit to confirm.”

1logicalthinker on Apr 10, 2012 at 20:37:56

“LOL! Just go ahead and take the pregnancy test before you have sex. If the result is negative, you'll can enjoy the sex even more :)”
Early Education Faces 'Crisis' As Funding Plummets, Report Says

Early Education Faces 'Crisis' As Funding Plummets, Report Says

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 19:42:10 in Education

“We have pre-schools for 3 reasons: 1. Mom and Dad both work. We went from paying daycare to paying pre-school. 2. No child left behind made so much testing mandatory that kids can't keep up. 3. Much research has been done on early childhood development/learning it has become an essential tool in combating #2. Pretty much every parent I know sends their kids to pre-school. Whether its private or programs such as head start. In kindergarten you can tell those kids that did not have it, they are already behind from day 1.”

carester on Apr 11, 2012 at 09:44:21

“Beg to differ about this: "you can tell those kids that did not have it, they are already behind from day 1." Sorry to contradict you, but none of my children, or the children in my family for that matter, went to pre-school and guess what? They are top students: one was the valedictorian of his class, got a full ride to a state university, and is now in medical school, sounds like behind to you? His sister got into a school where kids do the two first years of college and the last two years of school at once. The kids come out with their AA and their HS diploma at the same time. She has left 1 year in nursing school and this month turns 20 y/o. Does it sound behind to you? The other two cousins are doing the exact same thing. I guess more "behindness" going on there. My children: Boy 13, girl 10. Boy is in 8th grade and already has up to Algebra II and Geometry under his belt (take into account that in FL freshman math is Algebra I, which my son got in 7th grade). So, next year in his freshman year he'll be taking Trig, in preparation for Calculus 1 in 10th grade. Sounds pretty behind I guess :-)”
Early Education Faces 'Crisis' As Funding Plummets, Report Says

Early Education Faces 'Crisis' As Funding Plummets, Report Says

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 19:34:25 in Education

“No I did not take your comment as being smart. I did teach them, and I do send them to school. We do hours of home work. We read every night, we don't have T.V, we have the outdoors. My point is this is the system we have and it's rapidly accelerating. It's the taxpayers responsibility other wise we'd have some that could afford to educate their kids and those that cannot. You'd doom a group of people to generations of poverty. I live in a rural state, in a very rural part of that state. I see children that have absolutely nothing, but the pleasure of school. Education is a ticket that every child deserves. Just my 2 cents.”
Early Education Faces 'Crisis' As Funding Plummets, Report Says

Early Education Faces 'Crisis' As Funding Plummets, Report Says

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 16:28:39 in Education

“When my son was pre-k age, he went to a private school which was about $8,000-$10,000/year. He went for 2 years before kindergarten. By the time our daughter was the same age the economy was in the toilet. I was freelance designer and the jobs were drying up, we could no longer afford to send her to private pre-school. We made too much money for Head Start. The developmental pre-school called and asked her to be a "peer" leader. She helped other children with speech patterns, and how to wait in line, raise your hand, etc. And she was prepared for kindergaten. Most people do not realize that school of today is not the same as it was 40 years ago. These kids hit the ground running. Before you attend kindergarten, you must know how to write upper and lower case letters, count to 50, all colors and much more. My kindergartner is now reading. It's not the cut paste and doodle of my generation. My third grader is doing Algebra and Geometry. Early education is very important. We are not competing with each other anymore for placement in schools, jobs, etc. We now are in a global market. As a parent it's part of my job to help prepare them for that new world.”

twfslc on Apr 11, 2012 at 08:31:54

“How is a pre-school that is $8K t$10K a year that much better than the pre-school at my church that is $900 a year? I thought the school did a terrific job, and all of the teachers are certified and used to teach K-3 at some point in their careers.”

spmazanek on Apr 10, 2012 at 19:14:09

“I'm not being smart, but why couldn't you teach your children to "count to 50, all colors, and more". Why is it government's (the taxpayer's) responsibility? That's what this article is about?”