“Pre-school is not the answer to our eduction problems. Finland's school system, the best on earth, doesn't bring kids into school until they're seven years old, and doesn't test them till they're thirteen.”
VTpat on Feb 13, 2013 at 07:28:45
“Perhaps our society is different from Finland. One size doesn't fit all.”
Lesann on Feb 13, 2013 at 07:15:44
“Research also shows that families and communities benefit as well when children participate in quality preschool programs. Here's a snapshot of what we know:
The brain develops rapidly during the first five years and quality preschool programs can have a profound impact during this time.
Children who attend a quality preschool do better in elementary school and beyond, and have more success in reading and math.
As they grow, children who attended preschool are more likely to graduate from high school and find good jobs, and less likely to be involved in crime.
Preschool saves taxpayers money. Investing in preschool programs benefits society in the long-term in the form of reduced crime costs, welfare dependency and economic losses.
“This is what's wrong with American journalism in a nutshell: interview an entirely predictable and irrelevant political figure because he's going to utter petulant soundbites. Way to go Charlie Rose.”
“I can't think of an iphone release that didn't have a minor problem. Remember the iphone 4 lost signal when you touched the bezel? if I had the cash, I'd be gobbling up apple stocks.”
jt1980 on Jan 28, 2013 at 17:01:05
“The signal issue was easily solvable by consumers holding the iPhone differently. The map problem is serious if you happen to live in the vast number of regions where Apple data are completely messed up.
I'm an Apple shareholder (not much given the high price of the shares) and will hold on to the shares. I'm all for Apple to recover from this hiccup.”
“I wish he'd make a major announcement on a jobs' program.”
DK in MS on Jan 25, 2013 at 16:10:41
“American Job Act. Presented to Congress Sept. 12, 2011. The announcement, given to an unprecedented Joint Session of Congress, was broadcast live on prime-time on all the major broadcast networks and cable news outlets.
Now, if you ask me, it was not what we needed. We needed another National Recovery Act.
Still, there is your major announcement on a jobs program.”
dwalpr on Jan 25, 2013 at 15:59:20
“Ha, whenever he makes those announcements, the teaspouts immediately Filibuster them!”
BlueState Boomer on Jan 25, 2013 at 15:52:16
“You mean the one he submitted to Congress in 2011?”
BMcC724 on Jan 25, 2013 at 15:51:13
“Let me guess - you're a person who otherwise says 'government doesn't create jobs'?”
“This is proof of the irrationality of the stock market. They only thing Apple has lost from Jobs' death is hype. And we let traders decide the fate of our economy. This country is run by lunatics.”
jt1980 on Jan 25, 2013 at 17:15:37
“The big question post-Jobs is whether or not Apple still retains its design and usability edge over the competitors. Neither the iPhone 5 nor the iPad mini gave confidence on that. Would Jobs have OK the release of the iPhone 5 with the broken map app?”
“Why is Obama completely dodging the depression the country is in? He's hitting gay rights, immigration, gun control but turning away from the biggest threat to choice, freedom, and security--our ruined economy. I just don't get it.”
“We're in a depression and he's doing IMMIGRATION? Apparently he didn't learn his lesson with his flaccid health care reform.”
lzach on Jan 2, 2013 at 22:12:26
“Flaccid health care reform? It seems fairly solid to me. It's here. It's law. I, for one, have been able to get a policy I can afford that covers pre-existing conditions.”
rusherman on Jan 2, 2013 at 22:08:23
“Well Heck !! He solved the problem with the economy !!! He raised the taxes on 2% of the population - just watch the dummies on MSNBC, they will tell you that our country is on it's way back because of the "Great President" - what a leader !! We should all be so proud of how he kicked the Republicans in the teeth again !!!”
Panda Punch on Jan 2, 2013 at 22:07:24
“Barry just about "Bengahzi ed" again, before the deal was reached, our community organizer, is certainly a slow study!”
moslef on Jan 2, 2013 at 22:05:42
“You mean the one that was given the stamp of approval by the Supreme Court and won him a second term. Hopefully the Republicans have learned their lesson on obstruction.”
“No, a paleontologist put the wrong skull on a body. Unless dinosaurs knew how to do head transplants, brontosaurus never existed.”
DocJoseph on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:37:02
“I read the article and know about the mistake, but, as neuromantic said, it's a question of nomenclature, not existence. When the "right head" was on the body, it didn't mean that the large dinosaur didn't exist.
Aptosaurus, brontosaurus, you say tomato, I say carrot.”
neuromantic on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:03:09
“It was the earlier apatosaurus that had the wrong head. The later, complete brontosaurus was OK--but the name apatosaurus was in the literature first, so it is "official," even thought it was a sloppy reconstruction using bones that didn't go together. Would be more accurate to say the original apatosaurus never existed.”
“The Bush research team is still looking for Noah's ark.”
Crisdean Wulver on Dec 9, 2012 at 10:34:49
“If we convert cubits to feet, Noah's ark would have had to be 425 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet tall. So the most unbelievable part of the tory to me is not how all the animals would fit but how a family of sic men could build such a massive structure. And even if they could build it, it would break apart unless it was designed well. Can you imagine the size the beams would have to be? Cutting down trees, turning it into lumber, hewing the parts into interlocking shapes, fitting them into place, hauling them up to where they're needed. There's no way six men could complete a project like that in their lifetime.”