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« on: June 30, 2005, 10:32:23 PM »
perversely, maybe we in fact agree, you mention wanting a public school education to offer more of what a private school education does. i take it you would support vouchers then. great, i do. you know funding really isnt an issue. catholic schools in NYC spend 1/3 of what the average public school does and get 30000 times the testing results. and these arent lily white catholic schools they are some of the most heavily minority populated schools in NY.
no, no freakin' vouchers! fix the freakin problem! don't put a bandaide on it and say, "hey, we tried"!!!! because you know what's going to happen? not everyone will take advantage of it. not everyone will know how. not everyone will be able to entirely.
yeah, i'm a communist. my name is mrs. castro.
call me anything, just don't call me a republican!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
no, seriously, i think the 'no child left behind' law or laws that have been brewing because of this initiative have been wonderful...however, if a law says it's going to do something, it should do it.
to imply 'no child left behind'...i would think they mean ALL CHILDREN will have a chance.
currently, ALL CHILDREN don't have a chance.
we're just looking at another form of what's going on in asia and in europe. do we want or need a classist society that begs to treat people differently, depending on the side of the tracks where a person has been raised. aren't we better than that?
i would hope so. with the needless war, our fleeting manufacturing base, and a number of countless issues this country faces today, do you really think we can afford to be this selective.
let's face it: rich people aren't having the babies in this country.
Yep, you can curse my momma and call me what you want just don't call me a republican
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:29:40 PM »
Swordfish, you have not added a single word of intelligence to this conversation. Once again, it is you who assumes that one is a "righty" because they don't agree with your ignorant rantings. If you have some shred of intellect to add to this conversation, please do. Until then, go back to thinking of all the ways that you can sound stupid next.
I defame people. I have yet to try to anything positive or intelligent to anything. That's not the reason God put me on here.
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:25:32 PM »
Also, the military is overwhelming conservative. I remember reading the Stars and Stripes last November which reported that about 80%.... THAT'S 80%.... of our armed forces who voted voted for Bush over Kerry.
Bush is not conservative. He's as radical as they come.
amen to that
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:24:28 PM »
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:19:36 PM »
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:18:10 PM »
Plus is it wrong to be against AA, especially when somebody with a better resume gets past over. Where I come from people earn their keep. I hate when people expect handouts and don't work for what they have.
When they don't work? I'd like to remind you that this country was built upon the hard WORK of black men and women slaves. America originated in racism and it remains today. Slavery ripped apart black families, created an "inferior" race leading to hundreds of years of discrimination, violence, and countless other obstacles which have made it more challenging for a black man or woman to go to college, get a well paying job, or--you guessed it-- make it to law school. Our country created these disadvantages-- and hopefully one day they will no longer be present. But for now, who cares if a few URMs have a better chance at law school. It is not a matter of not working for what you have, and if this is what you think--you are seriously ignorant. if you can't see the connection between the history of INSTITUTIONALIZED racism in this country and the purpose of AA, you need to grow up and get some perspective.
Ok OK I'm ignorant and immature. I don't need a history lesson. I live in today, you need to shutup and stop looking for somebody to give you a little boost and earn it yourself. Take some pride in who you are and stop looking for a handout.
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:14:40 PM »
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:10:18 PM »
At the risk of being reported to the MOD's,
mods? what f-ing mods?
Some sissy on here earlier reported me to the mod's for having a potty mouth.
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:09:14 PM »
did you know more minorities aren't graduating from high school because of testing. geewiz...i wonder why is that!
enlighten us. what's wrong with having standards?
probably because nobody cares about them in this admin.
« on: June 30, 2005, 10:06:16 PM »
perversely name 3 things in the next 5 minutes that the No Child Left Behind law does and why they are bad policy prescriptions. Don't go look up moveon.orgs talking points either. Give me stuff fast. I doubt you even know much about NCLB, I did my thesis on it and will destroy you if you try to debate me. But to quote GW, Bring em on.
it says we need to:
2) not be held accountable for not testing
3) not change how all public schools learn
First of all as for the last 2, they are double negatives and i can hardly see how a positivist piece of legislation can include as policy perscriptions qua policy double negatives. and yes NCLB mandates testing. andy why shouldnt it mandate that we test. the public (you know the first word in the clause public school) in poll after poll supports using tests to gauge performance. would you then suggest that the public, the very public who funds these schools not be entitled to see what its tax dollars is generating in terms of accomplishments via accountability. lemme guess you would prefer more holistic arts and crafts style evaluative sh*t to determine performance. tests are a part of life. ever heard of the LSAT. It's a small test you might have heard of.
At the risk of being reported to the MOD's, becaue righties are so sensitive now. Your a pompous prick, I did my thesis on this and will destroy you, LMAO. Ever heard of the LSAT, pretentiousasshole!!
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