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Now I am in favor of teaching the birds and the bees, but I draw the line at safe sex when it includes information on how to have sex. It's not the school's business to teach children how to get it on, only about the mechanics and the consequences.
Well, there you are. It is easier to get government assistance if you aren't married. The Great Society social programs encourage the break up of the family and dependence on government. We replace dad with government and people become dependent. Obamacare only punishes marriage, too.
See? Here is one area where you and I will not compromise. I live in a Common Core state. Common Core is awful and encourages practices that kill intellectual curiosity in children. Being the mother of a bright child and someone who has had a brush with teaching public education myself, I did my research and my two options were to find a private school or to homeschool.
In the end, we found a classical curriculum religious school. It fits our budget and it's one of the more rigorous schools in the city. It was never my aim in life to send my child to a private school having been public educated myself, but from my own experiences in the trenches, I couldn't put my own kid in those places. I love him too much. He needs a place where he can learn and actually be taught.
Religion has less to do with it than you think and corruption in the system much more along with the aforementioned break down of the family. No one values education because no one has parents who do.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: BubbaJoe
I don't think I said that, but please put words in to my mouth. After all, the word "bastard" came from somewhere.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: pl3bscheese
Good luck with your...whatever it is you have to do. See? That is what decent humans do, wish other people well. I can't take the exam for you, and I am sure I would fail anyway, but hey, I would try...
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: earthling42
Actually I think I'm going to create a homemade documentary on the homeless in California.
Good idea I think it'll be easy for me.
Step 1, get a new laptop and camera, step 2 document and edit and send to Vice News.
Maybe I can find a sponsor.
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.
Well it's just so easy to demonize and make assumptions of someone calling it like it is.
I've been homeless as well. I just don't understand why anyone would assume the bottom 10% are worthy of our compassion and care automatically. I will choose where my affection and resources go wisely.
I really don't much care for the bottom 10%. They got to their position and stayed down because they were unfit to rise above. I don't care for people's excuses, I care for their resourcefulness and strength of character + will to get out and make it no matter what it takes. Did you ever stop to think that the majority of the bottom 10% are the worst we've got?