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Whose Welfare?

absinthe48 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:48 AM
Remember: Bush 43 gave us the "No Child Left Behind" Act, which nationalized education on the pretext that bright children must be held back in their studies in order to boost the self-esteem of retards. Republicans, who control the House, could eliminate the DoEd this year, simply by refusing to fund it. Zero it out.
Mr. Right Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:18 AM
NCLB was a Ted Kennedy program, start to finish. Bush had Teddy over to the White House for the signing to honor his efforts. Teddy only disavowed any relationship to the bill when it failed and when he realized that the media was more than willing to pin the whole mess on Bush. Bush was wrong to sign that mess but he wasn't solely responsible for it.

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...