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5th Largest City in US is Effectively Bankrupt

ascipio Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 1:37 PM
What has happened to common sense? 40 years of A) teacher unions mal-educating our citizens and B ) "Schools of Education" as barriers to entry for energetic, bright people who likely would make excellent teachers for a decent salary and not having to work with unions. Who majors in Ed? Our LOWEST SAT score students. Literally, we have the DUMBEST college grads teaching our future. What do stupid people believe? That socialism works & that European culture - the West - the originators of ALL of the modern world and nearly every invention since paper - are the root of all evil. So that's what they've been teaching. Can this be fixed quickly? Nope - it's generational. Can it be fixed at all with teacher unions? No.
David70 Wrote: Jun 01, 2013 11:54 AM
The entitlement class is now more than 50%.
Don664 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 7:55 PM
Try 50 years of not educating. "Why Johnny Can't Read," was published in 1961. As early as 1950, children were being taught that FDR was a saint.

You know a city is in deep trouble when its mayor invites Wall Street but not the press and not private citizens to a closed meeting to discuss the future, including a sell-off of city assets.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, whose municipality has the lowest credit rating of the five most-populous U.S. cities, did just that.

My translation: Philadelphia is bankrupt. However, that easily discernible fact will of course be denied until it officially happens.

Please consider Philadelphia Holds Closed Meeting With Wall Street

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter,...