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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

csimmons Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:00 AM
29 percent for white non-Hispanic women in 2010 are to unwed mothers when you think about the numbers are far greater then black single moms. The whole point of this issue is that this is a economic problem not a race one. Most kids from low income famlies go to school to eat not learn. Untill we can fix that problem we will not get anywhere.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:42 AM
Actually, to a very large extent, this is a "personal responsibility" issue. Over 70% of black children born in this country are born to single mothers. Those children have GREATLY constrained opportunities for success. One need do only THREE THINGS to almost certainly avoid poverty in this country:
- Graduate from high school
- Not have a child out of wedlock
- Not have a child until at least 20 years old

Libbie policies actually REWARD these behaviors....as a result, the nuclear family is disintegrating.
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 9:03 AM
the most important thing they need is to be able to escape the influence of black "culture", which is impossible. our dear muslim in chief was given every advantage of being white and black, and still became contaminated by the fervent desire to be a loser. he could not escape black "culture". a youth whos friends are all certain that the worst possible thing they can do is to learn to speak english correctly, pay attention in school, and actually get a job and work is certain to grow up just like his friends. that means a welfare dependent if female, a convict if male. the first thing society needs to do for them is to get rid of the welfare path.
Dark Matter Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:25 AM
csimmons

If females who copulate like rutting pigs in the mud learned they had to pay to educate the litters they spew out like fluids out of a whale's blow hole, I think they might think twice about mindless rutting

Abolish all "free" "public" education.
curmudgeon10 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 9:03 AM
thats air. exhaled air. why make your valid observation on the value of the efforts of the welfare set look ignorant, just because you dont know the most basic thing about whales?
Dan107 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 9:40 AM
"spew out like fluids out of a whale's blow hole..." Wow! That's a stomach turning image...!
pepnm Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 8:09 AM
To most unwed mothers, school is free baby sitting while they do their thing.
It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor.

Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents?

The answer, of course, is neither side.

Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city.

No one solely represents the interests of the kids.

It’s not to say that...