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Common Core

Lee557 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:56 PM
But why the need for national standards? Our Country is big and diverse, naturally. Why shoehorn standards into teaching while we are so different in our regions? I smell a rat called "Socialism". where conformity is a requirement. Our States and our children are different. Teach the basics with heritage and civics in mind, the kids will do the rest.
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Parting Company

Lee557 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:49 PM
Great observation and thinking, Mr. Williams, as always. If we could just take away the power to borrow what Congress won't or can't convince the taxpayers to agree to fund, we could forestall the eventual war or split. If we can't rely on leadership and morals, then at least constrict what they can tax and spend without borrowing. The States would pick up the slack, as needed on a local priority basis. The way it was intended.
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Common Core

Lee557 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:37 PM
Shut-up and teach. You're not builders, inventors or artist, just teachers. Teach and quit trying to make out like it's rocket science or brain surgery. The 19th century teachers had students that created almost everything important n our lives now. The industrial revolution was fueled by the 3 R' and Capitalism, not standardization or teachers unions. Teachers are important to children, not politicians.
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A Victory for Demagoguery

Lee557 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:57 AM
Until we, as a nation, stop funding the socialist dream of Liberals we have no hope. I don't know how it can be done but it must be. We have civil laws for theft, property protection and extortion but none apply to the Government. We will never eliminate greed, stupidity, immorality or evil, but we should be able to prevent our Government from using these human frailties against us for their own enrichment and lust for power. If the Constitution cannot be wielded as a defense any longer, I am ready and willing to rebel in any way required to end this madness before it is too late.
canetoad, Please shut-up and eat your peas. Your welfare check is in the mail and the bus will arrive to take you to vote one last time. Don't worry, you will not be needed much longer.
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