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Voting for Liberals

olddog39 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 9:55 AM
red dot wrote; There's nothing wrong with leaving school after Jr High, - Actually there is if they got promoted there without learning the basics. You are right, though, no student should be promoted unless they have mastered the grade's requirements.
ThreeStone Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 11:47 AM
-...and the world was created 6000 years ago

- ...and humans don't have an impact on climate change

- ...and teachers arrive at 8 and go home at 3

- ...and the entire media is a conspiracy against you

- ...and parents don't care if their kids go to school or not

- ...and any government program to help struggling people (like Mitt's father) actually hurts them and all the rest of us

- ... and unions securing a decent wage are the problem

- ...and there are ZERO moderate Muslims

- ...and a kid who drops out of school at 14 will be able to find a job that gives satisfaction and pays enough to save, is likely

- ...and science is evil

- ... and conservatives have always gotten it right, as in women's suffrage, civil rights
red-dot-in-a-blue-state Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:17 AM
Yes, promoting kids w/o the basics is wrong, period. If we make it felony fraud to do that, then some problems will be resolved. No need to send fraudulent teachers to prison - a hefty fine & permanent loss of teaching career is enough. So many young people would be so much better off if we didn't stigmatize leaving school for work. Imagine the increased self-esteem & positive community contribution of a 22 y/o man with 8 years of savings & work experience under his belt! Why should we force him to attend a school that he hates?

If you are one of the folks who voted for Barack Obama in the last election, what did you vote for? More generally, if you voted for any liberal politician, what did you vote for?

Here are three things for starters: (1) no reform of the public schools, (2) no reform of the welfare system, and (3) no reform of labor market institutions that erect barriers between new entrants and good jobs.

How can I be so certain? Because the teachers unions, the welfare bureaucracy and all the other unions form the base of the Democratic Party. At least they are...