It is time to replace the elected officials who don't represent the people. We've had enough dictators over time, we don't need any more. Also, it's time to have more private schools, and for people who are able, to do more home-schooling.

The children are not learning what is important, compared to the stuff that is being taught today. Heaven help our children and grandchildren. Most aren't going to make it in the real world.

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threecents

Didn't Aristotle send the same LTE to the Athens News Post in 350 BC?

public-redux

Yup. It was in the December 14, 349 BCE edition. Right below the letter from Devereauxphilistes about the only possible way to live properly concerning the fullness of truth and right above the letter from Klinestos with vague allusions to historical counterpoints that defy traditional majorities, mostly couched in the passive voice. In short, just another Tuesday in the local liberal rag.

threecents

Any astute online comments from threecenticlees?

public-redux

Yes, that tedious blowhard was there too. [wink]

DickD

Private schools would just insure the wealthy will have their children educated,not all children. And home tutoring is just as bad because it assumes their is someone to home school, which is not the case in many instances, especially for single parents.

Dwasserba

Private schools have scholarships for the truly needy. Some middle class families put education before nice cars and vacations. It's doable.

NewMarketParent

Is it me or does this article feel like a dog-whistle to violence?

PurplePickles aka L&M

@NMP

I can see why you are thinking that, considering it was White Christian Nationalism that was the motivating factor behind the insurrection on 1/6/21. You read between the lines amazingly well!

shiftless88

Geez, Edgar. Whatever school you went to is probably not the right one.

Dwasserba

I was thinking it's true, you can't get by with a sixth grade education anymore.

PurplePickles aka L&M

Which Heaven is supposed help our children and grandchildren. Now when I think about a Heaven it's the place where the Norse gods live, you know like Loki, Thor son of Odin that place....am I thinking of the wrong heaven ? Because I think that heaven could be of some help at times...so maybe Mr. Davis could have defined Heaven a little better?

Most -define most-aren't going to make it in the real world, really now? I would also like Mr. Davis to define what he means by "real world" just so we know that he knows the difference between real places and mythical places because something tells me he is a tad confused.

PurplePickles aka L&M

See if we taught kids about the "real" world in schools instead of myths like Heaven and or god then they would stand a fighting chance of making it in the real world.

It's when you teach myths as reality that's when the "real world" is hard to make it in.

phydeaux994

It’s funny, every Generation repeats the same Mantra. “The Country’s going to Hell in a Hand Basket. Our poor children and grandchildren”. And somehow we all survive. My children and grandchildren are doing great and I believe they’ll do a better job than we are doing. They’re smarter and more accepting of others and they care about America. They’ll be just fine.

NewMarketParent

@phydeaux994

Right. I am encouraged by the youth of today. The people that yell doom and gloom live in fear. The world will be different tomorrow than it is today and I am OK with that.

MD1756

Yes, the children of today will survive, but here's a thought. How do we measure success? It seems that a larger portion of government budgets (at all levels) are going to social programs and a shrinking percentage is going to core government functions. I am not arguing that some social programs aren't core government functions, but one can argue what level of support should the government provided especially if some of the needs are "self inflicted." For example, I believe that the governments are not spending enough on infrastructure, nor are they spending enough on environmental protection or mental health. However, for example, I question the cost benefit of expanding public school to all day pre-K. Isn't that just another way of providing child care for parents? Why can't the parents provide education to their children at the pre-K level. After all, I don't think many pre-K children are learning calculus and other difficult subjects. Yes, one can find studies that show benefits of pre-K education, but only under specific (and somewhat costly) conditions. Would the money be better spent elsewhere?

phydeaux994

Where MD? List your priorities. All of these things require funding so Congress must pass Legislation to implement them. So the President presents a Budget that lists his priorities. He’s already giving us a clue about his agenda. You spend a lot of time telling us what should be done. But nothing about how to do it.

MD1756

You seem to have missed the thrust of my comment. If more and more people are relying on government support, and if the governments expenditures for social programs continues to become an increasingly larger portion of the budget. Have we really succeeded? Other than relying on the government for pay because I worked for the federal government for the largest portion of my working career, I do not rely on any level of government for social programs. I planned and lived my life in a manner to stand on my own two feet and to reduce/minimize my burden on others. So, as a society are we being successful when we continue to destroy the environment and other species. Are we being successful if more and more people rely on the government for services and special income tax favors? etc.

NewMarketParent

I have no idea over the rational for the push for private schools and how that is correlated with better government representatives.

Greg F

The push for charter and private schools is driven by those who want to keep religion and myth over science in schools, who want to keep revisionist textbooks in or those that ignore entire groups' histories over the white majority version. It's pushed by the GOP's decades-long goal of dismantling public education and growing a constituency that can't think critically to the point they believe things like Qanon easily and don't understand when they are being sold snake oil. We saw the worst of that when DeVoss was put in, who with her wealth and total lack of qualifications, went on a spree to do as much damage as she could to all educational institutions and hose up any financial systems that supported students.

NewMarketParent

@Greg F

Could you say that louder for the people in the back?

Jim Hartley

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threecents

GF and NMP[thumbup][thumbup]

DickD

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pdl603

Psst, The Party is in charge now. Your hopes and dreams for the future are being systematically squashed.

Greg F

Gee...one more time piddle jumps in and forgets just who sat in the oval office undoing democracy and purposefully installing unqualified people at agency posts...or installing those with conflicting interests who owned private enterprises that would benefit by their demise. Piddle, do you ever say or write anything that wasn't told to you by right wing media talking heads....ever? Batting zero so far.

pdl603

If you’ve signed more executive orders than the number of days in office, you might just be a dictator! Enuf said, Professor Fed-Up.

Greg F

You do realize, piddle, those are primarily to undo those put in place with mal-intent from that a-hole that was in there previously....but I'm sure you can't see that. Many are put in to control and deal with the pandemic and other issues that were left undone or done wrong during the last dipsh**'s reign. Many are to do what the past senate woud not and still won't do who still think the election was "stolen" like you do. You still don't think Trump lost...so there's that....and telling of your mental state...or state of disorder. That sharp knife you mentioned is surely not anywhere in your household. The most dangerous knife is not the sharp one, it's the one that is wielded that's dull and waived around by a fool....you.

DickD

A Professor of Nothing - at the private school of Nothing?

threecents

OK Pdl

olefool

Where's your alter ego's this morning piddle, sleeping in??

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NewMarketParent

@PDL

And I know hammers sharper than you.

threecents

I know butter sharper than Pdl.

olefool

So do I, piddle. I also know people like you who are sharper than a smoky fart in the 3rd pew on Sunday morning...

threecents

LoL.

phydeaux994

Just the opposite piddle. Bill Clinton had to fix the Country. George W broke it and Barack Obama had to fix the Country. Donald Trump smashed it to smithereens and now Biden is starting the difficult task of fixing the Country again. It will take awhile, as Obama found out, and it might mean Electing a Democrat in 2024 to finish the task but it will get done. Be patient piddle, you could even try to help the Country recover.

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