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  •  The answer is both. (4+ / 0-)
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    Parents can be held accountable and better funded schools can sponsor programs to educate parents.

    And the curriculum should also stress to the kids the importance of education beyond passing a test so that when they have kids they pass it on to their kids.

    If you really take the time to think about it, it all started going downhill when Reagan was elected.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sun May 05, 2013 at 10:10:56 PM PDT

    •  Education is actually going uphill (0+ / 0-)

      it's just that everyone keeps tilting the paper to make it look otherwise.

      There has never been a golden age of American education where it was better than it is today.

      Look at the educational opportunities for young black women or young latino males and tell me that the 1970s were some level of awesomeness. Bah. I was there. I promise you my daughter's school is way better than mine was, and does better by more kids besides.

      What we expect of kids today is much more rigorous than we ever did years ago, and we expect it of all of them.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:28:01 AM PDT

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      •  I'm speaking of the systematic and deliberate (0+ / 0-)

        destruction of public education through privatization and resegregation.

        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

        by zenbassoon on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:52:20 AM PDT

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