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  •  Inner city and 'poor' schools are horrific, (8+ / 0-)

    yet where the rich white kids live, the new schools are amazing and they seemingly get all the extra money...we have to keep the select few 'perfect' type kids getting the best of the best.

    I remember seeing something on tv a while back where they sent kids from one of the rich white schools to an inner city school and they were shocked at the conditions...

    Glad we can fight wars and send hundreds of BILLIONS out of our own country to take over other countries and not attend to our own infrastructure.


    •  All By Design (5+ / 0-)

      Yes, was thinking the same thing - all the money to "rebuild" Iraq when our own kids sit in crumbling buildings, uneducated - becoming a perfect population to recruit into the discretionary wars of the elite.

    •  Maybe (0+ / 0-)

      But actually, I went to school in an up-and-coming suburb and our bathrooms were pretty nasty too. Even the "best" would not be acceptable for any corporation or even a day-care center.

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

      by elfling on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 08:37:19 AM PST

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      •  Japanese have students care for schools (1+ / 0-)
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        and I've often wondered if having custodians do cleanup is in fact the best way of doing things?  I don't want to fight this battle, but it sometimes encourages our young people to believe they are not responsible for picking up after themselves.  All we have to do to realize the consequences of developing this kind of attitude is to take a look at some in the leadership of this country  :-)

        Those who can, do. Those who can do more, TEACH!

        by teacherken on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 08:39:24 AM PST

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        •  The danger is, where would it stop? (2+ / 0-)
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          Kids could then spend  hours a day stuffing envelopes in "vocational training classes" to raise money to run the school, or run in squirrel cages to generate electricty.  I put nothing past Republicans to cripple school funding.  

        •  I think you need both (0+ / 0-)

          Certainly I think the best teachers do a good job of emphasizing cleanup of obvious litter and things that the kids can handle, but there are some jobs that need to be done by someone older or experienced, at least a high school level student. Communal/non-classroom areas like bathrooms seem to be the biggest problem.

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

          by elfling on Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 10:24:55 AM PST

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