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  •  Are you suggesting that we're moving from... (1+ / 0-)
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    ... NO child left behind to all children left behind?  With so few prospects just now, the "why bother?" attitude is somewhat understandable.  All the more reason to have a program with job training, socially useful work and education as components.  That's what the original CCC was about.  

    Plus with the army running the camps, and the various discipline instilled, it made the US much more ready for WWII than it would have been otherwise...

    Grab all the joy you can. (exmearden, 8/30/09)

    by Land of Enchantment on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:31:03 AM PST

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      That's what the terrible irony of Bush's "efforts" on behalf of his political imperative.  If I can choke it down and give him the benefit of the doubt, any good ideas or ideals he had were probably put the Karl Rove political sausage grinder.  Instead of prime rib, we got kielbasa.  Karl Rove and Lee Atwater will go down in history as two of the most destructive wankers ever to walk our streets.

      "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

      by dolfin66 on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 02:58:01 PM PST

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