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  •  All that the OECD data proves... (3+ / 0-)
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    Azazello, sc kitty, sideboth

    ...is that our system does very well at educating Rich Kids.

    You cannot rebut the assertion that public schools are failing by saying, "Yes. but...our Rich Kids are doing great!"

    •  So duplicate it with poor kids! (2+ / 0-)
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      Mostel26, history first

      I fail to see the problem here!

      The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

      by Panurge on Fri May 06, 2011 at 04:55:24 PM PDT

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      •  Good luck (0+ / 0-)

        This dude isn't into that line of thinking because it is too difficult to accomplish.

      •  Rich Kids have... (0+ / 0-)

        ...many things that Poor Kids don't have.

        One of these things is the ability to choose what school they go to.

        Some have proposed opening Charter Schools so that that Poor Kids could also have choices.

        •  What will this do? (0+ / 0-)

          Will the resulting schools be as good as the ones the rich kids get to choose?  If so, how will they be paid for?  
          If paid by the government,  why not just fix the poor public schools?  Why not extend these choices within the public school system?  
          After all, poor students by definition won't be able to get around as easily as rich ones; what's the point of having more choices if they're not reachable?  
          Will we simply have that many more schools?  Will they all be funded at the per-student level of the ones from which the rich students have to choose?  Alternately, why not open up more choice in public schools?

          The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

          by Panurge on Fri May 06, 2011 at 06:26:34 PM PDT

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      •  The problem is (0+ / 0-)

        they can't do their homework when they go home, have no pencil, no desk, live in one room, and everyone else in the house is screaming at each other.

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

        by elfling on Fri May 06, 2011 at 09:22:22 PM PDT

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