On State Assembly approves junk food stamps bill
This is a good thing. It may serve to educate tpeople to the value of somewhat healthy food. It's very similar ti the WIC program that focuses on nutition-not just calories.
On Obama: the fall
Gazette please- Don't allow 10 year olds like HandBookHarry on these sites anymore. He's an annoying little pest similar to the old feduptaxpayer before he left the blogs.
On Poverty poses challenges for educators
@lar80- Good question. When I think of relevance in education I'm usually thinking about older kids. The primary years should be spent in teaching the basics of reading, language, and arithmetic. Starting in middle school, after the basics are mastered ( or should be), kids should begin to be able to make choices based upon interest. I think Janesville does a good job of just that. State standards are set for all though and all must meet them or be considered not proficient. The same child may be able to take apart a car and put it back together but the are "not proficient". Another child may produce a beautiful painting but not test well etc. Silly really.
No sorry to you hh- I misread your post and therefore the intent of it. Glad you clarified for all. Mea culpa
On Obama to launch series of trips on economic plans
Dumb-Dumb-Dumb-and Dumber. All 4 of you.
Poverty does indeed pose problems for educators but it is nothing new in this country. History teaches us that as recently as 70 to 100 years old, cities were teeming with children who were left to their own devices, usually because their parents were working 12 hour days or sometimes because their parents simply were not around. What HAS changed since the early 20th century is compulsory school attendance laws. Back then, an 11 or 12 could get a job and work a full week. 12 year olds could drop out of school, hop a train, and find work somewhere. Now, laws prevent it ( thank goodness). A combination of factors go into the failure kids but it is not just single parent families; it is not poor curriculm;it is not just poverty; and it by no means because we have, as hh suggests, more Mexican kids. I agree with matthew- the curriculum must become more relevant and the programming more diverse.
On Garbage collector’s son makes mark at Capitol
Fabulous story of a successful man with a brilliant father.
On Ryan sees health reform failure as GOP opportunity
@RAF and bowlgal- have you read the recent ratings about FOX News. Hannity is down in viewship the most but O'Reilly is down too. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's viewship has soared. FOX is losing it lately now that the Far Right is out of style. Notice, I say Far Right not Right. The Far Right is "Wacko" the Right just holds a different opinion than I do.
@lar80- Funny stereotype you've posted. I came from a single parent and poor family. I have a Master's Degree, raised a fine family, and started a little business. My brother has done very well in life too. I also know many others who came from a similar background as mine and they are doing just fine. Fortunately for me, teachers didn't just assume I couldn't make it in life. Never say never- isn't that the expression?
@RTF- There is nothing wrong with a poster who tells someone that their jabs are like a middle Schoolers. It cannot be compared to the hateful and nasty words you are willing to spew about anyone who disagrees with you.
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