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OP-ED: Poverty Is America's #1 Education Problem


Society & Culture  (tags: education, children, world, usa, law, humans, poverty, society, politics, government, ethics )

Cal
- 255 days ago - alternet.org
Teachers' unions are not the reason America's schools are in trouble.



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SJ J. (116)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 3:56 pm
Do something before it's getting worse. Bad education, no matter from any reason, is so bad in the long run. Here in my country, we ve got bad teachers unfortunately. They do not have to account for students' failure! Don't try this at home!

Thanks Cal
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:27 pm
We must rise up for the children, elderly, veterans, and disabled and demand that our lawmakers cut their salaries, the oil and coal subsidies, and eliminate all of the Bush Tax Cuts for the top 5% to reduce our deficits. Thank you for the news! (p, t)
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 10:48 pm
I give Primate tours/education to college students. You would be SICKENED if you could hear/see how unprepared they are....and these are COLLEGE STUDENTS who can't describe a mammal or a reptile.

This isn't just a simple problem...it has many ''heads'' and will take many solutions, if we're going to recreate an excellent educational system.
 

A F. (130)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 11:51 pm
Thanks Cal
 

John S. (297)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 1:07 am
Perhaps it's the liberal ideology that is too blame?
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 1:27 am
Once again we see teachers who cannot teach blame the poor kids for not learning. It's no surprise that the kids of rich privileged parents do better than poor kids because all the teachers attention is given to those where the money is.I had a relative in the 30s and 40s who because her parents were poor was daily ridiculed in front of the class because she wore second hand clothes and had a patch on her dress she was often in tears.Eventually she gave up trying and her report card was marked that she had learning difficulties and was transferred to a school for backward children where she thrived because of the attention she received there .Eventually when older she studied at evening classes and went to University and qualified as a doctor.This was a triumph for her and I condemn the attitude of this teacher who had not one iota decency or compassion for the girl who made it in the end despite the appalling way she was treated.
 

SuSanne P. (181)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9:03 am
TY Cal even though I cannot yet open your news. I am only responding to those who I RESPECT who have posted . It is HEART*BREAKING to say the least. This post and belief is due to the title (which is obvious) and the posts I just mentioned.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 2:33 pm
Noted & posted
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 5:40 pm
I am sorry, but while poverty plays into the issue, big time, the biggest education problem is the vast numbers of Republicans and Tea Partiers who daily demonstrate, as in model, for the youth of this world, how having those 3 pounds of matter sitting on the top of the brain stem barely allows them to walk and chew gum at the same time!
"Logic and evidence be damned, science is just another religion, oh, and while I am on that subject, YOU will be damned if you dare to try to think for yourself!"
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 5:42 pm
P.S.: which one of those guiding lights wanted to do away with the federal Department of Education, Rand Paul, or Paul Ryan?
 

Winn Adams (190)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:48 am
Make sure to vote all republicans and tea baggers out of office in every state at every opportunity. All they want to do is decimate our educational system.
 

ESHC NeFl (0)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 8:55 am
very interesting
 
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