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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:35 AM

 

Tennessee Senator wants to cut family's welfare payments if children get bad grades.

Campfield proposal would hurt youths
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, Feb 3,2013.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/feb/03/letters-feb-3-2013/

State Sen. Stacey Campfield's proposal to cut welfare payments for students with bad report cards is backwards. Poverty is the major cause of poor school performance....The best teaching in the world will not help if children are hungry, ill and have little or nothing to read. Campfield's bill will make things worse, not better. Benefits to families whose children have low school achievement should be increased, not decreased, in order to protect these children from the effects of poverty, and we should take some of the money we are so eager to spend on "tough" standards and tests and invest in food programs, health care and libraries.

http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2013/02/cut-welfare-if-students-get-bad-grades.html

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Reply Tennessee Senator wants to cut family's welfare payments if children get bad grades. (Original post)
HiPointDem Feb 2013 OP
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #1
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #4
Art_from_Ark Feb 2013 #7
Still Sensible Feb 2013 #2
Fawke Em Feb 2013 #12
aptal Feb 2013 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Feb 2013 #5
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #8
SharonAnn Feb 2013 #9
Initech Feb 2013 #10
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #11
gollygee Feb 2013 #13

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:39 AM

1. Politicians should be paid based on their productivity.




Now there's a novel approach.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:48 AM

4. Exactly, in fact some would have to start paying back.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:52 AM

7. The problem with that is,

they would consider introducing crap bills like this one as being "productive"

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:41 AM

2. The epitome of their backward thinking

unfortunately to them it is logical. That said, there has to be enough sanity in Tennessee to kill this. Right?

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:31 AM

12. Yes.

I don't think any bill Stacey has proposed has passed. He's not well liked.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:44 AM

3. Wow, this is insane!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:50 AM

5. Why not just send these sorry little children to the work houses if they don't


smarten up.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:52 AM

6. really. i'm sure being homeless will help improve their study habits.

 

WHY DO WE LET PATHOLOGICAL PERVERTS GOVERN?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:17 AM

8. another idiot heard from

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:34 AM

9. Molly Ivins used to say that TX was the national laboratory for bad government.

I think they've lost that title. Now it's TN. TENNESSEE!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:38 AM

10. Another graduate of the Newt Gingrich school of economics?

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:53 AM

11. Get bad grades? Then Johnny, his brother and sister are going to have less food

Brilliant!

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:38 AM

13. They're just looking for any excuse to hurt poor people

This is nothing more than mean spirited. Punish kids and their whole families for kids having trouble in school - trouble that is likely caused by poverty in the first place. Even greater poverty will not improve things.

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