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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 10:40 AM
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55. Okay - your kids first
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  -Wouldn't one of the first things we have to do to improve education be admit RB TexLa  Mar-11-09 08:18 PM   #0 
  - Why am I not surprised that you are posting this? eom  Hello_Kitty   Mar-11-09 08:21 PM   #1 
  - Good luck with that.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-11-09 08:22 PM   #2 
  - Help me out here ......  Traveling_Home   Mar-11-09 08:29 PM   #3 
  - Oh he does.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-11-09 08:32 PM   #4 
  - I didn't say that or think that, why would you make up such a lie?  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:35 PM   #7 
     - That response does sound like something...  Rage for Order   Mar-11-09 09:18 PM   #32 
        - The OP is not a racist. Not at all.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-09 07:30 AM   #44 
  - No, I'm just saying that all children and people are not smart.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:35 PM   #5 
  - No, you said ......  Traveling_Home   Mar-11-09 08:45 PM   #11 
     - So you believe all children are smart? That they are all of high intelligence?  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:47 PM   #12 
     - Define intelligence. n/t  Solon   Mar-11-09 09:09 PM   #27 
     - The comparison that is getting the attention these days is ....  Traveling_Home   Mar-12-09 10:52 AM   #57 
     - Um, fail.  anigbrowl   Mar-11-09 09:34 PM   #38 
        - Well, you just lead into the point I'd make. There are different KINDS of smart. Different abilities  KittyWampus   Mar-12-09 07:37 AM   #46 
  - dupe  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:35 PM   #6 
  - Yet another NCLB screw-up  Nevernose   Mar-12-09 07:38 AM   #47 
  - define "smart".  ulysses   Mar-11-09 08:37 PM   #8 
  - I thought we had a 3 tiered education system  Juche   Mar-11-09 08:38 PM   #9 
  - It's been a while since I was in school, everyone was in the same classes.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:40 PM   #10 
  - In Indiana there are programs for gifted kids  Juche   Mar-11-09 08:58 PM   #22 
  - Some places do... a lot of places don't..nt  ddeclue   Mar-11-09 08:53 PM   #18 
  - At many schools that's a complete joke.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Mar-11-09 08:54 PM   #19 
  - That's what we have.  Midlodemocrat   Mar-12-09 07:32 AM   #45 
  - Perhaps saying not smart is not the correct terminology  MadMaddie   Mar-11-09 08:49 PM   #13 
  - I think we have so devalued Blue Collar work, that unless you go to College  Burma Jones   Mar-11-09 08:49 PM   #14 
  - Yes, differing education programs is a good idea, like I said I don't have a solution  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:52 PM   #16 
  - Things like that already exist here, at least in some places.  Lyric   Mar-11-09 09:21 PM   #33 
  - But he wants those blue collar tracked students to compete with cheap foreign labor  Hello_Kitty   Mar-11-09 10:30 PM   #40 
     - If that's the case, then education won't matter anyway  Burma Jones   Mar-12-09 07:28 AM   #43 
  - My cousin had dyslexia, undiagnosed, for the first 5 years of school...  Solon   Mar-11-09 08:52 PM   #15 
  - I'm not talking about people with learning or physical disabilities.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:53 PM   #17 
     - Well then who the hell are you talking about?  Solon   Mar-11-09 08:55 PM   #20 
        - Maybe if education were more tailored to them instead of the one education fits all they  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 08:59 PM   #25 
           - Well, all I know is that I seem to be talking to one of those "who is just not smart" right now...  Solon   Mar-11-09 09:06 PM   #26 
              - Well maybe someone will five high you for your little insult.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 09:12 PM   #28 
                 - So you admit that it is an insult that is degrading...  Solon   Mar-11-09 09:14 PM   #29 
                    - Of course everyone is a genius.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 09:17 PM   #31 
                       - And how do you tell whether someone can't grasp calculus, or simply can't concentrate on it...  Solon   Mar-11-09 09:22 PM   #34 
                          - I do not think it is easy to determine.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 09:24 PM   #35 
                             - then don't make statements like "some kids just aren't so smart" as if they were fact...  Solon   Mar-11-09 09:25 PM   #36 
                                - We do know that some people are smarter than others.  RB TexLa   Mar-11-09 09:28 PM   #37 
                                   - Your interlocutor is never, ever going to admit that  anigbrowl   Mar-11-09 09:37 PM   #39 
                                   - Well, I know what your intelligence level is, but thats only because you grossly simplify things...  Solon   Mar-12-09 10:05 AM   #53 
  - Who determines what 'smart' is?  stillcool   Mar-11-09 08:56 PM   #21 
  - Exactly, even scientists aren't exactly sure how to quantify intelligence...  Solon   Mar-11-09 08:59 PM   #24 
     - yup...Hillary was right..  stillcool   Mar-11-09 09:16 PM   #30 
  - Because the first thing we have to do is replace the light bulbs.  EFerrari   Mar-11-09 08:59 PM   #23 
  - Smart? What's that mean? nt  RedCappedBandit   Mar-11-09 10:35 PM   #41 
  - I teach primary. Many students cannot reason well and do not even  roody   Mar-11-09 10:35 PM   #42 
  - Whoa now - don't blame entertainment, blame the parents.  AB_Positive   Mar-12-09 07:47 AM   #48 
     - How many hours per day did you spend in front of a screen?  roody   Mar-12-09 08:49 AM   #52 
  - Ooops double post  MadHound   Mar-12-09 08:01 AM   #49 
  - This is another example of why people who haven't taught, who don't know how to teach  MadHound   Mar-12-09 08:02 AM   #50 
  - All kids deserve a fine education  spinbaby   Mar-12-09 08:36 AM   #51 
  - I guess, that means No Child Left Behind.....except....... nt  sutz12   Mar-12-09 10:09 AM   #54 
  - Okay - your kids first  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-12-09 10:40 AM   #55 
  - No--in the US, ALL children are above average. If they're not it's the school's or the  raccoon   Mar-12-09 10:42 AM   #56 

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