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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-01-09 04:45 PM
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53. Yes, that way they'll break the law and will work as slaves in prison for some megacorporation
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  -Texas says don't give dropouts a job. RB TexLa  Aug-01-09 10:52 AM   #0 
  - THE. BEST. GANG. RECRUITMENT. TOOL. EVER.  cliffordu   Aug-01-09 10:53 AM   #1 
  - No shit. I'll bet they're still for letting them join the military though.  shadowknows69   Aug-01-09 10:56 AM   #4 
  - Another giant wet kiss to the prisons for profit industries.  Mika   Aug-01-09 11:12 AM   #13 
  - No kidding. And the benefit -add is MSNBC STILL won't have to come up with  cliffordu   Aug-01-09 12:04 PM   #24 
  - Yep. nt  anonymous171   Aug-01-09 01:11 PM   #29 
  - Well, if they're black dropouts, then getting to join a violent gang where they're likely to be shot  Dark   Aug-01-09 03:31 PM   #38 
  - They are recruiting into gangs at age 10 where I teach  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-01-09 08:28 PM   #69 
  - Very unfair. School is not for everybody.  sharesunited   Aug-01-09 10:55 AM   #2 
  - School is for everybody  Taitertots   Aug-01-09 01:14 PM   #30 
  - They need to bring back vocational education  WolverineDG   Aug-01-09 03:40 PM   #42 
  - I like this story! And you can learn a trade at the side of a tradesman.  sharesunited   Aug-01-09 08:47 PM   #79 
  - You could at least start on your electrian's or plumber's license,  WolverineDG   Aug-02-09 09:29 AM   #99 
  - well said!  Blue_Roses   Aug-03-09 08:25 AM   #110 
  - school is for everybody  anigbrowl   Aug-01-09 04:00 PM   #47 
  - Not really  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-01-09 08:32 PM   #71 
  - An education is for everybody. A major university might not be...  armyowalgreens   Aug-01-09 08:38 PM   #75 
  - public school is not for everyone . . .  DollyM   Aug-02-09 07:05 PM   #105 
     - I agree...  Blue_Roses   Aug-03-09 08:36 AM   #111 
        - politically correct words change over the years . . .  DollyM   Aug-03-09 02:15 PM   #115 
  - God damn! Do they do everything fucked up and backwards in Texas?  LostInAnomie   Aug-01-09 10:56 AM   #3 
  - This is just as fucked up as trying to fix the illegal immigration problem by erecting a fence.  Wapsie B   Aug-01-09 10:58 AM   #5 
  - They want to increase the welfare rolls?  Lex   Aug-01-09 11:00 AM   #6 
  - How about paying teachers a decent f'in salary  Texasgal   Aug-01-09 11:01 AM   #7 
  - actually, parental involvement is by far the biggest factor in a kid's education.  dysfunctional press   Aug-01-09 11:09 AM   #11 
  - How do parents get more involved working several jobs to cut a living? n/t  Mika   Aug-01-09 11:14 AM   #15 
  - facts are facts- parental involvement is THE most important factor in a child's education.  dysfunctional press   Aug-01-09 12:38 PM   #26 
     - Um, you mean one "fewer" job. If you must blame  coalition_unwilling   Aug-01-09 01:38 PM   #33 
     - the only "victim" in that situation is the child of an irresponsible parent.  dysfunctional press   Aug-01-09 03:50 PM   #45 
        - Sometimes that is not an option  Taitertots   Aug-01-09 05:33 PM   #58 
        - educating and caring for your children is not optional.  dysfunctional press   Aug-01-09 05:50 PM   #61 
           - A great deal of Naivete shown  Taitertots   Aug-01-09 06:14 PM   #62 
              - ultimately- the responsibility for the child's education belongs with the parents.  dysfunctional press   Aug-02-09 01:02 AM   #83 
                 - It is obvious that parents are the keystone in the process  Taitertots   Aug-02-09 06:52 PM   #104 
                    - ultimately- it IS just as simple as that.  dysfunctional press   Aug-03-09 01:52 AM   #107 
                       - You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about  Taitertots   Aug-03-09 09:57 AM   #113 
        - "Less stuff." Is that like dental and health care? Food and shelter?  tsuki   Aug-01-09 07:28 PM   #65 
        - a lot of people probably had parents that were just as crappy...  dysfunctional press   Aug-02-09 01:10 AM   #85 
        - maybe that parent is being  mrs_p   Aug-02-09 08:55 AM   #96 
           - not to the child.  dysfunctional press   Aug-02-09 09:45 AM   #100 
     - self-delete  dysfunctional press   Aug-01-09 03:48 PM   #44 
     - I quit my job, stayed home and home schooled our son.  DollyM   Aug-03-09 02:22 PM   #116 
  - That is SO true.  Pharlo   Aug-01-09 12:15 PM   #25 
  - I was almost kicked out at 16  Taitertots   Aug-01-09 03:10 PM   #37 
  - Yup. That's why politicians have it wrong when they place blame squarely on the teachers.  Deja Q   Aug-02-09 09:23 AM   #98 
  - That's one of the problems. Another one is ...  surrealAmerican   Aug-01-09 12:04 PM   #23 
  - They had a real opportunity and they blew it  Warpy   Aug-01-09 11:05 AM   #8 
  - WHAT. A. FUCKING. IDIOT.  47of74   Aug-01-09 11:05 AM   #9 
  - YEAH! That'll teach them!  PA Democrat   Aug-01-09 11:07 AM   #10 
  - Maybe the dropouts can  notesdev   Aug-01-09 11:11 AM   #12 
  - They'd be overqualified. n/t  FSogol   Aug-01-09 11:15 AM   #17 
  - God I miss Molly Ivins  WestSeattle2   Aug-01-09 11:14 AM   #14 
  - i'm from west seattle!  mrs_p   Aug-02-09 08:58 AM   #97 
  - Dropout rate for Texas is over 20%  baldguy   Aug-01-09 11:14 AM   #16 
  - What's left? Move away and become someone ELSE'S problem, that's what.  gmoney   Aug-01-09 03:53 PM   #46 
  - Dropouts are clearly insufficiently indoctrinated..  Fumesucker   Aug-01-09 11:16 AM   #18 
  - Why Not Change The Labor Laws  iamjoy   Aug-01-09 11:22 AM   #19 
  - Texas already has mandatory school attendence until age 18.  Mariana   Aug-01-09 04:09 PM   #49 
  - You don't want to hire those people anyway  Uben   Aug-01-09 11:26 AM   #20 
  - Do you really think that is representative of what happens to most drop outs? n/t  Taitertots   Aug-01-09 01:17 PM   #31 
     - No, it's not...  Uben   Aug-02-09 08:06 AM   #91 
  - What if the student has no choice but to dropout, if they have to support a family.  Jkid   Aug-01-09 11:45 AM   #21 
  - How many self-made millionaires have told their....  Tikki   Aug-01-09 01:05 PM   #28 
  - In Texas, no kids no welfare  Cresent City Kid   Aug-01-09 01:17 PM   #32 
  - Too bad. The family can starve.  Mariana   Aug-01-09 03:46 PM   #43 
  - Does that include dropouts from Mexican schools?  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-01-09 11:48 AM   #22 
  - How typically Texan.  Greyhound   Aug-01-09 12:42 PM   #27 
  - Drop out.  angelshare2   Aug-01-09 01:40 PM   #34 
  - What an asshole  blogslut   Aug-01-09 01:44 PM   #35 
  - Yeah be a damn shame if someone in Texas didn't get the proper education  walldude   Aug-01-09 01:52 PM   #36 
  - Just when I thought the Rs couldn't get any stupider in my state  WolverineDG   Aug-01-09 03:34 PM   #39 
  - When did that start?  Mariana   Aug-01-09 05:08 PM   #55 
     - When I was teaching in the 1990's  WolverineDG   Aug-01-09 07:02 PM   #63 
     - delete dupe nt  WolverineDG   Aug-01-09 07:04 PM   #64 
  - Why not work with employers to help dropouts get their GEDs as they work?  csziggy   Aug-01-09 03:37 PM   #40 
  - GED's probably don't count against the dropout rate.  Mariana   Aug-01-09 05:12 PM   #56 
     - Of course they don't really care about the students who drop out  csziggy   Aug-01-09 05:39 PM   #59 
        - He probably supposes that if they can't work  Mariana   Aug-01-09 08:10 PM   #66 
  - It's more likely to send a powerful message to young people to leave Texas  varelse   Aug-01-09 03:39 PM   #41 
  - Rah Rah Rah for pro-life  donheld   Aug-01-09 04:04 PM   #48 
  - For those of you who might want to email this dip shit  onestepforward   Aug-01-09 04:11 PM   #50 
  - Texas: a national laboratory for Bad Government  depakid   Aug-01-09 04:12 PM   #51 
  - The dropouts who are working are the ones most likely  Mariana   Aug-01-09 04:12 PM   #52 
  - Or...it's been known that in poor economic times kids drop out  snappyturtle   Aug-01-09 05:02 PM   #54 
  - Yes, that way they'll break the law and will work as slaves in prison for some megacorporation  valerief   Aug-01-09 04:45 PM   #53 
  - NCLB was their F'n idea..  1handclapn   Aug-01-09 05:13 PM   #57 
  - And a myopic program it is too  Deja Q   Aug-01-09 08:39 PM   #76 
  - And a myopic program it is too  Deja Q   Aug-01-09 08:40 PM   #77 
  - Sigh.... That's my state.......  tbyg52   Aug-01-09 05:40 PM   #60 
  - An easier solution would be to make them stay in school till they are 18  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-01-09 08:26 PM   #67 
  - There are people who are not smart enought to graduate from high school.  RB TexLa   Aug-01-09 08:27 PM   #68 
  - I strongly disagree  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-01-09 08:37 PM   #73 
     - You disagree that there are people who are not smart enough to graduate high school?  RB TexLa   Aug-01-09 08:40 PM   #78 
        - I teach in an urban public school  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-01-09 10:02 PM   #80 
  - Texas already has mandatory school attendence until age 18. nt.  Mariana   Aug-01-09 10:18 PM   #81 
     - That's wonderful  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-02-09 12:12 AM   #82 
        - They get a year or two behind.  Mariana   Aug-02-09 01:11 AM   #86 
           - The state should offer them GED classes or alternative Ed programs  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-02-09 07:52 AM   #90 
              - I believe a student who quits high school and gets a GED  Mariana   Aug-02-09 10:49 AM   #101 
                 - That is stupid  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-02-09 04:56 PM   #102 
  - BAHAHAHAHAAHA  TwixVoy   Aug-01-09 08:29 PM   #70 
  - That makes sense.  Deja Q   Aug-01-09 08:37 PM   #74 
  - I agree. Even on my facebook page, having mentioned going back for higher schooling,  Deja Q   Aug-01-09 08:35 PM   #72 
  - Meh... I'm of two minds.  Naturyl   Aug-02-09 01:09 AM   #84 
  - Are you kidding me? And what are the dropouts supposed to do,  LisaL   Aug-02-09 01:22 AM   #87 
  - They're supposed to go back to school, no matter what.  Mariana   Aug-02-09 01:45 AM   #89 
  - What happens to kids who are expelled?  noamnety   Aug-02-09 01:28 AM   #88 
  - That is gutless, and cowardly legislation in my  GA_ArmyVet   Aug-02-09 08:26 AM   #92 
  - Texas already has mandatory school attendence until age 18. nt.  Mariana   Aug-02-09 05:26 PM   #103 
  - The motto on the Tx license plate should read, The Cannon Fodder State  Stevenmarc   Aug-02-09 08:46 AM   #93 
  - Stupidest idea ever.  lightningandsnow   Aug-02-09 08:48 AM   #94 
  - Incite CRIME??  Serial Mom   Aug-02-09 08:51 AM   #95 
  - Why not just make school mandatory until graduation or age 18? eom  Hello_Kitty   Aug-02-09 07:07 PM   #106 
  - you've got to be freaking kidding me  MrsBrady   Aug-03-09 01:54 AM   #108 
  - questions, questions, questions  orleans   Aug-03-09 01:58 AM   #109 
  - Limbaugh dropped out of college, does that count?  DailyGrind51   Aug-03-09 08:51 AM   #112 
  - This is my perspective only, and I can only speak by way of living in Dallas, so...  kjackson227   Aug-03-09 10:17 AM   #114 
 

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