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vadawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-09-10 10:31 PM
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32. if you dont think as humans that we need to compete whether against ourselves or others
then you must live in a different world, just look around everyone competes against each other, and yes we are animals at our core...
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  -How many high income public schools have been labeled "failures"? Karmadillo  Mar-09-10 06:36 PM   #0 
  - It's yet another extension of the class war. n/t  tonysam   Mar-09-10 06:38 PM   #1 
  - Disgusting!  mediaman007   Mar-09-10 06:47 PM   #2 
  - Why is it  quaker bill   Mar-09-10 06:50 PM   #3 
  - Their "failing schools" are defined by statistics that would baffle and  mediaman007   Mar-09-10 07:06 PM   #5 
  - no i think a good sign of failure is when you have whole classes that cant read or write by the time  vadawg   Mar-09-10 07:12 PM   #6 
  - That can be dealt with without the charades called "No Child Left Behind" and  mediaman007   Mar-09-10 08:19 PM   #12 
     - but what do you suggest happen to a school were everyone is failing  vadawg   Mar-09-10 08:27 PM   #13 
        - Are you suggesting that the parents of students who haven't learned anything  mediaman007   Mar-09-10 08:56 PM   #18 
        - not all teachers, but just like other jobs if you dont get results then you get canned  vadawg   Mar-09-10 09:02 PM   #21 
           - In your world its so easy: "separate them out"  mediaman007   Mar-09-10 09:10 PM   #23 
              - but the problem is that do you have the kids who are passing the tests penalised  vadawg   Mar-09-10 09:15 PM   #25 
                 - You are correct. But at this time, the misbehaving students, the  mediaman007   Mar-09-10 09:26 PM   #28 
        - The fish rots from the head.  bemildred   Mar-09-10 08:58 PM   #20 
           - so you are telling me that no teachers have any responsibility  vadawg   Mar-09-10 09:04 PM   #22 
              - No, I said authority and blame go together.  bemildred   Mar-09-10 09:10 PM   #24 
                 - okay so give the reins to the local level and let the parents be the bosses  vadawg   Mar-09-10 09:17 PM   #26 
                    - I'm OK with that.  bemildred   Mar-09-10 09:26 PM   #27 
  - I do get it  quaker bill   Mar-09-10 07:28 PM   #7 
  - Schools are not businesses  alarimer   Mar-09-10 10:34 PM   #33 
  - Because every gud muriken knows that competition (especially violent competition) is always the best  Greyhound   Mar-09-10 11:51 PM   #39 
  - Arne and Obama won't be there in 5 or 6 if they keep it up. This teacher will make sure of that.  Orlandodem   Mar-09-10 06:56 PM   #4 
  - I'm with you.  Catshrink   Mar-09-10 07:34 PM   #9 
  - What do you mean by "high income"?  harkadog   Mar-09-10 07:33 PM   #8 
  - several wealthy suburban districts in illinois have opted out.  madrchsod   Mar-09-10 07:52 PM   #10 
  - How does a school make high income?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Mar-09-10 08:12 PM   #11 
  - Percentage of students on free and reduced lunch.  rucky   Mar-10-10 05:43 AM   #46 
  - I find the "competition" part disturbing.  Odin2005   Mar-09-10 08:35 PM   #14 
  - thing is that life is competition, our students should be competing with each other and themselves  vadawg   Mar-09-10 08:41 PM   #15 
     - That's just your upbrining in a Capitalist society talking  Odin2005   Mar-09-10 08:53 PM   #16 
     - no thats my upbringing in the real world, people compete  vadawg   Mar-09-10 08:58 PM   #19 
        - high goals & high standards aren't synonymous with competition.  Hannah Bell   Mar-10-10 12:59 AM   #43 
           - if you have goals then you are by definition competing with yourself  vadawg   Mar-10-10 05:00 AM   #44 
              - if i decide to study french, i'm "competing with myself & others?"  Hannah Bell   Mar-10-10 05:07 AM   #45 
     - Life is competition only if you are an animal.  The Midway Rebel   Mar-09-10 10:20 PM   #30 
        - if you dont think as humans that we need to compete whether against ourselves or others  vadawg   Mar-09-10 10:31 PM   #32 
           - What you see is what you get.  The Midway Rebel   Mar-09-10 10:42 PM   #34 
              - no idea what the hell that is, but see you do compete even if its just against yourself  vadawg   Mar-09-10 11:26 PM   #36 
                 - Polite euphemism for being one of the "screws".  The Midway Rebel   Mar-09-10 11:42 PM   #37 
                    - no im a deputy not a prison guard.. now your answer tells me a lot  vadawg   Mar-09-10 11:45 PM   #38 
                       - I tell kids that it is OK not to behave like an animal.  The Midway Rebel   Mar-10-10 12:05 AM   #40 
                          - and yet they will still compete as they are hard wired to do  vadawg   Mar-10-10 12:23 AM   #41 
                             - You are welcome! n/t  The Midway Rebel   Mar-10-10 12:26 AM   #42 
  - Well, that was the object of the exercise, to make public schools "failures".  bemildred   Mar-09-10 08:55 PM   #17 
  - NO ONE wants to look at the real problem: poverty  RainDog   Mar-09-10 09:29 PM   #29 
  - +1  The Midway Rebel   Mar-09-10 10:29 PM   #31 
  - Repukes always claim you "can't solve a problem by throwing money at it"  Zoeisright   Mar-09-10 11:13 PM   #35 

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