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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-03-10 10:09 PM
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1. That's totally unfair of you to post
Edited on Tue Aug-03-10 10:32 PM by MannyGoldstein
The rich are different than you, me, and the other lesser people in society. Race to the Top is for our sort of people.
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  -So, how do they educate the children at Stilwell Friends, where Obama's children are attending? JDPriestly  Aug-03-10 10:06 PM   #0 
  - That's totally unfair of you to post  MannyGoldstein   Aug-03-10 10:09 PM   #1 
  - I just hope they instill the Quaker value of pacifism in the Obama girls  dflprincess   Aug-03-10 10:12 PM   #2 
  - Is there a Race to the Top at Sidwell Friends?  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-03-10 10:13 PM   #3 
  - those folks *are* the top. the "race" for the rest = hamster wheel.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:08 AM   #54 
  - I think if you will recall, when making the decision it was because  Bitwit1234   Aug-03-10 10:16 PM   #4 
  - It's about resentment....which never dies.  DFLforever   Aug-03-10 10:19 PM   #5 
  - Gee I can't imagine why. The nerve of someone pointing out that the President's  Raineyb   Aug-03-10 10:32 PM   #10 
  - You prove my point.  DFLforever   Aug-03-10 10:38 PM   #14 
     - Crabs in a bucket, pulling each other back down, cursing the one that got out.  Hekate   Aug-04-10 01:20 AM   #23 
     - You couldn't be more wrong if you were a Republican.  Raineyb   Aug-04-10 09:49 AM   #37 
     - No; it's about whether B.O. wants others to have what he wants for his own.  snot   Aug-04-10 02:03 PM   #47 
     - your metaphor has some unpleasant implications which reflect badly on obama;  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:14 AM   #57 
     - And you prove mine.  Raineyb   Aug-04-10 09:37 AM   #31 
     - +1  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-04-10 09:51 AM   #39 
     - dupe  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-04-10 09:51 AM   #40 
     - +100. disgusting, elitist, anti-democratic hypocrisy & arrogance.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:16 AM   #58 
     - +1  leftstreet   Aug-05-10 12:39 PM   #72 
     - ....  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:11 AM   #56 
  - No. It's about whether the goal of education in the school the Obamas  JDPriestly   Aug-04-10 02:03 AM   #24 
  - No it's not.  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-04-10 09:49 AM   #36 
  - yeah, really, how dare anyone point out that elites are ever-ready to subject  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:11 AM   #55 
  - Damn straight it's resentment.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-06-10 09:46 AM   #79 
  - I don't see what that has to do with whether they are subject to standardized testing. nt  laughingliberal   Aug-03-10 10:34 PM   #11 
  - On the other hand, I think that the Obamas are unrealistic about what works in  pnwmom   Aug-04-10 02:31 AM   #27 
  - the policies at sidwell friends are NOTHING like the reign of discipline & punish obama's pushing in  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:20 AM   #59 
  - No one is criticizing Obama fort this--just pointing out  eridani   Aug-04-10 05:19 AM   #30 
  - Just, wow!  daligirrl   Aug-03-10 10:20 PM   #6 
  - My hubby just went to a staff meeting  Mojorabbit   Aug-03-10 10:20 PM   #7 
  - The concussion testing is a great idea. I hope that all schools institute it  JDPriestly   Aug-04-10 02:05 AM   #25 
     - we don't have sports programs anymore. no time, too much testing.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:21 AM   #60 
  - I guess the Clinton's recommendation persuaded them?  izzybeans   Aug-03-10 10:22 PM   #8 
  - Yes, but the overall school score is posted from the tests...and schools are graded now.  SugarShack   Aug-03-10 10:36 PM   #13 
  - So we know that sidwell tests its kids like every other school. eom  izzybeans   Aug-03-10 10:42 PM   #15 
     - no, they don't.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:23 AM   #61 
  - Do you think that Sidwell Friends administers the same tests that  JDPriestly   Aug-04-10 02:23 AM   #26 
  - Same shit, different Democratic administration  Dogmudgeon   Aug-03-10 10:31 PM   #9 
  - We are not, nor will we ever be, in that club. nt  asdjrocky   Aug-03-10 10:35 PM   #12 
  - your kids can go to Sidwell on financial aid if they qualify. The school is not just for richies  wordpix   Aug-04-10 09:47 AM   #34 
     - The OP really wasn't about getting into that school. It's about "doing as I say  Lorien   Aug-04-10 12:35 PM   #46 
     - "if they qualify" "deserving kids" -- are there undeserving kids?  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:37 AM   #65 
  - "we recognize and respect different learning styles"...oooh  madfloridian   Aug-03-10 10:48 PM   #16 
  - Osmosis? Telepathy?  Electric Monk   Aug-03-10 10:51 PM   #17 
  - I am as disillusioned as any other old-time liberal Quaker, but please,  enough   Aug-03-10 10:58 PM   #18 
  - Then they should let teachers treat students as individuals.  madfloridian   Aug-03-10 11:12 PM   #19 
  - I agree. And if wealthy parents can choose to send their children to schools  JDPriestly   Aug-04-10 02:53 AM   #28 
  - At $32,069 each  Riftaxe   Aug-03-10 11:34 PM   #20 
  - $9089.98.  LWolf   Aug-04-10 11:30 AM   #44 
     - $66,449 is what the average  Riftaxe   Aug-05-10 09:36 PM   #75 
     - I used state figures, not local, so the per-pupil spending  LWolf   Aug-06-10 09:38 AM   #77 
     - Since you seem interested as an educator  Riftaxe   Aug-05-10 10:05 PM   #76 
        - My kids attended a school without walls for a few years in the 80s.  LWolf   Aug-06-10 09:44 AM   #78 
  - All of you should have their safety in mind as well as the lives of public school kids...  Hekate   Aug-04-10 12:07 AM   #21 
  - No one is criticizing the fact that Obama sends his children to Sidwell Friends.  JDPriestly   Aug-04-10 02:57 AM   #29 
  - hold on, O inherited a bad public system. Sidwell can give him a model for turning  wordpix   Aug-04-10 09:44 AM   #32 
     - But if a public school in DC wanted to adopt those same programs,  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-04-10 02:28 PM   #48 
     - Actually, the School Without Walls has a similar attitude about a lot of things  Recursion   Aug-04-10 03:52 PM   #49 
        - LOL give it time  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-04-10 06:01 PM   #51 
        - Or, they realize teaching to the test doesn't work  Recursion   Aug-05-10 02:57 AM   #52 
           - or, they skim off the top 5% & give them an elite education to prove how the american  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:39 AM   #66 
              - Yeah, I said it's a magnet  Recursion   Aug-05-10 08:05 AM   #67 
                 - the "deserving" poor can have a good education, doncha know?  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 11:27 AM   #70 
        - school without walls has entrance exams.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:34 AM   #64 
           - So does Sidwell Friends  Recursion   Aug-05-10 10:45 AM   #68 
              - yes, my point entirely. only for the "deserving".  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 11:25 AM   #69 
                 - I don't understand... are you against magnet schools?  Recursion   Aug-05-10 12:26 PM   #71 
                    - i don't see why "high-schieving kids" should get better schools than "low-achieving" ones, no.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 04:09 PM   #73 
     - lol. that has to be the most naive post today. HE DOESN'T WANT TO TURN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AROUND.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:29 AM   #63 
     - oh yeah - that would go over real well with the GP  mzteris   Aug-05-10 04:16 PM   #74 
  - You deliberately miss the point.  Raineyb   Aug-04-10 09:46 AM   #33 
  - throw as much straw as you like, call as many names as you like.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:28 AM   #62 
  - amazing how none of the "rules" apply to those who apply the rules.  bbgrunt   Aug-04-10 01:18 AM   #22 
  - Isn't it?  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-04-10 09:55 AM   #42 
  - What's "Stilwell?"  Sparkly   Aug-04-10 09:49 AM   #35 
  - The school's name is Sidwell Friends - the post-er got it wrong  wordpix   Aug-04-10 09:50 AM   #38 
     - Okay -- I didn't know if it was some inside joke I didn't get.  Sparkly   Aug-04-10 09:51 AM   #41 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Aug-04-10 10:20 AM   #43 
  - Their children aren't being taught how to become worker drones who never  Lorien   Aug-04-10 12:30 PM   #45 
  - LOL, the RICH have never had a problem...  bvar22   Aug-04-10 04:05 PM   #50 
  - that's only for rich kids. poor kids don't deserve that kind of education.  Hannah Bell   Aug-05-10 03:05 AM   #53 

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