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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-10 06:32 PM
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34. In Michigan, it depends upon the tax base. n/t
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  -So, how bad are our public schools really? dawg  Sep-27-10 02:30 PM   #0 
  - I agree. My daughter's school is in a poor city and it is pretty great. Full of books and  uncommon   Sep-27-10 02:32 PM   #1 
  - Very generally, I look at public schools the way I look at the country's current infrastructure.  Brickbat   Sep-27-10 02:33 PM   #2 
  - +1. Wish I'd said that. nt  blondeatlast   Sep-27-10 02:36 PM   #3 
  - +2  LWolf   Sep-28-10 07:30 AM   #41 
  - Depends on where they are, REALLY!  elleng   Sep-27-10 02:37 PM   #4 
  - DC has the highest per pupil spend in the nation  exboyfil   Sep-27-10 03:04 PM   #14 
     - Lots of reasons...  Chan790   Sep-27-10 04:37 PM   #28 
     - LONG history of bad management, among other things.  elleng   Sep-27-10 04:46 PM   #29 
     - Urban school systems have huge infrastructure costs and  Warren Stupidity   Sep-27-10 06:18 PM   #32 
     - Quite true, and you cannot just expect middle class strategies  Dappleganger   Sep-28-10 06:23 AM   #37 
     - Are you not familiar with the term "outlier?"  Nevernose   Sep-28-10 07:50 AM   #45 
        - I am but I am making a point  exboyfil   Sep-28-10 09:16 AM   #46 
  - exactly. i see it all over my town. the poor, the rich. they are good schools with adm and teachers  seabeyond   Sep-27-10 02:37 PM   #5 
  - what i see is that someone has to be at fault for why kids aren't doing well in school  ejpoeta   Sep-27-10 03:02 PM   #13 
     - teacher apologizing for insisting my son come in for tutoring. no fuckin way  seabeyond   Sep-27-10 03:33 PM   #19 
     - it's ridiculous. i am so sorry that you had to take time away from more important things  ejpoeta   Sep-27-10 06:47 PM   #35 
     - There are children coming to school without having eaten breakfast.  Dappleganger   Sep-28-10 06:27 AM   #38 
        - i do like the breakfast program. and i would like an after school  seabeyond   Sep-28-10 06:32 AM   #39 
           - At-school breakfast means they have to get there earlier  Dappleganger   Sep-28-10 07:29 AM   #40 
              - yes, they have to get there early. but... with these kids, already tough to get to school  seabeyond   Sep-28-10 07:37 AM   #42 
  - Schools an easy target  Spike89   Sep-27-10 02:43 PM   #6 
  - There are around 98,000 public schools in the US  frazzled   Sep-27-10 02:47 PM   #7 
  - That sounds like more like pockets of poverty and blight ...  dawg   Sep-27-10 02:53 PM   #10 
     - So you're saying we should not be helping pockets of poverty?  frazzled   Sep-27-10 02:59 PM   #12 
        - I want to do something about it, I just don't think the fault necessarily lies with the schools.  dawg   Sep-27-10 03:06 PM   #15 
           - Then you're saying ...  frazzled   Sep-27-10 03:29 PM   #18 
              - i aint readin no stinkin book.... raise a kid in an anti academic environment and then  seabeyond   Sep-27-10 03:55 PM   #23 
              - You are misreading me entirely.  dawg   Sep-27-10 04:05 PM   #25 
  - Its like asking how bad a public bathrooms in the US  Uzybone   Sep-27-10 02:49 PM   #8 
  - It's perception a lot of the time...  vi5   Sep-27-10 02:53 PM   #9 
  - all the difference appreciating what is being done for our children, supporting the teacher opposed  seabeyond   Sep-27-10 02:59 PM   #11 
  - I feel the same about our schools  exboyfil   Sep-27-10 03:09 PM   #16 
  - It varies widely, even within school districts.  MineralMan   Sep-27-10 03:26 PM   #17 
  - Close 'em all down. Now.  PBS Poll-435   Sep-27-10 03:37 PM   #20 
  - It is a measurable thing  AngryAmish   Sep-27-10 03:38 PM   #21 
  - This thread has been open more than an hour.  dawg   Sep-27-10 03:48 PM   #22 
  - Our schools aren't all inferior to those in other countries.  Igel   Sep-27-10 06:15 PM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-27-10 03:56 PM   #24 
  - first of all, in this country, every kid at least gets a chance...  WCGreen   Sep-27-10 04:15 PM   #26 
  - That solely depends on the wealth of the District.  DailyGrind51   Sep-27-10 04:32 PM   #27 
  - I believe if you went back in time  Johonny   Sep-27-10 05:03 PM   #30 
  - It varies greatly, even by just a few miles.  Dappleganger   Sep-27-10 06:30 PM   #33 
  - In Michigan, it depends upon the tax base. n/t  Fire1   Sep-27-10 06:32 PM   #34 
  - Bad enough that the president's kids don't go to one. nt  Obamanaut   Sep-27-10 06:48 PM   #36 
  - Education get 4% of discretionary spending in 2011.  unhappycamper   Sep-28-10 07:40 AM   #43 
  - +10000  Dappleganger   Sep-28-10 07:43 AM   #44 
  - it's another shitspin for the election coming up...something else to make Obama look bad  spanone   Sep-28-10 09:17 AM   #47 

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