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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:04 PM

Phoenix-area school adds laundry room to help struggling students, combat absences

Just in case we needed any more evidence America's been made "Great Again"
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"Over 30% of our students are categorized as homeless," he said. "They may have slept in a park or slept on a friendís floor or couch -- on a nightly basis." On top of all of that, Anderson noticed a new problem. Students did not want to come to school because they didnít have clean clothes.




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Pluvious Dec 8 OP
Wellstone ruled Dec 8 #1
CatMor Dec 8 #2
onecaliberal Dec 8 #3
rufus dog Dec 8 #4
marybourg Dec 8 #5
Igel Dec 8 #6
rufus dog Dec 8 #7

Response to Pluvious (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:11 PM

1. Does that number

30% of your Student's are Homeless. That should shock the shit out of this Country. Factoid,here in the Clark County School District we estimated School Student homeless number to be at least 10% . Reality=334k Students,do the friggin math. We are the second largest School District in the Nation. When your Local Economy depends on Tourist,the Reality soon appears as a mega elephant.

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Response to Pluvious (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:11 PM

2. It is outrageous that we have homeless children in our country ..

children not having food or homes must be addressed.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:16 PM

3. So much this.

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Response to Pluvious (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:23 PM

4. Grew up five blocks from there

One of the problems with Phx (mainly the west side) is that they just continue to expand out into the wide open desert. So the inner city neighborhoods get abandoned as people move just a bit further north, or west, or east. other than the Central core, most working class neighborhoods see massive flight as the original residents move outward.

If you think Detroit and Cleveland are managing massive problems, just wait for what is coming to Phoenix. The uncontrolled expansion along with climate change and the reliance of retirees is going to cause Phoenix and most of the west side to implode in twenty to thirty years. Unlike Detroit and Cleveland, there is very little civic pride so huge portions of the city will become wastelands.

Retirees in places like Sun City (NW valley) have almost zero ties to the area, and the solution will be to starve the city of tax funds while they build bigger walls around their community.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. Sun city is not a gated community.

There are walls where a backyard adjoins a major thoroughfare, but not anywhere else.

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Response to rufus dog (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:14 PM

6. They're also retirees.

Not always wealthy.

Do you want to build your tax base on those with no earned income?

There's a reason Sun City, last I checked, had no schools.

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Response to Igel (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:29 PM

7. Agree, many on limited fixed incomes

Which will drive the austerity downward cycle.

That being said, never understood the thought process they retirees don't have to pay for schools, etc.

They overuse libraries, fire and police, their own kids mainly went to public schools funded by all. But now they get a pass and don't have to pay for schools?

Very selfish, very FU "I got mine, screw the next generation."

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