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Robert Cooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-05 08:10 PM
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58. "And introduce that student to avenues they might never have experienced"
But that is just as true of -any- choice.

Think of all the decisions you have made and those made for you. How different would your life be if -any- of those choices were different?

We trust parents to create children, to raise them. And when those kids get to be school aged, we stop trusting the parents and insist strangers can better educate our children?

One in three drop out, amongst blacks and hispanics in some of the inner cities the drop out is above 50%.

The PS system, by failing to educate and failing to interest these children in learning end up perpetuating the cycle of poverty/crime that it is supposed to cure.

And look at Kansas. There the public system has been taken over by fundies who have changed the science curriculum to include supernatural explanations for scientific phenomena. How are kids attending the public school system there supposed to get a decent science education?

I'd rather trust parents than a system that fails one in three.
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