This is pretty much true in all states and very sad. Kids have access to libaries and internet though and some schools do have weight rooms.
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:21 AM on Jan. 9, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 11:19 AM on Jan. 9, 2013
I have no idea why prisoners would have internet access. That makes no sense. There are a lot of things that prisoners get that don't make sense, but have been provided because it is considered inhumane for them to do without. Cable TV? That is not a necessity. Internet access? Not a necessity. I could reasonably argue that a computer lab and education might help bring recidivism rates down, but the other things are just time killers. As well, I think we have had plenty of years of providing free education to prisoners that they should be able to do a study (and perhaps already have) that shows the recidivism rate of the prisoners that received a free education.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:34 AM on Jan. 9, 2013
Answer by booklover545 at 10:23 AM on Jan. 9, 2013
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:30 AM on Jan. 9, 2013
While I agree w/ the lop-sided lack of funding for our education system, I just have to point out one thing when comparing our schools to other nations. Other nations don't require testing of ALL their students. They don't factor in their special needs scores, or the scores of those who are not college bound. While it'd be great to have ALL our students head off to college, college just isn't for everyone. That's why we have trade schools. The numbers are not accurately reflecting all angles. Also, we have people in congress who have no clue how to educate or manage a classroom, deciding what kinds of tests our kids should be mandated to take to prove themselves & their teachers' effectiveness. It's asinine!
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:51 PM on Jan. 9, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:33 AM on Jan. 10, 2013
Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:03 AM on Jan. 10, 2013