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PLEASE explain this to me

Posted by on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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 I have seen a couple of comments, over the past couple of weeks, that truly baffle me. There are really still people here in America that believe that education is NOT a right, and that there should NOT be public education? If so, please tell me why.

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dreamerinluv
by Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Oh wow....i have been gone a few days....sounds like ive missed something . 

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margroc
by on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM

ooh - isn't it about the big bad socialist agenda?

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Gretchen2876
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM


Quoting dreamerinluv:

Oh wow....i have been gone a few days....sounds like ive missed something . 


It's usually lumped in with other talks of Socialism, so it's easy to miss.

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PamR
by Pam on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM

I wonder what happens to a country, as a whole, when there is no public education system in place - who benefits from having a poorly educated populace?  Public education in this country has a lot of problems that need to be addressed, but throwing it out isn't the solution.  Of course, in the richest nation in the world, education is a right that everyone should have.

JGLeagones
by Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Eh I must have missed something

I think education should continue to be free..


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nysa76
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Our education system is not free.  The wages and supplies costs come from somewhere. 

I believe our public education system is failing.  I am yearly disappointed with what my kids learn... or rather don't learn at a public school.  But that's why we supplement and why my oldest is (temporarily at least) home schooled.

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Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 11:36 AM


Quoting nysa76:

Our education system is not free.  The wages and supplies costs come from somewhere. 

I believe our public education system is failing.  I am yearly disappointed with what my kids learn... or rather don't learn at a public school.  But that's why we supplement and why my oldest is (temporarily at least) home schooled.

I believe the reason our public education system is failing is because of the lack of parent involvement. We should be supplementing. We as parents should be encouraging them to learn and show interest and discipline in teaching them. I think public school is very important.

elliephant
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Ha.  A country is defined by how educated its masses are IMO.

THere are millions of children in the world who are uneducated and i can guarantee that no American would want to live in those countries.

 

norwegianwood
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Well, let's turn that around. Can you point to the part of the Constitution that makes it a RIGHT?

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Gretchen2876
by Silver Member on Aug. 24, 2009 at 1:58 PM


Quoting norwegianwood:

Well, let's turn that around. Can you point to the part of the Constitution that makes it a RIGHT?

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So, let me get this straight, if it's not in the Constitution, it's garbage? The Constitution, much like the Bible, could not have possibly taken into consideration everything that would be necessary in the future.

Also, are you telling me that you would rather America become a nation of dumbass illiterates? There goes our "superpower" status....

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