This is just an extension of Project Head Start, which is a total failure.
There is not one comment that disagrees with the article.
I’ve never felt so estranged from the mainstream. But of course this isn’t really “mainstream,” it’s just more simpering, bootlicking, stare worshiping sheepism. The very fact that conservatives think tanks and putatively “conservative,” but really rightwing progressive, intellectuals came up with cap and trade and the individual mandate shows you how stupid conservative intellectuals are. Even great figures like Milton Friedman, really a libertarian, stepped in it constantly and gave us worse government than we otherwise would have.
Somehow this is brought back around to us “wingnuts.” If relatively slight massive expansions of the central government are offered instead of the massive massive expansion this writer wants, we should jump at the chance. The assumption is always that what they want will happen, no matter what. Negotiation is over how much sugar we get to help the medicine go down. If you don’t want the medicine at all, well, you’re “outside the mainstream,” need not be listened to, are probably crazy, and deserve to be locked up, roasted alive in your bunker, or blown up by a robot.
I had a seasoned school Principal tell me the biggest problem he has is not with bad or unintelligent students that didn’t go to Pre-K, but with teachers who every time they are questioned by a parent or the Principal himself march down to the office (with the union rep) and complain they only have to do the minimum the union contract mandates. Of course there are teachers that will go above and beyond but they’re becoming rarer and rarer.
Proud wingnut. I read to my kids from the day they came home from the hospital, sang and wrote the ABC’s a zillion times, taught the letter sounds, pointed to words as I read, counted out loud continually, used mathematical concepts, and on and on. Both my kids had started to read and could count by kindergarten.
Growing up in the south in the 50s, it wasn't called gerry-rigged.
“Political scientist Steven Teles defines this as American federalisms kludegocracy: For any particular problem we [arrive] at the most gerry-rigged [sic], opaque, and complicated response.”
Well, Stevie, that is the exactly our political system is supposed to work. It’s a feature, not a bug.