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New national chief of teachers union calls for full-service schools/ Randi Weingarten is lesbian
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/content/education/chi-teacher-union-presidentjul15,0,912166.story ^

Posted on 07/20/2008 9:25:34 AM PDT by wintertime

The newly elected head of the nation's largest teachers union on Monday called on school districts nationwide to create community schools that would offer services to students and their families ranging from health care to recreation.

Speaking to about 3,300 conventioneers at Navy Pier, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said minority students need the help to bridge the achievement gap between them and their white counterparts.


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Randi Weingarten is a lesbian.

Two things:

1) Homosexuals are invading the nation's government K-12 schools. ( Homosexuals hire other homosexuals!)

2) I have previously joked that the real goal of the NEA is to snatch newborns from the mother's arms in the delivery room. The NEA could staff newborn schools. Why? Because some parents might abuse their children and fail to get their teeth fixed.

1 posted on 07/20/2008 9:25:34 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime

‘Our attempts at indoctrination have been partially unsuccessful to the the fact that we let them go elsewhere for these services comrades...’


2 posted on 07/20/2008 9:28:49 AM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

should be ‘due to the fact’. I blame it on my thumb this time.


3 posted on 07/20/2008 9:30:33 AM PDT by allmost
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To: adopt4Christ; Amelia; MrB; Boiling point; capt. norm; Cincinnatus; Clintonfatigued; Coleus; ...
If you do not want to be contacted **please** let me know, and I will remove your name.

I have included your name on the list because, in the past, you have posted to me about education issues. I surely don’t wish to bother you, but I don’t want you to miss these education articles, either.

I will call this ping list:

“The All Opinions Welcome Government Education Ping List” !

4 posted on 07/20/2008 9:33:18 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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Homosexual Agenda Ping

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Add keywords homosexual agenda to flag FR articles to this ping list.

5 posted on 07/20/2008 9:35:41 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wintertime

Just an excuse for taking children from the influence of parents and subjecting them to the influence of a full staff of leftist, anti-freedom, anti-family, anti-values promoters of non-heterosexual unions.


6 posted on 07/20/2008 9:42:46 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; Antoninus; arbooz; AZ .44 MAG; bboop; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

Just another small step towards implimenting it for everyone. It's for the (poor, underprivileged, abused, minority) children. Then they'll just expand the definition of *poor, underprivileged, abused, and minority* until it encompasses everyone.

7 posted on 07/20/2008 9:45:24 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: wintertime; wagglebee
A similar thread from yesterday

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2048246/posts It's all about control.

8 posted on 07/20/2008 9:45:31 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: wintertime
community schools that would offer services to students and their families ranging from health care to recreation.

They'll know that they've really succeeded when the public schools have merged with Planned Parenthood. Of course, as they abort the babies produced by the immorality of their teachings, they'll feel a pang of failure in the knowledge that they didn't succeed at turning all the kids into homosexuals...

9 posted on 07/20/2008 9:49:37 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The first step into incrementalism is the fist step onto a slippery slope...bye bye GOP...)
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To: wintertime
Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., where the mayors control the local schools and she said they could get the money to pay for social services.

I can't believe anybody would use Washington D.C. as a an example of how to administrate a school district.

10 posted on 07/20/2008 9:50:25 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2048246/posts link didn’t work


11 posted on 07/20/2008 9:55:09 AM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: verga

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12 posted on 07/20/2008 10:03:48 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: metmom
minority students need the help to bridge the achievement gap between them and their white counterparts.

Satan & Company's greatest success towards this goal has been to knock white achievement down.

13 posted on 07/20/2008 10:04:28 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Just an excuse for taking children from the influence of parents and subjecting them to the influence of a full staff of leftist, anti-freedom, anti-family, anti-values promoters of non-heterosexual unions.
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One of the planks of the Communist Party from the beginning.

Also...Marxists and homosexuals have thoroughly infiltrated our government schools. Parents are just not aware of it yet.

14 posted on 07/20/2008 10:07:03 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: wintertime
services to students and their families ranging from health care to recreation..."dental, medical and counseling clinics," along with other services...social services

Trying to build her own little kingdowm, isn't she?

15 posted on 07/20/2008 10:15:23 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod
Trying to build her own little kingdowm, isn't she?
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That's the religion of all Marxists. Their religion is to build the kingdom of human perfection on earth.

16 posted on 07/20/2008 10:20:41 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: BlessedBeGod
Trying to build her own little kingdowm, isn't she?

I think the envogue term is "building lines of businesses" ;-)
17 posted on 07/20/2008 10:37:28 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: wintertime

Shades of Red China!


18 posted on 07/20/2008 10:45:01 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Homosexuality IS a choice! There isn't any biological reason for it. They CHOOSE to be that way!)
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To: wintertime

I’d like to see her compete on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”


19 posted on 07/20/2008 11:16:38 AM PDT by FlyVet (Reid makes us sick. Pelosi makes us sick.)
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To: FlyVet
I’d like to see her compete on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” (Fly Vet)

Shades of Red China! ( proudofthesouth )

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Parents did **not** put Weingarten where she is. Legislators didn't either. Voters had nothing to do with it.

Only ***ONE** group of people is **completely** responsible for Weingarten being elected to head the NEA! Those people are **TEACHERS**!!!!

We are supposed to respect and support teachers for doing this? We are to treat them like they were self-sacrificing Mother Teresas? I don't think so.

Now....For posting the above **obvious** FACT, I will be called a teacher basher. Well, government school defenders...Flame Away!

20 posted on 07/20/2008 11:22:43 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: wintertime
Parents -

it is time to fight the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTERS - Formerly Known as the PUBLIC/GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS. It is up to you to tell the SOCIALISTS that you are going to fight back.

If you don't do it, who will??? If you want your kids to be nice little SOCIALISTS, let them stay in the Socialist INDOCTRINE CENTERS. If you want them to be Freedom Loving AMERICANS -- Home school them. Yes, parents, if not YOU who will??

Yes, I know some can't homeschool - ie single moms - and dads, but yes, you can. Ask around your nieghborhood if there are homeschoolers, and see if you can get your kids into it.

Time for YOUNG AMERICANS to fight back against CREEPING SOCIALISM that the TRASH in Washington (including Obama who wants a secret police) are trying to force DOWN OUR THROATS!!

Lets fight for our RIGHTS!!

21 posted on 07/20/2008 12:34:05 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: wintertime

“- - - and in this room, Comrade, we have the babies in bottles.”


22 posted on 07/20/2008 12:34:18 PM PDT by RoadTest ( Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. But he spake of the temple of his body.)
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Randi Weingarten is a lesbian.

We need to fight the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTERS -- not wiether someone is GAY! Yes, that shouldn't be an issue. As Martin Luther King said, "the chacter of themself, not the color of their skin. And gays (I have 3 friends who are gay teens) should be judged by their character - not if they are GAY or NOT.

23 posted on 07/20/2008 12:37:36 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: metmom
ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

Say no to the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTERS!!!

24 posted on 07/20/2008 12:39:10 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: USNBandit
Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., where the mayors control the local schools and she said they could get the money to pay for social services.

I can't believe anybody would use Washington D.C. as a an example of how to administrate a school district.

Or Chicago, Philadelphia, New York or any PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!

Parents + Homescolars = GREAT AMERICANS!!

kids + Teacher unions + government Schools = SOCIALISTS!!

25 posted on 07/20/2008 12:43:35 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: wintertime

Socialism kills freedom. Period.

How to stop it? Get the kiddos out of the schools would be a good first step. The homosexuals are in the school hierarchy and your kids are the target. They are NOT tolerant of hetero’s at all. They want fresh meat for their expanding needs and power.

Socialism kills freedom.

This is something a lot of people COULD do, if there is the will.


26 posted on 07/20/2008 12:44:08 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: FlyVet

She flunked NURSERY SCHOOL!!! :-)


27 posted on 07/20/2008 12:44:34 PM PDT by RightWingTeen (Caution: homeschooled teen with a Brain that works - LIBERALS you can't control me!!)
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To: wintertime

I remember a few years ago, I believe it was the head of the NY Teachers Union got asked a basic math question, and she had no clue. They’re not even educators, they’re hacks. I’d think the head of a teachers union should be darn educated, at least be capable of substitute teaching through high school grades.


28 posted on 07/20/2008 12:44:47 PM PDT by FlyVet (Reid makes us sick. Pelosi makes us sick.)
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To: wintertime

This program sounds a bit like what your solution for failing schools filled with children from disfunctional families...replace the disfunctional families...keep the kids off the street with extended day and/or year as the KIPP schools do.

I agree that teachers elected Randi Weingarten, but feel the need to point out that only teachers who are members of the NEA did so — in many states, teachers belong to the NEA only because they are required to do so as a condition of employment.

Some teachers who are required to join the union (including some FReeper teachers!) are fighting the NEA’s liberal agenda, and in states such as mine, many teachers do not belong to the NEA because we aren’t required to and we disagree with its positions.


29 posted on 07/20/2008 2:28:18 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: wintertime
Speaking to about 3,300 conventioneers at Navy Pier, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten (From the article)

Only ***ONE** group of people is **completely** responsible for Weingarten being elected to head the NEA!

While I do not deny the many similarities between the two groups, the AFT is NOT the NEA.

That you are willing to make such an obvious mistake, in regard to an article YOU posted leaves me shaking my head. I do not believe you would permit one of your so-called "government school defenders" to slide on such an obvious error.

30 posted on 07/20/2008 2:30:23 PM PDT by Gabz (You said WHAT?????????)
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To: wintertime

Gays are taking over many local and county govts too.


31 posted on 07/20/2008 2:31:17 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

I see it as just another grab for more money for govt employees.

How are they going to provide all of this????? More taxes!!!!!!!!


32 posted on 07/20/2008 2:45:08 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: wintertime

It’s time to end government involvement in education. To begin, parents should send their children to private schools instead of the socialist public school system. Not enough private schools? Don’t worry, if there is a demand for a product, education companies will be created or be expanded to meet the demand. Eventually the public schools will close due to lack of customers. In most locations, this would cut state and local taxes by 50%.


33 posted on 07/20/2008 2:45:08 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To begin, parents should send their children to private schools instead of the socialist public school system. Not enough private schools? Don’t worry, if there is a demand for a product, education companies will be created or be expanded to meet the demand. Eventually the public schools will close due to lack of customers. In most locations, this would cut state and local taxes by 50%.

Would half of your state and local taxes pay the tuition for a year at a private school?

The academically strong private schools in this area (even the church supported ones) charge more in tuition than the average per-pupil price of the public schools.

34 posted on 07/20/2008 3:50:44 PM PDT by Amelia
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Schools in the urban districts of my state spend more per pupil than tuition at the local Catholic schools.
35 posted on 07/20/2008 3:53:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (Barack Obama is a Chance the Gardner for the 00s)
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To: wintertime

Add me.


36 posted on 07/20/2008 4:02:00 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Amelia
This program sounds a bit like what your solution for failing schools filled with children from disfunctional families...replace the disfunctional families...keep the kids off the street with extended day and/or year as the KIPP schools do.
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There is one big difference between what I advocate for children in dysfunctional homes and what Weingarten is proposing.

I am aiming for a completely privatized system of K-12 education. In a private system some children would be homeschooled. Some would use on-line programs. There would be dame schools and one room school houses. Some larger day care centers would offer 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. There would be Waldon schools, Montessori schools, and Challenger Schools. Some children would attend boarding schools, and others would attend the typical brick and mortar (prison-like) school. Parents would be completely free to choose the schooling that best suits their child's needs and that would be most convenient for the family.

The KIPP model of schooling would be one of likely hundreds of options open to parents.

Weingarten is essentially prescribing a one-size-fits-all cradle to grave communistic welfare system for all children.

37 posted on 07/20/2008 4:02:11 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: BlackElk

Done.

Welcome!


38 posted on 07/20/2008 4:08:35 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: Clemenza
Schools in the urban districts of my state spend more per pupil than tuition at the local Catholic schools.

In New Jersey and New York, I don't doubt it, because those are the top two states in per-pupil spending in the country.

I'm curious, though....there is also a higher percentage of Catholics in that area than in this area. Do the dioceses subsidize the churches where you are? Does that account for some of the difference?

39 posted on 07/20/2008 4:55:52 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: wintertime
Parents would be completely free to choose the schooling that best suits their child's needs and that would be most convenient for the family.

....as long as they could afford it.

40 posted on 07/20/2008 4:59:44 PM PDT by Amelia
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....as long as they could afford it.
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Why is education special? Why not nationalize grocery stores, farms, clothing, shoes, houses?

No one in America needs to go homeless or hungry. If we take care of the above in the free market with vouchers ( food stamps and Section 8 housing) we could do the same with the poor.

In my opinion private vouchers could eventually educate the poor. But...Surely you don’t think that Americans are stingy do you?


41 posted on 07/20/2008 5:12:12 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: Amelia

In 2005 the average public school expenditure in the US was $8,700 per pupil. Many states were over $10,000, with NY being about $14,000. So yes, in general the savings would be sufficient to pay for a private education, although I suppose some parents might have to give up one of their BMW’s, or stop spending a couple of thousand a year on tobacco and alcohol, or scale back on other discretionary spending.

But the real issue is quality. Public schools are dominated by leftists who want to brainwash our children. Public schools are not competitive, and they attract and keep poor teachers. Education as a private enterprise offers the same benefits as other private enterprise: freedom of choice, competition for customers, and therefore high quality. The success of the American economy is driven by capitalism and freedom, not by government bureaucracy and a socialist agenda.


42 posted on 07/20/2008 5:21:34 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: wintertime
If we take care of the above in the free market with vouchers ( food stamps and Section 8 housing) we could do the same with the poor. In my opinion private vouchers could eventually educate the poor. But...Surely you don’t think that Americans are stingy do you?

It sort of reminds me of the way students were educated (or not) in the South 100 years ago...

IOW, if it had worked really well I doubt we'd have adopted the present system...but everything in education seems to swing from one extreme to the other, even if the "middle ground" works best, so maybe it's time for another swing.

43 posted on 07/20/2008 7:01:33 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: RightWingTeen

not wiether someone is GAY! Yes, that shouldn’t be an issue. As Martin Luther King said, “the chacter of themself, not the color of their skin. And gays (I have 3 friends who are gay teens) should be judged by their character - not if they are GAY or NOT.

Some people consider homosexuality and lesbianism to be character issues.


44 posted on 07/20/2008 7:09:18 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING, NOT for the GOP, but INSTEAD, for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY!!)
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To: wintertime
Free Republic's copyright rules say that material from Chicago Tribune must be excerpted and linked regardless of the length of the article. Your full text article from Chicago Tribune has now been excerpted. Also the publication date of the article and the writer's name has been added.

Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints

45 posted on 07/20/2008 7:27:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Thankyou.

I will try to remember that.


46 posted on 07/20/2008 8:28:11 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: Amelia
It sort of reminds me of the way students were educated (or not) in the South 100 years ago...
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A hundred years ago the U.S. would be considered a third world nation by today's standards. A hundred years ago 4 generations of the du Pont family lived stuffed in a house that would be considered average by today's building standards. The du Ponts were the richest family in Delaware 100 years ago.

So...Comparing living standards of today with those of 100 years ago is comparing apples to oranges.

In the 1890’s my great grandmother was married at age 15. For her wedding her family gave her a pair of **real** shoes...and..this was a successful ** middle class** family in upstate New York!

Given the poverty, yes, I think Americans did very well educating their children. My great grandfather owned a livery and shipping business. His son ( my grandfather) was an assistant to the manager of Exide batteries. My mother's father was the general manager of the nation's largest toy companies. And...none of these men went to college. I doubt if they went to high school.

47 posted on 07/20/2008 8:38:55 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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And gays (I have 3 friends who are gay teens) should be judged by their character - not if they are GAY or NOT.
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I agree, provided they are not of the homosexual militants who are trying to force everyone to tow the homosexual P.C. line. There are homosexuals who are **very** aggressive and and gays have been responsible for having Christians fired from jobs just because they are Christian.

So...When it comes to homosexuals in the government schools I am **very** suspicious. I believe they are entering education in large numbers and their goal is indoctrination of the youth into accepting gay marriage, gay adoption, gays as foster parents, homosexual behavior as normal, tolerating transsexuals dress on the job, and in getting student to experiment in homosexual activity....etc.

48 posted on 07/20/2008 8:47:30 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: wintertime
So...Comparing living standards of today with those of 100 years ago is comparing apples to oranges.

I'm not comparing living standards; I'm comparing educational systems. Also, you'll notice I used a specific part of the country. The north had compulsory education laws sooner.

And...none of these men went to college. I doubt if they went to high school.

A high school education didn't become commonplace in most parts of the country until the Great Depression. At that time, teenagers were encouraged to go to high school in large part to keep them out of the labor market.

Even thirty years ago, someone could drop out of high school and have a chance at a good industrial job with chances of advancement. That's much more difficult now. A lot of the industrial jobs have gone overseas, and the employers that remain generally have higher standards. Where 30 years ago they might have trained you to do a job, now they expect you to come from tech school already trained.

If you don't have a high school education, you're pretty much stuck with those "jobs Americans won't do"....

49 posted on 07/21/2008 4:26:29 AM PDT by Amelia
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To: Gabz; wintertime
While I do not deny the many similarities between the two groups, the AFT is NOT the NEA. That you are willing to make such an obvious mistake,

I'd like to point out that a schoolteacher here made the same error.

50 posted on 07/21/2008 11:14:04 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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