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D.C. Lawmakers Propose Requiring Students to Apply to College
FoxNews.com ^ | 1/7/12 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 01/07/2012 5:12:47 PM PST by ColdOne

Lawmakers in the nation's capital have floated a plan to require high school students to apply to college or trade school -- even if the students have no interest in attending.

The proposal is a bid to ensure students in the troubled Washington, D.C., school system at least have the know-how to navigate the admissions process.

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who introduced the bill, said the proposal would establish a "mandatory workshop" to teach teenagers how to apply for aid and admission.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: democrats; govtabuse; liberalfascism

1 posted on 01/07/2012 5:12:51 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Maybe they should teach them to read, write and understand basic math and science first.


2 posted on 01/07/2012 5:14:53 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Read, write and do math? You sound like some Bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging redneck.

/liberal

(I’d never make it as a public school administrator.)


3 posted on 01/07/2012 5:17:17 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: ColdOne

Our graduation rate in my former hometown is 44%. Please don’t ask about the demographics.


4 posted on 01/07/2012 5:17:29 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Hell, why not pass a law forcing them to take out a loan to pay for the college education.


5 posted on 01/07/2012 5:19:59 PM PST by tje
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To: ColdOne

That’s a whole lot easier than actually hiring teachers who will teach academics - just force kids to apply whether or not they are qualified and whether or not they want to attend. Democrats think conservatives are heartless, since we actually want even urban kids to be educated. They say they are the compassionate ones, because they want to find alternatives to actual learning.


6 posted on 01/07/2012 5:20:20 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: ColdOne

This /will be nothing more than a pool for non-worthies to have protest time and money. Probably even a good set up for more street learning.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 5:21:04 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: ColdOne

What better way to perpetuate big government education, along with its unions and cushy administrator jobs and benefits. Teach the kids about all the freebies they can get at others’ expense. These educrats couldn’t make it in the real world.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 5:22:57 PM PST by Fireone (Building the gallows, this one has two nooses.)
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To: ColdOne

If teens need to be trained about how to apply for aid and admission, they are NOT yet ready for further education.


9 posted on 01/07/2012 5:23:55 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: ColdOne

I’m replying to you, but this is really to anyone who can tell me who was the original Kwame that so many of these pols were named after. (it seems like no regular people have that name).


10 posted on 01/07/2012 5:24:13 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: ColdOne

Why bother with persuasion when you can coerce?


11 posted on 01/07/2012 5:24:45 PM PST by poindexter
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To: ColdOne

And, I suppose, there will then be a new government program to pay for the preparation and processing of these applications?


12 posted on 01/07/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by Truth29
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To: ColdOne

Is this the beginnings of going beyond zer0care, to force Americans into commerce that they do not want?


13 posted on 01/07/2012 5:26:06 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: coloradan

“Read, write and do math? You sound like some Bible-thumping, knuckle-dragging redneck.”

Well, maybe you are right. That is extreme. Perhaps they could work in a just a little math, science, reading and writing between their multiculturalism, global warming, and other more important classes.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 5:27:28 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: ColdOne

Perhaps they should all wear brown uniforms.

Matching shirts.


15 posted on 01/07/2012 5:29:22 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Proud2BeRight

When I was in college, we were required to take a minority studies course: Black, Hispanic, or Native American. Most opted for the Hispanic studies course since you got an A.B by simply showing up and listening to the professor preach race hatred (A is you were a minority and B otherwise). I took the Black studies course (same grading approach). I was so in his face he called me outside and offered me an A not to show up for the rest of the quarter.

A happily accepted the offer.


16 posted on 01/07/2012 5:33:37 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Proud2BeRight
Ugh. What is your problem? Don't you know that the more time they spend on reading, writing, math and science, the less time they will be able to devote to their real passion, Bitterness Studies.

(nod to the amazing Bill Whittle..."Three and A Half Days...")

17 posted on 01/07/2012 5:36:23 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: 1raider1
Kwame meaning and name origin Kwame \k-wame, kwa-me\ as a boy's name is of Ghanaian origin, and the meaning of Kwame is "born on Saturday". Akan name. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, led his people to independence from Great Britain in 1957, and is considered by many as one of the greatest African statesmen. Kwame has 2 variant forms: Kwami and Kwamina. Baby names that sound like Kwame are Kam, Cam, Kaimi, Kim and Kimo. http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Kwame
19 posted on 01/07/2012 5:39:27 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Just another small way in which the left is successfully turning our culture into something resembling Mao’s China during the cultural revolution. A bill that would obligate someone WHO IS A LEGAL ADULT to attend college or trade school? Really?

Of course, they now obligate me to buy health insurance. Why not obligate me to attend college against my will?


20 posted on 01/07/2012 5:39:34 PM PST by redpoll
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To: 1raider1

I could be wrong, but I think the prototype Kwame was Kwame Nkrumah, the original president of Ghana(formerly the Gold Coast after it became independent from Britain in 1957 or 58. We learned this wonderful stuff in the Junior Scholastic and World Week in junior high along with how the United Nations was going to solve all the problems of the world. Nkrumah went on to become a strongman dictator of course, and played the West against the Russians. Then I lost track.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 5:42:37 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: ColdOne; Sicvee

Thanks


22 posted on 01/07/2012 5:47:25 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: ColdOne

All this crap because black families have lost the drive to teach their kids to succeed. It didn’t used to be this way.


23 posted on 01/07/2012 5:52:47 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: ColdOne
Matt Lesko must be hard up for work:

http://www.matthew-lesko.com/free/college-grants.html

24 posted on 01/07/2012 5:53:47 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: ColdOne
how to apply for aid

Isn't that the first week of Welfare 101?

25 posted on 01/07/2012 5:56:05 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: tje

“Hell, why not pass a law forcing them to take out a loan to pay for the college education.”

Patience, FRiend. I have no doubt that they will get around to doing that eventually. But for right now, forcing kids to apply to college (along with paying the application fee) is the probably the gubmint’s first step in making that happen.

FWIW, I applied to 3 different colleges in 1982 and paid approximately $100 per application. I imagine the application fees have probably doubled since then.

Sounds to me like another stealth tax.


26 posted on 01/07/2012 5:57:07 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: ColdOne

Possibly a semester course in accurately and completely filling out job applications.... well maybe not ... if the Food Stamp President will give them subsistence living with free cable thrown in, why would they want to work?


27 posted on 01/07/2012 6:06:43 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: C210N
Is this the beginnings of going beyond zer0care, to force Americans into commerce that they do not want?

Bingo! If the SCOTUS rules ObamaCare can force you to buy health insurance, the Government can force you to do anything.

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

28 posted on 01/07/2012 6:37:08 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ColdOne

Think about it: if everyone had a college degree, they’d be damn near worthless. Virtually everyone has a HS diploma - what are those worth?


29 posted on 01/07/2012 6:39:28 PM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Proud2BeRight

Those and sexual deviance, fear of guns, and of course memorizing all the scandals that any Republican has ever become embroiled in. Those are key - so key they sort of crowd out reading, writing, and arithmetic.


30 posted on 01/07/2012 6:46:22 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Sacajaweau

No need to ask.


31 posted on 01/07/2012 6:47:05 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: ColdOne

“”to teach teenagers how to apply for aid and admission.””

By golly - then they’ll be ready to take on the world. Did this nincompoop ever get through any kind of school?


32 posted on 01/07/2012 6:54:11 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Truth29

Good point. IIRC, applications tend to be around $50 each. Whole point is to make sure there is genuine interest to not waste resources in the evaluation process. I say take all federal money out of education except as research funding (pay for work - hopefully useful.) All the easy credit has inflated cost and let too many students in that are incapable of doing the work - resulting in degree inflation. When I started work in our lab in 1982, BS Chemists were hired as professionals, now they are hired as technicians.


33 posted on 01/07/2012 6:55:46 PM PST by RochesterFan
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To: leapfrog0202

34 posted on 01/07/2012 7:19:36 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Clock King

This won’t help. If they won’t do the work they won’t pass. Period. There comes a point where nobody can do anything for the student, the student must do the work alone. No will to work means failure, and the Left does not realize this.


35 posted on 01/07/2012 7:28:59 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ColdOne

The likely intended result will be establishing an elevated level of minority applicants being turned down for admission to university.


36 posted on 01/07/2012 7:41:02 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: tje

if they can require them to apply for college, they can make them apply for the military


37 posted on 01/07/2012 8:18:42 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: ColdOne

Washington DC’s HIV rate is higher than West Africa’s and they want to send these imbeciles to college? 50 years of ‘Head Start’ didn’t work... Neither will this.

The high school diploma in the ghetto is a condom, and these dumb feral jackals do not have the sense to learn that lesson... They are hopeless.


38 posted on 01/07/2012 8:19:49 PM PST by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: tje

“Hell, why not pass a law forcing them to take out a loan to pay for the college education”

Silly, don’t you know you are supposed to pay for their college indoctrination? LOL


39 posted on 01/07/2012 8:24:43 PM PST by dforest
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To: reg45
Bingo! You've nailed it.

If they can complete a college application successfully, then they can apply for Section 8 housing and public assistance. These are critical skills in the DC area.

40 posted on 01/07/2012 8:48:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Laughable but tragic. After a lifetime in the DC government schools they can't read a college application. Even today, when the applications are pitched at a low level.
41 posted on 01/07/2012 9:29:33 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: ColdOne

13th and 14th grades with an optional 15th and 16th.


42 posted on 01/07/2012 9:51:02 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: ColdOne
Excuse me, Chairman Kwame Brown of the DC Council, since so very few of DC residents:
(1) finish high school and . . .
(2) of the graduates, fewer still can read, write, or speak coherently.
How can they apply for further education if they don't possess the ability in first place?
Or, are you proposing MANDATORY remedial education for DC residents?
Remember, you might be a racist because these are Obama’s people you're talking about and Eric Holder takes a dim view of anyone disparaging “his” people.
43 posted on 01/08/2012 7:56:48 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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