Shouldn't he be saying that they propose new restrictions on knives? Maybe that knives be outlawed and banned? what a bunch of BS. What if that kid had used a baseball bat from the gym? Would they outlaw sports in schools?
From what I see, it's the white male that gets discriminated against in the workplace.
Zab said: "Stunning how gullible so many in this nation are." -So true.
To still post pictures of Obama and "Hope" is ridiculous. Maybe "False Hope". Not that Boehner is any better. I would say most if not all of the politicians in Washington are out of touch with the people they are there to represent. However, when a person or party is somewhat reasonable, you can expect some compromise between two opposing groups. But when you get some lunatic in the White House, then it just creates more friction.
I agree with zulalily- it seems David Cook is only out to stir up trouble. He only writes to throw gas on a fire. There is only so much money to go around, and not everyone can get a new school. Sorry CSLA, you didn't make the cut. Perhaps next time.
I have to agree with Fairmon: "More parent accountability would improve the education process. The union of teachers that protects the weakest among then needs to go away." Of course, that is typically true of any union.
Why don't the VW employees seek representation from another union? I'm not anti-union, but I am anti-UAW. I would think if they got another union in, then that would stop the UAW. Then again, they do seem to be persistent and destructive, like a cancer.
When was the last time anyone chose their doctor based on where he/she went to high school? When has anyone ever looked around the doctor office, or lawyer's office for their high school diploma?
I didn't realize my life is so screwed up, having graduated from public school.
There is certainly room for improvement, but much can be overcome with the assistance of the parents.
My interpretation of the cartoon is that they are placing their concerns on the wrong issues. Children should first learn to spell, before they worry about learning to wright in cursive. I have multiple family members that are teachers in different counties, and both agree that the parents play an important part in a child's learning and development, particularly in the early years. Whether anyone wants to admit it or not, there is also a correlation between household income/lifestyle and a child's learning. I have heard of parents wanting to have a child with any kind of disability so that they can attempt to get more income. Does it happen a lot? Well, no, but it does happen. The children pay the price. Teachers do what they can, but it seems their hands are tied more and more. Some schools don't even paddle anymore, for fear of a lawsuit. Kids misbehave and get sent to the principle's office, where the principle can only shake a finger at them before sending them back to class. So where is the motivation? And then there is so much stress put on the yearly tests, that standard topics take a back seat to getting kids ready for the tests, because those scores play such a big role on how the school looks, and how the teachers perform. It's a bunch of crap, honestly, but the teachers, again, have their hands tied.
My son is in kindergarten, and we make sure he gets his "homework" done every week and turned back in. During a parent/teacher meeting, we talked about it and the teacher said we would be surprised by how many students NEVER bring anything back from home. I'm assuming because the parents don't want to sit down and work with their children. Society is growing and advancing, and there is so much more to learn than there was 100 yrs ago.
I refuse to eat saltines, because it says "cracker" on the box.
Sometimes the strangest things are only a racial issue because someone decided to make it one, when there was no intent from the beginning. It also comes down to how the term is used. If it's used toward a person or group in a derogatory manner, then I understand. I don't believe that this fits the bill.
I suppose that's gas in those buckets.