Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, about 20 hours ago


  2. Baslim the beggar

    Baslim the beggar GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago


  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 17 hours ago

    The NAACP wants PUBLIC schools to work as conceived, hence they don’t support CHARTER schools which function as PRIVATE schools designed and financed for the FEW rather than the MANY. This is the Ailes Rush ‘News’ Team’s usual screw-the-inner-city-folks point of view. It sucks. Vote out the RepubliCons.

  4. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    The problem with private and semi-private schools is pretty simple, the money and attention all flows to them, while all other schools suffer. This kind of thing was the worst feature of Bush’s “NCLB” effort, a school that performed well GOT MORE MONEY. Now, I’d think it was obvious to anyone that a school which is performing in the top 10% doesn’t need more of anything, they just need to keep on as they’ve been doing. A school which is underperforming in the USA is almost certain to be running on a very limited budget – and there are so many studies by so many people from every imaginable political group showing that “it’s money that matters” that I have issues with believing there actually are people still yattering that a school spending 5$ per day per student should have no problem doing as well as one spending 50$ per day per student.

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 14 hours ago


    To lefties all that matters is money. Other people’s money. The problem with schools begins and ends with teachers unions.

  6. ptlover

    ptlover said, about 14 hours ago


    To righties all that matters is money also. Other peoples, and the only thing the righties think of is how to steal it from the people and make their own.

  7. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 13 hours ago

    The public schools in many parts of the country, usually urban, are obviously and verifiably failing children. Those same failing districts have some of the highest per-pupil funding, so it’s not money. If your own children were forced to attend any of those schools, you’d be going crazy to get them out. Something must be done and more of the same isn’t working. The system is broken. Chartered schools are showing great success in the most forsaken districts imaginable. Follow success, not failure.

  8. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Failing schools are made up of failing children. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  9. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago


    I agree a school needs decent funding.Suburban schools tend to be cash rich while inner city and rural schools are under funded. However there are many examples of charter schools in poverty stricken areas that do an outstanding job of educating their students. In Chicago the public Chicago Teacher’s Union is clearly focused on their salaries and golden retirement plans. They have little interest in education. I also think it is very unfair that families who send their kids to private or religious schools get to pay twice for the education. Funding should be on a per student basis and it should include private and charter schools. Then you would have competition and probably a lot of very good teachers and schools.

  10. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 13 hours ago

    @Ted Lind

    I’m stunned, Ted. I completely agree with your post! I couldn’t have said it better.

  11. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 13 hours ago


    Are you saying all failing children are lost and irredeemable?

  12. PookatheZephyr

    PookatheZephyr said, about 12 hours ago

    Isn’t it interesting how the perspective changes, depending on WHO control of the benefits?

  13. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 12 hours ago


    You’re really over your head here, OldCoal. Look up the per-pupil expenditures for Washington DC or Chicago or Detroit. Urban schools districts usually spend more than suburban and rural districts. It’s not money that’s the problem. Failed families and failed school systems are the problems. Charter schools is just one idea that is having success. There are others.

  14. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 11 hours ago

    @John Locke

    Looking at two numbers by themselves may not tell the whole story. Compare rent and other things across urban, suburban, and rural areas. What’s cheap in the country and small town can be expensive in cities, which can affect simple comparisons.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 11 hours ago

    Well my Niece is a charter school kid and she just went to Spain this summer to play in a classical music tournament, she was the youngest one there, all the other kids were old enough to drink in Spain. Kids still 15 needed to be 16..This is just another example how the left is miss-educating our kids these days and have been for two generations.

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