Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Weirdharold

    Weirdharold said, over 2 years ago

    Tell it like it is, Signe
    Very good

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    Ms Wilkinson apparently doesn’t read the New York Times.

    When I matriculated, the speech was that students from urban schools were Energetic, Educated, and Bright, while students from suburban schools were Lazy, Uneducated, but still Bright (enough to score well on the entrance exams).

    City-educated students had learned Calculus. In my secondary school, I had taken all the advanced, college prep courses, and we had gotten no further than quadratic equations, so I had to be placed in non-credit remedial classes, then was told by my adviser I had a total of only four years in which to graduate, which was impossible (he knew only the old rules, before they admitted students from non-urban schools: the new rules allowed five years, to allow for a first year of non-credit remedial courses).

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Old book, “Death at an Early Age”. Still applicable?

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Despicable class warfare propaganda.

  5. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 2 years ago

    I know it is fun to make up “facts” and say see that proves my case. But times have changed. In state after state the funding to urban schools is now significantly more than the state funding of suburban schools. The left desperately grasps on to the lack of funding non-fact as the only possible reason why students graduating from urban schools score so poorly.

    “Under the new methodology, total per pupil spending in Newark rose from $17,515 to $23,057 for the 09-10 academic year. Spending in Asbury Park rose $7,324, to $29,819.”

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, most big city districts give MORE money to the poorer schools, but guess what happens to that money?

    Greedy government “administrators” waste it and the mostly Democratic inner-city voters really don’t give a crap.

    Not to mention their complete absence of family structure.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I read that article. It first talks about the high cost, but then goes right to talk of the unions. No where did I see mention of the of the seven city DoE employees who were convicted in 2009 for taking bribes from the bus companies. It also failed to mention that the companies who did the bribing are still allowed to do business with the city.

    Sounds to me like the the real issue is greedy businesses taking full advantage of government corruption.

  8. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 2 years ago


    Be quiet, the true believers in the all powerful wonderful magically perfect free market might be offended by that sort of thing and call you a communist or something.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    Until we have a nation wide school system it will always be lop sided in funding, training and facilities.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If the children are well fed and well equipped they can have a better chance of shining.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It is called euthenics. “Good environment” the opposite and counter to eugenics.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Too bad it is real and you just don’t want to hear about it.

  13. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Why is it so little compassion is shown for the parents who bust their butts to give their kids a leg up only to have it confiscated because it isn’t “fair”? My niece’s suburban district can’t get help to keep the band bus running while the “disadvantaged” schools show up in well maintained buses with the school logos freshly painted on them.

  14. Mark

    Mark said, over 2 years ago


    Just curious: do you post out of ignorance, or just lie?

  15. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 2 years ago

    Why, those poor people are that way because they want to be. I heard that is so on Fox ‘news’.

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