Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Weirdharold

    Weirdharold said, over 3 years ago

    Tell it like it is, Signe
    Very good

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

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

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    Despicable class warfare propaganda.

  4. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 3 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.”

  5. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 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.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  7. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    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.

  8. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.

  9. Mark

    Mark said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

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

  10. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

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

  11. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 3 years ago

    @Rickapolis

    “hose poor people are that way because they want to be.”

    Of course not but one cannot control ones own genes.. Studies after studies have shown direct correlation between intelligence and income. Just like spending $1B will never be enough to teach me to dunk a basketball- genetics.

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Family is the key. Public $Dollars can only go so far to compensate for failure in the Family. Millions of poor immigrants have proven for 200 years that Family makes the difference in education success.

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    when life gives you rats, make pets of them.

  14. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    the urban district spends 12% more per student than my suburban district act scores urban 16.3 sub 23.3

  15. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 3 years ago

    @wbr

    That experience has been duplicated all over the country. It is just ignored by people trapped back in the 50s. Just throwing money is not the answer.

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