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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    That would be Government Airlines.
    Get the government out of schools and we will see improvement.
    That’s why Barry, Biden, the Clinton’s and mostly every other Democrat in DC sends there kids to Private Prep schools.
    “We will decide For You what’s good for Your kids, it’s just not good enough for ours”…… The liberal mantra.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    Yes, and football, tennis, soccer, you name the game, would be SO-O-O-O much better without referees. Finally the little guys would stand a chance.

  3. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 6 months ago

    Public school, charter school… it’s all GIGO for the inner cities. Anything the government does, is window dressing unless people value education. African immigrants outperform African Americans in regard to education.

  4. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 6 months ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Anyone responding to me should have some experience with inner city school students, as I have. Some are smart & motivated students who will do just fine. Too many think they have better things to do with their time than pay attention in class & do their homework.

  5. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 6 months ago

    And, just to really earn the flames I’m sure I’ll be receiving, I’ll suggest this modest proposal for school reform:

    Every principal can fire up to 5 teachers who can’t do their jobs, every school year.

    Every teacher can expel up to 5 students permanently, to get the trouble makers out of the way of the kids who might want to learn.

    I doubt any public school teacher will have a problem with that.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    As Friedman of the New York Times keeps writing, why in the world are we paying for schools in the 21st century when anyone can read all that stuff on the Internet, and get more timely versions that what was printed in a schoolbook at least a year before the book was adopted and the material in it taught?


    The stuff on the Internet is far more comprehensive than what any schoolteacher knows. So close all the schools. Those who want to learn can read everything they need on a free computer in a public library, and it’s a complete waste of money to provide schools for those not willing to spend time learning stuff on that free Internet connection in the library.


    Furthermore, St Rand shows us that no one needs more than two or three years in school. Only the lazy sit in schools instead of getting jobs as soon as they turn ten years old, jobs where they can learn by doing. That’s the best way to learn how to be the CEO of a mine or a steel company, just go to work for the company at age 10 and work your way up to CEO faster than if you’d wasted time in schools studying mining engineering or metallurgy.

  7. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Inner city schools are victims of high city taxes. Everyone who can is leaving the cities.

  8. mhmercer

    mhmercer GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    And every school can fire up to five Board of Education members who try to play power-politics with schools’ money and time.

  9. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Charter schools get to select their students, Cyber-schools – funded at the same per-student rate (tax $$$), but have no physical plants, and “vouchers”, of not nearly sufficient value to enable less-than-wealthy families – so another “welfare for the rich” giveaway…and, what about education for the “rest”, whose “Public” schools must educate every kid (they are left with after the “cherry-picking” – with what remains of funding absorbed by Charter, Cyber, “Private and Parochial” (Tax-funded "establishment’ of Religion) schools,,.the Conservative DREAM ? Capitalism takes on those jobs that can show a profit. The “rest” is left to the Gubmint". Then the Cons scream about the Gubmint costing “them money”, not being run like a business and doing, in general, an inferior job. Communism sux, but undiluted Capitalism is like alcohol – it makes one stupid – then kills the imbiber…and likely others, too !

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, 6 months ago

    Private online schools were tried here in Colorado, and that was a predictable disaster. They got the taxpayers’ money, and had no accountability. The public schools ended up picking up the pieces of those poor students lives, without any money to pay for it, and the private school CEO’s got rich. At least the public schools know that their primary job is educating children, not making quarterly payments to their investors.

  11. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    We know you hate the Feds (particularly the present administration), but schools are largely under State and Local Govt. control…so your criticism is misplaced. What you state as the “Liberal mantra” is precisely what your Conservative ideals and policies support, but with “different” intent.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme

    The problem is that the private corporate marketing mind set has infiltrated. Teaching to the corporate test isn’t the best way to motivate and educate. Closing schools are insane.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Vouchers undermine schools. Charter schools are run by business and don’t do any better even with the benefits of choosing who can go.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    “Anyone responding to me should have some experience with inner city school students, as I have.”

    I call bull sh**. If you actually had experience going to an inner-city school, you’d have some insight of the problems plaguing them instead of the same old generic snark you usually post.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “And yet “Common Core” is pushed from the highest echelons of the federal government onto state DOEs and local and county school boards.”

    Common Core was developed by a consortium of states, not the federal government. Not all states are members of said consortium, and not all of those who’ve adopted the standards adopted both the English and Math standards.

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