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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Turkey thinks so and apparently so does members of Congress.

Bad Executive, bad.

Trump should stop helping the, oh, he's not President.


Monday, January 09, 2017

Are 97 of the nation's 100 poorest counties in red states?

All those poor people voted for Trump read more


Friday, January 06, 2017

Should war be declared read more


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Growing up we all read the stories required of our schools, or we heard bedtime stories and nursery rhymes to learn morals and ethics and even how to read. But, how many of those stories were half-told or re-written to hide an ugly truth. read more


Friday, December 02, 2016

It has been said that, during the months leading up to October, Hillary had her head bowed, her arms bent and pulled in, and back curved. In such a position, it would have been incredible to think of voting for this person...but almost 70 years can make you think. read more


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www.huffingtonpost.com

It's okay. The money Exxon made went to the Clinton Foundation.

Per the link ...
As Susan Jacoby, author of "The Age of American Unreason," wrote: "Every shortcoming of American governance is related in some fashion to the knowledge deficit of the public." And our knowledge deficit is growing:
• For the first time in America's history, this generation will be less educated than the last.
• Sixty-eight percent of public school third-graders cannot read proficiently.
• We're 19th among young people with a high school or associate degree.
• Where we once led the world in the number of young people with college degrees, we're now in 12th place.
• We're 52nd in the quality of university math and science instruction.
• Reading among all ages is declining rapidly. Forty percent of Americans under 44 haven't read a book this year. Growing numbers of young people read nothing except required school assignments.
• Nearly 50 percent of all graduate students in the sciences in the U.S. are foreigners, most of whom will return to their home countries.

Pinche posted this at #1.

Question: when you look at each of these bullets, this evolved over time. Is there a graph that shows each bullets ascent/descent over the past 50 years?

To this I ask, did either reverse the trend, or has both parties continued the downward trend?
I have found both parties suck.

As for school, my area has too many above the principal. When I was in school, there was a principal over the teachers. There was ONE administrator over all the principals - about a total of 12 schools. No other layers. Today, my area has so many people that are 'administration' outside of the actual schools, that when cuts are made, it's at the schools, not within the admin.

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