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Functional illiteracy in America

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ttystikk, Dec 5, 2017.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    What happens if someone in your perfect society totally opted out? They'd be a permanent burden on everyone else.

    Your Utopia is not only impossible, it's undesirable.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


    There is no perfect society, and you failed to answer my question directly.

    So, you are afraid to admit that Finland uses threats of offensive force (just like the USA) to fund their "education" system or force is not a feature of the Finnish system ? Which is it?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    You just don't like my answer because it shitcans your whole argument in one fell swoop.

    I've lived in third world countries. I know what taxes buy.
     
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    Best thing ever back in the day:

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    The books were all shit now that I'm remembering it.
     
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    Ssssssssssss BURN!

    LOL!
     
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    Jimdamick

    Jimdamick Well-Known Member

    Of course we have a 3rd world section in this country.

    The racial divide in Baltimore is drastic, like it is 63.3 % Black, 27% White and the rest a mix of Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans.

    I just wonder if the illiteracy rate is a carryover from the segregation in the South historically, whereas if you were an African American in Maryland up until 1965, your school probably sucked (if you had one), and your Grandma never learned to read because she was a slave, so could never teach her daughter, your mother, to read anything at all.

    And so the story continues to go on. and it will continue to do so as long as there is no true balance in educational opportunities offered.

    My wife is a 4th grade teacher in the largest city in CT, where over 90% of her students are either Hispanic or Black in a primarily low income area, and their parents can't hardly read and write, because they got fucked when they were kids by having no books, pencils or paper in their sad excuses for classrooms.

    This country fucked 99% of it's citizens of color, and then scratches it's head when confronted with data showing that we, the White man, through segregation and inequality in opportunity, caused all these problems in the 1st fucking place.
     
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    tangerinegreen555

    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I think we've reached the point of a total lack of educational balance.

    This whole situation is so far outside my experience I had trouble wrapping my head around it.

    Appreciate the insight, thanks.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


    It was too good to pass up.

    London's alright for a guy whose wife wears the pants in the family.
     
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    londonfog

    londonfog Well-Known Member

    All men don't find it necessary to beat or fight their wife. I guess that's your thing but I treat mine like the queen she is. I bet you would slap your wife for not having dinner ready. I would just make dinner myself or take her out to eat. Give your wife a break sometime Sasquatch
     
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    That sarcasm went over your head? It was not a good burn. Sorry. Thought the sarcasm was obvious.
     
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    MichiganMedGrower

    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member


    We still have a stop with a sign for bookmobiles. I haven’t seen it but it apparently comes to our poor little town a couple times a year.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    I'm a lucky man and treat her the way she deserves to be treated. We like to go out for Thai food, been digging the hot red curry lately.

    Rarely any discord in our house. She's a peaceful person and sometimes refers to her core philosophy as being akin to ahimsa. Sorry if that surprises you slugger.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    I'm crestfallen and hurt.
     
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    Fake. All of it.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

    We often go for nature walks and hold hands.

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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    And dancing.
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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    So, you're sad and sad. Makes sense.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


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    dagwood45431

    dagwood45431 Well-Known Member

    I'll bet it's all boner pills and Depend undergarments for you two crazy kids.
     
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