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Re: Education thread

Unread post by O Really » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:54 pm

I'm guessing they know that. In fact, I'm pretty sure they did it intentionally. I doubt they care what a highly popular and effective Democratic Governor thinks. I doubt they care what at least 6 million of their 9 million residents think.

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:38 pm

I didn't say I wouldn't sign it. But my faith in the efficacy of petitions isn't nearly the level of yours.

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:47 pm

Yeah, but Disney is in the hospitality and entertainment business and is concerned with public perception. I've seen nothing whatsoever to indicate that the current collection of loons in the legislature gives a rats ass what citizens think. Hell, look at their reaction to the Moral Monday group. I just traded my somewhat aging Land Cruiser for something (not exclusively, of course) to haul voters in by the truckload, take them to get ID's, take them to the polls. Or, if they are planning to vote Republican, drop them off at the landfill.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:00 pm

O Really wrote:Yeah, but Disney is in the hospitality and entertainment business and is concerned with public perception. I've seen nothing whatsoever to indicate that the current collection of loons in the legislature gives a rats ass what citizens think. Hell, look at their reaction to the Moral Monday group. I just traded my somewhat aging Land Cruiser for something (not exclusively, of course) to haul voters in by the truckload, take them to get ID's, take them to the polls. Or, if they are planning to vote Republican, drop them off at the landfill.
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Unread post by Mr.B » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:17 am

"One lucky class walked out of Washington High School Friday afternoon with new computers...."

Is it me, or do these students appear to be all fired up and excited about the new computers....?

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David Dixon, Washington High School’s drafting instructor, describes what the new computers will mean as his drafting class students look on...

Washington Daily News

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Unread post by homerfobe » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:20 pm

Yahoo News Headliner: Here's A Stunning View Of Earth From Mars, 99 Million Miles Away

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Wow! how educational! Is everyone else as stunned as I am?
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Unread post by Boatrocker » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:54 pm

Vrede wrote:Judge puts N.C. school voucher program on hold

:clap: Of the 685 private schools registered with the State Division of Non-Public Education, 70% are religious.
70% bother to put it on the shingle. I bet the number is more like 85-90%, if you factor in the ones who don't advertise.
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Unread post by Wneglia » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:49 am

What If America Was A Pure Meritocracy?

We would all work for Asians.

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Unread post by Wneglia » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:35 pm

Vrede wrote:
Wneglia wrote:What If America Was A Pure Meritocracy?

We would all work for Asians.
Only if one believes that the Specialized High School Admissions Test is the sole determinant of merit.
Pretty Disappointing for Asians who have migrated to the US (legally) thinking they could provide a better life for their kids, only to get kicked in the teeth by affirmative action.

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Unread post by Bungalow Bill » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:29 pm

Maybe they need to bone up on their American History. :)

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed May 28, 2014 7:21 pm

I saw a story on WLOS this morning that the Houston Independent School District is having a job fair in Raleigh in an effort to recruit teachers; it's about a 25% entry level pay raise for a new teacher. The Houston folks have also run ads in NC newspapers for this as well. I thought it was pretty weird, as well as being another example of how NC is a national laughingstock.

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Unread post by neoplacebo » Thu May 29, 2014 12:56 pm

Vrede wrote:It's kind of like military recruiting in slums, barrios and trailer parks, isn't it?
Yeah, that's a pretty good analogy. I don't think I'd move to Texas for anything less than 10 times my current pay.

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Unread post by Boatrocker » Thu May 29, 2014 2:05 pm

I would take more than money to entice me to go to Texass. The place is a 3rd world asylum.
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Unread post by rstrong » Thu May 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Boatrocker wrote:I would take more than money to entice me to go to Texass. The place is a 3rd world asylum.
And now they have Raphael "Ted" Cruz from Canada. They're outsourcing their crazy and putting American wingnuts out of work!

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Unread post by Wneglia » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:13 am

Hilariously sad. :-0?>

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Unread post by Wneglia » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:18 pm

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from Hong Kong 1st grade elementary admissions test.

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Unread post by rstrong » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:00 am

Second from the right.

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Unread post by O Really » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:06 am

87 - if it's really a first grade test (which I doubt), it's not going to be all that hard.

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Re: Education thread

Unread post by O Really » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:03 pm

I don't know if this belongs in "Education" or wingnuttery, or just Texas stupidity, but here goes ...San Antonio - effin' San Antonio!" school district bans sunscreen for kids and considers it a "medicine" that the kids "might eat."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/08/te ... picks=true

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