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guntherstauffenberg says2014-04-28T11:37:24.8857340-05:00
This is a joke, right?
B0NEDUDE says2014-04-28T14:00:51.7546936-05:00
Mandatory is unconstitutional
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-28T14:01:20.2922270-05:00
How so?
nikidavis says2014-04-28T14:58:24.5331267-05:00
It depends what you mean. Education is necessary, but you can get it without school.
guntherstauffenberg says2014-04-28T19:22:47.5550270-05:00
I guess being a rube is in these day Otter, IDK?
guntherstauffenberg says2014-04-28T19:23:28.4582270-05:00
Nikidavis keep telling yourself that when you want a real job.
Fight4Liberty says2014-04-28T20:42:16.3979583-05:00
I should add to my comment, it should be mandatory for them to learn basic math, writing and reading.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:02:12.1805060-05:00
BabeSlayer: The public schools are creating those idiots. It is severely limiting freedom if the law requires school. I don't think that it should be required by law.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:04:15.9844066-05:00
How is school limiting freedoms?
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:06:44.0261060-05:00
Legally requiring school limits freedom.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:07:51.6209060-05:00
How so?
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:08:14.8208720-05:00
Not having Taxes to make Public School free limits freedom.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:11:58.3093372-05:00
Isn't it obvious? Requiring someone to do something limits their freedom because they have to do it or get in trouble if caught. Perhaps a child is better off not entering school until years later, but the law requires that he do it now.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:12:56.9129060-05:00
Our children need to be educated one way or another. It is for the best.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:15:39.9329060-05:00
But legally requiring it may not be good. Part of the problem with public schools is what they are being educated of.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:18:51.5070528-05:00
How is it not Good? He have to make sure our next generation is getting the Education they need to make a better future.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:21:09.7949060-05:00
Parents should be in charge of their child's education. It's much better that way. Perhaps there's a medical reason why the child shouldn't go to school yet, or maybe The child is needed to help work for a while.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:23:20.3513060-05:00
A medical reason is a perfect excuse to not be there. The next generation is our most precious thing we have and they should be given the best Education possible. As for work, school comes first so the family isn't locked into the cycle of poverty, they should receive welfare to make sure their kid can remain in school ,receiving education while making sure they can eat the next day.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:28:49.0510330-05:00
Education isn't what causes riches. If someone doesn't want to be in poverty, it requires opportunity (which there is plenty of in the US), and willpower. I don't believe that welfare is good (in practice), but that's another matter.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:33:09.4465759-05:00
America isn't the land of opportunity. Education does give more of it though. Don't work hard, work smart. We should teach our next generation to work together and help one another instead of compete. I think Welfare is good, but as you said that is a different topic.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-29T20:38:58.7537060-05:00
America's capitalism makes it so that one can do just about anything for a living. Our economy is still good enough to support all Americans. Like I said before, you can require someone to sit in front of a speaker at age 3, but you can't make that person want to learn, want to make a lot of money, or want to do anything.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-29T20:41:38.8957759-05:00
Yes, but you can inspire them. Over time ( Due to the growing Left in the Youth, and the dying Right ( The baby boomers are dying )). A more Left wing government will form. We still should teach our children that working together and helping everyone will do everyone the best.
SweetTea says2014-04-30T07:03:46.7657990-05:00
There are enough dumba**es running around. For heaven's sake, get an education!
abyteofbrain says2014-04-30T11:13:38.2050920-05:00
Schooling should be left to private organizations. Public schools are hardly inspirational, and teach kids to be selfish.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-30T11:27:55.6244753-05:00
School should NOT be privatized. Period, I would die to protect Free Basic Education. Yes, even I agree the education system needs to be changed.
abyteofbrain says2014-04-30T14:34:12.7470920-05:00
Perhaps we succeed in changing it once, it won't stay that way. It is a powerful tool owned by our government which can be used for massive brainwashing/propaganda. It frequently is. Private companies will manage them so that they get the most students, which means the best or most popular education. Public schools (currently) just waste our money which it doesn't have on teaching kids to be stupid.

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