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Milo Christensen
09-08-2010, 07:40 AM
It was a question we asked the two oldest grandsons yesterday. They both had a great first day at either kindergarten or 2nd grade. They're excited about school.

Couple of kids at a high school in Detroit had a different answer for their parents. You know what's coming next, don't you?




Police on Tuesday shot and killed a man in connection with an investigation into a shooting at Mumford High School earlier in the day. . .



Two students were shot outside the building on the city's west side -- a 14-year-old girl was grazed on the face and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks, according to Detroit Public Schools officials.






It just never ends, day after day after day.

McMike
09-08-2010, 07:43 AM
There are answers to these problems,but are we generous, brave, and humble enough to find them?

elf
09-08-2010, 07:43 AM
So, Milo. What do you think are the causes?

TomF
09-08-2010, 07:46 AM
No shootings in Fredericton's schools yesterday, just glum kids. And prolly glum teachers.

Milo Christensen
09-08-2010, 07:55 AM
So, Milo. What do you think are the causes?

Been to Detroit lately? It starts with hopeless poverty and goes down hill from there. I posted a thread in which I proposed that every American household be guaranteed or allowed to keep an income of $75,000 a year, the average household income in America.

paul oman
09-08-2010, 07:57 AM
obviously we need to pay the teachers and the teachers' union more taxpayer money.

BrianY
09-08-2010, 11:13 AM
Been to Detroit lately? It starts with hopeless poverty and goes down hill from there. I posted a thread in which I proposed that every American household be guaranteed or allowed to keep an income of $75,000 a year, the average household income in America.

WE CAN'T DO THAT!!!! THAT'S SOCIALISM!!!! Jesum Crow...next you'll be talking about universal health care or some other socialst plot designed to overthrow the American way of life!

Capitalism (God's favorite economic system) requires that there are rich folks and poor folks and anyone who suggest any sort of "solution" to this reality is anti-American.
And a Socialist.....if not a commie....probably a Muslim too.....Oh yeah, they're also Hitler.

Katherine
09-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Been to Detroit lately? Yes. Did you miss the part of the news report that stated that the shooting was over things that had happened during summer vacation? I don't think you can blame the school system for this one. Where did the $75,000 number come from?

seanz
09-08-2010, 05:01 PM
Yes. Did you miss the part of the news report that stated that the shooting was over things that had happened during summer vacation? I don't think you can blame the school system for this one. Where did the $75,000 number come from?


That's it! That's the problem......vacations!

Get rid of 'em I say, they do more harm than good.

Mad Scientist
09-08-2010, 09:04 PM
No shootings in Fredericton's schools yesterday...

No shootings in Halifax, either. Just a half-dozen 'swarmings'. Which reminds me...now that 'sandal season' is winding down, I need to dig out my steel-toed 'swarmerkickers'.

Tom

Beowolf
09-08-2010, 09:27 PM
obviously we need to pay the teachers and the teachers' union more taxpayer money.

Based on Milo's first hand description of his grandchildren's positive experiences and authentic enthusiasm, which I'd be willing to bet is due in no small part to the efforts of their teachers (union or otherwise), I would tend to agree with you, Paul.

But that's really not what this thread is about now, is it?

Glen Longino
09-08-2010, 11:43 PM
..."day after day after day"...

Milo, worldwide every day 153,000 people die, or 100 per minute.
356,000 are born.
Is it unclear to you that only half enough people are dying each minute?

RonW
09-09-2010, 12:14 AM
Glen Longino

Is it unclear to you that only half enough people are dying each minute?

So glen, would the logical conclusion be that we need more drugs and wars, and less medical attention?

skuthorp
09-09-2010, 12:59 AM
It's a reflection on all of us and our societies that kids go ffrom this"
Quote Milo; " They both had a great first day at either kindergarten or 2nd grade. They're excited about school."
To this Quote TomF; " just glum kids." in just a handful of years.

nw_noob
09-09-2010, 01:38 PM
It's a reflection on all of us and our societies that kids go ffrom this"
Quote Milo; " They both had a great first day at either kindergarten or 2nd grade. They're excited about school."
To this Quote TomF; " just glum kids." in just a handful of years.

That's an interesting observation. I remember making that transition myself.

If anyone wants to take 20 minutes, here's an excellent lecture on our education system:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY