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Mr. Cook. This shows how out of touch you truly are. It's amazing how much better industrialized nations do when compared to the United States. Could that be because they attend more days of school than we do? Could that be that they only test students going into upper level education? Could that be that they don't constantly standardize test their students? Could that be that they allow their schools to handle discipline where as we prevent ours from doing so? The answer to all these questions are yes. Vouchers and charter schools are not the answer unless you want to build a society based on the privileged and fall further behind the rest of the world.
Regardless of what anyone thinks of this initiative, a few things have been forgotten. Due North Carolina joining the common core, the resources at the high schools are now vastly inadequate and woefully out of date. Nick Picerno's comment about over funding the schools will encourage the schools to spend every penny the next time instead of doing a good job at not being wasteful. Since the state ranks in the bottom forty in per student expenditures, I seriously doubt you could over fund the schools at this point. Also remember that Chatham and Hoke Counties can meet all the new objectives because they already have one to one technology initiatives. Although the funds are appreciated, the reality is that Moore County is behind. Hopefully the school system itself can solve the problem.
Adelle Park, you are sadly mistaken in one of your evaluations of Mr. Tillman. As a school administrator, he would know that several of the bills he and his party have passed have been devastating to the students of North Carolina. He would know that the solutions that have been proposed by him and his party have not addressed the problems they are attempting to fix. His actions, as an educator in a legislative position, are despicable. As far as pay day loans go, just because people might not go to loan sharks if we have them doesn't make it morally right. Just because we need jobs doesn't make fracking worth the risk. It will only take one mistake. When that mistake happens, it's too late. Hopefully, if he was truly a quality school administrator, his conscious will get to him and he will start thinking about the best interest of all children and do right by them. Hopefully, he will support jobs that do not put citizens at risk from unethical, harmful, or otherwise potentially hazardous situations.
All athletic contests are supposed to be cancelled for tonight.
Skylinefirepest. Yes, assault rifle was the wrong wording. However, the illiterate one is the one who read a question and was unable to answer it. I ask again, how many children have to die?
I really only have one question for the people at the gun rally. How many more children have to die by assault rifles before you think their needs to be a regulation or elimination of them except for military service?
The biggest fact about those who are against any gun regulations is that you can't keep the guns out of the criminals hands. This is true. It is also true that criminals aren't the ones shooting up schools, wack jobs are. The point of these laws on automatic and semi auto weapons is to keep it out of their hands. So my question to those who must have a military assault rifle is: How many more people and children have to die before you think it needs to be regulated?
What is meant by a broken system is our ranking. If we are ranked 37th in comparison to other industrialized nations, then the system is broken. Many times the Republicans point out that the United States is ranked 25th in education when compared to other industrialized nations and therefore the system is broken. That doesn't mean that the system doesn't work for some people. Mr. Levy decided to attack the new health care system without a viable alternative. He must seriously believe the system is broken based on his party's stance on education. I personally believe that when a country, like ours, has the best military in the world, the best freedoms in the world; then we ought ot have one of the best health care systems in the world. That is simply not the case. Wouldn't you agree?
You know I find it ironically sad when you defend our health care system with such a poor ranking in comparison to the world. It is disappointing that our nation, which is prides itself on being the best in the world, is so pitiful in our health care coverage for its citizens. Maybe Obamacare or even nationalized healthcare isn't the best option, but our privatized system is broken and hasn't worked for a long time. It would be nice if the Republican party came up with a solution that worked since ours is broken. Or are you fresh out of ideas?
The technology bug has hit the school systems and everyone is an expert. You cannot gauge things such as more staff and tablets because most of that is coming from Race to the Top. The Feds. have twisted the states arms and blackmailed them into doing things in order to get money. However, there will be a great need for computers shortly. The state is already requiring several tests be given on computer which was developed by NC State and soon will become the new national test. The more national tests that are developed and required, the more computers will be needed in order to meet this testing need alone. The state has also required that every student in North Carolina will take an on-line course in order to graduate high school. This again puts a huge strain on the high schools which are down on computers. Finally, the state curriculum mandates that course require students to be able to use APA and MLA for on-line research. That will require even more computers. Before you attack the bonds that will be needed, trying putting water on the source and cause.
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