Discussion in 'Current Events' started by nycflasher, May 11, 2004.
How come there is never enough money for Education, but always enough to fund the Great War Machine?
Thats one of the saddest things I've seen with this nation. We've literally got enough in a budget to find cures for aids, cancer, leukemia, Lupus, and a host of other things, but we've allowed ourselves to indulge in a military beefup and alot of defense waste thats not necessary.
Evidence from the National Center for Educational Statistics for the 1989-1990 school year found that the higher the percentage of minority students in a school district, the higher the level of spending, even after differences in cost of living and other variables were held constant. Districts with a 'minority/majority' were not 'starved' compared to overwhelmingly white districts; they actually spent 15% more, on the average, than districts in which minority enrollment was less than 5%.
In addition, black inner city schools typically spent far more than primarily white suburban schools per student. For example, both Hartford, Conn's. and Washington DC's schools spend substantially more per pupil that their suburban surroundings. Kozol was wrong. Predominantly black school districts are generally well funded in comparison to white districts.
Hey dipshit, get out of my thread. The stupid Nazi fuck forum is just around the corner.
Something like half of the money that congress spends goes to the Pentagon. That's just disgusting.
I mean, can't we spare 10 billion or so for education?
Me thinks so.
Actually, Big D has an appropriate post here. You may not like it but you did bring up education, war, and the cost.
Hmm... should I just leave you two to have a conversation then?
I mentioned education and war, he brought up education and race.
The two are not related.
Nothing he says is remotely interesting and he never makes a good point.
I'd rather you not.
And you also brought up the cost of both. Big D may have put in the side note and brought race into it as well, but it did cover 2 of the 3 points you started.
I disagree, he made a halfway good point here.
How is 10 million dollars going to change the way people learn. You can have as many state of the art environments and all the technology in the world provided to students, but at the end of the day it's about the actual people (i.e. parents emphasizing school to their children and teachers trying to make a connection to their students and a willingness to learn on the part of students none of which has anything to do with money). It's a typical liberal solution to a problem. Throw money at it and it will go away.
On the other hand at the rate our troops are getting blown up it looks like we need every penny.
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