What a great idea for improving Public School Test Scores

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    Someone posted a link about Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer drawing a comparison to “feeding stray animals” during a speech about people on government assistance, which I thought had some ideas of merit. Here's onea:

    What do you think?
     
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    He has a serious deficiency in determining cause and effect
     
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    So he is pretty much saying he wants to punish children who are growing up poor, with parents who probably don't care, and some who have parents that are drugs. I worked at a school where almost all the children were on free or reduced lunches, and there is only so much teachers can do. And I love how the solution to this guy is to not feed the children, because that is exactly what would happen if he got his way. When in reality, the only meals some of those kids eat are at school.
     
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    I think each kid should be given a live hamster that they would be forced to butcher and grill over coals for lunch if they failed a test.
     
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    WOW!

    Xsited1...I hope that you aren't buying this guy's conclusions, otherwise your credibility as a reasonably intelligent poster will drop precipitously.
     
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    I do like the Idea of drug testing for those receiving government subsistence. Why should we the people pay for these losers drugs? Of course along with that we would have to offer programs to get them cleaned out.
     
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    Do you live in South Carolina? No you don't. I do and about 60% of public educated school children in this state are getting free or reduced lunch at the expense of the rest of us. That's out of control and that's what Bauer is pointing out. They need to tighten up the qualifications.

    Bauer isn't punishing anybody's children. The children are being punished by their loser parents and those are the only people responsible for their childrens' situations, not Bauer, not the government, and not anybody else in this state who made intelligent and responsible choice in life.
     
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    Like hell we do. Who says we have to?
     
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    So you support letting the kids go hungry.... How else are you going to teach them not to be poor?
     
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    It's part of taking care of our own. You get them cleaned out they may become productive members of society again. If they don't then they'll end up in jail or dead eventually. But we have to give them at least one shot at getting clean. That's all the liberalism I have in me. If they fail Fuck em.
     

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