Education and politics

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Education and politics
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Thu, 12-05-2013 - 7:45am

http://dianeravitch.net/2013/12/03/my-view-of-the-pisa-scores/

I always find it interesting the continued attention to other countries the United States compares itself to, Perhaps that's the root of the problem after all.  This author makes a lot of outstanding points. 

Thoughts? 

 

 

 

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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 9:44am

bordwithyou wrote:
It is very difficult to discuss these issues with you, Jambles, since you are dismissive of facts and statistics. It is as if you are locked into a worldview that sees poverty as a personal failing, and nothing In the realm of evidence to the contrary can change your mind.

When you've solved the meaning of life please pass it on, thanks.  

 

 

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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 9:54am
Bord, check your pm. TY.

 

 

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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 9:55am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Ramsey is spot on about what? Common sense? Lol, seriously. How much have you paid to read or listen to his advice?

I've not paid a penny to/for Dave Ramsey. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 9:59am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>Ramsey is spot on about what? Common sense? Lol, seriously. How much have you paid to read or listen to his advice?</blockquote></p><p>I've not paid a penny to/for Dave Ramsey.  </p>

I find this hard to believe.  

 


 


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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 10:00am
"I don't know how many families are stepping up to curb the behaviors and problems though" --------- How do you mean? What behaviors and problems? How do you see social work helping?
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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 10:04am
"I find this hard to believe." Why? It's pretty hard to avoid the dude, since as far as I can tell, he's saturated every radio market in the country.
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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 10:05am
"Bord, check your pm. TY. ". I responded. Imagine my disappointment and surprise at not finding the information on how to be a rich doctor in a poor area.
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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 10:08am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Ramsey is spot on about what? Common sense? Lol, seriously. How much have you paid to read or listen to his advice?&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I've not paid a penny to/for Dave Ramsey.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I find this hard to believe.  </p>

I've not needed signfiicant financial help, so there is no motivation to purchase any of his books or products.  I've listened to him on the radio, and read articles by him.  

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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 10:10am
There is also a poster here who is big on the "envelope system" and I think that is a Ramsey idea. Maybe that poster paid for the course. I dunno.
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Sun, 12-08-2013 - 10:43am

Many (most?) rich doctors are in private practice.  How long does it take to establish a private network IYO?  

About rich doctors in poor communities, well, her housing got paid for, she is also paid a significant salary like that in the higher col area she moved from, If you think that isn't happening it is and it's the lead many inner cities/rural communities are taking.  Public dollars at good use.  

I got your pm, thank you. 

 

 

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