"Yet, still their are people grieving the loss of this young man."
Grieving over what? That she "got to go home with nobody to lay with"? That's a good thing. Can we keep it that way so she won't breed?
The writing of this article is as chaotic as the people it describes. Almost Faulkneresque in both style and its characters, except unfortunately, the characters are real and live nearby.
Let's actually discuss this speaker's plan. We're going to spend 5,000 dollars per student per year for every child who is below mean performance. Where is the parent's involvement? Are you ready to pay for that?
More propaganda from the policy wonks who fundamentally believe that the the state-and thus teachers-are kid's daddies, and thus, all accountability lies with them. No accountability at all for the real parents, or the kids themselves. This attitude has reached a point where teachers are told that violence, disrespect, and a total disregard for the importance of learning is their fault, and they shouldn't expect backup when a student is out of control. This philosophy has entered some schools and it is creating havoc, lowering standards, and ruining morale in the profession.
We cannot absorb the failures of every country. Importing poverty to the tune of millions a year will drive this country under. The combination of shipping skilled jobs oversees and importing the unskilled is absurd.
Did the thousands of illegal aliens there maybe have a bit to do with it?
I'd give years of pay bonuses to be able to control my class without whining from the PC "reformer" policy wonks and those overgrown children who call themselves parents. Would be nice if this district enforced the attendance laws, too, which won't happen, since the system holds everybody but parents accountable.
The lack of principal accountability is an issue. I've been under one truly competent principal in my career, the rest not being smart enough, motivated enough, or interested enough in curriculum to be more than a building superintendent. There also is a serious issue of cronyism in this district.
I love this irrational superstition about technology that people with nothing to say use. If "you can't compare today to a hundred years ago", then all history is useless,the constitution is invalid, etc. Two important things you need to learn:
A. Laws, such as immigration laws, are weapons against the chaos of events. If a law is "irrelevent", then change it.
B. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
"Immigrants are the history of all nations" In 2110, this is a lame, invalid agrument - we have technology now that didn't exsist a few decades ago. Comparing what is happening now to what happened a hundred years ago is comparing apples to oranges."
And the role of technology on this topic is....?
At least explain what you mean by that.