Bush just got done speaking. He said no children have been left behind. Well?

United States
January 23, 2007 9:06pm CST
Do you believe this? What is your community like? How many schools are C,D, and F schools?
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@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
24 Jan 07
C,D, and F schools are the very basis of our need for a voucher system. If the public schools are not performing, we must give the parents the choice to remove their child from that school and put him elsewhere, using the money that would have been paid into that public school system. Money is not the answer to the problems. Quality management is. We must hire teachers that are willing to teach and not just to feed information long enough to get those students to spit it back on a test. My stance on public education is well documented. Although I am a product of the Public School system and my mother is a teacher in that system, I can't say in good faith that the very system in which I grew up in is doing its job. There have been several children left behind and we need to fix it and quickly.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
We can't keep pulling children out of different schools to put them in the ones we want. Because those schools would then become overwhelmed and their ranking would drop thus creating a vicious circle. Like you said, quality management is the answer, at various levels. We must hire teachers who are willing to teach, yes but we need to pay these molders of our future enough to stay motivated when they become overwhelmed and feel what they do is in vain.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I think that's total bull. Many schools don't have enough funding, and therefore, education is not that great there. SO, explain to me how those getting minimal or poor educations are not "left behind." That's what I'd like to know. AND WHY IN THE HECK are there so many places that do not allow CHILDREN WITHOUT PERMANENT HOMES, (aka homeless or runaways) to be a part of a public school system. Look it up in the state statutes, many homeless children do not get proper schooling. They're left behind, on the streets, by this country. I think Bush needs to stop talking out of his butt. His approval ratings aren't going up anywhere, as far as I can tell.
• United States
24 Jan 07
So true. Our unfortunate youth are suffering greatly when it comes to education. Only those who attend private schools are guaranteed to have a decent education. What that idiot Bush was doing tonight is called political double speak. This means he says something that we all should believe applies to us all. When in fact he's talking about a select portion of society. This way here he can say he means what he said. Of course, he's referring to the upper class. None of THEIR children are left behind. ‹(°¿°)›
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I didn't see the specch, I have better things to do with my time, but if he really said that he lied. I live right outside of New Orleans where the school system has been in shambles for years. Those kids are lucky to finish high school with a 5th grade education. My son is in the best public elementary school in our area. The teacher claim they only have time to teach the basics and barely touch each subject, but the public schools in other staes (and the rpviate ones here) offer so much more. How can he say "no child left behind" when they are left behind every day just by walking into the classroom.
• United States
24 Jan 07
You should have time for something like this. That's one reason why he gets away with what he does. We have become complacent. You are absolutely right about our unfortunate youth that gets passed over daily. One reason is we don't pay teachers enough money for the extremely important job they perform. So the public school system suffers from a lack of quality teachers. ‹(°¿°)›