Most millennials would vote for a socialist over a capitalist....

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  1. carnivore

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    Given the state of things (2 very different perceptions of reality) how does this country move forward without a violent confrontation? The truth is if it comes to that we will be attacked by outside forces and we all lose.
     
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  2. Brit's and Birds

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    Well aware of what was in it. Nothing that resulted in any indictments or charges against Trump. What were your predictions about it again? How did those pan out?

    And thanks for not arguing about being a hypocrite. Looks like we agree on something!
     
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  3. EC

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    Yay! Your new world order is working! All hail your government masters! Its liberal, thus loving. Soon, you'll be a vassal serf...if they permit you to live. That's OK, you'll never know what is happening to you anyway.

    This is much, much better.

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    Results Are In: Common Core Is Making American Kids Dumber
    October 31, 2019

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    The never-ending quest of modern educators to find new ways of learning that will never hurt any child's feelings has not been a resounding success thus far. The ambitious attempt to standardize learning across the country known as Common Core can now be measured and the news isn't good.

    The Common Core website explains the initiative:

    a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live.
    Super.

    The aforementioned bad news is that the first group of Common Core high school grads aren't as well prepared as their predecessors.

    The Federalist:

    For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report.
    Paraphrasing a popular commercial from recent years: "That's not how this is supposed to work. That's not how any of this is supposed to work."

    However noble its intentions, Common Core is a failure of one-size-fits-all standardization.

    The Federalist post notes various slippages in proficiency in different subjects and different grades, but the most damning assessment comes from the college admissions testing organization ACT:

    On the same day the NAEP results were released, the college testing organization ACT released a report showing that the high school class of 2019’s college preparedness in English and math is at seniors’ lowest levels in 15 years. These students are the first to have completed all four high school years under Common Core.
    “Readiness levels in English, reading, math, and science have all decreased since 2015, with English and math seeing the largest decline,” the report noted. Student achievement declined on ACT’s measures among U.S. students of all races except for Asian-Americans, whose achievement increased.

    The kids can't read, write, or count as well as they used to. Other than that, this is all going swimmingly.

    I spent half of my elementary and high school years in Catholic schools, where the learning was a bit more tailored to a student's abilities. Not surprisingly, I learned more in those schools.

    The avalanche of evidence about Common Core's failure will no doubt be used by liberals as evidence that schools and teachers need more money. While not a federal program per se, there were a lot of federal grant dollars spent to get states to adopt Common Core. The program began as a "more money" initiative. Of course, with the Left, there never is enough money to throw at a problem.

    What is left out of the reports cited in the Federalist's article is the fact that -- despite all protestations to the contrary -- most public schools are more interested in liberal indoctrination than education. It's more important to terrorize children with apocalyptic climate change messages than to teach them to read.

    Common Core is an extremely detailed and fleshed out approach. If it's failing at achieving its basic goals, the flaw is in the curriculum, not the funding.
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/results-are-in-common-core-is-making-american-kids-dumber/
     
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  4. aaronc

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    If your making 6 figures in KY and still struggling,......your living over your means. Sell your fancy house and come back to earth. Demokrats/socialist/communist = no victims no party. What are you crying about ? Who you trying to keep up with ? Guys at work ?
     
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  5. carnivore

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    But he doesnt have a yacht, a plane, multiple houses etc etc, and the people that do are taking advantage of the rest of us.
    Those rewards are reserved for people who create jobs and survive fierce competition. This brutal system allows for Americans to enjoy an unprecedented standard of living. But since its not fair we should level the playing field which will inevitably result in the majority of Americans to live in squalor
     
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  6. Imagine wanting to live in a world where everyone enjoys the same benefits regardless of effort smfh. I knew the participation trophy era would catch up to us.
     
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  7. barney

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    Exactly!
     
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  8. barney

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    LMAO!
     
  9. EC

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    I'm sure he's paying taxes...unlike your little demons (Soros, et al).
     
  10. EdLongshanks

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    Communist answer to plummeting ACT scores: change the ACT test
     
  11. EC

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    And claim it is culturally skewed. Don't forget kids, 2+2=4 is racist.
     
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  12. aaronc

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    On of the simple ironies in every day life you can't help but see if you leave the house for any reason is....Even the most pathetic nonworking Demokrat deadbeat that thinks the world owes them something is guaranteed to have the latest and greatest $1000 iphone and on some sort of unlimited data plan, I see it at work daily. Maybe the deadbeats need to prioritize a bit better. Poor planning on their part does not constitute lifetime gooberment assistance coming from my household in my mind. Pi$$ on'em,....don't care what happens to any of them. Able bodied and choose not to work??.....then don't eat.
     
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  13. reivertom

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    AS Winston Churchill said, and I paraphrase...If you aren't a Liberal in your 20s you have no heart, and if you aren't Conservative in your 40s you have no brain.
     
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  14. RLWEBB

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    Yeah, we sure don’t need any God telling us what to do. What the heck does He know anyway? He only created us! I mean what kind of world are we living in when a man wants to have his junk cut off, can’t afford it, and the government won’t pay for it. And it’s so unfair when I pay 200K at college to get a job that pays 25K a year and I can’t get that new Ranger boat and Ford F-250. What a terrible country! Those driven, hard working rich folks have ruined everything. By golly they owe me. Is that about it?
     
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  15. EdLongshanks

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    I most certainly was not a communist in my twenties. I think I have a heart. It might be coated with cholesterol and plaque, but I’m pretty sure it’s in there mister. I have feelings....happy and angry.
     
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