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  • Nick Edwards Sep 10, 10:09 a.m.
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    "Unfortunately, our students also start this school year with: Sights and sounds of hate and discrimination emanating from President Donald Trump"

    Really? The hate is emanating from Trump? It's quite clear to even the simplest of minds where the hatred is "emanating" from. Colbert giving nazi salutes, texas lawyer calling for DeVos' rape, celebrities blaming hurricanes on the president, mocking of hurricane victims, Antifa, etc, etc. And that's just the last two days. It would take hundreds of pages to list the hate from the left. Get a grip on reality man.

  • Nick Edwards Sep 10, 9:20 a.m.
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    Yes, we should inject more partisan politics, double down on a system that is clearly failing its students and blame everyone but the correct people for public schools being garbage. Thanks for highlighting everything that is wrong with public schools with this laughable garbage editorial.

  • Colin Burch III Sep 10, 8:58 a.m.
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    THE BEST EDUCATION PLAN IS ONE THAT INCLUDES ALL VENUES. There is no 'one size - fits all' in education. Public schools have their place but they do not meet the needs of all the students. Home schools, private schools - both secular and religious, charter schools and online education all should be part of the set of options. It is the parents, not the state, that should make the decision about which venue is best for their child. Those who advocate for public schools should do what they can to improve them but they have no right to insist that the public school is everyone's best solution. It is obvious to the most casual observer that the public school system does not meet the needs of all students. The problem is not money. It goes much deeper. It is time to make clear to the NEA and other groups that they do not own our children and that teachers can not use their positions to teach dogma contrary to religious and cultural values taught at home.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 10, 8:06 a.m.
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    Standing strong for socialist schools. May God help our children.

  • Eugene Irene Sep 10, 7:45 a.m.
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    Jewell exhorts us to support failing public schools. He bad mouths the President and other politicians presumably to justify the failures of the educational system and promote the failed leftist educational agenda. No one wants to send their kids to failing schools to protect unions and ameliorate the left. Most folks believe that competition via vouchers and other alternative schools such as Charters etc must be injected into the educational system rather then repeating the failures we all see...except Mr Jewell who chooses to blame everyone else and promote the status quo.

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