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A Nation of Wusses or Ready to Compete?

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esb   11/13/2013 10:31:03 AM
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Our 21st century culture is cursed with two  dominant themes: security and equality.

Our schools are like prisons.  If there are armed guards and you can't walk away, you are a prisoner.   Our schools have a code: sit down, shut up, obey authority.  Individuality and thinking are dangerous.  A delusional principal who thinks a picture of a gun or an extended finger is a danger to students is hardly a good role model.

Equality is sacred.  No child may be left behind.  That is like taking several animals of the same age, race horses, draft horses, saddle horses, ponies, wild mustangs, maybe a few donkeys and mules, putting them in one herd and expecting them all to get from point A to point B at the same time.  We should admit that one size fits all is a falsehood.  We should cultivate those with ability -- let each become all that he is capable of being -- and help those with less ability.  Let the race horses run faster instead of holding them back with the mules.

 

 

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Cabe Atwell   5/28/2014 2:34:14 AM
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A nation of wusses? Maybe, just look what happened to the city of Atlanta this past winter. 2 to 3-inches of snow shut the city down. People abandoned their vehicles and slept in grocery stores because it was too cold to make it back home. Sure, roads were slick but come on.

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