Yesterday several Atlanta teachers and administrators received jail sentences for their roles in the Atlanta cheating scandal. The judge vilified the teachers and administrators. What they did was bad there is no argument about it, but were the teachers the only ones responsible for the children’s education? I saw a mother lamenting that her daughter was taking remedial classes in college because of what was done to her in the Atlanta school system, but my question is why didn’t her mother know she had difficulty with her school work? Parents are the children’s first teachers. How many parents read to their children before they could read? how many parents would sit and let their small school age children read to them? Were the Atlanta parents active participants in their children’s education? How many of the parents now complaining every went to a PTA meeting or a parent/teacher conference? No one is excusing what the teachers did but when looking for the people who failed the students some of the parents need to also fault the man/woman in the mirror.
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She is a candidate for president. She is ready to lead, but are we ready to follow? I am not sure if I am ready to take a seat on the Hillary bandwagon. She says she wants to talk to everyday Americans. I am going to wait and hear what she has to say and what she plans to do. Less platitudes and more plans. Hopefully, the GOP will actually reach beyond their comfort zone and truly talk to all groups. At this point there is more acceptance of Hillary and little enthusiasm, and that’s a problem.
Jamie Foxx blasted over Bruce Jenner joke…he is off limits but you can say whatever about the Kardashian women?
I must admit that I don’t keep up with the Kardashians, but if you are on social media you can not avoid them. There are tasteless jokes and comments about the Kardashian/Jenner women posted on a daily basis with very little backlash. That is why it is so interesting to see how the world has come to Bruce Jenner’s defense regarding the Jamie Foxx joke last night. Can we say double standard.
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Young people do stupid things and so often they have to deal with the consequences of their behavior. The two students leading the racist chant have been expelled. Does the punishment fit the crime? Share your thoughts.
We hire the police to serve and protect. What do want them to do? The latest police shooting in LA puts the police front and center in the midst of controversy. The police say the man “African” was reaching for one of the policeman’s weapon, and the police killed him. Who is at fault here? We also have to ask when did it become acceptable to fight with the police? Policeman want to go home at the end of the day and they will subdue any threat to that outcome Does this mean every time a policeman shoots he is justified? No, but we have to look at the facts of each case before we indict either party.
Are people lying more or are they just getting caught quicker. Robert McDonald, head of Veterans Affairs is the latest one to be caught up by his tongue. he claimed to have been in Special Forces. He later admitted that was not true. So he lied. Is this another so what moment or just another lie. What do you think? No big deal? Share your thoughts.
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Last week we heard the tragic story of Tammy Meyers taking her daughter out for driving lessons when she encountered an aggressive driver. We were told he followed her home and shot her in the head. She subsequently died from her injuries, but we have now learned some new facts. She did encounter an aggressive driver but she returned home picked up her son who was armed with a gun and they went out looking for the driver. The driver after being pursued followed them and he did kill her. Does this change anything? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Marie Harf floated the idea that Muslim unrest is due to lack of opportunity. There is no way that lack of jobs would make any sane person partake in the barbaric acts that we have seen Isis perpetrate against the innocents. She repeated this lunacy on a number of outlets last night. Is this just crazy talk or does she really speak for the state’s department? Share your thoughts.