Liberal Logic: Paying Losers To Attend School

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by CATO, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Isn't this like double-taxation jeopardy? Taxpayers paid once and they pissed away an opportunity, now they're PAID to make up for their poor decisions. Sounds just like General Motors.

    Now, if they were being paid in the Marine Corps' summer school program at Camp Lejeune, I wouldn't have a problem...and neither would they.
  2. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Creighton Bluejay

    Soo, do these kids count as employed? IE. Obama created jobs?
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  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  4. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless

    Rewarding those who don't work hard enough to live up to the standards of their peers? Sounds like the democrats are developing their future voter base...
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Would that not be adjusting the standards down?
  6. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    Umm, yeah...haven't you heard of "no child left behind"? The whole point of that program is communism on education. Screw the bell curve and lower the standards to the dumbest kids in the school SYSTEM.

    It's like the "zero tolerance" policy that our school system has as well towards violence, except they only apply it to upper-middle class intelligent two-parent white kids who fight back when they finally snap and get sick and tired of being picked on and beat up by thugs. </rant>

    Sorry. Long day.
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Monkey++

    Not exactly a new concept, also called social promotion, where a child is passed on to the next grade because everyone else in his/her age group is.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Pretty much my point. The herd should not be held back because of the weaker members. Segregate them out and supply them with the tools they need to succeed at an appropriate level, but take them OUT of the mainstream. Moving the mainstream back punishes the majority and does nothing for society as a whole.
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  9. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    prolly sick of seeing this, but it applies well here:

    There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. ― F.A. Hayek
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