I agree with Campfield! If your brought up on welfare, why learn a trade when you can ride the gov'ment gravy train? How many kids that grew up on welfare are in the prison system now? If they had a job, they would be to tired to do wrong.
I know more children who were never on Welfare who are in prison thann those who were. Under the present system, one cannot grow up on welfare. That gravy train ended over ten years ago. So you have a family who have fallen on adverse encomic times and because is not acting as he/she should, their brothers and sisters must go without food and shelter? Since there are almost no mental health services avaiable and Juvenile Justice is a joke and you can't put them out, what do you do? Some of the best families have a problem child and it has nothing to do with how well they parent.
AFDC (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) has long been a whippin boy for conservatives. Always will be.
There will ALWAYS be users and abusers in our world no matter their socio-economic status (think Bernie Madoff)
Having said that, we as a society are morally obligated to attempt to feed malourished starving babies.
Tieing welfare benefits for families to school performance of children strikes me as a goofy idea. Our system of education can't even effectively tie teacher's performance to their students' educational outcomes. Plus - I wonder how much additional government bureaucracy would be needed to implement and manage this new "system?"
IMHO - our welfare system is broke. But tieing welfare to education only seems like an opportunity to further break the educational system.
Right on to the bone bubba Joe, Sebeoreeno. Ask any teacher about No Child Left Behind and see what they got to say about our education system.
Just saw somewhere that this School Years budget includes 10 furlough days. Instead of a 184 days of school there will be 174 along with 10 days of teachers not being at their school nor getting paid. Think I read where Guvnah Deal said we wuz gonna save jaw-ja $2.8 million dollas this way.
To tie welfare payments to the household children's performance in school is just about the dumbist idea I have ever heard of.
A good start to fixing our public schools would be to abolish the Federal department of education.
Teachers presently cain't teach because they are too busy filling out reports for the government and administering tests ad infiniam for compliance with governmental authorities.
tot this is for you:
This may explain Campfield!
Sheran thanks I took the time to watch both entirely.
This society is coming apart with the ever continuing bs imposed by government.
Government is not the answer it is in fact the problem.
The Federal Government should not be involved in education period.