If Liberal policies would actually be enacted....we'd have about as many discipline problems that they have in Finland.
Each school district would be funded equally and schools would be well equipped for learning.
When is the last time you heard about a school shooting there?
Maybe it's time to invest liberally in something other than football fields, baseball diamonds, and gyms......
And invest...in EDUCATION.
Google away, read up....'Education in Finland'...
It's not the liberal policies...but the lack of them that keeps education from being effective in the United States.
Just like the post about picking on the kid with special needs (which is very wrong) --- we act as if all of this is new to Granite City...and that it was somehow safer 'back in the day'.
It just wasn't. There may be a different cast of characters in the play, and that might be what is disturbing. Maybe as Granite City continues to gradually deteriorate, there may be more instances of discipline issues...but if there were those 'halcyon days of yore' - we would have to go back at least 3-4 generations to find them in Granite City.....and that's a fact.
But it's not liberal policies. The same problems that were present (and exacerbated) in the Reagan Administration are still present today. The grandma's who walked the halls in the 70's and 80's also saw fights, witnessed domestic violence at home, had to shift between homes when the rent was due, had to hide from alcoholic dads - creepy uncles - and moms and aunts who were either taking responsibity...or leaving it to big brothers and sisters... Some of those folks are with us, some are dead..... but their kids and grand kids...many are now third and fourth generation living in unstable environments.
Liberal policies are a convenient scapegoat, but facts get in the way of the narrative once more.
When you ban books before you ban guns, you've admitted that you're more afraid of children learning than you are of children dying.
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