21% Increase in SNAP benes... Did you know about this?

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    crank Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but you can't feel it, so you don't care. These exploiters aren't coming to your house and eating out of your fridge. If they were, you'd care.

    Why you champion the very people who're working in DIRECT OPPOSITION to the collectivism we need, is a ****ing mystery. Maybe you're a raging 'every man for himself' capitalist?
     
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    Ah, I hadn’t really considered the Eastern influence. That would add spice.
    The religious angle is the same here. But on average private schools have a leg up on public in test scores etc. The location of the public school here is the biggest factor. Urban locations underperform compared to suburban and rural even after adjusting for income.

    Selective high schools is a good idea. By that age cookie cutter educational content and methods are very counterproductive. Some kids need to be in college prep STEM classes and some kids need to be learning to mind a CNC machine or weld pipe.
     
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    We run selective programs in about 50% of public schools from year 5 (kids aged around 11), plus exclusively selective high schools. It's completely egalitarian in its merit-only policy, so it's a very wise use of tax payers money. It really does put the lie to any claims that poverty and/or systemic discrimination is an impediment to academic success. Especially when you consider that about 90% of the students in our selective high schools are non-white migrants or children of migrants - a considerable proportion of whom are working class.

    That's why I love things like this, and public healthcare. They remove excuses. They let you see much more clearly, exactly who is genuine and who isn't.
     
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