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Public Education / Welfare System
Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:57 PM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 03:06 PM
1) Welfare fuels a bad economy
2) Lack of education fuels unemployment
But saying that you need a college degree to get a good job, well... that's not exactly true. Work experience can sometimes, and most often is substituted for book knowledge or a degree.
People of welfare are there for a reason. They don't want to work. Quite frankly, if you want to work, you go get a job. If you do not want to work, you go on welfare, at least that's the way it is in most major cities in US.
Although setting up those work centers is a great idea, they have done it, and some, only some people take advantage of it. I mean let's get real here. If you have been living on welfare for any length of time, you realize, that you can get, housing, food, clothing and insurance all on the taxpayers dime. What's the point of working, if you can get by, by not working.
It comes down to morals and standards. If you really want to work, you get your butt up and go fill out an application. Simple as that.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:08 AM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:57 AM
Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:38 PM
Those where instructors aren't necessarily needed and one could do all the studying,
and downloading of study documents online.
I think if people had this opportunity then many would take advantage of it.
Myself, I wouldn't want to get in debt for going to school again. I was in debt for years
because of a student loan and certainly don't need that feeling again.
Been there, done that.
Free education I would definitely consider though.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 04:45 AM
Our only problem is how some people abuse the welfare system, even though they have jobs, PAYING jobs.
Disability payments, whether it'll be physically or a learning disability such as all spectrums of autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD, and possibly ADHD, or a mental disability such as PTSD, is a totally different topic.
Yes, increasing expenses to education is a very big problem. Perhaps, this might be the fact some people are unable to afford education and are kept on welfare because of it, while they are unable to find jobs according to their degree level. At my school, CSU Chico, there's been talk of accepting applications at only neighboring counties surrounding Butte County. Whether if it's just freshman or transfer, I'm not sure. What's even more disturbing is that they've just decided to raise 5% in tuition.
My main concern that fuels this problem is how the upper class income-earners are paying less taxes and evading more thrown at them; this cuts at not just education, but other public services as well. San Francisco is just fortunate it has a running, if just barely, transportation system.
Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:35 PM
I don't believe this is a valid reason to be on welfare. How many thosands of "aspiring" artists just have this dream of making it to the big time, when in fact, they are talentless hacks and will never amount to anything. That would be like saying it was a persons dream to buy a big winning lottery ticket so they made it to the big time, and we should support them with welfare so they could spend all their money on lottery tickets until they got that big winner. Sure, The Harry Potter author did eventually make it big, but how many people ever really make it to the top? I'd say very few actually do it compared to many thousands of dreamers.
As for being on welfare so you have time to write, paint, whatever, if you are truely passionate about writing/painting, you will find the time needed to do it. If you can't, you probably aren't all that serious about it and aren't that good anyway. A person just needs a little inspiration and a lot of ambition. You are unlikely to have much ambition when your sitting around collecting a check for doing nothing.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:26 AM
Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:26 PM
Posted 02 July 2011 - 06:08 PM
I often wonder why the government screws up everything it trys to do. So much waste, fraud, and other failures, it seems to be that the government fails everything it attempts.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 09:09 AM
For students if they want to study, they should study hard.
For the parents, they should be responsible in their children's education and do not blame the government all the time, they should guide their children so they are sure that they are not wasting their money on education. And yes, I agree to our friend there that having a good education is not a guarantee that you will get a good job, basic education is enough and it is up to you how you will nurture what you learn and take advantage of it.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:39 PM
Your idea on being strict and not passing the children if they don't learn is right on! So many kids get flushed threw the system and passed on when they aren't learning a bloody thing, just because it might damage their poor little ego's to be flunked. All this does is set up bad habits for their future, why put forth any effort when you get want ever you want handed to you for doing nothing? I say flunk 'em if they don't learn. Keep them in whatever grade they are in until they learn. If teachers are paying attention, they should realize that certain students need additional help. There is no excuse for missing it. And no excuse for letting it slide without doing something about it. And it should have to cost a fortune of taxpayers money to fix the problem. Have some of the brighter student tutor the slower ones. Give the bright ones exta credit for helping.
And believe it or not, (bet you thought you'd never hear me say this) your right about not blaming the government. The parents should be aware of what is going on in their schools, and take a vocal and active part in the curriculum and everything that is being taught to their children. Don't just hand off your kids to the government and expect them to do all the work. Because quite frankly, the government is not capable of raising children.
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