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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W29 View Post
    You sure about that, can you name any? Currently there are a lot of other Countries that embrace either socialism or communism in one form or another seem to outrank us in education. To name a few China(no. 1), France(just above us) Viet Nam, the Russian Federation, Latvia, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Germany, Denmark, and Norway to name a few are certainly doing better than we are in terms of educational standards in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, & Reading achievement. Last time I checked on any of those countries they were fairly stable and relatively peaceful, at least on their own soil. Please tell us where you get your data?

    Here's where I got mine.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/educatio...t-math/281983/
    So where's the beef, you answered my post that many other countries do better than us, even though we spend hundreds of millions on our education system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    Middle School Mothers with Objections to Islamic Curriculum Hire Law Firm - Breitbart
    Good, schools are no place for religion..... any religion.
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    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&W29 View Post
    You sure about that, can you name any? Currently there are a lot of other Countries that embrace either socialism or communism in one form or another seem to outrank us in education. To name a few China(no. 1), France(just above us) Viet Nam, the Russian Federation, Latvia, Iceland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Germany, Denmark, and Norway to name a few are certainly doing better than we are in terms of educational standards in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, & Reading achievement. Last time I checked on any of those countries they were fairly stable and relatively peaceful, at least on their own soil. Please tell us where you get your data?

    Here's where I got mine.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/educatio...t-math/281983/
    The chart in your reference was very interesting but most of the countries you mention here were under totalitarian governments for a good part of the last century. The education system in European countries is/was superior to ours in several ways. Learning a second language was common while here English language skills have reduced considerably and, if you remember, Ebonics was introduced as a Black language in its own right rather than as a dialect. Some countries placed students into trade schools rather than all going into a regular college which might not be such a bad thing here. After all, not everyone can be a chief, there has to be some indians to do the work. Oriental education systems are much more strict than ours. At one time, we had many foreign students come here to learn in different fields but we seem to have lost our lead while, at the same time, our students have huge learning deficits. Our students don't even know our own history and, unfortunately, some of their teachers aren't much more knowledgeable. Some of our textbooks seem to be rewriting and/or omitting history, i.e., one book I saw teaches that the atomic bomb was first used during the Korean War. Small mistake if one considers Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be irrelevant in history. I have seen some teens questioned on TV who couldn't tell you who we fought in the Revolutionary War or why. Our education system has been dumbed down for the last few years and you can see some of the results running around on the streets in the riots being played out in so many cities now. So, yes, we have let our children down.

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    Our education system has been dumbed down for a lot longer than the last few years, I've seen young adults -IE- 20 to 30 yr. olds, that don't know their a$$ from a hole in the ground. It's a sad example of what our educations system has become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    Good, schools are no place for religion..... any religion.
    Government schools, that is. We sent our child to a Christian school, which is an option in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    Government schools, that is. We sent our child to a Christian school, which is an option in the US.
    I have no problem with that, even though it gives them religious indoctrination 6 days a week, the hard sell methodology. The old "repeat a lie often enough......"
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    But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    I have no problem with that, even though it gives them religious indoctrination 6 days a week, the hard sell methodology. The old "repeat a lie often enough......"
    Sorry to disappoint you but the love of Christ doesn't require a hard sell. :)

    The only lie I keep seeing repeated often here is the one denying the deity and saving grace of Jesus Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reba View Post
    Sorry to disappoint you but the love of Christ doesn't require a hard sell. :)

    The only lie I keep seeing repeated often here is the one denying the deity and saving grace of Jesus Christ.
    From well meaning parents the first 'religions training' often starts before potty training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40scinNC View Post
    From well meaning parents the first 'religions training' often starts before potty training.
    Probably since kids these days don't get potty trained until they're almost 4 years old. (Ridiculous)

    Sorry, this train is dangerously close to derailing off the thread topic.

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