Before spending more tax payer money, let's make "Head Start" more
I grew up way under the poverty line and I didn't like it. I decided to
work hard and go to college for a long time so I wouldn't have to live like
that any more, and I didn't have kids until I could pay for them myself.
Seemed like a simple solution to me, though I admit even some of my siblings
have lingered in the welfare world. I work a lot, but still have time to teach
my kids to read and do math well above their grade level. I guess I figure that
my personal fate and my family's fate rest in my hands, but I know
that's an unpopular view these days.
How about we just place them in a one year program that concentrates on Reading,
Writing, and Speaking English to get them up to the level they need before we
place them in a Grade level.
Isn't this a racist bill? Making the Hispanics with a lot of kids pay more
for their education? Actually, the added cost is only about 1/30th of the cost
of education so it is money well spent.
sisucas,How dare you show us an example of someone taking personal
responsibility to better their situation. Its all rich people's fault and
no poor person should have to take responsibility to improve their situation,
its the governments(rich tax payers) responsibility.
@Million :Where do you draw the line on "money well
spent"?We already spend more than any civilization in history.
Try this. We believe in a free competitive market, so ... offer a certain amount
of money to the primary helper/tutor of the child if that child scores at a
certain threshold on a fair competency test. Do not require any other
credentials of the tutor. The problem will take care of itself. A poor hungry
but capable college student, or maybe even a bright high school student, or
maybe even a smart kid in junior high will show up and teach the kid one on one
and get him to the needed level. This will be money well spent.