[Snip to Frenchy:]
: Well, I sort of agree here. I'd love to see the present Dept. of Education become disbanded and education returned to the immediate community. Like when I was a kid. It worked then, why not now?
Same w/ health care. I remember, believe it or not, our family doctor making house calls carrying his black bag and examining my brother in bed when he was sick. Dad paid for the services and the doctor used a sliding scale.
*So... you want doctors to make housecalls and charge people according to their ability to pay??? Sounds like 'socialised medicine' to me. What ever happened to the capitalist *right*, nay *duty*, of doctors to gouge their patients for as much money as they can?* --K
And don't say that forty kids are too many in a class room, most of my classes in public school in the fifties and sixties had seven or eight rows of seats that were seven or eight deep, you do the math. When I worked at U.C. Berkeley (I was an elevator mech., Sather Tower was one of my elevators), I would often see classrooms of Freshmen that were PACKED. Probably close to eighty students. Approx. the same age as high school seniors. Class size and dollars per student are NEA scams to hire more teachers and raise the wages of teachers.
*Well, I always knew your elevator didn't go all the way to the top floor Frenchy, but this is ridiculous. In case it escaped your razor keen intellect, class size reduction in California schools is only in place for grades K-3. Now brilliant philosopher that you are, could you please explain why you think 70 kindergarten aged kids to a teacher is a great idea. Thanks sunshine!* --K