"And we cannot be satisfied until all students are achieving excellence and end their K-12 career ready to go to college or ready to enter the workforce."
Be ready to be dissatisfied. Forever.
Equality of opportunity does not equal equality of results. It's a bell curve, there will always be some at the far left (low) side in terms of capabilities and achievements. There will be a lot in the middle. And, at the far right...excellence. If all students are achieving it, then it isn't excellence.
One problem is that your opinion doesn't seem to have anything to do with the piece, or at least you didn't bother to explain what you are talking about.
The other problem is that meritocracies suck.
Corporations are lying to people about the products they use?
I'm shocked! Shocked!
(in before anti-green frenzy)
LOL.. my secretary was supposed to proof this.. and give me a break, I was educated in SC..Thing is, opinions may matter, but in this venue spelling doesn't. If it did they would put in a spellcheck. So if you have an opinion, post it. And just let spelling and punctuation fall where they may.
Yeah, diversity is the problem.
Problem with diversity is it guarantees the system will not be ifnused with the brightest and the best. The efficiency of the bureaucratic function is being sacrificed in the name of political correctness.
All I really should have said was that after meeting Eugene Platt, I'm convinced that he would have gotten over 10% of the vote had there been a televised debate.
I'd like to see ECB win, but did have the pleasure of meeting Gene and his son Paul and was really impressed. If he had a platform, such as the debate, I think he would have gotten more support, but then there is the age old dilemma of the third party spoiler. I suppose at some point we will have to commit to a universal health care system. What I don't like is hiking up my health insurance premiums to pay for someone else's free health insurance. What ever happened to the universal option for everyone, especially middle class? When Obama leaves office South Carolina will have to find a way to fit in with the rest of the nation. I didn't have a chance to talk with Gene Platt long but almost with he would run in one of the other parties and keep the same issues.
great but when will the city actually open the bridge??
I'm a local so I'm pretty sure I see the Green Party assemble around Charleston. I'm usually having coffee at the time, but don't recall all the drama lately.
"My problem with Gene is that he seems to chose to run in elections only when he can act as a spoiler and deny a Democrat victory."
Good thing that isn't a problem in this election. No Democrats are running.
Why does anyone care what the "BOY KING" thinks? I'm more surprised that people fell for this Silver Spooner and elected him. He's been a condescending jerk since his early years. He spent much of his life looking down on the same people he claims to represent. How does anyone possibly find him relevant enough to vote for? Hell, he grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth (by family that arguably manipulated policy for gains), but claims to be a "Don't tread on me" conservative. He's little more than the fat son of Pappy O'Daniel from O Brother Where Art Thou.
"Like Sue says, if the Democrats think they are losing progressive votes to the Green Party and that this is costing them elections then maybe it's time to offer a more progressive platform and candidates."
The 2012 Green Party candidate Larry Carter Center was charged with assault. I wonder how many of those voters feel betrayed by just voting green? Is there anything more to the party than extremist, radicals and anarchist who's only goal is to have the least green candidate elected?
Kennon Gilson and dp4 are bots.
Yeah Greg, because voters sure love it when candidates run for districts they don't live in, don't they? The Green Party has advocated for decades for the solution to all this Democratic whining about stealing their votes, it's called a runoff election and it can be done with a single election with Instant Runoff Voting where you simply rank your choices. We already use it in SC for overseas voters, and it's more widely used in cities and states all over the country and around the world.
So Democrats who preferred Platt would rank their ballots #1 Platt, #2 Colbert-Busch, although based on the only poll that was fair enough to include Platt, more voters would rank their ballots #1 Platt, #2 Sanford. The votes are tallied, the 3rd place candidate is eliminated but whoever voted for them has their 2nd choice votes counted instead for the final result. The 2 corporate Parties resist implementing this reform because they agree on so many issues and have total control of the game so they don't want the public to hear viewpoints that challenge the status quo. Third Parties have been a valuable source of new ideas in our democracy for hundreds of years.
The Public Policy Poll showed Platt gets 5% of the 2012 Romney voters, but 1% of the 2012 Obama voters. Objective evidence says Platt is not hurting Busch.
You know when you can tell political candidates are lying...when their lips move! It is such a shame this is the best the 1st District has to offer. WE DESERVE BETTER!!!!
Too late for this, with Sanford in the race: "Please, everyone, don't do anything embarrassing ... again." He has made this state a national embarrassment before and is doing it again, trying to cover up and to ignore his moral weakness and his moral, ethical and other failings. As Sanford tries to shun or color his dalliances with comparisons to Bill Clinton, asking whether or not Clinton deserves a second chance, that does not comport with Sanford earlier voting for the impeachment of Clinton. Just say no to Sanford.
Thanks for the article. For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on similar and other issues worldwide, please see the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization @ http://www.Libertarian-International.org ....
CATO was founded by LIO Fellows as a libertarian-oriented/Liberal group. Their focus as their site says is limited government, not Libertarianism, though they're obviously informed by Libertarian tools and approaches.
Let Gene run in an election in which the district leans heavily Democrat or very heavily Republican. Let him run in an election in which there is no credible Democratic candidate.
My problem with Gene is that he seems to chose to run in elections only when he can act as a spoiler and deny a Democrat victory.
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