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Re: “Charleston GOPers: Abolish the school district

Moffly's statement that low performing schools are the result of the teachers in the school has no basis in fact. Scientific studies have found two factors that determine the performance of a school. They are poverty level and the mothers level of education. The only way to overcome these to factors is money for extra student support. You will find the same performance gap in every large municipality not just Charleston County. Also a county wide tax distributed evenly would not work. More effluent areas would not want their tax dollars to go to districts their children did not attend. Sharing support staff would be a disaster. How many bosses can one person have? The only way this would be feasible is a complete break up of the district into 5 completely autonomous districts. That would cause racial segregation and districts with uneven finances. This is a great solution for wealthy areas and a poor outcome for less wealthy areas. But maybe that is the whole purpose of this suggestion.

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Posted by charlestowne2 on February 28, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Why aren’t the Dems putting up a candidate against Mark Sanford?

In the last election Elizabeth Colbert-Bush was closer to republican then democrat. If you read her policy statements, she was for a balanced budget amendment, for changing the Affordable Health Care Act and for charter schools. Her stands on policy issues were almost as far to the right as Stanford's. The only place there was a substantial difference was being pro choice. She actually is on record to have contributed to republican candidates. She could have run as a republican and had no problems. Sanford could have been a child molester and still have won because of the R behind his name.

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Posted by charlestowne2 on October 17, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Re: “When it comes to sprawl, our leaders make one dumb decision after another

Maybe you should reconsider using "shystering " That is a reference to Shylock from the Merchant of Venice which is considered to be antisemitic. If you haven't read it, perhaps you should.

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Posted by charlestowne2 on September 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Labor organizing underway at Boeing, MUSC despite anti-union climate in S.C.

Unions exist for the workers. Unions give workers a voice. The reason wages are so low paying in South Carolina is the lack of unions and the right to work laws. Right to Work laws should be retitled the "Right to Work at Low Wages and no Benefits Law". Where there are unions you will find a higher a higher standard of living.

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Posted by charlestowne2 on August 20, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Re: “A really, really angry letter from a uterus to the U.S. Supreme Court

Ima, the supreme court did not find the birth control provision unconstitutional. They applied some other statue whose writer said they misinterpreted.
Second employees pay for their health insurance. Either directly or as part of their compensation. It is like an employer saying you can't buy whole milk with your pay check. Health insurance gives a menu of options.. You only use the ones you want or need. Before I retired I paid for a family plan that included benefits I would never need but there were some I did need. That is how insurance works. You need chemo therapy for an aggressive tumor? My religion says you got that tumor because you were evil. No chemo for you. Die because of your impure life. See how this works now?

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Posted by charlestowne2 on July 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

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