Free Community College or 14 Years of High School ? Nope. Dumb Move.

Or you have a cooooool school ;)


So fun, but not reality…bear with me…or bare with me…did high school make that difference? /snork

I have a better idea and much experience in education, even though I’m not an educated educator, I raised three kids in the public/private/public school system, one of each.  (Middle child was “special” so this is not about him, maybe later).

It was my youngest and only daughter, she was so hot to trot in high school at 16, in the 90’s, but my lightbulb just went on after Oblahma’s promises of more FREE CRAP.  Back to daughter, she wanted to drop out of public high school in her sophomore year, work full time and finish her h.s. diploma on the G.E.D program at night.  I remember going very verklempt on her….NO, you must finish high school EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE NOT HAPPY OR GETTING ANY SMARTER THAN YOU ARE NOW !  (Translation:  What will the neighbors think?).

Yeah, she was only 16, already making $12/hr as a lifeguard at the local Y. Her h.s. grades suffered down to a 2.8 GPA, sophomore year, while she worked at Taco Bell to pay for her certification. Still 2 more years of h.s…..she graduated at 17, barely. Off to college in NYC, we paid tuition, she worked as a lifeguard at the hoity-toity hotels to pay for room/board/partying. By 19, she “served” two years in college, dropped out…..yada, yada, yada…. now, at 34, she’s wildly successful….

Yes, I bring this up, because not every “special snowflake” needs 12 years of high school or, gasp, 14. I think High School should stop at 10th grade, not the 14th.

AP kids to community college.
At Risk kids to VoTechs
Those in the middle…whatever’s making them happy, and it isn’t in 11th and 12th grade…so give them a choice :D

Sidebar: DD was also an accomplished competitive figure skater since she was in grade school, from the local rinky dink to a year in Lake Placid, she retired at 15, but had enough “EXPERIENCE” to be a “volunteer” coach of the Harlem FSC and Brooklyn Ice programs for underserved children in those NYC boroughs. She continues to teach to this day.

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My Baby turned 15 Today

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Post-Racial Seasons Greetings From Ferguson *

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H/T MOTUS* for the image which is the cousin of the image at The Crawdad Hole. Tis the season !

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A Ferguson Appetizer via a Chris Rock PSA

(Before I hit publish, there is no decision on Officer Wilson in Ferguson. If this post can save one stupid youth’s life in the future, I’ve done my job ;) )

My favorite hometown(Brooklyn) Facebook page *Likey* is http://gothamist.com/, definitely liberal leaning but always provocatively uncensored. Like this current outrage Cop Beats Subway Fare Jumper article with appropriate graphic warnings before viewing the video. Yes, the video fare jumper’s friend took. Some friend. My favorite part are the comments. Always entertaining, but I don’t always comment unless I can bring something useful to the, uhm, conversation. Like today…..so far, I have 2 likes and no death threats. #Winning :D

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Happy Pre-Holiday Shopping Week Before Thanksgiving

If you use Amazon, my good friend at White House Dossier has a portal you can use to help support his fabulous blog. He gets a few cents for every order at no extra cost to you. Just use this Link. Thanks !

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Rand Paul and the *Looney* Left, Can It Work?

Stumbled on Huffington Post today and found…..

H. A. Goodman,
Columnist and journalist published in Salon.com, The Hill’s Congress Blog, and other publications. Author of Logic of Demons http://www.hagoodman.com

Now here’s s/he’s frilliant post on Huffpo (sorry H.A. in this day of Rachel Maddow/Chris Hayes, couldn’t tell by your photo….)

I’m a Liberal Democrat. I’m Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

It’s a great read. We need to reach out to these a’holes ;) I found myself agreeing with H.A.’s “the deal is off if Paul selects Huckabee as his running mate”. So cute <3

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Dear Hillary, Please Don’t Run For President

Girlfriend, I’m your age, I think about a few days older. I just got around to reading your book, Living History, and I LOVED that Hillary, you are a role model for young women in that book.

Fun reading what our parallel lives were like, we both came from loving and strong faith based families. You went on to an elite girly college while I was flunking out of secretary school. I was bored, but that landed me a job on Capitol Hill before you! Yes it was convenient my school was in downtown DC, so barcrawling in Georgetown was networking in those days. Yes, the Capitol Hill Employment office was recruiting anyone who could type more than 30 words a minute (Thank you Wilbur Mills )

Sorry, I’m not going to read Hard Choices because I may have given up on you, along with the Dem Party, about that time. You know that time, when you left many of your supporters at the altar of the Obama Greek Columns and Throne and decided to “work” on his team? (I so wanted you to Teddy his Jimmy all the way to the 2008 Dem Convention floor, you would have lost (?), stayed in the Senate,maybe go on to be the NY Gov (?) Sorry, coulda,woulda,shoulda, huh?

And loving congratulations to you new Grandma, there’s nothing more special. My daughter’s Chelsea’s age, but we threw her out of the house when she was 17 (in that send her to a NYC college because she’s so much smarter than us way, Way!). She did fine, like mom, got bored after a coupla years, dropped out, started a girlie band, went homeless, started a business and became a Rock Star with her own blood and tears. And a few years later, and NYT Item She lives in BushwickBK now and I’m sure has worked her arse off harder than Chels.

Don’t run for President, Obama ruined that for all of us. Do a Sarah, have fun slinging arrows across the bow. I know I am. Love you Hills, but just stop.

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