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Author speaks at college about ‘essential’ skills for children

April 20, 2013

Lessons and skills learned at an early age can greatly affect the success of individuals as they go into adulthood....

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fromtheport

Apr-20-13 6:57 AM

We need to follow the lead of tennesse and try to link welfare checks to grades to end the generational poverty, or at the least to school attendence. Go michigan and missouri!!!

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Shirly

Apr-20-13 9:58 AM

@fromtheport...oh yeah! Let's deprive children of even modest nutrition by punishing their parents for being poor - that will surely help them get better grades in school and keep them healthy enough to even GO to school. I don't know where people like you come from but I sure wish you'd head back to Tennessee or some other red state where you belong.

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fromtheport

Apr-20-13 12:57 PM

Shirely you havent seen the name fromtheport as in from williamsport. But if parents were punished for not being good maybe they will turn around, besides why should we keep paying for families that are just going to raise kids to leech off the welfare of others. Hey pump out another kid and we will give you a raise it is time to hold people accountable. We pumped tons of wasted money into schools, we complained about teachers, lets hold the parents responsible to make sure their kids are in school and learning, and trying to learn and break the poverty cycle they were born into. These kids arent going to go hungry the parents will make sure they are in school or will be forced to smoke a little less crack next month. Hey i chose not to have kids because i didnt want the expense, so if you have so much money to pay for these kids that are going to amount to nothing then give me your address you can pay my tax bills that provide for these welfard leaches

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fromtheport

Apr-20-13 1:04 PM

And by the way states that linked welfare to school attendance seen attendance rise and graduation rate rise. At least those states gave the kids a fighting chance.

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