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Oct 11, 2010 flapjacks commented on Waiting for Superman: It’s a Polemic! Get Mad! Arrr!.
A parent's dedication to their child's educational success is extremely important. However, how could a school board, a teacher or any other person or group create parental interest? If a parent isn't very concerned with whether or not their own child is doing well is school, that is tragic; but if our society is truly in the midst of an educational crisis then we need to spend time and energy on areas where we can actually effect change. We all remember change, right? Hope? Not, "man, kids these days aren't learning what they need to - I hope someone does something about that", but "huh, we keep falling further behind the rest of the developed world so we should probably change what we are doing". Teachers Unions are clearly not the only issue, but it is a big one. Personally, I've had teachers that were so much more valuable in my education than other ones so there are not just good teachers but great ones. And we need more great teachers.
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Jul 2, 2010 flapjacks commented on Gallagher Is a Paranoid, Right-Wing, Watermelon-Smashing Maniac.
Sweet Holy Jesus! I just checked Gallagher's website, and he is playing at the "Gathering of the Juggalos" this summer. Is that his fan base now?