Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Or We Could Just Abolish Capitalism

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According to KnoxNews, Tennessee legislators are attempting to pass legislation to cut the welfare benefits of parents with children who don’t meet attendance and performance requirements. The bill, SB 132, is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah, and has passed committees in both the House and Senate, and now heads to another House committee, and to the Senate floor for vote.

Tennessee’s Terrifying New Plan to Punish the Families of Underperforming Kids.

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  1. Terrifying plan it is, to be sure. It isn’t easy to see how it will help with underperformance in schools, even if attendance improves. I’m not sure that abolishing capitalism is the answer, but then, perhaps the term itself needs some definition, as capitalism, I think you will find, means something a little different in Europe than it seems to do in the USA. Poverty, it appears, is alive and thriving, and as always, is treated as though it was a crime.


    April 4, 2013 at 2:47 am

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