Half of Minnesota's kids aren't ready...

Half of Minnesota's kids aren't ready for kindergarten. Website...

There are 59 comments on the TwinCities story from Dec 24, 2011, titled Half of Minnesota's kids aren't ready for kindergarten. Website.... In it, TwinCities reports that:

Many parents wonder if their child is ready for kindergarten. School readiness is complex.

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CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#1 Dec 24, 2011
Your kids are stupid! By the time I started kindergarten I was already working on complex algorithms and I had just started my 2nd novel. The only reason I bothered to go is because the teacher was hot and she usually didn't wear any panties.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#2 Dec 25, 2011
Yep, most kids aren't ready -- so let's cut school funding some more. That should do the trick, at least according to Minnesota Republicans. This reminds me of a classic narcissist's demand placed upon his fireplace:

"First, give me heat" he said. "Then, I'll give you wood."

Not much different from cutting revenues to decrease the deficit!

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#3 Dec 25, 2011
The dumbing down of America - change the curriculum in these liberal indoctrination camps where everything is about *being green*, self esteem, and *feelings*.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#5 Dec 25, 2011
Madaman wrote:
Yep, most kids aren't ready -- so let's cut school funding some more. That should do the trick, at least according to Minnesota Republicans. This reminds me of a classic narcissist's demand placed upon his fireplace:
"First, give me heat" he said. "Then, I'll give you wood."
Not much different from cutting revenues to decrease the deficit!
"so let's cut school funding some more"

Commrade,

1) This is not new.....40-50 years of the same lament from the Government Schools Indoctrinators

2) "not ready" is subjective.....and historicaly based on the assesment of the very same Indoctrinators that derive their sustanance from the Public Trough and have an incentive to create/magnify in order to BS the Sheeple that they are overworked and critical.

3) Over 1/3 of America's children will be ruined by these very same Indoctrinators that did not do thier job.

4) Grandad and Grandma were never determined to be "not ready" for kindergarten.....But look what they built.

5) If funding was the issue then the 85% of local Property Taxes consumed by the Government Schools should have corrected this "problem"

6)....And you Sheeple say Bayyahhahayyahahayyahhaahh
Serge Strong

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Dec 25, 2011
What a crock, this is just another liberal ploy for more money for government subsidized baby sitting.
This is more of the Gov's pandering to the unions to get more of our tax dollars. He won't take no for an answer, just like a toddler.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#7 Dec 25, 2011
Serge Strong wrote:
What a crock, this is just another liberal ploy for more money for government subsidized baby sitting.
This is more of the Gov's pandering to the unions to get more of our tax dollars. He won't take no for an answer, just like a toddler.
How very odd that the Minnesota Business Partnership (made up of clearly Socialist CEOs of major corporations in MN) is advocating for more get-ready programs for elementary schools. It seems to me that many business leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction with high school graduates who are barely literate -- NOT just a "liberal ploy."

A fundamental reason for Minnesota's high quality of life and relatively high number of Fortune 500 company headquarters has been our well-educated workforce. Some short-sighted cheapskates now wish to imperil what our parents and grandparents set up and paid for -- just to save a few tax dollars.

Fortunately, there are still some farsighted folk who refuse to sell out our Future for some minor comfort in the Present. They are NOT Republicans!
digger

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Dec 25, 2011
Madaman wrote:
Yep, most kids aren't ready -- so let's cut school funding some more. That should do the trick, at least according to Minnesota Republicans. This reminds me of a classic narcissist's demand placed upon his fireplace:
"First, give me heat" he said. "Then, I'll give you wood."
Not much different from cutting revenues to decrease the deficit!
A complete IDIOT. Funding doesn't make kids better, GOOD PARENTING does. Without it, NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#9 Dec 25, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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How very odd that the Minnesota Business Partnership (made up of clearly Socialist CEOs of major corporations in MN) is advocating for more get-ready programs for elementary schools. It seems to me that many business leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction with high school graduates who are barely literate -- NOT just a "liberal ploy."
A fundamental reason for Minnesota's high quality of life and relatively high number of Fortune 500 company headquarters has been our well-educated workforce. Some short-sighted cheapskates now wish to imperil what our parents and grandparents set up and paid for -- just to save a few tax dollars.
Fortunately, there are still some farsighted folk who refuse to sell out our Future for some minor comfort in the Present. They are NOT Republicans!
Commrade,

The level of ability and talent found in the Germanic Peoples of Minnesota, has nothging to do with the indoctrination of the peoples in the Government Schools...As a Pole, I do not expect you to understand.
Serge Strong

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Dec 26, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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How very odd that the Minnesota Business Partnership (made up of clearly Socialist CEOs of major corporations in MN) is advocating for more get-ready programs for elementary schools. It seems to me that many business leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction with high school graduates who are barely literate -- NOT just a "liberal ploy."
A fundamental reason for Minnesota's high quality of life and relatively high number of Fortune 500 company headquarters has been our well-educated workforce. Some short-sighted cheapskates now wish to imperil what our parents and grandparents set up and paid for -- just to save a few tax dollars.
Fortunately, there are still some farsighted folk who refuse to sell out our Future for some minor comfort in the Present. They are NOT Republicans!
How do you make the nimrod leap from putting an 18 month old baby on a Head Start bus to Minnesota having a "relatively high number of Fortune 500 company headquarters?"
Either we have "a well educated workforce" or half of our kids are not ready for kindergarden, which is it?
BTW: Minnesota, the high-tax, business unfriendly state has 20 Fortune 500 headquarters. Texas, the low-tax, business friendly state has 51. Once again: what's your point?
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Dec 26, 2011
"BTW: Minnesota, the high-tax, business unfriendly state has 20 Fortune 500 headquarters. Texas, the low-tax, business friendly state has 51. Once again: what's your point?"

Texas population: about 25,000,000. That's one Fortune 500 HQ per 490,000 people

Minnesota population: about 5,000,000. That's one Fortune 500 HQ per 250,000 people.

What is your point?
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#12 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
"BTW: Minnesota, the high-tax, business unfriendly state has 20 Fortune 500 headquarters. Texas, the low-tax, business friendly state has 51. Once again: what's your point?"
Texas population: about 25,000,000. That's one Fortune 500 HQ per 490,000 people
Minnesota population: about 5,000,000. That's one Fortune 500 HQ per 250,000 people.
What is your point?
The point is who cares who has more or less Fortune 500 company's....also the point is that your fellow traveller Madman brought this up in a childish attempt to appear knowledgeable and give some credibility to his ignorant other poinst by tossing out the irreleveant statistic.

But as a fellow traveller with the ignorant Demokrats of Amerika, you understand the fragile ego of the "always wrong"
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Dec 26, 2011
Consistent wrote:
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The point is who cares who has more or less Fortune 500 company's....also the point is that your fellow traveller Madman brought this up in a childish attempt to appear knowledgeable and give some credibility to his ignorant other poinst by tossing out the irreleveant statistic.
But as a fellow traveller with the ignorant Demokrats of Amerika, you understand the fragile ego of the "always wrong"
Huh?

The poster I replied to, Serge seemed to care. He posted the bogus comparison not Madaman. You are free to ingest the thin gruel of faulty logic and substituting "k's" for "c's" if you wish.

Sorry if this uncomfortable truth is too much for you to bear.
Serge Strong

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
"BTW: Minnesota, the high-tax, business unfriendly state has 20 Fortune 500 headquarters. Texas, the low-tax, business friendly state has 51. Once again: what's your point?"
Texas population: about 25,000,000. That's one Fortune 500 HQ per 490,000 people
Minnesota population: about 5,000,000. That's one Fortune 500 HQ per 250,000 people.
What is your point?
You obviously weren't prepared for kindergarten, and your reading comprehension still isn't too good, Casey!
The headline for this article should read: Half of Parents Aren't Ready to Have Kids.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#15 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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Huh?
The poster I replied to, Serge seemed to care. He posted the bogus comparison not Madaman. You are free to ingest the thin gruel of faulty logic and substituting "k's" for "c's" if you wish.
Sorry if this uncomfortable truth is too much for you to bear.
Oooops...My bad

You were were responding to the response to the responders reponse to the non responsive reponse...

YOU Kommrade have succesfuly obscured the issue for the other unkomfortable Sheeple.
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 26, 2011
Serge Strong wrote:
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You obviously weren't prepared for kindergarten, and your reading comprehension still isn't too good, Casey!
The headline for this article should read: Half of Parents Aren't Ready to Have Kids.
You're right. You used Texas as an example of beating Minnesota at something that they are not so it means I'm stupid because I called you on it. The fact that you are bad with stats is my fault.

Wing on oh proud winger!
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Dec 26, 2011
Consistent wrote:
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Oooops...My bad
You were were responding to the response to the responders reponse to the non responsive reponse...
YOU Kommrade have succesfuly obscured the issue for the other unkomfortable Sheeple.
I'm not as omnipotent as you oh great Consistent. I'm limited to calling BS on an individual basis. Using sweeping generalizations is so much more difficult and I doubt I could ever overcome my indoctrination to spell correctly.

We all need to work with what we've got. The bright side for you is that makes it real simple.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#18 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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I'm not as omnipotent as you oh great Consistent. I'm limited to calling BS on an individual basis. Using sweeping generalizations is so much more difficult and I doubt I could ever overcome my indoctrination to spell correctly.
We all need to work with what we've got. The bright side for you is that makes it real simple.
You are limited by your need to ignore the real point, and obscure it as much as possible by redirecting to the minutiae, thus moving the topic off that which makes you uncomfortable.

And it is not all that easy to be omnipotent....but being prescient has always been my burden.
just the facts

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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Wing on oh proud winger!
Ass on oh proud urban liberal ass! And you wonder why your cities are cesspools.
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Dec 26, 2011
Consistent wrote:
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You are limited by your need to ignore the real point, and obscure it as much as possible by redirecting to the minutiae, thus moving the topic off that which makes you uncomfortable.
And it is not all that easy to be omnipotent....but being prescient has always been my burden.
Your response, as usual, dwells in the valley of nothingness.

My point is Minnesota has more Fortune 500 HQ's per capita than Texas. That makes surge's point bogus, and by proxy your's as well.
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 26, 2011
just the facts wrote:
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Ass on oh proud urban liberal ass! And you wonder why your cities are cesspools.
The only logical response for you Trudy is seek contact with people. Even though it's been a long time for you that's still the answer. Your isolation from reality is not.

I'm sorry for you that the current American demographic makes you uncomfortable.

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