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

There are 20 comments on the Dec 24, 2011, TwinCities story 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

Green Bay, WI

#22 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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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.
Who cares how many Fortune 500 companies are in your state right now. Minnesota and Wisconsin used to be healthy states, with residents that had a strong work ethic. Desirable to employers. Due to great welfare programs the states had, they filled up with lazy, welfare sucking, black people and the states turned into entitlement states with lazy residents that have no work ethic at all. Anyone with a brain leaves. The people who do work hard and want to make it, head to places like Texas and Arizona. As soon as I'm done here, I'm heading back out west. Higher wages and a lot fewer criminal minorities. And none of those damm Somalis. I was surprised to find out that low income women get free child care in this state, no matter how many kids, no matter what the cost.
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Dec 26, 2011
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares how many Fortune 500 companies are in your state right now. Minnesota and Wisconsin used to be healthy states, with residents that had a strong work ethic. Desirable to employers. Due to great welfare programs the states had, they filled up with lazy, welfare sucking, black people and the states turned into entitlement states with lazy residents that have no work ethic at all. Anyone with a brain leaves. The people who do work hard and want to make it, head to places like Texas and Arizona. As soon as I'm done here, I'm heading back out west. Higher wages and a lot fewer criminal minorities. And none of those damm Somalis. I was surprised to find out that low income women get free child care in this state, no matter how many kids, no matter what the cost.
Anyone concerned with the health of the state economy cares how many Fortune 500 companies are in our state right now. As previously proven MN has more Fortune 500 HQs than Texas per capita and also has a lower unemployment rate:

11/11

MN - 5.9%
TX - 8.1%
AZ - 8.7%

I'm not sure which of the radio wingnuts is telling you guys that Tx and AZ are doing well but they are lying as usual.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#24 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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Anyone concerned with the health of the state economy cares how many Fortune 500 companies are in our state right now. As previously proven MN has more Fortune 500 HQs than Texas per capita and also has a lower unemployment rate:
11/11
MN - 5.9%
TX - 8.1%
AZ - 8.7%
I'm not sure which of the radio wingnuts is telling you guys that Tx and AZ are doing well but they are lying as usual.
I do know which radio wingnuts use your method of deflection to avoid uncomfortable truths.....

You are still using the minutiea to "avoid"......I have young Grandchildren, so I am used to this tactic of the Victim Demokrat Child....Keep digging Commrade.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Dec 26, 2011
Bush decided that higher standards were the solution. The teachers and administrators of most of our big city school districts fought against it every step of the way. NOW, obama just dumped $28 MILLION dollars into the Mpls. school district, along with all kinds of PR, BS and NONSENSE. Just wait and see how the Mpls public school district does in the next couple of years, BOTTOM OF THE BARREL. They ALREADY ARE the BEST FUNDED school district in the STATE, and they STILL can't get ANYTHING DONE, because they fail to realize what is BROKEN, even given their collective 'intelligence'. There is a saying that there is a difference between intellegence and WISDOM.
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Dec 26, 2011
Consistent wrote:
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I do know which radio wingnuts use your method of deflection to avoid uncomfortable truths.....
You are still using the minutiea to "avoid"......I have young Grandchildren, so I am used to this tactic of the Victim Demokrat Child....Keep digging Commrade.
Did you have any actual rebuttal? Using facts is "deflection"? Substituting "k's" for "c's" constitutes an argument? Misspelling words is logic?

Life is good in lane wingnut.
just the facts

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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I'm sorry for you that the current American demographic makes you uncomfortable.
Liberal ass is YOUR demographic, not the American demographic and that is why you're losing elections. Except in the inner city cesspools that you've created and are now hopeless.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#28 Dec 26, 2011
Serge Strong wrote:
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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?
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I am responding to your post: "What a crock, this is just another liberal ploy for more money for government subsidized baby sitting."

First, Head Start supports children ages 3-5, NOT 18-month toddlers as you allege.

Second, I take issue with your description of Head Start as "government subsidized baby sitting." Participation in Head Start has proven to improve grades and learning throughout K-12, as well as improved job prospects and lower incarceration rates. Wouldn't you rather have our youth wind up as employed taxpayers, or do you prefer to continue building prisons?

If the best anti-welfare program is a job, then why oppose programs that greatly increase the likelihood of students graduating into the work force?

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#29 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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Did you have any actual rebuttal? Using facts is "deflection"? Substituting "k's" for "c's" constitutes an argument? Misspelling words is logic?
Life is good in lane wingnut.
Hey, you will get used to his mindless ranting after a while. This is one of the most Fact-averse people to sully this comment board.

But don't take my Word for it. Just keep reading. More evidence is forthcoming!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#30 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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Did you have any actual rebuttal? Using facts is "deflection"? Substituting "k's" for "c's" constitutes an argument? Misspelling words is logic?
Life is good in lane wingnut.
Ouch....

Terrific defense!...Obscure, irrational, childlike, irrelevant, stupid, and non sensical.....but if it makes you feel more comfortable, go for it child.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#31 Dec 26, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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I am responding to your post: "What a crock, this is just another liberal ploy for more money for government subsidized baby sitting."
First, Head Start supports children ages 3-5, NOT 18-month toddlers as you allege.
Second, I take issue with your description of Head Start as "government subsidized baby sitting." Participation in Head Start has proven to improve grades and learning throughout K-12, as well as improved job prospects and lower incarceration rates. Wouldn't you rather have our youth wind up as employed taxpayers, or do you prefer to continue building prisons?
If the best anti-welfare program is a job, then why oppose programs that greatly increase the likelihood of students graduating into the work force?
Commrade.....

Real Americans do not seek to have the State start Indoctrination before age Three.

Even those of us with special needs children do not feel a need to have them driven in your bus to the nearest Government Indoctrination Center.....

Especially since 1/3 + of our children will be ruined by the incompetence of the Educators at the Government Trough that keep you driving the children to the Centers....Seig!
Casey

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Dec 26, 2011
Consistent wrote:
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Commrade.....
Real Americans do not seek to have the State start Indoctrination before age Three.
Even those of us with special needs children do not feel a need to have them driven in your bus to the nearest Government Indoctrination Center.....
Especially since 1/3 + of our children will be ruined by the incompetence of the Educators at the Government Trough that keep you driving the children to the Centers....Seig!
The only possible reply to your post is you are too ignorant to reply to. The Nazi finale speaks to you and no one else.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#33 Dec 26, 2011
Casey wrote:
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The only possible reply to your post is you are too ignorant to reply to. The Nazi finale speaks to you and no one else.
Ouch!

My entitled Down Syndrome Father.
just the facts

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Dec 26, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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Hey, you will get used to his mindless ranting after a while. This is one of the most Fact-averse people to sully this comment board.
But don't take my Word for it. Just keep reading. More evidence is forthcoming!
And this from an arrogant school bus driver with 6,700 worthless posts. You're dangerously deluded and I hope you don't hurt anyone other than yourself.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#36 Dec 27, 2011
Casey wrote:
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The only possible reply to your post is you are too ignorant to reply to. The Nazi finale speaks to you and no one else.
See? I wasn't making that up.
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#37 Dec 27, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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See? I wasn't making that up.
It always warms my heart to see two defectives embrace here on Topix.

The road of life is hard, and even the most ignorant babblers need companionship.

I am glad you found each other......Now you can do the Collectist Demokrat speak..Yup, Yup, Uh huh Yup Uh huh.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#38 Dec 27, 2011
I wonder how many of these "unprepared" kids were raised in daycare. One of the parents has to stay home and actually raise the kids.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Dec 27, 2011
Well, neither of me or my three siblings ever had "Head Start". Neither of my parents ever went to high school. YET, myself and my siblings are still WORKING, ALL own homes, aren't afraid to break a sweat or learn something new. NONE of us has a notable criminal history, none of us is into DOPE or an alcohol problem, and we don't pretend to something that we are not. "Head Start" is a gov't JOKE, nothing more than taxpayer-paid, OVERPRICED, NON-accountable BABYSITTING. If you want to have kids, FINE, plan on how to take care of them ON YOUR OWN, do not rely on the stupid gov't to do it FOR YOU, and don't ask the taxpayers to pay for it, because THEY DIDN'T ORDER YOU TO HAVE YOUR KIDS. Quit pushing your expenses on EVERYBODY ELSE, and get miserable results.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#40 Dec 27, 2011
digger wrote:
Well, neither of me or my three siblings ever had "Head Start". Neither of my parents ever went to high school. YET, myself and my siblings are still WORKING, ALL own homes, aren't afraid to break a sweat or learn something new. NONE of us has a notable criminal history, none of us is into DOPE or an alcohol problem, and we don't pretend to something that we are not. "Head Start" is a gov't JOKE, nothing more than taxpayer-paid, OVERPRICED, NON-accountable BABYSITTING. If you want to have kids, FINE, plan on how to take care of them ON YOUR OWN, do not rely on the stupid gov't to do it FOR YOU, and don't ask the taxpayers to pay for it, because THEY DIDN'T ORDER YOU TO HAVE YOUR KIDS. Quit pushing your expenses on EVERYBODY ELSE, and get miserable results.
I am not surprised that you are the product of an illiterate and uneducated home. Congrats on overcoming some of those limitations.
Labia Majora

Washington, DC

#41 Dec 27, 2011
Ironic, neither are half the parents
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#42 Dec 28, 2011
Madaman wrote:
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I am not surprised that you are the product of an illiterate and uneducated home. Congrats on overcoming some of those limitations.
Limitations? That's YOUR opinion. By the way, one of my siblings helps to design PACEMAKERS. Just because my parents never got a 'diploma' or a 'degree', many of which are now worthless pieces of paper these days, you would probably consider my parents to be lot smarter than their 'credentials' would show, IF you had the opportunity to get to know them. I don't consider them to be 'uneducated' at all. They certainly haven't been BRAINWASHED by an education system that is currently HELL BENT on doing just that.

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