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We spend a lot of money on education. A lot. The problem is parents have to be very active in their child’s education. Working with them on their homework. Encouraging them to do their best. Supporting the teachers instead of attacking them. It is very hard for a single parent to do this.
Could not agree more!
My daughter is in college now, but based on her public school experience, you are spot on. Her schools were very, very diverse: nationalities, races, wealth – you name it, it was there. The kids who did best in school (and got the most out of their educational opportunity) were the ones with an strong, engaged advocate at home. It crossed all boundaries of socio-economic strata, racial divides, and language and cultural barriers.
More money into the school systems without disruptive change to how we spend it is NOT the answer.
LOL, don’t agree often with you, but right there with you on this…
Yogi, never thought about the grocery angle – that’s f’in brilliant. Sounds like fascinating work.
^all very good points.
I just found it odd. I’ve had many more conversations with men, and what I have found is a diversity of opinion – just like we see on this board. I expected the same from women, perhaps skewed a bit more toward support of the law. I was just surprised by the result.
Not intending to ascribe any value or representation to my method. Apologies if that wasn’t clear…
^now that’s funny!
I did my tiny sampling in response to several of the posts (from both sides of the issue) citing the author’s relative certainty that a vast majority of women would agree with his position. My suspicion was that women’s positions would be very much like men’s: i.e., I would see some support, some resistance, some indifference, etc. What was surprising to me was the near 100% alignment, irrespective (seemingly) of politics…
Been a long time since I studied probability, but just seems to be that if 50% of the population likes the law, then 50% doesn’t. For me to get a run of 7 consecutive non-supporting opinions, the likelihood is 0.5^7 or .008. If the law is supported by a “vast majority”, the math just gets worse.
Assuming my probabilities are correct, this diagram shows the probability of the outcome I observed at various levels of opposition for the bill:
As you can see, if 90% of the population opposes the bill, I’m still less that 50% likely to get SEVEN in a row…Again, if the opposition is less that 90%, it gets less likely.
I’ll be clear: I don’t KNOW what the majority of people think. I was just very surprised at what I found ANECDOTALLY and thought others might be as well. If you’re not surprised or don’t care, please ignore me…
Maybe I was just really, really, really lucky this morning. I should buy a lottery ticket.
Ok, I was curious, so I took the bait.
Asked my wife and daughter (20 years old) what they thought of the law. Asked the first 5 women I saw at work today. 100% of the women I asked said the law was an embarrassing, knee-jerk reaction that has done serious harm to NC’s reputation. After their initial response, I asked “but don’t you feel safer because of the law?”. Two rolled their eyes and walked away. The others answered, all pretty much in unanimous agreement, summed up as: “No, the law does NOTHING to protect women. If you truly want to protect women, make a commitment to PROSECUTE and CONVICT people who assault them, regardless of whether it’s in a bathroom or anywhere else.”
Not sure what I expected, but the 100% agreement was a bit of a surprise. Of the seven, four had actually read the text of HB2 (higher than I expected). Of those four, three of them said based on their reading, they thought the “bathroom” portion was basically a non-story and that the real purpose of the legislation was to make it harder for people to sue the state based on discrimination. I had heard this theory earlier, but I don’t concur: I believe it gives too much credit to our legislators…
BTW most of these are people I’ve heard discussing politics. Two are liberal, four are conservative, and one I’m not sure about.
WAY too many unknowns. Unproven depth at QB, strength behind the QB, brand-spankin’ new offense (which I am quietly stoked about), tougher (IMO) schedule…
Given the data in hand, from an engineering perspective, I like Foose’ confidence interval…
They should have all stuck around.
The new eval rules (taken advantage of by Anya and Abu) enable the players to get very good advice from people very close to real decision makers in the NBA. Over time, this will have a very positive effect, providing good information to players trying to make good decisions. Both Anya and Abu returned based on their evals.
Barber’s situation is different – he determined that he was leaving in order to support his family, regardless of where he eventually lands. Although he has signed a contingent contract with the Pelicans, there is still a strong possibility that he will land somewhere international. He made the decision that was right for him and his family. All the best to him.
I agree that some past players have made what appear to be questionable decisions, but I also recognize that every situation is unique. I am keenly aware that there are always factors at work that I’m not aware of, particular to each circumstance. Painting with broad brushes is potentially misleading.
Beckwith was masterful last night, the entire game was an absolute joy to watch. I will admit to switching back and forth from Omaha to Oakland, but got to see a lot of the baseball game. Feels weird to have the team I’m rooting for win…I’d like some more, please…
With this field, I must agree – beach chickens all the way!
Will be pulling hard for the Red Raiders in the losers’ bracket, not sure how many teams have beaten Gators twice this year…(couldn’t resist, had to look, was surprised to see that it happened several times this year…) Still…
Thanks, Wuf, BTW, good to see some life here…
This is unreal…
…and just like that, the magic is gone?
Seriously we can’t do this again, can we?
Morrison now? I also couldn’t believe he didn’t start the eighth.
He is ON tonight. Esp that breaking ball.
that pitch was a thing of beauty!
ugly…my god that was ugly.
Love Chance’s base running there, obscured the ball from the fielder without interfering.
LOL at the color guy. I was listening earlier, and he made me do the “WTF-did-he-just-say” face once too many, and I killed the sound. The game visuals, backed by some old live Yes is working for me…
^Doesn’t sound greedy at all…especially if ’67 is right and we see Morrison sooner…
Solid, solid inning from Orwig. Now let’s get some…
’67: I thing you’re right, it’ll take 6 to win this one. And we need to get ours now. Don’t like the idea of needing an 8th inning rally and watching Morrison walk to the mound.
^Wolfanatic: I was referring to the bunt from the Coastal player top of the next inning…bunted to move the runner into scoring position, but delayed and placed the bunt so perfectly he beat out the throw as well. Beautiful execution.
Hence the double “damn”…
Damn. That was a perfectly executed bunt. Damn.
Evening, gents. Missed the matinee, but finally settling in. Go Pack!
Eagles with big 7th inning, now lead Utes by 1 in Oxford.