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Re: “Pair fleeing Arkansas psychiatric hospital arrested in Las Vegas

Vanessa wrote: It's also true, Jim, that the guy was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Great job Vanessa, his not guilty by reason of insanity, must mean it never happened.

I bet who ever he assaulted feels better knowing it he was ruled incompetent.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/27/2018 at 5:17 PM

Re: “State case helped halt segregation

In 2004 the Arkansas Legislature approved a law that forced school districts with fewer than 350 students apiece to consolidate with other districts.[5] A March 1, 2004 board meeting, board member Norvell Dixon advanced a resolution for consolidating with the Grady School District under the Provisions of Act 60. Another board member, Lee Dale, seconded the motion, which was carried. Another motion, advanced by Dale, stated that the new school board should be named the Lincoln County Special School District and that it should have five board members. Dixon seconded the notion, which carried.[6] In May 2004 the state board of education rejected the voluntary proposal to consolidate the Grady district with the Gould district, because both school districts were majority African American and the merger would have violated federal desegregation laws.[7]

It was the progressive liberals for school consolidation that eliminated the chance for parents of Gould to have a say in their children's education.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/27/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “State case helped halt segregation

As the "freedom of choice" cases in the 1960s clearly demonstrate, in Arkansas and throughout the South, the school choice agenda has invariably meant defending the choice of white students not to attend schools with black students, while denying the choice of black students to attend schools with white students.

Where is the proof of that statement today?

Name one black student that has been denied admittance to any so called white school in Arkansas.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/27/2018 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Hitting students

I thought progressives were pro choice. Pro choice on abortion, pro choice on marijuana, pro choice on sanctuary cities etc.

He chose that option, parents can opt out of CP(Since we can't use those two words).

Autumn wrote:
Before I had my daughters, I read somewhere that if I used physical force to discipline my child, I was taking the easy way out. Teaching children how to behave is hard and requires consistency and resolve.

I hope she doesn't try that advice if one of her children is about to step in front of a moving vehicle.

Lets see, we exchange swats for self. How has that worked out?

Since she likes to read, then lets look at recent research.

Lets see what author Constantine Sedikides, professor at the University of Southampton, UK has to say.

Sedikides: It has been long believed that criminals may suffer from low self-esteem. Recent waves of research indicate the opposite. Criminals and prisoners have higher levels of self-esteem, and indeed narcissism, than community members.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/25/2018 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Stop the presses: Doubt from UA school 'reformer' about test scores as measure of future success

Commissioner Johnny Key: Give Little Rock its schools back. They are in state takeover because 3 of some four dozen schools fall short of arbitrary test score standards.

Arkansas: Give rural communities their schools back.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/19/2018 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Send in the segs

They came for the small rural schools with a list of standards, and the large schools said nothing, because the large schools knew if the large schools failed, they were to big to consolidated.

When the rural schools met those standards, the large schools supported an arbitrary number, one that large schools had no fear of meeting, but would seal the fate of rural schools.

They came and took the rural schools, now they are taking the large ones, and there is no one left to defend them.

Sad, that what goes around comes around.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/18/2018 at 12:05 PM

Re: “WWJD?

Yes he spoke about the poor and needy, that is why he endorsed capitalism to provide bounty for all to enjoy.

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Posted by Runner55k on 03/14/2018 at 7:29 PM

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