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Re: “School 'reform' group needs some arithmetic work

A proud graduate of LRCH, born and bred in Arkansas this issue intrigued me. I agree with the said benefits of some public schools in helping shape fine young adults through the "real world" life lessons, and great staff available. I have to say though, that as one of the many who have likely stumbled upon this article in hope of reading something remotely intelligible I'm beyond disappointed. Not one to normally feel the need to brashly comment, this article and these comments could be the poster child for the apparent "blind" passion that's become such a threat for our country. Excuse the long post but quite a few of you have crossed a line personally attacking someone based appearance, marital history, and bringing her family into the discussion. You're proving yourself close minded and unbelievably childish. I feel bad for Laurie and her family for being subject to an onslaught of unsupported and frankly uncalled for comments from some entitled clowns that should reread their ridiculous posts before they hit "Post Comment". As they say he who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones.. Regardless of your political stance you wouldn't make an a** of yourself online because your 11 year old wasn't allowed into a R rated movie would you? The "book burner" name, although cute is about as inaccurate a representation as calling Edison the devil because he's views didn't align with Tesla's. Laurie obviously cared about not only her children but was also standing for an unarguable principle of protecting our children that you're misconstruing as a negative form of censorship. I personally appreciate someone standing up for the safety/welfare of my child and for all of you who so boldly attack aspects of someones life completely unrelated to the subject at hand(Durango-deathbyinches-theoutlier) continue hiding behind a keyboard. I hope you never have marital problems, that your children have the sense to not be influenced by the world that you obviously think shouldn't be "censored" from them, and that your pretentious and wildly assumptive slander thrown out in an obviously biased forum continues to work out for you. I came into this wanting to gain talking points to support public schools but instead the ignorance displayed by so many got me researching Ms. Lee's cause and I am not so proud that I can't reevaluate my initial thoughts and listen to someone who is looking to offer more to our children. You can keep attacking the "billionaires club" who account for substantial part this states economy (not to mention their contributions to our University System) and people like Ms. Lee who have the spine to publicly stand up for their beliefs, or you could step out of your comfort zone and come to any one of their public meetings on the topic and have a chance to voice your opinion and listen to the other side in a slightly more diplomatic venue than this one sided sh*tshow. Some of you seem to be very intelligent and have done your research and I hope you go and speak your mind because hearing all sides with an open mind and working together to come up with the best solution is how we make progress as a society. As for Mr. Brantley and the people that had no more input than she's been divorced or her hair looks bad you should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope you realize I didn't write this to throw gas on the fire and justify your simple mindedness, but rather to point it out before you do the same thing to someone who won't be quiet as magnanimous. I may be misinterpreting your pretentious statements and you may not have more interest in tearing down Ms. Lee than the actual stance she's behind. Focusing on someones personal life and "flaws" (as if any of you are perfect). You can always tell a story two ways but I applaud Lee for serving her country in the armed forces and raising two girls as a single mother which you conveniently left out. Anyone can take a part of a story out of context to portray something far from the truth which to me implies some sort of personal grudge. If I am in fact wrong then I implore you to voice your opinion in a constructive manner, in a venue where it could be beneficial towards change and not just a mindless and out of context burning at the cross.

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Posted by SouthernDiligentia on 11/02/2012 at 12:27 AM

 

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