Tuesday, February 12, 2013

State of the Union comments

Well, that was really freaking depressing!

It's 2013 and we're still talking about how everybody should be able to vote? That's pretty pathetic, but not quite as pathetic as that Boehner guy not standing up or clapping for the 102 year old black lady who voted. Why were all those people killed in the olden days trying to rally the troops to go vote, if we're not appreciating and respecting their efforts now by voting?

People earning minimum wage are below the poverty level. Well then what's the point of having a minimum wage? This should have been fixed ages ago.

It really upset me when Obama talked about preschool. Danielle is the only one of the three of us who went (and she's the smartest of the three so maybe he had a point). Sure, maybe I would have gotten a full scholarship to Yale or Harvard if I'd just had preschool, but I didn't become a teen mother, didn't drop out of school, am (probably) going to graduate from college.

I voted for Obama, but wasn't loving his speech tonight.


Anonymous said...

The fact that you didn't go to preschool and turned out terrific doesn't mean that lots of kids do better with preschool. That's not an indictment of your success. It's about numerous scientific studies that show that kids who don't have preschool tend (not all! this is all about the average!) to have worse outcomes.

Monica said...

It should also be pointed out that the advantages that preschool provides can also be provided by a committed parent. Socialization, active learning, structure - they're not unique to a preschool classroom that's just the place most kids get it.