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Christie on Education: “How Disgusted I Am”

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 10th, 2012 3:41 PM |

I wrote earlier today about the need for those in college to “not let their classwork get in the way of their education.”

That said, in order to get to college or ahead in the world in the first place, each and every child in our nation needs a quality secondary education.

They are not getting it.

Obviously, family structure and other factors play a significant role in our children’s well being and development; however, when we have urban graduation rates of approximately 50%, education in many cities is largely in name only. From where do you think large percentages of our prison populations come? (more…)

I Repeat, America Needs to Stop the Lies and the Liars

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 30th, 2011 10:32 AM |

As we get ready to usher out 2011 and embark on a new year and a Presidential primary season leading to the general election in November 2012, I would like to rerun one of my personal favorite Sense on Cents commentaries written here this past February.

The simple fact remains, our nation will never regain its standing in the world unless and until we stop lying to ourselves. On that note, I humbly repeat, America Needs to Stop The Lies and The Liars,

Real long term success and greatness are founded upon the principles that people do not lie, cheat, or steal. Our nation is neither succeeding nor is great at this point in time because we have allowed these vices to grow and spread throughout our society. Shame on us.

Our nation does have the potential to be a fabulous nation again; however, let’s stop kidding ourselves in thinking that we are a great nation currently. How is it that America has lost its greatness? Where are the aforementioned vices on display? ¬† (more…)

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