those working to better themselves dont bug me, a student trying to get through college and needs a lil help via food stamps or whatever, no problem thats what the system is there for. i did not go through college and i have no issues finding a job paying $18,000 without back breaking manual labor. a good solid work ethic will get you far in this world. guess you need to see what i deal with on a daily basis. im in an area where the common saying is "a wellfare check will make a cadillac payment", i live in an area where there are jobs that pay a living wage and the buisnesses in town have to resort to hiring ppl away from one another in order to get decent help.
as far as the school system failing our kids, the guberments 'No Child Left Behind Act' is making things worse, not better. i fully believe what you say a friend of mine moved her and her kids back here from Florida after being gone 5 years. here kids were a good year behind the students here, thank god her kids are bright and they caught up. some rural schools are getting the job done with student willing to learn. i graduated with a 3.5 6 years ago taking physics and Human Phys, and Chem and Calc. had good teachers. college just wasnt what i wanted, not sorry i didnt stick it out, not complaining i only make what i make but i make enough to live off of even without the wife but i know i dont need a new vehicle to keep me happy and my 11 year old jeep is a tank thats got alot of miles left in it and when it dies ill find another for about $4000