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HailHailtoMichigan!
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What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?



He wants to raise taxes on 500k or more earners by less than a percent in order to greatly expand access to pre-k services in the city. He wants a universal system of pre school.






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SoulGlo
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


frick that. Babysitters for NYC! The "less than a percent" bit makes me think you support this.

NYC will get what they deserve though. Head Start is a failure, so they can try it out with this guy! I hope the businesses and rich people end up in one of the cities that I do business in.






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John McClane
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


What's the problem with 'access' right now?


Probably paying teachers' unions






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Babysitters for NYC!
Good! This will give poor folks the opportunity to get a job, now that their little runts aren't bothering them!






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HubbaBubba
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


So, his little "less than 1%" should raise somewhere in the neighborhood of what? $1 billion sounds about right.





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dewster
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They are doing this to get federal funds...so it's not just a tax on the people of New York.

I'm still shocked that this initiative failed in Memphis. That city has never seen a tax it didn't like.



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ironsides
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


De Blasio doesn't know math. I lived in manhattan with two kids up until October 1 of this year. The least expensive pre-k program my wife and I could find was $18k a year and the teachers didn't make much: it was all in real estate and insurance. I just don't see how he can do it without putting the city in bad financial condition.





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udtiger
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


NYC will be a 70s style festering shithole by the end of this retard's first term.





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TrueTiger
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NYC will be a 70s style festering shithole by the end of this retard's first term.



sounds like a typical socialist utopia.






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Zach
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


Pre-K has no effect on the eventual academic achievement gap between the classes. You cannot fix IQ.





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NYC will be a 70s style festering shithole by the end of this retard's first term.


Detroit needs a friend in the basement anyways.






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white perch
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


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You cannot fix a lack of parenting skills


FIFY






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LSURussian
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What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?
This is just a blatant exercise in buying off the teacher's unions by increasing their membership's work opportunities. Nothing more, nothing less.






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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


probably, but less than 30 percent of children in new york are in pre school





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Easy
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


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Pre-K has no effect on the eventual academic achievement gap between the classes. You cannot fix IQ.






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Easy
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


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You cannot fix a lack of parenting skills


Same thing. Lower IQ people tend to have worse parenting skills. But regardless no amount of parenting skills can create what nature hasn't given. You can only enhance.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Good! This will give poor folks the opportunity to get a job, now that their little runts aren't bothering them!



Most poor folks have access to heavily subsidized day care.






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The Veldt
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


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Pre-K has no effect on the eventual academic achievement gap between the classes. You cannot fix IQ.
You're not suggesting IQ is genetically linked, are you?






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: What are your thoughts on NYC mayor de blasio's pre-k initiative?


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This is just a blatant exercise in buying off the teacher's unions by increasing their membership's work opportunities. Nothing more, nothing less.


Probably true. For practical purposes, it's a gimme to a certain profession and a symbolic gesture to gullible voters.






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Zach
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You're not suggesting IQ is genetically linked, are you?


Oh no, I would never suggest anything like that. I believe in Tabula Rasa when a child is born. If the mom has an IQ of 45 and the dad has an IQ of 52 there is a chance that the child will have an IQ of 140. And if it were not for poor parenting skills of the retarded parents, their genius child could become a brain surgeon.






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