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  •  All their kids have food and health care (2+ / 0-)
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    Linda Wood, ManhattanMan

    Kids who do not have food, health care, and a safe place to live are substantially hindered - in a biological sense - from having the attention span to learn abstract, complex material.

    In the US, there is a study that shows you can see the test scores drop if there is a murder within two miles of the school.

    It does not matter if there is a high quality curriculum in place if the kids spend their nights in fear or their days worrying over a painful tooth... and it especially does not matter if the kids don't get to school because the family is constantly moving or couch-surfing.

    In California, we have a high standard of learning and we have a strong state curriculum. We also have thousands and thousands of well trained teachers who really care about kids. It's not sufficient.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 10:34:53 PM PDT

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