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George
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10/17/2022 9:22:48 PM
As I recall funding for schools in some states is problematic in that tax money to be directed to education may be altered by local plebiscite. That means that in some poor areas, less money for property tax is available to schools in poor areas while more is available in wealthy areas. This forces the state to attempt to balance. And so some schools are well funded while others are not.

The system in my province assures equity in funding in that all schools receive a specified amount per student no matter where the school is in the province. A portion of property tax is also part of the funding formula.

NYGiant, I am concerned that you don't seem to understand what you read. Do you really believe that other countries do not incorporate laboratory classes in courses where appropriate? Do you really believe that the finest medical schools in the world don't incorporate some means to train doctors effectively including internships?

Moot court actually has an international competition doesn't it?

NY, you better slow down on that claim of intellectual freedom of thought in the US. The list of banned books in school curricula is lengthy. You shouldn't have mentioned, To Kill A Mockingbird. Bad example. Pretty sure that it has been banned in some jurisdictions. The conservative and religious right has far too much influence on your education system.

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10/17/2022 10:19:28 PM
I agree that some poor areas receive less funding, and less from the Federal Government.


Your comment.."Interesting statement. How do you know that your school curriculum encourages creative thought? Did you just toss it out there? Any evidence to substantiate this assertion."

Labs, internships, moot court all. incorporate and encourage creative thought, and discussion defending your position.

Banning books only means people will want to read them. Do you really think that because a book is banned, no one reads it?

Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

Here's a list of Movies banned in Canada...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_banned_in_Canada

George...your words..."You shouldn't have mentioned, To Kill A Mockingbird. Bad example. Pretty sure that it has been banned in some jurisdictions."

As far as books are concerned, I thought I'd just mention one.....1991—With Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, this classic novel was targeted by a parent group for removal from recommended reading lists in the Saint John (NB) School District 20.

Objection—Racism in characterization and language.


George, you better slow down on commenting which books are banned in Cana...I mean the US




George
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10/18/2022 7:32:42 AM
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I agree that some poor areas receive less funding, and less from the Federal Government.


Your comment.."Interesting statement. How do you know that your school curriculum encourages creative thought? Did you just toss it out there? Any evidence to substantiate this assertion."

Labs, internships, moot court all. incorporate and encourage creative thought, and discussion defending your position.

Banning books only means people will want to read them. Do you really think that because a book is banned, no one reads it?

Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

Here's a list of Movies banned in Canada...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_banned_in_Canada

George...your words..."You shouldn't have mentioned, To Kill A Mockingbird. Bad example. Pretty sure that it has been banned in some jurisdictions."

As far as books are concerned, I thought I'd just mention one.....1991—With Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, this classic novel was targeted by a parent group for removal from recommended reading lists in the Saint John (NB) School District 20.

Objection—Racism in characterization and language.


George, you better slow down on commenting which books are banned in Cana...I mean the US



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In the US most students read The diary of Anne Frank, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Catcher in the Rye. Tom Sawyer, On Walden Pond, books that are banned in countries that inhibit free thought.


It is another example of your tiresome jingoism and hyperbolic nationalism that causes me to weep. And so I decided to let you know that book banning is alive and well in the US.

Immediately you engaged in another annoying tactic which is a pivot or redirect. Yes, direct the conversation away from your statement that while not a lie certainly is inaccurate and demands clarification. And so you attempted to redirect to Canada.

And so a quick trip to the wiki store was in order for NY. Gotta find something to cover his error.

I don't mind talking about restrictions on reading material in my country but you obviously resented being caught again.

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10/18/2022 7:44:47 AM
No, I was just showing that the book you mentioned as banned in parts of the US, is also banned in parts of Canada. And that the banning of books is alive and well in Canada.



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10/18/2022 8:36:55 AM
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No, I was just showing that the book you mentioned as banned in parts of the US, is also banned in parts of Canada. And that the banning of books is alive and well in Canada.


Your wrote this

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In the US most students read The diary of Anne Frank, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Catcher in the Rye. Tom Sawyer, On Walden Pond, books that are banned in countries that inhibit free thought.


Nothing to do with Canada. It was an inaccurate portrayal of life in the US and I called you on it. Own it.

EDIT: Your statement was an attempt to compare the US with other nations of the world and was an inaccurate generalization. This of course would paint the US in a favourable and, in this case, unwarranted light.
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10/18/2022 9:13:48 AM
Well, I just showed you that books are banned in Canada.

George
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10/18/2022 10:37:26 AM
Sigh. This thread is derailed and I apologize. Keep trying to talk to this guy if you like.
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