Socialism ​: everyone’s doing it!

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If you were to pick one recurring theme among the political left today, it would have to be socialism. With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth last October, socialism is the new fad – the new “cool kids club.” In fact, Millennials today are increasingly in favor of socialism over capitalism. Socialism – everyone’s doing it! – By Kimberly Wylie However, does the average person on the street, especially those who are younger, who have only read about bread lines in Russia in textbooks and may not even remember that Berlin was once divided by a wall, really have…

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    • Vilma Maldonado-Reyes
    • March 15, 2019
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    Public schools, are not bad. NYC, has had very good teachers, it is the parents who do not show up every time school officials ask them to meet on parents nights. This was my experience working at PS 165 in NYC Teachers should take workshops to find text books, in order to advance knowledge. It does not mean that old concepts are outmoded. The USA Social Security system is working good.

      • Kimberly Wylie
      • May 14, 2019
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      The US Social Security system is the largest Ponzi scheme in the world. With the ever-increasing number of Baby Boomers entering the system, coupled with longer life expectancies, we have a pyramid that has become top-heavy is about to collapse.

      The result? A system that has had to continually increase the age of access to hard-earned money citizens have paid in their entire working life, and then payments that no one can possibly live on. One of the fastest growing demographics of “poor” in America are our elderly, as they try to scrape by on the pittance they’re given from Social Security and are faced with exponentially-increasing healthcare costs.

      As far as public education is concerned – the reality is this – we have children graduating from high schools who are sorely unprepared and uneducated for the real world and a globalized marketplace. Even my daughter, who took eight AP classes in high school, including AP Calculus, and received nothing lower than a B, was required to retake Calculus in college, because her placement tests scores were not high enough. How does a child get a B in an AP course and not be able to even score well on a placement test?

      Our teachers in the US are over-worked and under-paid. They have to educate with fewer and fewer resources, unless you’re in one of the lucky schools that are heavily-funded by the government or supported by some private enterprise. Given you were in NYC, I can guess your school received a significant amount of tax dollars. However, travel just a few short hours west, to central or western NY, outside the tax suck that is the City, and the story is significantly different.

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