Ava Dahm The question of parents doing it is not really the issue unless the parents are the ones who wanted their children to learn it. That is the point at which they are 100% responsible for teaching their kids what they feel is important to teach if it does not go with the curriculum. It's easy to say that schools should be doing more, balancing education. That, however is not the point of school. Take the kids to the library and teach them.
Ava Dahm Rather than forcing teachers to incorporate more administrative-forced information on top of standardized testing practice, why don't you encourage parents to learn and teach their children what they believe to be true. Contrary to popular belief, it is not in the classroom that people should learn every little thing about the world. Teachers already balance on a fine line of "OK" and "wrong." Go get a book about what you want and read it.
Ava Dahm Have Americans not had the "we are the best" mentality for a long time? Not winning a slew of medals would challenge some people's ideas of being the 'superior country.' Little do they know that nobody is superior.
Ava Dahm The upfront cost of surveillance just makes me cringe. Granted, this is not going to pop up everywhere at once, but it has been on the citizen's radars for some time. I'm willing to assume that surveillance and punishment would be privatized before the govt was able to do it.
Ava Dahm This can really be a tough issue for a lot of reasons. The first that came to my mind is how much water is too much to keep back for whatever purposes? My second is should private citizens be held to a stricter standard than private water bottling companies (damming up water and keeping it on a property versus bottling it up and shipping it en mass to another state)? And finally, who other than govt has their finger in this water pie?
Ava Dahm Imagine people changing the world for the better by demanding that anything be more humanely treated before it ends up in the fryer. The biggest 'protest' against better quality living standards for animals and better quality meat in general is the higher up-front price. We pay for those cheaper animals every day whether we want to think about that or not, but that cheaper dollar amount on the menu makes people care a lot less than they should
Ava Dahm The more publicity that you can get for your company the better, even if it is negative. In a few years most people who have been hearing about Chick-Fil-A and these other companies probably won't remember so much the stance that they took as much as the company name. It seems silly, but it works for the coffee, cereal and computer people.
Ava Dahm The biggest problem for me is that the child is the one losing out. Double fathers aside, should the school that wants to expand Christian thinking deny a young mind? If the fathers wanted the child to have not only a good education, but a Christian educated background (and possibly promote those moral beliefs) why would they not accept the child? Is that not the point of a Christian school?
Ava Dahm There are plenty of programs popping up throughout the country that focus in greening in a different sense than just parks that helps to include the poor neighborhoods. The problems that I see with them is getting the cash, manpower, and brains to start it up and then having people care enough about it or have enough time to keep it nice. I don't see greening as only the city's job, but the people's just as much.
Ava Dahm If there are pools of unused resources, is there not a greater chance of the country falling prey to the current superpowers who have the bottom line at heart? Would being a 'superpower' even be good for the people in the country?
Ava Dahm Not going to theaters and buying DVDs has not hurt the market. I know plenty of people watch all the 'new releases' at the library and not a single penny of that 'sharing' goes to the producers past the initial bought copy. Why should the internet download be limited more than a library?
Ava Dahm It's not just cereal companies that do this. There's little accountability in making something that is good for someone. They'd sell straight plastic as food if they could get away with it and make a profit on it.
Ava Dahm Smiles are both a blessing and a curse. You can "fake it til you make it" when you feel like crap to get through the day, fool people into thinking that you're friendly so that they're not jerks, or even give your cheeks a nice workout that hurt at the end of your shift! For the record, I cannot resist smiling if I'm told to. But I also sure as heck will not smile at random people if I'm not getting paid to!
Ava Dahm Interesting. Would individual personality not play a role in this? I know some people absolutely feed off of the ideas of others for their own creativity and some have to find it on their own, completely alone. How would companies and industries be able to adapt to the individual and still have time for the regular workload?
Ava Dahm I feel that there is more than the culture of the girls are growing up in that play a huge role here. We are also a nation that has a mass amount of mothers who pursue and push the 'skinny' and 'diet' ideas on themselves and their children. Competition with your daughter is a real, live struggle in a lot of families that I've observed personally (including my own).
Ava Dahm I'm glad that you brought up this topic. There is a harsh reality for a lot of people dealing with this. In many cities there are overflowing homeless shelters that cannot or will not accept more people and yet there is no solution for these people that I have seen really come to the table. Rather than fighting the people who are at the worst end of the bargain, cities need to be helping them.
Ava Dahm At first glance, I did think that she was his daughter. She looks like a juvenile and acts like one, too. That being said, people will always find things to rip apart and hopefully the couple will be able to look past it all.
Ava Dahm There's been a nice shift toward healthy food recently throughout the age groups. People can make fun of foods all they want, but there are just as many taking it upon themselves to eat healthy AND accept who they are. Soymilk has become very profitable, it seems. Makes sense that Starbucks would incorporate it. I doubt McD's really cares to look that 'fancy.'
Ava Dahm Interesting point you have. I can't wait to read more about how you view this decision in your other articles. Usually, I tend to avoid issues of political funding like the plague, but this is something that I feel should not go without notice.