Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 22:33:26 GMT
From: "Jeff Strickland" <>
Subject: Re: How do you feel about your car? Other cars? Luxury cars?

"Jeff" <> wrote in message news:eWtSh.2577$%l5.1783nospamdc05... > > "Jeff Strickland" <> wrote in message > news:R7tSh.2573$%l5.1152nospamdc05... >> >> "Jeff" <> wrote in message >> news:81hSh.7846$AS6.1418nospamdc04... >>> I am glad that these individuals are taking advantage of whatever >>> programs are being offered so that they can get an education. Something >>> that will benefit us all. A lot of people, especially minorities, have a >>> great deal to contribute. Unfortunately, too many didn't get an >>> opportunity to learn in school. >>> >>> Jeff >> >> >> >> Unfortunately, too many do not take advantage of the opportunity to learn >> in school. >> >> School is by definition an opportunity to learn. One can not go to school >> and NOT be exposed to the opportunity to learn. They may not avail >> themselves to the many opportunities that are presented to them, but the >> opportunity is there. > > It is awfully hard to take advantage of the opportunity to learn when kids > are running amuck around school, and you live in a shelter and don't have > a table to do homework on. It might be difficult, but it isn't impossible. And, that's not what you said the first time. Your sentence structure made it appear that the opportunity was not presented, and that would be a fault of society or government. The point I was making is that the opportunity is always there if one has the capacity to take what is presented. To be sure, some presentations manifest themselves better than others, and that is a reflection on society or government. But, no matter the quality of the presentation, NOT taking full advantage is a reflection of the kid. Now, the kid may have issues beyond his or her control, but that isn't what you said that I responded to.

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