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Comment Widespread literacy or cranking out Einsteins? (Score 1) 1114

What should be the job of a public school?

Well, presumably you do a little bit of both. But the former is far more important. Furthermore, you have to ask yourself -- who is best equipped to help themselves succeed? While we all like to imagine ourselves as millionaire geniuses who really just "fell between the cracks", actual millionaire geniuses manage to succeed without a lot of hand-holding.

As Sean Connery said in The Rock, "Losers always whine about doing their best. Winners go home and **** the Prom Queen."


Submission + - Google spikes anti-MoveOn.org ads

stupidpuppy writes: Google has informed an ad firm working for Senator Susan Collins (R) that they will no longer run ads critical of MoveOn.org because they violate Google's "trademark policy". This policy evidently does not apply to corporate trademarks: Google still carries advocacy ads directly critical of Exxon, Wal-Mart and Microsoft, among others. Google is also a major corporate underwriter of MoveOn.

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