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Fri Apr 6, 2018, 02:42 PM

A little bit o'history...

In 1961 I entered the second class in the temporary quarters of the brand-new Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, Queens. Four years earlier, the Soviets sent Sputnik up and our collective American teeth fell out that they could beat us into space.

Eisenhower and Congress picked up their teeth and decided we were going to teach them. Kennedy picked up the cudgel and when our new building was ready a year or two later, it included three fully equipped and stocked science labs-- bio, physics and chemistry. It also had a business lab stocked with a couple of dozen shiny new IBM Selectric typewriters. All thanks to the US gummint. We may even have had subsidies to hire science teachers, but I'm not sure about that.

Being a religious high school was entirely irrelevant to this largess-- we were pushing science, and the Feds at the time knew how to make us an offer we couldn't refuse.

That sort of thing made America great once. Our President had no heel spurs to stop him from getting five stars and kicking Hitler's ass. Things weren't perfect back then, but we were starting on the right track. We were actually talking about our race problems, pollution, and the faint hope of world peace. And we didn't have the Pentagon and "security" stealing all the money so teachers have to go on food stamps.

Any chance we can get back to that?








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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2018, 02:51 PM

1. Not with a Rethug controlled Congress and white House.

The a fore mentioned Group will never go there. Teachers are their Enemies. And they as a whole,tend to be Democratic voters. Besides,they know how to organize.

Oklahoma is a Picture in real time as to what I speak.

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Fri Apr 6, 2018, 06:24 PM

2. Actually, Kennedy kicked Tojo's ass...

I remember a special science teacher coming by our rural school once a week in 1962 for special hands-on science classes.

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