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    [QUOTE=FF2;2846997]Actual many public schools already require community service. Our high school does, [B]its fantastic[/B].[/QUOTE]

    lol I highly doubt that. My school threatened to hold me back because I didn't complete the assignment (35 hours) in time. Made me spend an entire Saturday running a charity auction; I woke up early, it made practically no money, it was a complete waste of time.

    And there is no way the Obama administration would pass something like this unless they want to lend credence to the claims that he's a socialist. It would destroy him and give the Republicans, who have no idea what's going on, something to rally around. Like "drill baby drill" part deux... only this time it would actually be meaningful.

    As a voluntary measure like nuu said, I agree with it. There's nothing wrong with the government attempting to promote social activism. Though if you were from a lower income household and held a job on top of school, you may not like the idea of spending what little free time you have on community service. I guess it just sucks being poor.

    To the argument of a local or federally run education system, the correct answer (as always) is in the middle. An entirely central-run school curriculum would be difficult to enforce, easy to manipulate and would either bring down the best of us or alienate the less than able students. On the other hand, a locally lead system would be chaos as when have parents ever been able to be impartial when it comes to their kids. So anything that gives them a greater hand would be, in my mind, a disaster. Really, there just needs to be some accountability in schools, I think that small change in philosophy would go a long way in righting many of the wrongs that exist today.

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    [QUOTE=Das Ken;2847153]lol I highly doubt that. My school threatened to hold me back because I didn't complete the assignment (35 hours) in time. Made me spend an entire Saturday running a charity auction; I woke up early, it made practically no money, it was a complete waste of time.

    And there is no way the Obama administration would pass something like this unless they want to lend credence to the claims that he's a socialist. It would destroy him and give the Republicans, who have no idea what's going on, something to rally around. Like "drill baby drill" part deux... only this time it would actually be meaningful.

    As a voluntary measure like nuu said, I agree with it. There's nothing wrong with the government attempting to promote social activism. Though if you were from a lower income household and held a job on top of school, you may not like the idea of spending what little free time you have on community service. I guess it just sucks being poor.

    To the argument of a local or federally run education system, the correct answer (as always) is in the middle. An entirely central-run school curriculum would be difficult to enforce, easy to manipulate and would either bring down the best of us or alienate the less than able students. On the other hand, a locally lead system would be chaos as when have parents ever been able to be impartial when it comes to their kids. So anything that gives them a greater hand would be, in my mind, a disaster. Really, there just needs to be some accountability in schools, I think that small change in philosophy would go a long way in righting many of the wrongs that exist today.[/QUOTE]

    It is definitely voluntary. Politico had an item on this today.

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    If this is such a good idea, then why is [B]workfare[/B] not such a good idea? If you collect welfare, then you should give time back to the community if you are able bodied.

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