As an eighth grader at Carlisle High School, our English teacher (Mrs. Lela Gooden) worked us "ragged". We were her peats and repeats. Senior high English was very easy. (Her two sons have done well. Dr. Benny Gooden, superintendent Ft. Smith Schools and Tom Ed Gooden, former football player and coach)As for writing correctly, I have had students tell me that the company will change to accommodate their writing style. (I had to laugh inside.)
Hello Mike-About 2 years ago I had a co-worker who is an African-American woman who had a pre-teen daughter at the time. She told me how astonished she was to learn that the African-American girls between 12-18 and had crushes on boys would say such things as, "I WANT TO HAVE HIS BABY!". Not, "I want to date him", or "I want to go out with him". I just thought I would mention that this is the lanquage amongst girls in school now adays. What makes these girls think it is OK to say such things? Perhaps you could ask some of your guests their opinion? or comment?
In discussing NY State's programs to prevent terrorism with the former NY Governor nothing was said about addressing the causes of terrorism. Osama Bin Laden clearly stated that the US presence in the Saudi Arabian peninsula led him to plan the 9/11 attack. It wasn't about "hating our freedom" as GW Bush suggested.
Introduce your listeners to Robert Pape's academic work, including "Dying to Win: The Logic of Suicide Terrorism."
Support policies that end military occupations and interventions. Quit financing despots to ease control of political systems and resources overseas for US industries.
And remind listeners that the present sure beast the 18 hundreds. How would you like to live in Bleeding Kansas or a country with a huge slave population?
Since they're getting personal info from those receiving free phones; makes me wonder if there's a chip in them for future use?