Our poor seem to be doing pretty good on a world scale. Poverty is relative always, but comparing the poor today to the poor of the past or the poor in other countries says this is a pretty good place and time to be poor.
The bar to teach in public school is not insignificant. There’s a lot of course work (that you need to pay for). And i think some under qualified people are accepted because they can’t fill the ranks with people who would actually be good teachers. Because the pay is too low.
There are lots of other “numbers” jobs that pay better than teaching. My high school algebra teacher did taxes in her spare time to make ends meet.
Quite reasonable. There was a 4story apartment complex in the district. It drew a lot of criticism, since the tax revenue per pupil was smaller. Some folks got their knickers in a twist over that. For my part, I was delighted with the addition of students who didn’t go to Switzerland over winter break. But some folks are very worried about other folks getting free rides. (Those are the peeps that, when you go out to dinner, want to use a calculator to split the check. Cuz they split a single dessert, ya know)
Would you expect anyone to say that with irony? Not that it strikes me as a good way to like but there are those who want that, at least on a neighborhood level. You couldn’t want to live in the US if you wanted the whole country to look like you and share your culture.
The “top 5 socialist countries” have populations of $11m or less. And they are also WAY heavier dominated by one race than the U.S. (I do not count hispanic as white). I do not believe these countries chose to become more socialist in order to “fix” problems. There also are exists a stronger sense of community, partly due to size. France and Germany are 2 of the larger countries that are “successful” on the socialist spectrum, and they are also 85% white with Germany’s shit record for other races.
I would live in a more socialist smaller country that has a larger sense of community. The U.S., and the demographics within, is not positioned for more socialism to be salvation.