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Friday Rant-Don’t Get a Boob Job if You’re on Welfare!

I try very hard to avoid rants. If I have a problem, like an unethical co-worker, I try to look at all sides of the issue and come up with a positive solution. However the past few weeks have left me in a tizzy. Tara and Tonya both got to rant recently, so I thought I’d take my turn. Here goes. With my job as an optometrist, I get a pretty good glimpse of most people’s health and financial status by the paperwork they fill out in my office or the things they tell me. (Free tip: If you’ve found by experience that pleasuring yourself does not really make you go blind, keep that to yourself) I try really hard not to judge. Poverty is a huge problem in this country, and health care is crazy expensive. If you need to be on state assistance and you qualify, there’s nothing wrong with that. I do think that some people cross the line, though, and it really yanks my chain. I Hate Glasses The first example of what I think it wrong with the world came in for a LASIK pre-op. She had already scheduled surgery in Denver and wanted the ...

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Is Poverty in the United States an Excuse to do Poorly in School?

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For the most part I love the rural area of the country where we’ve chosen to live. It fits our needs and desires, and we’ve been able to make a good living here.  However, there is a large percentage of the population that lives below the poverty line. My husband will be completing a master’s degree in education administration this summer. Recently, as a practicum requirement, he has been observing parent conference at the middle school. Instead of accepting responsibility and working toward a better the situation, all of the parents blamed being poor in some way for why their child was having difficulty in schools. It leads to the question, is poverty in the United States an excuse to do poorly in school?

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