Score
Title
38724
Snake going to bed
15878
This ginkgo tree has existed for 1400 years.
9910
Lit father, lit son
43636
My Pops finally beating Super Mario Bros. on Christmas night, 1988. The Nintendo was a present for "me and my sister".
37510
Toilet at my local coffee place
23651
HMB, I'm playing a round of Rumba Pong
19691
Cutting a slice of 23 layer chocolate cake [640 x 640] [GIF]
33907
For the first time in 3 years, my daughter looked at the camera.
26498
This penny I got in my change is 150 years old
12455
A reminder for tomorrow
17588
The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History
22969
some reflective time to realise how drunk you are, and how much more you can get
7445
Getting ready for a night on the town
20738
hmmm
21437
Best Friends "Forever"
11544
Spooky lone oak tree, North Yorkshire, UK. Simon Baxter (OC) [1440x1080]
47971
When your friends get their food served before you
6292
DiSgRuNtLeD eX-eMpLoYeE fUcKiNg KiLlS rEpLaCeMeNt
7266
[OC] Closing a box made of perfect mirrors with a light bulb inside
59876
The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History
41562
TIL former NFL player James Brooks was found to be illiterate when he was unable to read court documents after admitting to not paying over $100k in child support. When the judge asked how he graduated from Auburn without being able to read, he said, "Didn't have to go to to class."
14016
When you choose to live away from the water so it hunts you down
6033
Hold My Catnip, I'm going to the butcher to pick out my lunch
13427
Compact Zoomies
29197
The way the sun hits the painting
8780
Old Man roast eGirl LUL
10432
Manager walks into the sales office and tells a salesmen "Hey Jeff somebody slashed your tires!"
3741
This truck in the swimming pool
4378
We need Jesus in this town.
12687
Such a shame
5969
My three year old son’s Steve Harrington costume
9109
Siberian jay ready to fly, oils, 25x35cm
18434
Laptop stickers equivalent to prison tattos?
8803
Couldn't figure out why this pen wouldn't write until I found the ink chamber was black...
10948
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters invites Fan Dressed as Gene Simmons on Stage and The Kid Shreds. Austin, Tx 4-18-18
14772
absolutely mad
11127
Instant Karma
16012
A fine example of sophisticated British humour
9773
Yeah, this is kind of true
8756
Anon's intentions were pure
5913 1945BestYear Now, normally I'm all for boosting public spending, but this is just a completely whimsical, wishy-washy, impossible idea of a policy. It's unimplementable. He's suggesting the government buys thousands, possibly *hundreds* of thousands, of books, and then puts them all into buildings open to the public where anybody can just go in and take them home for free? What's stopping anybody from stealing entire shelves of books? And people have trouble finding a book in their own home bookshelf, how can you possibly organize books systematically so that you could find what you want in an entire building filled with nothing but bookshelves? It'll never work.
728 Martel732 In his defense I once had the following conversation with my dad when I was a kid: **Me:** "Hey Dad, I just had a great idea, you know how we have stores like blockbuster where you can rent movies and games". **Dad:** "Yes, I am familiar with the concept of rental stores." **Me:** "Well what if there was a store were able to rent books for a short amount of time, so you didn't have to buy them!" **Dad:** "You mean like a library." **Me:** "Yes...."
526 CEO_OF_DOGECOIN Like Netflix, but for physical copies of books? What a radical idea!
496 Barron_Cyber maybe he meant a camp to help them concentrate on reading.
225 bookchaser Read the [source article](https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/15/schuette-education/32958893/). The 'reading centers' would be in schools. Many public schools no longer have libraries. More importantly, a 'reading center' staffed by 'reading coaches' does not sound like a library. It sounds like a reading resource room, which exist at schools in many states to give struggling readers individual intervention services... in the same way math resource rooms exist, and there are rooms to assist students with other challenges, both academic and physical/sensory. But by all means, criticize a politician for voicing support for public schools for a change. As long as teachers support the idea (I don't know if they do), this idea should be celebrated. Don't lampoon it because some blogger misunderstood what he was reading. Source: I coordinated a literacy project at a Title I school for 7 years. **Replies below because thread locked:** >Thanks to the GOP. Both the GOP and Democratic party support privatization efforts of public education (greed is a bipartisan issue). It's just that the GOP has additional incentives (the spread of religious schools, destruction of teacher unions, etc.). Both parties claim to support public education while harming public schools, including school libraries. What state doesn't have a charter school system, for example? Charters are founded without teacher unions, usually operate with a bevy of laws that create an unequal playing field in comparison to traditional public schools, usually lack financial transparency in how public money is being spent by the corporation or nonprofit running the school, and statistically on average perform no better than the traditional public schools they are helping close. The end result in some cities/states is the elimination of traditional schools, zero improvement in student achievement, but cost savings from elimination of teacher unions, reduction of teacher salaries, and the flight of teachers to districts or states where they can still make a living wage (leaving their old schools to a revolving door of new teaching recruits who stick around only until they can get a career position elsewhere or they quit). One nonprofit outfit actually gives new (non-teacher non-education related) graduates a summer crash course in being a teacher and then asks them to only serve 2 years, throwing them into the worst performing schools in the nation. How's that working out? About as well as you'd expect. >Teaching basic reading, writing and math is a basic fundamental function of grade school, what have they been doing instead? Reading resource officers and reading volunteers serve children who are below grade level in reading. These students need specialized, individual attention. That's the function of a resource officer working in a resource room. The leading indicators of student achievement are the income and education level of the parents. Many negatives trend with poverty and [half of all Americans](https://www.cbsnews.com/news/census-data-half-of-us-poor-or-low-income/) are low income or living in poverty. The most important factor in a child's classroom performance is his home life. This is not the fault of the school system. It's a vast issue of societal norms, economic policy, access to food, access to healthcare, access to the basics of a safe life, mandatory minimum vacation leave, maternity and family leave, a criminal justice system focused on punishment rather than rehabilitation, and a cavalcade of other measures by which America generally lags far behind on when compared to the rest of the free developed world. >I've never been in a school with out a library lmao. I have. My children currently attend a public school that has no library. Their previous school almost closed its library... this after more than 10 years of budgeting $0 for its library (aside from the librarian's minimum wage 4 hour salary.... the librarian had to fundraise for books and supplies on her own). There was an outcry when the district tried to finally kill the library by allocating $0 to the librarian's salary. >So he wants a library with tutors. No. A resource officer working in a resource room is not a library in any sense of the word.
293 YourFNA This feels like r/nottheonion
270 Aishinasai Oh come on, in /r/books of all places people shouldn't have this much trouble reading the actual article and quoted statement. He's talking about programs to focus on improving kids reading, not simply libraries. I get it, he also doesn't want to fund this program of his and Republicans don't have great history regarding funding libraries, but aren't those facts alone enough? Is it really necessary to purposefully misconstrue what the man says in order to make him sound like a complete idiot?