Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] the price of an 35mm apo
From: Kip Babington <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 15:08:59 -0600

For some contrary information, and a ray of hope, take a look at the front page
article in today's Wall Street Journal about the remarkable success of the school
systems run by the Pentagon (yes, the Pentagon) on military bases across the
country.  Might make some people want to rethink their snide remarks about
military intelligence as an oxymoron (though I probably hope in vain on this

Kip wrote:

> Where in the US is this "excellent school system" that you love to support?
> Or do you mean you would love to pay taxes if your community had an excellent
> school system?  The school systems throughout the US are being dumbed down to
> the point US students are unable to compete with their counterparts in
> mathematics and science.  Social promotions are now the rule and pretty soon
> the Federal government will pass another law that prohibits employers from
> even asking if prospective employees have graduated from high school.