Are you worried about the defunding of things like NEA, and Corporation of Public Broadcasting...
Everyone should be worried about the defunding of arts and education. These things help to shape the youth who will outlive us. This country certainly doesn't need more defense spending, in spite of what Trump believes.
Yes, and everyone should be. The educational emphasis today seems to be in math, sciences, and technology (and don't forget sports), but not everyone is talented nor would they be happy in these fields. There needs to be something for everyone, and public broadcasting and education can, and should have the opportunity, to fill these needs.Today even education itself has to be presented in such a manner that is government sanctioned. There has been criticism of these sanctioned education methods, but I think under our Republican Congress, we have to worry about the government's pushing a voucher system to send our young to private schools. Will that be where education funding will be diverted? That in itself contributes to a defunding of education and puts these vulnerable young people in mostly religious settings for their education. That is an oxymoron because how can you fill little Johnny's head with creationism and teach him real science at the same time?
There are some secular private schools, like Montessori, but not nearly as many as church-based schools. And who is to say how these vouchers will be divided among the populace?
And I agree with others that we get a lot of our history and real news, in addition to music and the arts, through public broadcasting.
by Flightkeeper 8 years ago
Do you think the government should defund NPR and all public broadcasting agencies?
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://m.newsbusters.org/I believe this is a total waste of taxpayer money especially give the high salaries paid to the executives. These stations rely on donations as well as government money so they can survive without taxpayers help.
by Mayank Agrawal 4 years ago
Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?Now a days there is a very common thing which is called compromise but some peoples worried about the thing they do and some peoples do the right thing with lots of hard work.........
by Flightkeeper 8 years ago
Our economy is in the tank and we are spending money on stupid things like NPR (National Public Radio), PBS (Public Broadcasting Sysstem), CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)and other dubious projects. Why are our tax dollars funding these agencies that do not serve the diverse...
by David Livermore 4 years ago
Are you worried about what happens after you die?I have two fears for when I die: I'll basically cease to exist, have no consciousness, etc. Or, that there is an afterlife and I'll learn the meaning of life, which could be devastating if I handled life wrong!
by kallini2010 5 years ago
Do you think that worrying has a positive aspect to it?
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