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  1. I thought you think in this way, but on this, as I said, I'm pretty convinced.
  2. "I really wonder how you at 25 do not have this 'remember of being a child' mentality." I don't understand what you mean. I have experienced school much more authorative than parents. And what do you mean with indoctrinating? At least Gleichschaltung is a gov problem, not a parent problem. The idea of our gov is too good to misuse its power you should leave to GWB.
  3. If parents want to give their children into care of others, they can do it, but why not letting them pay for it? It is a service from which mainly those families profit, in which both parents work, and that independent of chosen unemployment or due to a lack of appropriate workplaces. Sure more children could be the effect, but that's not the only criteria. And when some SPD politicians claim that 20-30 Euro increase in direct payments don't have any impact, I can tell them that there are parents who worry about being able to pay 3 Euro a workday for lunch in the wholeday school. 30 Euro can be ten days lunch for their children.
  4. Yes, but there are so many structures which load their burden mostly to families (e.g. the retirement system), that this is no wonder. And in east Germany the day nurseries were not destroyed from one day to another, the reduction in number of children had different reasons. There are still much more day nurseries in the east than in the west.

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2008 at 06:14:14 PM EST
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