As I read:
Why Germany Has It So Good — and Why America Is Going Down the Drain…….Germans have six weeks of federally mandated vacation, free university tuition, and nursing care. Why the US pales in comparison.
Daisy Dead Head’s post has haunted me. I’ve already commented twice but I’ve got more to say.
If you compare your quality of life and the prospective quality of life for your children with the German quality of life, things are only getting worse. To cite just one example, economist Robert Frank talks about the fact that American families end up moving into neighborhoods they can’t afford because that’s where the good schools are, and I’m sure this played some role in the mortgage collapse.(p.7)
I think lots of white flight had to do with not bigger houses but better schools. And now where I live Wake County NC is rescinding its socio-economic diversity policy that was cited in Time Magazine as a way to desegregate schools fairly. I can’t find a link to that particular article anywhere. I did find this TIME article Linking white flight and education in Vicksburg, Mississippi. More than anything I want my kid to be successful in school. And I don’t want her on a school bus unsupervised for a good amount of time because that is where many punishable incidents happen. I know I was a teacher.