It's enlightening to see that closer you get to a vegetable, the more the schools will spend on you. Never mentioning their chances of getting a job after age 18/21. It's exquisitely expensive and class A superb babysitting. We can usually thank the parents whose bad genetics force this cost onto us.

Imagine paying this cost for 12 years in public school. There is zero chance that these vegetables will earn anything close to the expenses of their education.

  • I would love to see the SAT scores on these students.

  • I would like to see where they end up on the pay scale?

  • I would like to know how much our entire welfare system spends on these special people,
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts state budget allocates several billions (with a B) for the intellectually disabled , formerly called mentally retarded.

    A BILLION here, a BILLION there and soon we are talking serious ADVOCACY $$$ money $$$.

    This kind of money pays for a large contingency of advocates for the vegetables after they go thru our education process and way beyond.

    There are two types of advocates.

    1. The familial advocate that is genetically tied to the vegetable but does not have the time or money to raise a vegetable.

    2. The person who chooses to take care of the vegetable but only if they are compensated by the Commonwealth (my wealth, your wealth is their wealth).

  • What is the ROI (Return On Investment - the taxes they will pay) on these vegetables?

    How much was spent educating the vegetable?
    How much in taxes has he/she paid?
    I say zero, nada, nyet, goose egg.

    How does that ROI compare to teaching carrots, cabbages and brocoli stems all the way thru high school?

    I have lived on 4 continents, and in the entirety of my miserable 73 year life, I NEVER ran across someone who was blind, deaf, autistic or mentally deficient.

    If these people were truly self-sufficient, we would not be seeing BILLIONS of dollars being spent on them.

    BILLIONS $$ merely buys ADVOCACY $$

  • When did it become the responsibility of the tax paying public to care for other peoples vegetables?

    Can vegetables beget more vegetables? Low IQ is hereditary.

    Why do you want to harm me when you generated the vegetables.

    Why am I paying for your poor genetics?

    This is my main beef.

I would like to see average cost of a student, and a list of those students that cost more than double the average.

Note that the list is for students costing us more than $100,000. How many students are there in the $25,000 to $99,999?

I'd certainly like to know who specifically is poisoning our genetics by allowing some vegetables to reproduce. Do we get another generation of vegetables?

  • Sure hope it doesn't come from consanguineous marriages
    ( (nothing spells loving like marrying your cousin) ) in our jewish community.

    It is the Talmud......
    A marriage between a Jew and a non-Jew is both prohibited and also does not constitute a marriage under Jewish law. Furthermore, be it understood that a Jewish man has no recognized paternal or parental relation to any offspring resulting from a relationship with a gentile woman.
    This might create a bunch of nitwits, halfwits and dimwits, Downies.

    A complete DNA database would show us precisely who is related to who.

  • Are they even US citizens ?

It would seem more rational to cap the educational expenditure cost to $25,000 per year and deposit the difference in a bank account for their future selves. Of course, this seems like rewarding bad genetics.

We have to set a maximum to be spent on any student.

Otherwise, the teachers unions will spend any amount on a given student. All you need is to write plenty of justification to spend $371,000 on one student.

The priciest ones seem to be minimally exceptional, deaf, dumb, mute, blind, autistic, obese quadraplegics with spina bifida and scoleosis?

Help me out, I'm only guessing.

These people will need life long care . BUT, while they are in school, the well paid scum in the teachers unions will suck us dry claiming that every child needs to be educated
(an unfunded mandate on the taxpayers).
(see Plyler V Doe for the other unfunded mandate on the taxpayers)

Jobs abound (NOT) for such people.

Apparently, teaching a deaf student costs four times a hearing student. WoW! Assuming no other differences. Look in the help wanted ads for positions that require deafness, blindness, autism, spina bifida.

In fact, having a vegetable somewhere in the family is in itself, is a motivational force to run for state representative (talk to Tom Sannicandro) or state senate (talk to Karen Spilka) so one can divert more public tax dollars to aid their vegetables.

The Spilka/Sannicandro Conundrum

The top twenty percent of the intelligence distribution has a huge influence on whether our economy is vital or stagnant, our culture healthy or sick, our institutions secure or endangered.

Our future depends crucially on how we educate the next generation of people gifted with unusually high intelligence. Accept that some children will be left behind other children because of intellectual/physical limitations,

If I were to make a choice, I'd be investing this kind of money on the intellectual SAGE kids rather than cro-magnon, neanderthal troglodyte kids.

How about equality in funding?

"You stay here, Audrey -- this is between me and the vegetable!"
-- Seymour, from _Little Shop Of Horrors

The only hope that these people have is that horseshoe crabs have lived for hundreds of million years without any brains.

Some may have the intellectual capacity to become a Framingham police officer or even judges in our courts .

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