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Old 09-08-2019, 05:18 AM
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ē Eric Williams (District II) noted that the FAA testing boards seem to agree that the proposed tests need
to be on the level of a 13-year-old. Eric has worked with the FAA from the perspective of a modeler. He
expects the testing result to be something along the line of possibly a 1-hour informational presentation
and then the test.
Old 09-08-2019, 09:17 AM
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You're talking about the government. Nothing surprises me. It has been said that a camel is a horse designed by a government committee.
Old 09-12-2019, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by flyboy2610 View Post
You're talking about the government. Nothing surprises me. It has been said that a camel is a horse designed by a government committee.
Good one. How about this one: there is no such thing as a temporary government measure.
or: I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.
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Originally Posted by fliers1 View Post
ē Eric Williams.. the proposed tests need
to be on the level of a 13-year-old.
Due to our great school system, at least half of the adults canít read on a 13 year oldís level.
Old 09-12-2019, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by RCFlyerDan View Post


Due to our great school system, at least half of the adults canít read on a 13 year oldís level.
Most couldn't pass an eighth grade math test from 100 years ago, either.
Old 09-12-2019, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RCFlyerDan View Post
Due to our great school system, at least half of the adults canít read on a 13 year oldís level.
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Most couldn't pass an eighth grade math test from 100 years ago, either.
And who, pray tell, is at fault for that?
Old 09-12-2019, 08:38 PM
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the department of education...
Old 09-13-2019, 04:48 AM
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I was thinking more along the lines of the parents since they let everything happen without saying anything or complaining
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I was thinking more along the lines of the parents since they let everything happen without saying anything or complaining
The Parents prior are the Blind being led by their Blind Parents. Each Generation allows for less, Parents donít discipline their kids, those kids disrupt classrooms creating a non-learning environment. Those teachers canít discipline and lack the ability of laws to protect them, other than now here in Florida are allowing teachers to use guns, but canít use them to discipline kids. Teachers have no business having guns in school. Because the Parents and Teachers donít discipline, it is left to the police doing the job of poor parenting. Then, Parents get all bent out of shape when their ill mannered 13 year old is disciplined by the police and goes to jail. IMHO 🤔
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Originally Posted by mongo View Post
the department of education...
Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I was thinking more along the lines of the parents since they let everything happen without saying anything or complaining
Perhaps at first glance , you can see the blame here as being a chain of "who done wrong" , the parents , the department of education , societal erosion , etc .

BUT !

At the end of the day , once the child has grown , doesn't the ultimate responsibility lie with the person who allows his or her self to remain uneducated ? As in , what about taking personal responsibility for correcting areas in one's life that are lacking ?

Yes of course young children need to be properly educated , that much is obvious . But by the time they are teenagers/young adults , by the time they are 18 and we're putting guns in their hands and sending them into combat with our military , they should have already developed the presence of mind to realize that knowledge IS power , and that in order to become powerful the quest for knowledge has to be nothing less than a personally driven lifelong commitment . Making excuses for people's unwillingness to actively help educate themselves leads to all kinds of mollycoddling of people who otherwise should be taking the personal responsibility of taking care of themselves .

The government can't mandate or otherwise force someone to WANT be educated anymore than the government could force someone to want to make other healthy life/lifestyle choices , "Supersized" fast food menu bans be damned ! .....
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Perhaps at first glance , you can see the blame here as being a chain of "who done wrong" , the parents , the department of education , societal erosion , etc .

BUT !

At the end of the day , once the child has grown , doesn't the ultimate responsibility lie with the person who allows his or her self to remain uneducated ? As in , what about taking personal responsibility for correcting areas in one's life that are lacking ?

Yes of course young children need to be properly educated , that much is obvious . But by the time they are teenagers/young adults , by the time they are 18 and we're putting guns in their hands and sending them into combat with our military , they should have already developed the presence of mind to realize that knowledge IS power , and that in order to become powerful the quest for knowledge has to be nothing less than a personally driven lifelong commitment . Making excuses for people's unwillingness to actively help educate themselves leads to all kinds of mollycoddling of people who otherwise should be taking the personal responsibility of taking care of themselves .

The government can't mandate or otherwise force someone to WANT be educated anymore than the government could force someone to want to make other healthy life/lifestyle choices , "Supersized" fast food menu bans be damned ! .....

I assume that most of you guys are older then me, I am 54 and it wasn't until recently that I have no children in the house. These days parents are severely handicapped as to how they can discipline their children. In many states a spanking is considered an assault. Raising your voice is mental abuse, sending them to bed without dinner is physical and mental abuse.

Government has taken our parenting power away, think of all the money the judicial system brings in? How many people the judicial system employs. Our government wants crime to keep that machine running and keep the American citizens in fear.
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Hi , I briefly talked to one of the district VPS at a swap meet a few weeks and he told me that there was test in works and it was going to have easy questions on it. He also said that FAA is pushing transponders for our RC aircraft just like they have on full size airplanes.
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Perhaps at first glance , you can see the blame here as being a chain of "who done wrong" , the parents , the department of education , societal erosion , etc .

BUT !

At the end of the day , once the child has grown , doesn't the ultimate responsibility lie with the person who allows his or her self to remain uneducated ? As in , what about taking personal responsibility for correcting areas in one's life that are lacking ?

Yes of course young children need to be properly educated , that much is obvious . But by the time they are teenagers/young adults , by the time they are 18 and we're putting guns in their hands and sending them into combat with our military , they should have already developed the presence of mind to realize that knowledge IS power , and that in order to become powerful the quest for knowledge has to be nothing less than a personally driven lifelong commitment . Making excuses for people's unwillingness to actively help educate themselves leads to all kinds of mollycoddling of people who otherwise should be taking the personal responsibility of taking care of themselves .

The government can't mandate or otherwise force someone to WANT be educated anymore than the government could force someone to want to make other healthy life/lifestyle choices , "Supersized" fast food menu bans be damned ! .....
The way I see it, you want to make our kids smarter, take away their smart phones. They can't do math, the smart phone calculator function does it for them. They can't write, too much time texting so spelling, grammar and actually forming sentences is foreign to them. Some school districts are actually dropping the requirement of being able to write longhand as it's no longer needed. That's news to me, I have to write quite often in my work and doing my hobbies. I've actually been told that if you can't find something on the internet, it doesn't exist. If you can't find an item for sale on the internet, it doesn't exist either.

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