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Chicago Strike Shows Why we Need School Choice

anonymous Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:11 PM
Years of service can't possable make you a better teacher. After years and years any job gets boreing unless your a fighter pilot or something like that. So heres a teacher faceing the same little bastards year after year after year. Do you really think they get better with years of service. I woulden't be supprised if a teacher isn't burnt out after 4 years.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:26 PM
Depends, of course, on the teacher but I find they do.

Here is one study (very small) that agreed with what I have seen:
http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/61618/1/lsmcarth_1.pdf
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:18 PM
In fact, the really good teachers DO get burnt out rather quickly. The system is stacked against them.
It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor.

Allegedly the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents?

The answer, of course, is neither side.

Unions are about the economic interests of the teachers. The mayor is about his budget and the economic interests of the city.

No one solely represents the interests of the kids.

It’s not to say that...