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New Hampshire Teachers Call Flip-Flop, Tank Top Ban ‘Condescending’

jmg11 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 8:52 PM
1/3 "Teaching" has become a good occupation for that rather large segment of the population that is energized by the primary aim of avoiding work. These unfortunates know they are no good. And casual empiricism reveals that unionized teachers are ALWAYS krappier than their non-unionized confreres. I say “always” because I have never seen a single exception to that rule; my sample size is in the thousands. When a young idiot decides to take up teaching as “something to fall back on,” I know he isn’t much good and there is no point where he will stop falling backward.
jmg11 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 8:53 PM
. By his mid-30s, he will be a hopeless leech, barely hanging on by his … well, you can see it. By his mid-50s, he will be dead from the neck up. As he hits retirement age, he will make his greatest contribution to the rising generation.

I feel sorry for all who take education “degrees” (ha, ha, ha, there it is, that infinite cascade of laughter. Oh, durn blast it, I fell off my chair and now I have hurt myself!).

jmg11 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 8:57 PM
I would abolish the NEA, and I would have done it three days after it was formed by the hopeless Mr. Carter. But I am destroying a boondoggle, not a worthy profession. People whose resumes are defaced by undergrad ed degrees can retrain in a worthy field. They are the lowest caste in the academy, often below Phys Ed majors, but they can try to enter a real discipline at a community college. Masters in Ed are useless, these degrees are toilet paper; but they have BS degrees, so 50-60% of them should be able to read and write and are therefore employable as – at worst -- clerks. So man those cash registers, boys and girls. Those handicapped by Ed. D. degrees would become field hands. No redemption seems possible for these unfortunates.

Just how far has the culture in government schools devolved?

School district efforts to professionalize staff is now considered an affront to teachers.

At least that’s the attitude emanating from teachers in the Hampton, New Hampshire SAU 90 school district.

The school board is considering an update to its dress-code policy for teachers, and, according to, “several teachers are insulted such a policy exists, telling them blue jeans, sneakers, flip-flops and tank tops are off limits.”

Superintendent Kathleen Murphy said staff members feel the proposed policy is “derogatory and condescending.”

It’s derogatory to ask professionals to dress a...