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Revealed: The Newest, Secret Tactic by the American Federation of Teachers to Get You to Cough Up More Cash

Jon198 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 8:50 AM
I explored the teaching as a 2nd career, I rejected it for several reasons. First, I was a "teacher" in the Army, as a trainer of my troops at the unit level, as a Drill Sergeant, and as a platform instructor at the Army Armor School. I am familiar with how to convey information to students so that it can be understood and retained. Second , the schools I reviewed were focused on "passing" students, not teaching to standard. Also, I saw little value in wanting that a teacher have an MA in Ed., when many teachers have zero real life experiences to go with the degree. Here's a "multiple guess" exam for you. From whom do you seek to learn Science? A) A newly graduated Education Student? B) A Lab Tech with 20 years experience?

Kevlar wrote: Lots of us owe our love of numbers to our Public School Education.

40 percent is the drop-out rate for Chicago Public School Children

40 percent is how many Chicago Public School Teachers won’t send their kids to any public school…not even in Suburbia

40 percent of Chicago Public School 8th Graders rated “basic” and 36 percent rated “below basic” so nearly 80% were not proficient in reading

40 thousand dollars – average household income of Chicago Tax Payers ----- well over 100 thousand is the average household income of Chicago Public School Teachers


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