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You Can't Teach Liberals Anything

Lance101 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 10:19 AM
Educating requires consistancy, integrity and discipline. Sadly, unionized educators follow few standards, they get paid regardless. They are truly awful teachers, and the product that results is predictable.
mark4teach Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 10:39 AM
I have one question to ask you? Have you ever taught, and how many years? Until you have been there done that you really cannot make that kind of judgement. My father was a teacher for 32 years, he believe that teachers had to be a cut above the rest of the public. Yes he was a member of a union, and a conservative as I am. Both my sister and I are public school teachers. I have tech. degree, she graduated with honors from college. Our school district get about $6000 per student, well below what the school district in large cities get. By the way I live in Stockton, CA.
hoosiertoo Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 10:51 AM
Dunno about Lance, I have. So has my wife. Public schools stink and most teachers are little better than babysitters; a sizeable minority are even lousy baysitters,
AudiR10 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:26 AM
Clearly your father didn't stoop to teaching his child to spell, punctuate, or proofread. Here's what your paragraph would sound like if you were literate: "I have one question to ask you: have you ever taught, and if so, for how many years? Until you have 'been there, done that', you really cannot make that kind of judgment. My father was a teacher for 32 years, and he believe[s][ed] that teachers had to be a cut above the rest of the public. Yes, he was a member of a union; he was also a conservative, as I am. Both my siter and I teach in the public schools. I have a tech degree; she graduated with honours from college. Our school district gets about $6,000 per student, well below what the school districts in large cities get.
AudiR10 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:26 AM
By the way, I live in Stockton, CA."

If you are teaching your students to be as illiterate as you are, I believe you have just made the author's case for him.
phatwalt Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 11:32 AM
Does this mean because I have never committed a murder , nor have I ever raped anyone, I can't say murder and rape are wrong, since I've never" been there done tha"t??
Jerome49 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 1:18 PM
Yes, there are many fine and dedicated teachers in our public schools and being in the teacher's union doesn't make them a poor teacher. But poor teachers do exist and it is very difficult and expensive for a school to get rid of a poor teacher because of the union. In my opinion, no public sector job which is funded by tax dollars should allow unionization. Taxpayers are paying for services and should not be threatened with strikes and work slowdowns over wages, benefits or pensions because there is no competition for services in the public sector. Taxpayers are stuck with the police, fire, water, sanitation workers and teachers hired by local governmental units.

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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