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Georgia Teacher Makes Student Deliver Campaign Signs During Class Time

nimh1 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 7:08 AM
Agreed--obtain a set of the "McGuffey Eclectic Readers". Most of today's college graduates would have considerable difficulty with the last two books of the set. McGuffey readers were used in the one-room schoolhouses of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Yes, the set is still available from various sources.
AudiR10 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 1:39 PM
My father learned from the McGuffy Readers in rural Wisconsin in the 1930s and 1940s. He didn't graduate from high school (he was one of 12 and all hands were needed on the farm during the Depression) but he could recite from memory all kinds of thrilling poetry such as "The Ride of Paul Revere" and "The Highwayman" and "The Wreck of the Hesperus" because every Friday the kids in his little school had to stand up before the class and recite something from the Reader, of their own choice, from memory. By the way, he could also recite all the Founding Documents and could tell you exactly where in the Constitution any particular power was found.

Among the many education-related ballot proposals this election is Amendment 1 in Georgia. The proposed constitutional amendment would reauthorize an independent board to approve charter schools. Currently, school districts are able to regulate charters, thereby limiting their competition. reported on some of the dirty tactics being employed by the education establishment:

In some areas, school employees are reportedly using taxpayer funds and work time to campaign against Amendment 1, possibly violating state law.

“I had a lady come to me … who substitute teaches who said when she walked in to teach the GAE was serving donuts and telling...