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Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

Rick2477 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 9:07 AM
If spending money, more money, on education was the answer, we'd all be well educated in America. The education establishment has long lost sight of its main priority. Teaching. They believe that they are the dog and not the tail. I live in Herndon, VA and the grade school here; I go in for a conference and I'm sitting in a room with eight people. Several of them 'doctors' bearing their PHDs proudly. I want to ask, do any of you teach? No we..............lots to do, ya know.
R124 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:15 AM
I have a PhD in Chemistry and am therefore can teach in any university in the world. But I'm not qualified to teach in an American high school. Go figure.
Doug5049 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 10:22 AM
I have an MS in mathematics and high schools don't want to hire me. They want someone with an education degree.
activated Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 10:41 AM
Did you vote for obama? if not, thats a good factor in you not being hired.
Doug5049 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 10:46 AM
Did I vote for 0bama? I'd sooner parachute naked into a cactus garden!
evie10 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 12:09 PM
you might be a conservative - the schools want only liberal arts guys to teach - educationalists in other words - not someone who knows the subject matter and expects to impart it to the students.

President Barack Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for black Americans that will be housed in the Department of Education. It proposes "to identify evidence-based best practices" to improve black achievement in school and college. Though black education is in desperate straits, the president's executive order will accomplish absolutely nothing to improve black education. The reason is that it does not address the root causes of educational rot among black Americans. It's not rocket science; let's look at it.

The president's initiative contains not one word about rampant inner-city school violence,...