A lot of teachers in Baltimore city make huge salaries because they are all "model teachers". What a joke. I know someone who taught in Baltimore City that diid not have a teachinig degree.
Also knew someone from South Carolina that had no grasp of grammar at all and was an English teacher. Person's Undergraduate degree was in Math.
Plenty of problems with the education system.
This last election will go down as "The War of Northern Aggression II".
Across the board, or just a few teachers?
My kids had both good and excellent teachers. Can't say they had any bad ones...
A very good friend of mine has been teaching at a low performing HS for nearly 30 years. He says that teachers today are severely handicapped in what they can do in the classroom. Times that he has tried to discipline kids, he's been reprimanded by the principal, and then chewed out by the parents who instantly assumes the teascher (not their kid) is at fault. One time he broke up a fight between two girls....and he ended up as a defendant in a law suite (paid for on his own dime). He says the "crap" that teachers take in these lower-tier schools - from the administrative staff, the kids and their parents - is enough to turn off even the most dedicated teacher. He's now one of the "walking dead", and simply doesn't care anymore....just a few more years until he retires. Complete burn out.
The problem with many public schools, in poorer neighborhoods, is that a sizeable percentage of kids simply don't want to be there, don't see the value of education, and their parents could give a crap (no discipline or guidance at home). This leads to kids that are unruly, disrespectful of authority, and who are empowered by adminsitrators and State/Federal Laws that put the kids rights above everything else. Then, of course, we have the educational philosphy that we need to "teach to the lowest common denominator" = The dumbing down of our public schools.
My point is - In large measure, the problem is not the teacher. But sure, every now and then you find a burnt out teacher (like my friend), who's simply had enough of the crap - from both ends. Oh, and IMO, he earns every penny he makes.
It's called an election and we live in democracy. Obama won. Get used to it.
Obviously that wouldn't apply to elementary teachers as they generally teach "everything".
The Patraeus affair I referenced began with an investigation for allegedly harassing e-mails which were determined to probably not violate the law and yet the investigation continued anyway. It was only after they'd investigated a person who they determined probably hadn't broken the law that the question of whether classified information was leaked came into play.
I did my time as a trial attorney so I forgive you for your naive views about law enforcement. Law enforcement investigates people frequently despite lack of clear probable cause because the system allows them to get away with it. They do this for a number of reasons, ranging from their own personal interests to the fact that even if they don't find anything that confirms their initial hunch, they sometimes find something else like a joint in the trunk or, in circumstances like this, leaked classified information.
Pretty pathetic rebuttal after I was able to document my claims but I guess that's what hurt pride looks like. The funny part is that I in fact agree with you that the people signing this petition are fools, but that doesn't mean that the government won't use it or any other bizarre excuse they can come up with to investigate people if they can. Smart people like yourself ought to consider that before totally dismissing the possibility.I think I'll bet on Martians landing, first.
I suggest they offer a contract for tenured and good teachers to take a tour of 4-5 years in one of those schools for a little extra money and a promise that they can be transfered out of them at the end.
Hopefully Obama allows the ignorant Texas tea party bigots to follow thru on their pathetic secession threats. America would be a much better place without that hate & bigotry. GOOD RIDDANCE, and don't let the door hit you in the *** on the way out.
It would be truly hilarious to watch Texans come back in less than 2 weeks on their knees begging for re-admission to the union when they quickly realized what a huge mistake they made.
Good for California. I was refering to K-12. The schools K-12 in Cali leave a lot to be desired, IMO. I paid for my education after that point.Originally Posted by slapshot
You made the claim, you support it. This is like starting a thread on a topic and asking me to find you a link to support your own thread.Originally Posted by slapshot
Says who?Originally Posted by slapshot
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