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13 Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You(look at THIS BS)!
SHINE by Yahoo News ^ | Tue Aug 17, 2010 | Interviews by Neena Samuel

Posted on 09/08/2010 9:35:24 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

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1 posted on 09/08/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I read that earlier today.

Some of it is valid.

Could someone explain to me why ‘Dakota’ is a kids name now?

I swear I’m going to have another kid just so I can name him Wyoming.


2 posted on 09/08/2010 9:39:25 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: US Navy Vet

I don’t think it’s baloney at all. In fact, it sounds right on to me. Teachers very often are everything to the kids. My best friend teaches in the inner city. I know.


3 posted on 09/08/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: US Navy Vet

Exactly what part of this is BS?


4 posted on 09/08/2010 9:40:47 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I only read the Constitution for the Articles.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Some of these hit home just because so many parents depend on the public screwl system to handle everything.


5 posted on 09/08/2010 9:41:13 AM PDT by albie
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To: US Navy Vet
Many individual teachers mean well and care about children.
The Education Establishment does not mean well, and doe snot care about children.

Defund! End public education! Homeschooling or private education are better options and give parents much more say in what their children learn.

6 posted on 09/08/2010 9:41:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes, sports stars make a lot more money than teachers. But there are a lot more people who can teach primary school than there are people with exceptional, professional-level athletic ability.

This article makes teachers seem like ungrateful complainers. Teaching is hard, yes, but they also get a three-month vacation.


7 posted on 09/08/2010 9:43:25 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: US Navy Vet

BAH. END the government monopoly on education NOW!

Public schools should exist to educate the 5% who are the problems, the destitute and the unteachable.

The other 95% should be privately educated or at home.


8 posted on 09/08/2010 9:43:55 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Welcome to "The Hunt for Red November".)
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To: US Navy Vet
"8. Guys who dribble a ball for a couple of hours a game can make up to $20 million a year. We educate future leaders and make about $51,000 a year."

First, there are a LOT of law-school grads that don't even make that the first few years after passing the bar. Plenty of fresh engineers would LOVE to be making $51K, or working AT ALL.

Second, It's called the free-market, sweetheart. If you were 6'9", with long arms, mad hops and a killer J, there would be somebody willing to pay you that kind of scratch. But alas, you aren't.

Instead, you decided to go into a field that requires one of the least demanding degrees, is LOADED with free-time, to include summer's off, and has virtually ZERO risk for poor performance. It's that simple. Unlike the baller - who theoretically has to perform or get get cut (or benched), you get the same old same old, irrespective of how well you do, or don't do your job. This is probably why you also don't want standardized testing.

9 posted on 09/08/2010 9:44:09 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Peter from Rutland
Perhaps the child was conceived in the back of a Dodge Dakota.
10 posted on 09/08/2010 9:44:29 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m not sure what part of this is considered to be BS? Personally, I think they are all valid points.


11 posted on 09/08/2010 9:46:24 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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I just wanted to add—I guess I just found that line about “no more mugs or frames” really irritating. The article is so cynical.

I’ve never had a bad experience like that. In fact, I wrote a letter to the editor about an amazing thing my daughter’s teacher did last year—she made individual photo albums for all the kids in her class, with pictures from the entire year and a page with all her friends’ signatures. She really went above and beyond, and wrote us a nice thank-you for our gift to her, a bubble bath kit.


12 posted on 09/08/2010 9:46:40 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: US Navy Vet

#9 is the only one I have real problems with. They should neither fulfill these roles nor be expected to do so.


13 posted on 09/08/2010 9:47:05 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m a Cubmaster.

Yesterday, a mom wrote me about a private conversation I had with the divorced dad, and his opinion of the new boyfriend.

The dad actually took one of my comments out of context to mess with her ex-wife’s head. Ex-wife, putting the opinion of the boy’s CUBMASTER in high regard, begged me to dish my opinion of the boyfriend, because she was about to take the next step with him.

I got another call at midnight once from the stoned dad of another kid, who lied about the father of another boy in the Pack, telling me he’s running whores out of his house, and dealing drugs. None of it was true, but why a CUBMASTER?

The integrity of the social fabric of this country is in tatters right now, at least in WA state.

Our state has the lowest church attendance rate in the US. I can tell you that its showing.


14 posted on 09/08/2010 9:47:34 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: US Navy Vet

What is BS? I was a teacher and would agree with everything said here.

Earlier this year, a teacher told me that the last two months of school are a complete waste. They spend most of March teaching kids how to take the big state tests in April. April is Test Month and Spring Break,and by then, the school year is basically over! She said there’s no point in beginning major study units in May because of all the end-of-the-year activities. Three months all but lost due to the emphasis placed on standardized testing. Now THAT’s BS!


15 posted on 09/08/2010 9:47:43 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m a very big proponent of homeschooling, and I don’t believe the fedgov has any business in “education”, but...

there are kids who have parents who really don’t give a rip about them besides getting a welfare check to support them. All these kids have for a parent is school and their public school teacher.

What do we do with them? I don’t know.


16 posted on 09/08/2010 9:47:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I think the only real issue is #3 - sick of standardized testing.

If the teacher is not a member of the NEA, then its probably a valid point.

But if he/she is a member, then he/she is part of the problems that made standarized testing the first attempt at a solution. Take it up with your union - the one that does everything possible to prevent actual education from happening in the classroom while simultaneously being one of the largest political action groups in the country and then we can talk about standardized testing.


17 posted on 09/08/2010 9:48:20 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Could someone explain to me why ‘Dakota’ is a kids name now?


They couldn’t spell Dodge?


18 posted on 09/08/2010 9:48:32 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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If you’re expecting twins, can you call one South Dakota and the other North Dakota?


19 posted on 09/08/2010 9:51:05 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: US Navy Vet

If schools were still small, neighborhood centers of learning there would be no need for teachers’ unions and all the other distractions that intrude upon this very special relationship: students, teachers & parents.

Are parochial schools still surviving in this chaos?


20 posted on 09/08/2010 9:52:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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