Skip to comments.Teacher: It's a feeling of us vs. them
Posted on 01/22/2012 11:22:38 AM PST by Nachum
Cleaning out years of projects and student art from her classroom was an emotional process for Teri Cowan, but she felt it was her only choice. Cowan worked for the Ector County Independent School District for 23 years, 13 of those years teaching Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate sophomore English at Odessa High School. She was teacher of the year for the 2010-11 school year at the high school and secondary teacher of the year for ECISD for the 1995-96 school year. As well as volunteering as the National Honor Society, prom and class council sponsors. Tuesday, Jan. 17, was
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Specially if she can wread and rite good. With the 2 of u out of the feeld, it makes moar wroom 4 the wuns that REELLIE dont bealongue their. But there doos to the NEA is wirth as much as yoars is. So theyll hav jobs 4 lyffe, see?
Glad to help out...ROFL
Spent two years doing it here (non-CSCOPE field though luckily). But, I can’t imagine what the core subject teachers have to put up day to day.
In Kansas, it was not like this. Granted, in Kansas, they haven’t struggled with test scores like in Texas for years.
In Kansas, teaching was fun still even with the stress of standardized testing.
My told us before Christmas break that he refused to shop at stores that said happy holidays and hoped we would as well because it should be merry Christmas.
How did I every manage to get three homeschoolers into college at the ages of 13, 12, and 13 with two earning B.S. degrees in math at the age of 18?
I used to write for the paper this article came out of before going into teaching again. Some days I wonder why I did it besides needing more money. The demands in Texas are so ridiculous compared to many other states in this region.
No. Public education in the USA is doing exactly what it is designed to do. The Republicrat/Dumbocan Party and their Globalist Bankster bosses have gotten every penny's worth of your money they spent on it.
I know the school....very high low-SES and migrant population. Huge student population busting at the seams as well.
The principal was just let go and replaced by the guy quoted in the article as well.
True. Most of those jobs don’t involve trying to get 40 kids with no respect for authority to all work on the assignment, stay in their seats and make sure they are following silly dress code rules. Also, they have to constantly monitor for misbehavior all while trying to teach something and have principals pop in all the time, many of whom judge teachers despite having little classroom experience themselves in many cases. Teaching is unlike anything else. Without the break, I don’t know how anyone could do it. Plus, that time is typically required to take college courses to keep certification...continuing education stuff.
I'm with you...didn't bother to click it. But it sounds like an article about a superstar teacher put upon by evil Tea Party conservatives forcing her to quit her lifelong dream career.
What do you teach (journalism/speech here)?
My principal told us...
Most college-educated professions will give you at least two weeks off a year. It’s blue-collar work that won’t give vacations. Those that don’t take a vacation for years do it by choice if they are in true professional work.
I call the following “leftist” ( I will not follow that with your scatological crudity):
Government owned and run schools are by definition a socialist-entitlement welfare program. They are compulsory for all those whose parents can not ransom them by paying the jizya needed to attend private or homeschooling. Simply by attending children risk learning that government and the voting mob can give them tuition-free schooling. Well?...If government and the voting mob can give them tuition-free schooling, why not use that power to get **lots** of socialist goodies?
Regarding “moments of silence”:
Such moments teach children to be silent about their faith. The children risk learning that faith and prayer is something to be hidden as if it were a bathroom activity. It is so taboo that there must be silence about it. Do you remember, in the book, “Brave New World”, where the word “mother” was never to be said aloud? This is the lesson being taught with these moments of silence. This is not only **not** religiously neutral, it is, indeed, a negative lesson about faith.
The rest of the day, they are subjected to non-stop godless secular humanism. Simply to cooperate in the classroom the child must think and reason godlessly. How could it be otherwise?
Regarding government schools and compulsion:
Government schools are compulsory for all children whose parents can not ransom them. Simply by attending these children risk learning to be comfortable with government compulsion.
Regarding government schools and the First Amendment and freedom of conscience:
Government schools trash every First Amendment Right. Speech, press, assembly, and exercise of religion are all strictly controlled by government functionaries, and the government establishes the religion of godless secular humanism ( by law) in its schools. In many ways, children ( whose only crime was being born) are treated and marched around like prisoners. Even their schools look like minimum security prisons, and their play areas look like prison exercise yards. Merely by attending children risk learning to be comfortable with being prisoners of the state.
Conclusion: I too live in one of the reddest states, and one of the reddest counties in the nation. It does not matter. Whether red, blue, or purple, socialist schools teach children to be comfortable with socialism. Whether red, blue or purple, godlessly secular schools teach children to think and reason godlessly.
Very interesting! I'm going to want to keep an eye on this.
“Here, we hear of research-based teaching models that simply cannot fail or be argued with since they are research-based.”
How true! Read “Ameritopia.” “Research,” “studies,” “modern consensus” and other like demands for progressivism are just code words for to hell with human experience & tradition and the Constitution.
It is in response to Clara Lou's assertion (post #12) that her school does not have “perverted stuff” or “leftist ( scatological metaphor) “.
Red, blue, or purple county or state, I have recently come to a decision. I consider godlessly secular, government owned and run, socialist-entitlement schooling to be so evil and such a serious threat to our nation's freedom, that I will no longer have a government teacher for a friend. That is a personal decision on my part.
Here’s a link to the story.
AZ Republic, kind of lefty. Sometimes called the LA Times East.
Somehow teachers will accept money regardless of the circumstances and rarely simply say, “No! That is not professional practice or a safe and professional environment!”
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