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Barnicle Bemused: Why Do Top College Grads Choose Tech & Finance Jobs Over Teaching?
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/02/2013 6:03:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

A question with a more obvious answer might yet be asked on national TV this morning, but someone's going to have to try very hard . . . On today's Morning Joe, during a segment on the Atlanta school-test scandal, Mike Barnicle actually wondered out loud why more top college grads take jobs with high-tech firms like Google, or in the financial-services sector, instead of teaching.

Barnicle had earlier declared that standardized tests don't teach kids how to think. Might Mike have taken one such test too many in his day? When Willie Geist gently pointed out the obvious to Mike—the difference in pay—Barnicle blubbered that he understood such was a given. So why ask?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlantatestscancal; jobs; mikebarnicle; publicschools; stupidpeople; teachers

1 posted on 04/02/2013 6:03:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Put out to pasture time for Barnicle? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 6:04:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Teaching at a real school - e.g., one in which liberals and their toad sucking unions are banned and guns are not, would be a pleasure.

Sorry, but as silly as that sounds, it’d have a much higher chance of producing good students than the current crop of ...”schools”.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Put out to pasture time for Barnicle?

That time came a decade and a half ago. The plagiarist is just flat-out awful.

4 posted on 04/02/2013 6:07:34 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Uh, because teachers no longer teach. They have been made babysitters with no power to discipline the worst in their classes.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 6:07:47 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach become journalists.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 6:11:34 AM PDT by John Freeman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Mikey.....why don’t YOU teach? You could teach Plagarism 101.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 6:12:04 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: freeangel

no, they are liberal mouthpieces without two brain cells to rub together


8 posted on 04/02/2013 6:12:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: John Freeman
Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach become journalists.

And those who can't become journalists plagiarize those who can.

9 posted on 04/02/2013 6:14:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

money?


10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:15:19 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ka-ching!!!


11 posted on 04/02/2013 6:16:09 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Barnicle is simply not that stupid. He gladly collects a check from MSNBC faithfully mouthing the left wing mantra expected to flow from that vile sewer. Meanwhile he “chooses” good private schools for his own kids.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 6:16:15 AM PDT by allendale
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To: freeangel
Uh, because teachers no longer teach. They have been made babysitters with no power to discipline the worst in their classes.

DING DING DING! We have a WINNER!!!

13 posted on 04/02/2013 6:16:47 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Or become politicians.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 6:17:12 AM PDT by John Freeman
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To: Da Coyote
Teaching at a real school - e.g., one in which liberals and their toad sucking unions are banned and guns are not, would be a pleasure. Sorry, but as silly as that sounds, it’d have a much higher chance of producing good students than the current crop of ...”schools”.

It's not silly at all. We are witnessing the slow collapse of the public K-12 system daily. Just about any parent(s) who can, take their kids out of it. Of course a generation may be educationally lost as a result but I don't see any way round that, what with the NEA and the AFT.

15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why spend all that time in school only to get crapped on by students and parents and government and administrators?


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:20:07 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

> Why Do Top College Grads Choose Tech & Finance Jobs Over Teaching?

Because no real man wants to be a commie.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 6:21:20 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We mere citizens are barraged by the lib theme of change, yet the centralized behemouth of public schooling lives on like a dinosaur.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:22:52 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: freeangel
Sadly, that is true. I recall seeing an item on CNN (please forgive me my sin) after BHO’s latest State of the Union in which a gentleman discussed a Dept. of Education study that found the positive affects of pre-K were gone by the time a student entered the third grade. This was followed by a woman in Atlanta stating that she need this important childcare, referring to pre-K.
19 posted on 04/02/2013 6:26:03 AM PDT by John Freeman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why didn’t THAT self-important idiot go into teaching?


20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:27:27 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ta da !!! Bingo!..Maybe MSNBC can have a panel with Mike Barnicle, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Joe Biden..


21 posted on 04/02/2013 6:34:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Those that can DO
Those that cannot TEACH.

Does that answer your question Mike?


22 posted on 04/02/2013 6:37:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Barnicle had earlier declared that standardized tests don't teach kids how to think.

And that *#$%(#$( scale at my doctor's office doesn't teach me about healthy eating and exercise either. But testing is a necessary tool to see whether the students are learning. About the only legitimate complaint I've heard about the testing is that many tests are graded pass/fail, so the schools have incentive to get the worst students to barely pass but no desire to get the good students to be great. Thus gifted programs are dumped to get a few more students to barely pass.

23 posted on 04/02/2013 6:39:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio
About the only legitimate complaint I've heard about the testing is that many tests are graded pass/fail, so the schools have incentive to get the worst students to barely pass but no desire to get the good students to be great. Thus gifted programs are dumped to get a few more students to barely pass.

That's the philosophy about "No Child Left Behind" (inflicted by Bush). The incentives are to reduce the "below proficient" and to reduce the gap between black and white students (which is easier to do by sabotaging white education than by raising black achievement).

The abandonment of the great students (who are the ones who would create the businesses of the next generation) will be the downfall of the US.

24 posted on 04/02/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: envisio

...we have a winner!


25 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:31 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
I wrote a humorous flowchart that I posted on Facebook that a liberal friend objected to. I told him that my creation was in reference to Barnicle's rantings.

The liberal practically facepalmed by text, saying:

"Barnicle adds NOTHING to Morning Joe. The worn-out hack never has an insight worth a damn, only parrots what he reads on Democrat Underground, and is the cause of me switching the show off more than once. Please do not judge my liberal ideology by that vaccuous moron."

Not even liberals can stand him.

26 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Uhhh, more money, less aggravation, and more job satisfaction?


27 posted on 04/02/2013 6:54:29 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Pharmboy

I wonder what HIS kids are doing. He’s got a ton of them.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 7:03:22 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Da Coyote
Teaching at a real school - e.g., one in which liberals and their toad sucking unions are banned and guns are not, would be a pleasure.

Hillsdale College...in Michigan!

29 posted on 04/02/2013 7:10:32 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: John Freeman
Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach become journalists.

And those who fail as journalists, and politicians, head to MSNBC.

30 posted on 04/02/2013 7:18:50 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Barnicle Bemused: Why Do Top College Grads Choose Tech & Finance Jobs Over Teaching?”

Because those who can, do. Those who can’t, become teachers.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 7:24:33 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Because those who can, do. Those who can’t, become teachers.

And those who can't teach, become politicians.

32 posted on 04/02/2013 7:25:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Da Coyote
"Teaching at a real school - e.g., one in which liberals and their toad sucking unions are banned and guns are not, would be a pleasure." i agree. i would love to teach history but i couldn't stand to be around stupid people all day. (that would be the union infested obamabot libtard other teachers) Proverbs 13:20
33 posted on 04/02/2013 8:33:41 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

my question is...

why do you need a college degree to teach second grade math???


34 posted on 04/02/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You know I got a ticket the other day,
for going 15 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

35 posted on 04/02/2013 9:09:34 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

One answer: High tech workers don’t have to become members of the DNC’s official pedophilia wing, also known as the NEA.


36 posted on 04/02/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: McGruff

LOL. He got a second ticket for leaving his turn blinker on for 15 miles ;-)


37 posted on 04/02/2013 9:41:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: Lazamataz
Not even liberals can stand him.

For many years he was the king of the Boston Globe's Metro page B1 columnists, and when he wasn't plagiarizing stuff, he was mailing in his ". . . and Nobody Cares" column - a "tsk tsk shame on us" missive about some poor down on his or her luck soul from Mattapan or Codman Square who was trying to scrape up money for dialysis or something like that, and here we were, calling someone like Drew Bledsoe a hero. I swear he wrote so many columns like that he had the template down in MS Word, then just hit F1 to fill in some timely details (e.g., ethnic sounding last name, sports hero du jour), then filed it with the Metro desk and called it a day.

38 posted on 04/03/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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