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|11-17-2012 07:58 PM|
1) Parents that give a damn versus ones that don't.
2)Teachers in private schools are not constrained in the same way as public school teachers
3) Private schools are free to expel the animals - public schools are stuck with all of the crap that drags itself through the door and all of the trouble that comes with it
|11-17-2012 06:19 PM|
Okay... Walmart Workers aren't unionized, so it's not really a strike, right?
They can boycott and not show up to work, but they'll be fired with cause (and no unemployment!).
|11-17-2012 06:12 PM|
|Muchky||Screw that. Lazy ass workers!! I work at a hospital and we don't have holidays off. Get real people.|
|11-17-2012 06:10 PM|
What happens is that there is a new form of monopoly, against which there are no laws, when large corporations are dominating many segments of the market, and using their sheer power to eliminate small businesses, control government, influence public opinion, externalize costs by damaging the environment, shift healthcare expenses to taxpayers, get away with any crime because they are too big to fail and because they control politicians and get favorable laws passed, get tax cuts, deductions, and whatnot.
This is not equal opportunity anymore. The game is rigged. It's not a fair competition, when a huge corporation has no issues with operating at a loss until it kills all its small competitors. This is not beneficial to the society as a whole. The rich are basically redistributing wealth to themselves.
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws our country".
Whose quote? Lenin maybe? No, Thomas Jefferson
Before you repeat any B.S. you heard on FoxNews about lazy people waiting for gifts and hand outs, read this story: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28...rkers.html
You'll see how it became basically impossible for many to work and go to college at the same time, or to work several jobs to save enough money and get ahead.
|11-17-2012 06:05 PM|
|11-17-2012 05:02 PM|
|11-17-2012 04:09 PM|
As for computer learning, the wealthiest Americans are doing the opposite for their children, though they're brethren are probably ready to sell computer learning to everyone else! We are living in the age of infinite distraction and kids are finding themselves spending hours and hours glued to some various sized LCD screen at a very young age. Meanwhile the rest of us still haven't learned to disconnect more regularly.
A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute
|11-17-2012 03:56 PM|
|11-17-2012 03:44 PM|
As for the Tribune, everyone has an anti-teacher bias. This is being driven by the private education market which wants to see public education fail so they can swoop in.
People like Michelle Rhee are nothing more than opportunists, ESPECIALLY Rhee. She commands at least $50,000 for speaking at places and is now swimming in cash and funding from the privateers. Boy does she love the limelight. Except for errr....the cheating thing.
Ms. Rhee still refuses to talk about the suspected cheating that went on during here tenure. The tenure that made her. She is the Alex Rodriguez of education except her connections keep growing and the private money keeps pouring in. (Must say, reading her push to have the firing of a principal put on camera is pretty low and shows her true character, extremely self-serving).
Michelle Rhee Eager for Spotlight, but Not if It Is on a Testing Scandal
The deafening silence on test cheating
The cheating is something the privateers don't really want to talk about. Those pushing for greater standardized testing (now in kindergarten as well) don't care about the children and how it affects them and their education, they just want to get the teachers out of the way and let the privateers in. Cheating is just one of the seemingly likely negative consequences of a market driven approach and the risk is high that it would become endemic. Even worse, the push to privatize is not a push towards teaching and learning and helping nurture fully informed, intelligent, skilled human beings. It's about turning children/students into consumers and schools as producers. We're already too far down that road as a society.
|11-17-2012 07:53 AM|
Private Schools != Public Schools for one main reason. Private schools can choose who they admit. Your kid doesn't give a shit or doesn't perform well, sorry you're not getting into the schools. Public schools cannot. And what's your beef with the salary. So if I'm a teacher and make 75K or 80K that means I, somehow, don't deserve it or my salary should be based on student's performance.
If that's how people want it, fine but here's the catch. I , as a teacher, get to choose my students. Then you can base my salary on performance.
|11-17-2012 07:23 AM|
|11-17-2012 07:15 AM|
And frankly, if a kid is unruly, refuses to do homework, or take tests, or whatever. That's not really the kid or the teachers fault. It's the parents fault. Parents can't seem to take responsibility for their kids actions and want to blame it on everyone else around them.
|11-17-2012 07:05 AM|
|11-17-2012 07:00 AM|
Walked in to a wal-mart breakroom after a employee meeting about black friday(was filling a vending machine). Employees wee talking about how they had to come in early and also corporate had decided not to provide a meal this year. Awful awful company. The company I work for may not be the greatest but at least they know how to treat their employees with a shread of dignity. And is much bigger than trash-mart.
Funniest part was the store manager trying to justify all the cost cutting. ":Guys times are tight the company is just trying to do more with less."
|11-17-2012 07:00 AM|
I don't think that the Chicago Tribune has an anti-teacher bias, do they?
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