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Originally posted by xxpigxx
$75,000 AUSD? What is that in USD?
Originally posted by TheRedneck
So my partial solution is this: expand that Troops to Teachers program. Take people who have had a career and now want to teach, and give them the tools to become a teacher in the fields they excelled in throughout their life.
Spoken like a true academic
So my partial solution is this: expand that Troops to Teachers program. Take people who have had a career and now want to teach, and give them the tools to become a teacher in the fields they excelled in throughout their life. While I see no problem with lifetime teachers who really, truly, in their heart already have the desire to teach others, especially in the lower grades (K-5?) where knowledge is generalized and basic, the higher one climbs the educational ladder, the more experienced their instructors should be. We need to give a retirement option to the best and brightest from the private sector: become a teacher, and supplement that retirement while giving back the most precious gifts in the world: knowledge and wisdom. I'd love to have that option.
It does have merit and it could work for many people. Naturally, it will be disasterous for some people though. The shock of seeing how disengaged many teenagers are would probably be daunting to some.
Statewide curriculums that funnel students into sitting standardised final-year exams do not allow for much flexibility at any level in 'normal' classrooms.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Guess this is proof that money does not provide quality education. So, throwing more money at the problem won't solve the problem. ...
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
1) Motivating students to learn. Right now they are more concerned with their video games, clothes, drugs, friends, enemies, movies, music, and other petty concerns.
And it does matter on how the money being 'thrown' at education by the taxpayers is spent. If they rather spend the money on true propaganda posters then on teaching aids and materials, you can throw as much money at it as you'd like, you'd still end up with uneducated children.
That is why education should be fun, so they will work on it during school and after when they are done with formal education.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to insult you by calling you an academic.
Junior receives primary guidance and discipline from the parents, but the knowledge and wisdom comes from the gray-haired gent sitting in his rocking chair, soothing those arthritic joints. That old man has something more precious than silver and gold: knowledge and wisdom from his life that he happily imparts to Junior. A generation later, Junior is now the parent and his parents are giving that knowledge and wisdom to Junior's children. Next it will be Junior's turn to sit in the rocking chair. And so it goes in a never-ending cycle.
I personally think that there are too many variables involved for a simple answer. I was lucky.
More money should be spent on smaller charter schools and alternative schools
'm hoping to major in Marketing (money to be made), and I've always kind of been interested in the art of business. I might minor in Political Communication. I'm hoping to attend Emerson College next fall.
I was raised in a system where the teacher could get fired if he laid a hand on me, and to be honest, at times it brought out the worst in me.
Because I had not yet learned restraint. I felt I could do anything as long as I did not hurt someone or caused damage.