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Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by Yeats
I think the issue starts with the parents, and the lack of discipline parents are instilling in their children.
I started at the top of this thread and read the OP. Then as I scrolled down, I looked for ANY post citing the parents.
Finally! Teachers are a tool that the parents use to help educate their children. If your kid is not getting the education you (as a parent) desire, then work/suppliment to make sure tht they do.
This total abdication of parental rights towards the school system is a symptom of a much larger problem, in my humble opinion.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Yeats
It doesn't "take a villiage" it takes parenting.
But we live in a society now, where government has taken over the role of parent.
Telling us what to;
Originally posted by DerekJR321
I also blame the Teachers Unions. Case in point. A local high-school near my home was built recently for a whopping half BILLION dollars. Their budget is passed every single year, to the tune of 30+ million annually. And yet after school programs are continually cut. Field trips? My kid doesn't even know what those are. When I was a kid we went on a class trip every year. Not any more. And you know why? Because we have GYM TEACHERS making over $100,000 a year. We have Superintendents making half a million or more a year. And then these teachers have the absolute gall to protest almost every year for a pay raise. Really? I'm sorry.. you work 180 days a year. You get weekends, holidays and snow days off. You get a week in the spring and a week in the fall off. You get paid for 3 months off in the summer time. You have great health benefits. And you have the BALLS to complain that your not being treated fairly? And you don't have enough funding to provide for a proper learning experience for the kids?
Why is it that every year my child goes to school, I am provided a laundry list of supplies I must provide for him? The schools keep giving less and less to our kids, and pocketing more and more for themselves. Like I stated above, in my local school district, there are at least 20-30 people making over 100k a year. The lowest paid salary? $75,000 a year for the school lunch attendant (ie: lunch lady). $75k a year.....
Originally posted by ScatterBrain
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
If you think reading, writing and math is a core objective in this system...you need to catch up with the world of education.....
Brave New Schools (not really new) ....
I have been following this issue since 1989 and have updated my research on this topic about every 5 years... feel free to ask any questions. Goals 2000 was implemented a couple years before the legislation was actually passed . In there is a lot of information on the goals...you can't read the propaganda, you must read the legislation itself, because in there you will find what they are really doing.
I was a TA for a while. And while I do say that some of the teachers are to blame. ( i've seen teachers not give two squats about their job or about the kids, then again I've seen an equal number who cared a whole hell of a lot. Sadly the ratio in my opinion is 50/50)