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NuclearDruid

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PS Teacher Justifies Existence
« on: May 31, 2005, 09:48:34 am »

Many to blame for the woes of public schools

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Attention, American citizens: Every time you fill out a job application, balance your checkbook, or simply read the song titles on the back of your favorite CD, you should get down on your knees and thank whatever God you believe in for the fact that he blessed you with teachers.

Kneeling is for slaves! Besides, my four year old can read and write and add and subtract (though not proficiently yet, but if her older sister can so it won't be long.) Holier than thou educrats I think would fall more under the catagory of pestilence. :lol:

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"GREAT COMEBACK FOR STOCK MARKET" - Front page, Spokane Daily Chronicle, October 22nd, 1929

"I believe it is the duty of each of us to act as if the fate of the world depended on him. Admittedly, one man by himself cannot do the job. However, one man can make a difference..." -Adm. Hyman G. Rickover

Joel

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005, 10:47:37 am »

:lol:  :lol: Wow.

I was going to attach a quote, but...where to start?  Fugedaboutit.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005, 11:12:01 am »

Teachers are necessary...just not PS teachers. Neither is a formal or recognized education necessary. Diplomas and sheepskins mean little and serve only to underscore one's tolerance of BS and as an indicator of one's complicity.

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 12:03:35 am »

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Teachers are necessary...
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 05:17:25 am »

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I don't speak for Alton, but I think he simply meant people who teach, in a very broad sense.

It's okay, Raggie.
I'll steer ya around the curves. ;)  
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And my boat is so small.

Sportos, motorheads, dweebies, wastoids...they think he's a righteous dude.

The utter waste of our $2,000,000,000 a day military-industrial machine was never demonstrated more vividly than on 9/11.

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 05:45:08 am »

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...I think he simply meant people who teach, in a very broad sense.

It's okay, Raggie.
I'll steer ya around the curves. ;)
Broads? Curves?
What is it they're teaching.  :lol:  
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The Mayor is the Problem
The flagpole is the answer
We hung the first one
We can hang another one

The Firesign Theatre - from the album Boom Dot Bust

Dear Government
You are a ass shit.

A note from my younger son when he was 3.

When rights are outlawed, only outlaws will have rights. - Me


Round up everybody who can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters.  - John Wayne (Chisum)

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005, 08:51:41 am »

Thanks PSM! Yes, teachers in a broad sense would be an apt description. Gotta have 'em. Even if they're just your parents.

Alton

PS: Oh! Curves and broads command attention and demand exploration when possible.  :D  
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billy-jay

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PS Teacher Justifies Existence
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2005, 10:12:32 pm »

Wow, that guy is an arrogant asshole.
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Mostly Harmless

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005, 11:18:52 am »

Harrrumph!

My son could read, write and do basic addition and subtraction before he started 1st grade. He wanted to learn to play Magic The Gathering so he could play with me and my friends. We told him he'd have to be able to read the cards and do the math if he wanted to play with us (mean big kids!!) so he learned to read and do addition and subtraction. As a reward I had a friend custom build him a deck. He was so proud of himself. He'd come to our evening games, stay up far too late, and beat us at our own game! (I gotta say it was great fun to show up at a game store with a 5yo and have him beat all the "expert" teens).

At the end of 1st grade, we went to England for a visit to my mom. Went to a bookshop to get something to read, he chose for himself a book on multiplication (a coloring book: do the math, color in the picture according to the number key) Over the 3 weeks we were in England he worked his way happily through the book, at his own pace. No supervision or teaching required apart from answering the occasional "what does this say?" or "how does this work?" question.

Back in the USofA, off to 2nd grade. SIX WEEKS of going over what they learnt in 1st grade. Even though I spoke to his teachers, showed them the book (completed and 100% correct), had him recite his the multiplication tables he'd decided to learn, he had to sit quiet and pay attention. That was when he decided he'd had enough of public school and stopped trying. Shame it's taken me to 10th grade to catch up with his enlightenment.

Riiiiiiight we need teachers.

There are a few though. My high school French teacher remains one of my formative influences. My son's English teacher (who sounds as if he'd be quite at home here, so what he's doing in public skool is a mystery to me) and his Art teacher, but other than that the rest are all forgettable in the extreme.

And my dad - elementary school prinicple in a poor rural area where many of the kids came from homes with no books, pens, paper or art supplies and who purchased supplies to give away as prizes out of his own money. His idea of teaching the physics of flight was to build and fly model airplanes and borrow a neighbor's parakeets and let them loose in the classroom. None of this dreary stuff, let's see if we can make this work ourselves!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 07:57:45 pm »

Well, I would think that quality teachers who still have a spark of idealism will naturally be found in the public school system, since that's where they think they'll do the most good (that is, helping kids whose parents do not have the inclination or ability to give them a better education).  I just don't think there are very many of them.
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