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#33587 Jan 26, 2013
TSF wrote:
Teachers, teachers,, bla, bla . You have never had contact with the army of administrative and support personnel in US schools. For every 39 teachers ACTUALLY teaching students in the USA, there are 61 administrative and support personnel. Guess why the per student costs are so high here.
In a rowing race between Japan and the US, the Japanese had 19 rowing and one supervisor and won the race. The US had 19 supervisors and one rowing. After the loss, republikans formed a committee to review the performance of the rower. Hiring more whipmasters is the only performance plan republikans can conceive.
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1.5 administrators per teacher is excessive I agree but it's not the only problem. The thinking of it's a right to an education, the ideology behind the teaching, it's the "everyone is a winner" mentality while removing the competition aspect that has crippled our schools as well as our country, the thinking that more money solves all of our problems, and the teachers first, students second attitude that has destroyed our schools. We need trim the fat by cutting administration, make families realize that education is a privilege and if you're not on board you get left behind, remove the hidden ideologies and agendas from schools, offer vouchers for private education for those who can't afford it, quit wasting the taxpayers money for a fat administration and unqualified teachers who shouldn't be teaching but are protected by the unions while improving compensation for those teachers that are excelling, bring back competition so that the cream rises to the top which inspires those who are lacking to try harder, and put the students first, ahead of administration, teachers, agendas, tenures, etc...!
Typical liberal, attack the opposition instead of suggesting solutions.

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#33588 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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That's one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.
Of course, you're still a communist! ;)
TSF

Kenly, NC

#33589 Jan 26, 2013
You are begining to understand the problem. It isn't teachers first, its administration first. I agree that the focus should be on students. Instead, it is on forcing teachers to jump through administrative hoops and obstacles presented by the $100,000 + per year army of administrators. Superintendents,assistant superintendents, associate superintendents, 501 coordinators, purchasing agents, drop out prevention councelors, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, testing coordinators, principals, assistant principals, coaches, assistant coaches, computer supervisors, psychologist, nurses,--the list goes on and on. Add in the incessant reorganization and so called reform that makes it appear that administrators are essential while producing nothing more than inefficiency, confusion and demoralization. Everything that has failed in California will be tried in North Carolina around 10 years after it failed in Ca.
The accomplishments of the teaachers is in spite of the administration rather than because of them.
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>1.5 administrators per teacher is excessive I agree but it's not the only problem. The thinking of it's a right to an education, the ideology behind the teaching, it's the "everyone is a winner" mentality while removing the competition aspect that has crippled our schools as well as our country, the thinking that more money solves all of our problems, and the teachers first, students second attitude that has destroyed our schools. We need trim the fat by cutting administration, make families realize that education is a privilege and if you're not on board you get left behind, remove the hidden ideologies and agendas from schools, offer vouchers for private education for those who can't afford it, quit wasting the taxpayers money for a fat administration and unqualified teachers who shouldn't be teaching but are protected by the unions while improving compensation for those teachers that are excelling, bring back competition so that the cream rises to the top which inspires those who are lacking to try harder, and put the students first, ahead of administration, teachers, agendas, tenures, etc...!
Typical liberal, attack the opposition instead of suggesting solutions.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#33590 Jan 26, 2013
Also, here is no teachers union in North Carolina. Collective barganing for NC state employees is illegal.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#33591 Jan 26, 2013
So a juvenile in NC is arrested , tried and convicted for armed robery and other crimes.. Likely as not, the judge will sentence him to return to school and "be good" as part of his probation. Yes, there are problems in our schools. Only very rarely does the problem lie with a teacher. That republikan noise machine is making you blind to real problems.

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#33592 Jan 26, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Of course, you're still a communist! ;)
According to Taxpayer, Mike and I wrote the Manifesto. Oh, and Lee Harvey Oswald, too, I forgot about him.

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#33593 Jan 26, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>1.5 administrators per teacher is excessive I agree but it's not the only problem. The thinking of it's a right to an education, the ideology behind the teaching, it's the "everyone is a winner" mentality while removing the competition aspect that has crippled our schools as well as our country, the thinking that more money solves all of our problems, and the teachers first, students second attitude that has destroyed our schools. We need trim the fat by cutting administration, make families realize that education is a privilege and if you're not oin board you get left behind, remove the hidden ideologies and agendas from schools, offer vouchers for private education for those who can't afford it, quit wasting the taxpayers money for a fat administration and unqualified teachers who shouldn't be teaching but are protected by the unions while improving compensation for those teachers that are excelling, bring back competition so that the cream rises to the top which inspires those who are lacking to try harder, and put the students first, ahead of administration, teachers, agendas, tenures, etc...!
Typical liberal, attack the opposition instead of suggesting solutions.
You two guys,TSF and PRO....may be on opposite sides of the fence but you've both hit on the problems associated with education in America.This"everyone is a winner"stuff literally makes me sick when I think of how competitive foreign students are compared to ours these days.Japanese, Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian kids compete with each other like crazy, they know you have to EARN the sobriquet of"winner"!

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#33594 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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According to Taxpayer, Mike and I wrote the Manifesto. Oh, and Lee Harvey Oswald, too, I forgot about him.
Taxpayer thinks J. EDGAR HOOVER was top liberal....come to think of it I have almost forgotten the Communist Manifesto...need to brush up..

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#33595 Jan 26, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Taxpayer thinks J. EDGAR HOOVER was top liberal....come to think of it I have almost forgotten the Communist Manifesto...need to brush up..
Taxpayer, God bless him, makes Jesse Helms look as extreme left as Fidel Castro. J. Edgar Hoover was gay, so no doubt he was a liberal.

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#33596 Jan 26, 2013
Waco, do you have an extra bottle of iodine I could borrow until pay day? My balls are drying up.

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#33597 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
Waco, do you have an extra bottle of iodine I could borrow until pay day? My balls are drying up.
Dude, all I got in the medicine cabinet is Vicks Vapo-Rub.....

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#33598 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Taxpayer, God bless him, makes Jesse Helms look as extreme left as Fidel Castro. J. Edgar Hoover was gay, so no doubt he was a liberal.
But Rock Hudson? That took me by surprise...

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#33599 Jan 26, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Dude, all I got in the medicine cabinet is Vicks Vapo-Rub.....
Vapo-Rub? Too kinky for me.

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#33600 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Vapo-Rub? Too kinky for me.
Better than "Insta-Freeze" rub!

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#33601 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Vapo-Rub? Too kinky for me.
Better than Ben-Gay.....
TSF

Kenly, NC

#33602 Jan 26, 2013
That originated with the wisdom that damaging a child's self esteem was always harmful. This came about the same time that the shrinks decided that parents should raise their children as peers rather than subordinates. Then parents were investigated for child abuse if they used corporal punishment, so parents understandably became afraid to discipline their own children. This was in stark contrast to the model under which most parents were raised. My grandpa didn't hesitate to damage my self esteem with a hoe handle and I had no misunderstanding about who was the subordinate or misgivings about following instructions carefully and immediately. If I encounted trouble at school, I was in trouble at home if he found out. I didnt like all my teachers, but I was very hesitant to show any sign of disrespect.
Which system is better? I don't know. Most kids today seem actually well behaved comparativly speaking.
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> You two guys,TSF and PRO....may be on opposite sides of the fence but you've both hit on the problems associated with education in America.This"everyone is a winner"stuff literally makes me sick when I think of how competitive foreign students are compared to ours these days.Japanese, Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian kids compete with each other like crazy, they know you have to EARN the sobriquet of"winner"!

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#33603 Jan 26, 2013
If everyone is a winner, why try? Breathe in, breathe out....

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#33604 Jan 26, 2013
TSF wrote:
That originated with the wisdom that damaging a child's self esteem was always harmful. This came about the same time that the shrinks decided that parents should raise their children as peers rather than subordinates. Then parents were investigated for child abuse if they used corporal punishment, so parents understandably became afraid to discipline their own children. This was in stark contrast to the model under which most parents were raised. My grandpa didn't hesitate to damage my self esteem with a hoe handle and I had no misunderstanding about who was the subordinate or misgivings about following instructions carefully and immediately. If I encounted trouble at school, I was in trouble at home if he found out. I didnt like all my teachers, but I was very hesitant to show any sign of disrespect.
Which system is better? I don't know. Most kids today seem actually well behaved comparativly speaking.
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My mom used to holler at me while she was hitting me. I used to think...do one or the other, but please God, not both at the same time.

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#33605 Jan 26, 2013
I'd rather be knocked around, than screamed at.

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#33606 Jan 26, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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My mom used to holler at me while she was hitting me. I used to think...do one or the other, but please God, not both at the same time.
Arnold that is so funny. It must have been the MO for whipping back in the day. Not only did my mother holler while whipping, but I used to think, God have mercy, she's whipped me, hollered while doing it and for at least a week she gave a daily reminder of the whipping you received and why. The daily reminder was as bad as the whipping and hollering.

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