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Lincoln Duncan

United States

#817796 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's a big mess. That's what it is.
We can thank the liberal spineless mentality and the teachers' unions.
you find all teachers unions, in all cases, everywhere to blame?
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#817797 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's a big mess. That's what it is.
We can thank the liberal spineless mentality and the teachers' unions.
You teach in Orlando?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817798 Dec 6, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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All that matters is what approach provides the best education. Public schools are very successful in many communities, but abysmal failures in others regardless of the money spent. It makes no sense to keep throwing money at a failing system.
By the way, many millions of people spend the vast majority of their working day "staring at computers."
Schools that turn out graduates that are not computer literate are failures.
There are other aspects to going to school, socialization skills, team work, competitiveness..
When I meet home schooled kids, they are lacking in the above. It's wrong to label all teachers bad because of a few, most teachers I have met are extremely devoted, working long hours, spending their own money for school supplies, truly caring that their students succeed. For many children, school is their solace. To deprive children of this structure would be devastating, especially since most parents cannot stay home to teach them, nor are they capable.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817799 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
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I'd settle for bringing back consequences, consistently following through with them and administrators growing a spine.
You seem to be completely out of touch with reality, you're basing your opinion on your daughters one semester at an inner city school, that she was able to participate in because of a social program. Obviously she is not cut out to be a teacher, not everyone is and that's fine. Better to know that before getting into it. My daughter is volunteer tutoring teaching English to immigrant children and adults at UF, finds it very rewarding.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#817800 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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There are other aspects to going to school, socialization skills, team work, competitiveness..
When I meet home schooled kids, they are lacking in the above. It's wrong to label all teachers bad because of a few, most teachers I have met are extremely devoted, working long hours, spending their own money for school supplies, truly caring that their students succeed. For many children, school is their solace. To deprive children of this structure would be devastating, especially since most parents cannot stay home to teach them, nor are they capable.
Most experts on education have never been in the classroom, certainly not an urban classroom.
FCAT has ruined education in Florida.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#817801 Dec 6, 2012
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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817802 Dec 6, 2012
carol wrote:
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Stop pulling it then.
But, no, not a billionaire. But since we're on the subject and we're just chit chatting, I always said that if I came into that kind of money, I'd buy a nice house - not extravagant but nice - two cars, give a lot to family and friends, put a million or two in the bank - mostly for traveling and a comfortable retirement - start an animal rescue and give the rest to charities.
Don't you wish you had the kind of money that Secret Santa has this time of year? I know I do. Everytime I see a mother with children who looks like she's doing the best she can do but could use a little help, I wish do badly I had the means to put a couple hundred dollar bills in her hand and just walk away. Wouldn't that be the most wonderful feeling in the world to do be able to do that all the time?
But giving whatever you can and doing something for others is the next best thing.
I have to stretch it to alleviate pain,loosen nerve and muscles.. It can be pretty painful, that's why I walk and jog everyday, ride my bike, also a stationary bike at home.
You don't have to be a billionaire to help someone. Even handing someone $50 is nice random act of kindness.
The sun sentinel has stories about families in need that you can contribute to if you want to.
Your boyfriend OReilly. Is on Jay Leno right now
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817803 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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Most experts on education have never been in the classroom, certainly not an urban classroom.
FCAT has ruined education in Florida.
Yes, agree. Hopefully it will be eliminated one day. We need a Democratic governor. Must say that the teachers my children had were amazing, caring and devoted
I don't understand this contempt for public education. Teachers are the most important people in our children's lives, they should be supported and paid more
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#817804 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Yes, agree. Hopefully it will be eliminated one day. We need a Democratic governor. Must say that the teachers my children had were amazing, caring and devoted
I don't understand this contempt for public education. Teachers are the most important people in our children's lives, they should be supported and paid more
We need to thank the Tea Party for reelecting President Obama and giving us two senate seats.
Mitt's film was great and he may get an Oscar
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#817805 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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We need to thank the Tea Party for reelecting President Obama and giving us two senate seats.
Mitt's film was great and he may get an Oscar
Yes, and no more Allen West, now have Lois Frankel. Alan Grayson back too!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817811 Dec 6, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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you find all teachers unions, in all cases, everywhere to blame?
The unions consistently defend poor teachers and oppose any move to require performance standards.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#817812 Dec 6, 2012
Obamahammed wrote:
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so? large f ing deal. doesn't negate anything i posted.
So!! understand Bush carried on with the same Policies as Clinton.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817814 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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There are other aspects to going to school, socialization skills, team work, competitiveness..
When I meet home schooled kids, they are lacking in the above. It's wrong to label all teachers bad because of a few, most teachers I have met are extremely devoted, working long hours, spending their own money for school supplies, truly caring that their students succeed. For many children, school is their solace. To deprive children of this structure would be devastating, especially since most parents cannot stay home to teach them, nor are they capable.
Your point has merit, but those advantages are useless if the education is substandard. Besides, much of the "socialization" results in bullying and gangs. And "competitiveness" is almost totally absent in public schools, actively discouraged.

The public education system is broken and radical change is required. How about a public system that is focused more on education and less on buildings, lunch programs, football teams, and retirement benefits? Why not a public education system that makes much better use of computers?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817815 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Yes, agree. Hopefully it will be eliminated one day. We need a Democratic governor. Must say that the teachers my children had were amazing, caring and devoted
I don't understand this contempt for public education. Teachers are the most important people in our children's lives, they should be supported and paid more
The teachers are not, for the most part, the problem. The problem is the system.

Teachers are amply paid and higher salaries will not improve anything. Instead, weed out the dead wood and hire some young people with new ideas and energy.

More than anything, run the system for the benefit of the students and not for the benefit of the employees.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#817816 Dec 6, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
There are other aspects to going to school, socialization skills, team work, competitiveness..
When I meet home schooled kids, they are lacking in the above. It's wrong to label all teachers bad because of a few, most teachers I have met are extremely devoted, working long hours, spending their own money for school supplies, truly caring that their students succeed. For many children, school is their solace. To deprive children of this structure would be devastating, especially since most parents cannot stay home to teach them, nor are they capable.
One other thing. Drop the concept that every child must attend school. Purge the schools of the troublemakers who have no interest in learning and who just prevent others from learning.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#817817 Dec 6, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The teachers are not, for the most part, the problem. The problem is the system.
Teachers are amply paid and higher salaries will not improve anything. Instead, weed out the dead wood and hire some young people with new ideas and energy.
More than anything, run the system for the benefit of the students and not for the benefit of the employees.
you got that right, the problem is the system besides each state educational standards are different.
love

Europe

#817818 Dec 6, 2012
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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#817819 Dec 6, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I have news. Bush was President until Jan of 2009.
We lost one out of every three manufacturing jobs under Bush.
We doubled the debt under Bush
Bush started with a balanced budget & his last budget was over a trillion in deficit.
As you brag about the gains right up until the house of cards collapsed, you ignore the false gains hidden in the housing bubble.
You act like the kid who climbs to the top fa tree yelling "look at me Look at me" right before he fell.
Hey, Jerk! Isn't this what's called Bush-Bashing? Shame on you! Let's see now....this is nearly 2013 and you STILL go way out of the way to avoid blaming the Boy Messiah for anything.

You've worn it out, ImaginaryDave. And don't try the "You hate him because he's black" routine. That's older than Bush-Bashing.

Try something new and fresh, pal. Look at some old X-Files reruns. Maybe you can find something there.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#817820 Dec 6, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Who will the mob blame for the rotten economy in 2016?
George Bush.

The Boy Messiah told them so.
pinky

Europe

#817821 Dec 6, 2012

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