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Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs

There are 295 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Aug 18, 2012, titled Obama renews call for aid to halt teacher layoffs. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack Obama says shows the need for Congress to pass his proposals to help states reduce teacher layoffs.

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Cat74

United States

#169 Aug 29, 2012
That UN small arms treaty was "shot down" by the pro gun Senators, Democrats, and Republicans. The 2nd Amendment is alive,a nd well.
What are they thinking

Easton, PA

#171 Aug 30, 2012
Look the government forced teachers to become more educated. Now we cannot afford to pay teachers what their education is worth. They have student loans up the wazooo and are fighting over a few jobs. More and more teaching positions are being filled by day-by-day subs that do not even have the training to be in the classroom. The teachers with all that education are being handed a scripted lessons that the districts are paying millions of dollars to use. The children are being crowded in classrooms with no breaks. Stop arguing over who is getting the money and start fighting for this country’s future. The kids are not getting what they need for our nation to survive in a global economy. Stop pointing fingers and blaming!!!! Fix it! Protest!!! Please do something or the United States will not have a future. You think it’s bad now? Wait until your kids and grandkids can't get a job, who is going to take care of you? How is Welfare, Obamacare, Medicare, Insurance… any of it going to work, if America is not working? If you all don't stop blaming and fix education… there is no hope.
Cat74

United States

#172 Aug 30, 2012
Oh, please, our home schooled students are more successful after graduation then those in Public Schools. Our private school students are being hired for what few jobs Obama's illegal aliens with work visa'a haven't taken. Could we have America back for our legal immigrants, and Americans? Thank you.
Cat74

United States

#173 Aug 30, 2012
So where are all these educated teachers? Went to a teachers' conference in Chicago last Spring, and the teacher was not that well educated.

“Weak People Blame Others”

Since: Jul 08

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#175 Aug 30, 2012
Yeah Gordon Gecko for President! The National Cathedral shall soon be located in Salt Lake City.

All hail Wall Street. Only the rich privileged and bluebloods matter. Back to the way it should be.

Since: Aug 12

Briarcliff Manor, NY

#176 Aug 31, 2012
hubby is fighting with the school union now....they are forcing him into early retirement... 27 1/2 years and no respect.... this is ridiculous
Cat74

United States

#177 Aug 31, 2012
What are teachers worth? If they are not producing educated students they are not worth anything. In 10 days the Chicago Public School teachers will go on strike for more money. They are not worth more money. They are not producing people that can read, and write much less qualify for jobs later. We wre paying for glorified baby sitters, nothing more.
Obama Ass Lickers Union

AOL

#178 Aug 31, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
What are teachers worth? If they are not producing educated students they are not worth anything. In 10 days the Chicago Public School teachers will go on strike for more money. They are not worth more money. They are not producing people that can read, and write much less qualify for jobs later. We wre paying for glorified baby sitters, nothing more.
To be fair, the teachers have a tough time trying to teach anything to illegal non english speakers, anchor babies of illegal non english speaking parents, the worthless spoiled brats of single teenage baby momma's on welfare who only send their kids to school to get fed and rid of them for awhile. Then there are those spoiled rotten loser kids that only use school as some kind of daily social gathering.

It's not "all" the teachers fault by a long shot. In many ways their hands are tied in so far as discipline or making the kids actually do their assignments/homework. Far too many kids today could care less if they get an education, or even graduate from High School. And far too parents could care less if their kids get an education or graduate, or not. After all, in this society, with people like Obama running the the government, they can always become welfare leeches like their momma's and daddy's and live off the gov.(taxpayers)

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#179 Sep 1, 2012
NotReadyForRetirement wrote:
hubby is fighting with the school union now....they are forcing him into early retirement... 27 1/2 years and no respect.... this is ridiculous
I can see why your upset. 27 years is a long time supporting the agenda that has turned the education system into what it is today.

All those union negotiations you threw your support behind to give you another tenth of a percent increase on your pension and a extra personal day off a year, for your "yes" vote.

Maybe that's what was paramount more than a little more percentage of the education tax dollars that fall under union control.

In Los Angeles (LAUSD) recently opened a "learning center" at a cost of 572 MILLION dollars. It boasts Mahogany and Marble trimmed walls, art sculptures and the list goes on. LOL, in one of the most gang infested part of the city. Highly appreciated I'm sure.

Look at the USPS having to pay trillions over the last few years into prepaying union benefits, They say it's to ensure that current and "future employees" will have it. LOL.

Maybe you heard about the cities that have ended their unions as being unsustainable? Where's that money?
I see a trend, like wall street and GM. PEU's will start collapsing as being unsustainable and be bankrupted because of it.

What better way to hide all that money thats long gone......

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#180 Sep 1, 2012
This is about protecting union dues and political kickbacks.
Cat74

United States

#181 Sep 1, 2012
All students learned in our public schools before we turned them over to the Unions. The teachers were dedicated, and the students motivated. Of course the parents weren't mental misfits. I guess that should be taken into consideration. So how do we save the children? Take them away for drunken, drugged up mothers? Put the gangbangers in reform school? Something has to be done so we can resume educating our children if their parents cannot afford private schools.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#182 Sep 1, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
All students learned in our public schools before we turned them over to the Unions. The teachers were dedicated, and the students motivated. Of course the parents weren't mental misfits. I guess that should be taken into consideration. So how do we save the children? Take them away for drunken, drugged up mothers? Put the gangbangers in reform school? Something has to be done so we can resume educating our children if their parents cannot afford private schools.
I know a lot of good teachers who fought against inept parents and greedy unions. They're retired now. Most of the ones there now have capitulated.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#183 Sep 1, 2012
The lesson plans are available on-line, the testing is nationally administered and they are achieving scores like the International Baccalaureate which is administered by England for the world.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#184 Sep 1, 2012
Fire all those 25th in the world mo74er [email protected] Have them flogged. Don't give them more GIFTS. Obamoloney is out of his cotton picking mind.
Jeff

Medina, OH

#185 Sep 1, 2012
Nothing is for free, sure hand out more money because he uses the teacher to praise him. Yet the taxpayers are the ones that eventually foot the bill. More debt = more dependence.

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#187 Sep 2, 2012
RayOne wrote:
This is about protecting union dues and political kickbacks.
True and Obama is an evil dirty liar who will never admit it.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#188 Sep 2, 2012
If a centralized progressive information distribution machine is in place, history is gone. Truth is what 'they' say it is, and that second term will be the Wikipedia of America.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#189 Sep 2, 2012
RayOne wrote:
If a centralized progressive information distribution machine is in place, history is gone. Truth is what 'they' say it is, and that second term will be the Wikipedia of America.
Have to finish destroying the family first.
Papillon

Sacramento, CA

#192 Sep 3, 2012
California has the worst education system on the planet.

Mexicans are taught in the Mexican language (not Spanish !!!)

Muslims are taught in farsi or similar anguage.

Blacks are encouraged to speak ebonics, the illiteral language of the land.
Most black kids cannot speak proper English.
Liberals claim it is their heritage.
If this is so, why can't they speak any of the African languages?

Smart kids are given drugs to bring them to the level of the dumb kids.
see the light

United States

#193 Sep 3, 2012
No ones going to hire anyone talking that way.

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