School Teacher (rant)

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by Hawghauler, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Active Member

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    I would like to offer a Hawg view of one of the profound detrimental effects to America. Your friendly neighborhood school teacher who lives right in your town. Teacher's and the school board adiministrations are grossly over paid and under qualified. Teacher's and the school board adiministrations are focused on bleeding the tax payer dry and indoctrinating your children to become mindless left wing robot. You as a parent cannot compete with their thought control regiment and the government schools not the parents are downloading the government authorized set of values and morals into your kids during the critical formative years in a child's development. Separation of church and state is now irrelevant because the new government mandated religion is liberalism and the church is the government school. Your school teachers are the clergy. If you disagree with them, you the parent are the sinner. America as you knew it is gone and will not return without school choice and educational funding being in the parent's hand not the government. It probably took the government 2-4 generations to get the desired results. No guess as to how long a correction would take.
     


  2. Willy

    Willy Well-Known

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    Just like any other profession, there are good ones and bad ones. The same can be said for schools and school districts. As far as values and curriculum, I'm pretty happy with my school district. My brother and his wife teach and they are underpaid. They get pressure from above to pass kids who don't do their work, while the kids parents defend their "faultless" little angels' work ethic and sometimes charge racism. I make almost twice what my brother makes and I wouldn't do his job for my current salary.

    What I don't like about my school district is that they are the biggest employer in town and have the clout and access to our kids to help push bond issues through. My taxes are high enough even though mine are better than most. I don't see how a town of less than 10k can afford a $92M bond package.
     
  3. GM.Chief

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    All that you have said only reinforces our ( my wife and I) decision to homeschool.
     
  4. TrailDust

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    You have no idea how spot-on that particular observation is, Hawg. I can tell you honestly that last year when An Inconvenient Truth was making the rounds of America's classrooms my sister was notified by mail that the movie was to be shown at her son's middle school. The note stated that the only absentees that would be allowed would be with a medical doctor's note. Any other form of absenteeism would be met with an "F" grade for that day's participation in class, and the offending student would also receive a suspension. This is no lie, no exaggeration. Talk about government indoctrination of children, certainly no better than North Korea, Iran, or historically Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

    My daughter never went to public schools, but if she had and I received that note I would have removed her from school the same day and called the principal and told him/her where to go. Utterly shocking that could happen in America, but the mindless drones continue on with their daily lives, blinded by the Golden Cages in which they live.
     
  5. Hawghauler

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    Actually clock your brother's work day from start to finish at work and track it. At the end of the year divide his salary by his hours and see how much per hour the government pays him. He get's benefits fit for a king and a retirement package that I am sure is acceptable. It would be next to impossible to fire him for anything but the most heinous offenses. And has he publicly exposed poor practices in the educatioon system? We know schools do terrible things, where are the whistleblowers? BTW, a brand new teacher does not make the big bucks right out of the chute. Like most professions pay goes up with tenure.
     
  6. Libertarian_Longhorn

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    I agree with everything you said except a small sentence.

     
  7. DCortez

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    I'd say the last 20 teachers I spoke to were idealists and not realists. The admin was a mix of bitter and semi-corporate.

    I don't know what kind of personality is attracted to teaching but I know I don't have it. I'm more like Mrs. Eubanks, my 7th grade math teacher. Here's the assignment, do your work, do not talk unless you have a question.

    At the time, I viewed her as a very bland, boring, and robotic. She was no fun at all. She did not push an agenda, talk politics, hollywood, or anything on a personal level. Now I realize she was a good teacher, she taught math.
     
  8. oldguy

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    The schools system is a pet peeve of mine and I've said this before if you can, remove your children from public schools they have become nothing more then jailers or babysitters,while we have many good teachers (I have family teaching) the system is corrupt with liberalism, teachers must be more concerned political correctness then teaching. Kids are not prepared for college and/or life in my opinion.

    If we change the name from public education system to public indoctrination system it would reflect the truth.
     
  9. cuate

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    United States Universities and those in most of Texas are armed with liberal professors. College is supposed to teach you to think, with a strong elbow from the leftists..Universities are in dire need of an overhaul but it ain't gonna happen !!
     
  10. TrailDust

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    I wouldn't say so, especially about being under-qualified. I can count on one hand the number of teachers I had from middle school onward who weren't uneducated/lacking knowledge (sometimes shockingly so) for their given area of "expertise."

    Reminds me of a time in 7th grade when I did a 20-page report on the SALT II treaty, and dipstick teacher gave me a "B" on it. In class she asked if anyone had questions about their grades or notes she wrote in our reports, and I asked her why she marked me down regarding American/Russian ABM systems. She said I was in error. I asked her how. She said my information was grossly wrong and inadequately researched. To quote her: "What you didn't take into account is that not only do we have antimissile systems, but we also have anti-antimissile systems, and anti-anti-antimissile systems, and so on. Most of our defense budget is spent on these huge numbers of antimissile systems."

    :confused: :bs::332: :hammerhead: :banghead: :1zhelp:

    How could someone so unbelievably stupid become a teacher? I was a twelve-year-old and I was smarter and much more informed than she was. Sad thing was she was the rule, not the exception, of teachers I had growing up. To a very great extent, I consider myself self-educated.
     

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