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  •  You are wrong about Rhee (14+ / 0-)
    chosen to focus their life's work on the education of children; that is just a noble thing and I feel the same way about all teachers and administrators as well.

    She is about power and control.  Same as evil Eva in NYC.

    Did you read about how she offered (and did) fire a principal for reporters?  She isn’t noble.  She is pure evil.

    The people who care are usually the teachers who stay in the classroom and do not want to move up.  (Most administrators don’t understand why teachers want to stay teachers.  They say it to our faces and they don’t respect that we want to stay teachers.) I’ve only met a few administrators who moved up to help kids.  And, even fewer who actually help kids.

    •  I have zero desire to get into admin... (3+ / 0-)
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      Not that that makes me a hero...but you really lose that connection to kids (imo anyway) once you leave the classroom.

      "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are." --Homer Simpson

      by dhshoops on Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 08:30:55 PM PDT

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    •  How am I "wrong"? I didn't (0+ / 0-)

      say that she should keep her job. I didn't say that I like her. I just said that I have tremendous respect for every single person who enters the vocation and so am not hateful toward her. As a person who has avoided helping children (other than my own) in any way, how can I, without being a hypocrite, criticize any teacher for not being good enough? Those of us who are not teachers need in general to be more sympathetic to just how hard it is, and how thankless it is, to be one. To me, teachers are the real heroes in our society, more than the police or the military.

      Don't tell me what you believe. And don't tell me what you do. I barely know you.

      by doc2 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 05:22:57 AM PDT

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