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  •  The issue here in addition to what is covered (2+ / 0-)
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    Linda Wood, Wham Bam

    in this diary is:

    Parents probably don't want to wait that long. Teachers are looking at a career, but parents are looking at their child's much shorter--academic sessions.

    A teacher can improve their performance, but for children, once their academic career has fallen, they are teetering on the edge of a lifetime of failure and lost opportunities.

    If a teacher fails as a teacher, they still have a college degree to fall back on in the workforce. It may not be under ideal circumstances, but it is still that magic piece of paper.

    For a child who has failed, especially one that comes from a poor or blue collar family, college may never become an option.

    Perhaps this entire issue needs to be addressed from a different perspective or angle.

    •  This is what kills me in dealing with budget cuts (0+ / 0-)

      and huge financial deferments from the state.

      These kids have only one kindergarten year. They have only one junior year. They have only one 6th grade year.

      Having the money restored in 3 years doesn't make these kids whole.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 11:20:42 AM PST

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