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  •  NCLB required teachers to get Master's degrees (8+ / 0-)

    and then teachers are demonized for getting a Master's degree.

    All part of the anti public education plan.  Good veteran teachers, ones who have not burned out, know the ins and outs of classroom management, that's a skill that you may have when you start but it's not honed until you are in the job for many years.

    Students will NOT invest in their education if they only have temps for teachers - if teachers don't see their education as worthy of sticking around, why should they invest themselves.  While kids may understand the attacks on teachers and the lowering wage, it's still something that works on their psyches.  

    They also will refuse to form a relationship with a teacher, no matter how good, if that teacher is likely to be gone in a month.

    It's maddening, those who rail against the teachers for having 3 months of paid vacation (they do not and they spend some of that "vacation" in required workshops)  and their "high salaries" would not choose to become a teacher because they aren't paid enough.  The cognitive dissonance  is strong.

    They rail against bad teachers, but then you point out to them that old saw of "you get what you pay for" and again they look at you as if youre an green alien.

    They rail that their taxes are too high, and then bitch about school overcrowding. Scream about special needs programs being too costly until some child they know needs it, and then they rail that there is not enough room in the program for that child.

    etc. etc. etc.

    And then they want to return to the "Mayberry days"

     . . . a time when teachers were honored

    then you asked them if they watched/watch the Andy Griffith show - Sheriff Andy Taylor was a public servant, in a government job - in love with a public school teacher.

    Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

    by Clytemnestra on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 07:22:04 AM PDT

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