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  •  We hear from... (1+ / 0-)
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    George3

    ...many education reformers that too much money is already being spent on education.

    Do you believe that Ken?

    Educational experience based on non-consensual behaviorism is authoritarian mind control.

    by semioticjim on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 03:51:51 PM PST

    •  we waste a lot of money (3+ / 0-)
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      on things like testing, for just one example

      oh, and some of those who complain that we spend too much on education "those children" spent multiples of that on their own children.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:02:33 PM PST

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      •  Ken I wish you well! (1+ / 0-)
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        George3

        You are averaging 22 pr class? Your class sizes should be smaller....time spent on an individual basis with the teacher is transformative....

        Educational experience based on non-consensual behaviorism is authoritarian mind control.

        by semioticjim on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:43:49 PM PST

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        •  no, no class near that size (3+ / 0-)
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          4 classes total of 65 students.  Classes in school capped at maximum of 20, my current largest is I think 18

          "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

          by teacherken on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:46:14 PM PST

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