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  •  Having watched my sons go through a (4+ / 0-)
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    fumie, boji, OldSoldier99, RiveroftheWest

    school system that was teaching to tests and expecting all the kids to follow in lock-step, was frightening.  I'm not a teacher, but what I saw makes me think teachers are scientists as well as artists.  There is a curriculum to follow and specific things that have to be taught, starting with teaching a child how to learn, which is the science part of your job, and figuring out how to reach each child separately is the artist part.  Either way, it's a lot of work and more under-appreciated than I would have ever thought possible given the GOP's war on education to add to all their other wars, in the name of profiteering.  

    "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

    by AnnieR on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:58:11 PM PST

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