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  •  I think the issue is also where teachers (5+ / 0-)

    teach. I taught with many good teachers, but I also taught with teachers who skated. I taught in the inner city and many of my colleagues were afraid to walk to their cars alone. One woman was afraid to turn her back to the students to write on the blackboard because someone once threw a penny at the back of her head.

    I knew teachers who stayed awake for days at a time working on their lesson plans and trying to come up with motivational techniques. However, I knew many who taught just to the requirements so they could get by another term. I am union through and through, but a good percentage of teachers I worked with were not worthy to teach someone how to use a napkin.

    Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature...Einstein

    by tazz on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 07:02:22 PM PST

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    •  that's the down side (1+ / 0-)
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      and it cries for reform, but historically teachers fought for better teaching conditions, safer school, better equipment, they fought for their students, not only their own salaries, and without job security, it would be too easy for disgruntled but powerful parents to get rid of anyone.  And without decent salaries it would be impossible to get career teachers who didn't take a vow of poverty.

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