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  •  Oh hell. You again? How many times can we (3+ / 0-)
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    kkkkate, Mostel26, RiveroftheWest

    show you how wrong your arguments are?

    1. "Bad" teachers--even "tenured" ones get fired ALL. THE. TIME.

    2. If you actually READ the evidence in Vergara, you will see that NONE of the teachers was actually "bad". And NONE of the students even had a STAKE. Most of them were WHITE and went to NON UNION CHARTER SCHOOLS.

    3. Children are NOT test scores and if you want YOUR child to be NOTHING but a "cut score" on a test, you are one sorry parent.

    4. Being involved in your child's education does NOT make you an expert in pedagogy. Leave education to the educators who actually are TRAINED in pedagogy.

    5. If you think busting a union is going to get "better teachers" you are smoking some seriously powerful shit and I want to know where to get some.

    6. If you kick out all the master teachers--the ones who have taught for over 20 years and actually are a PART OF THE COMMUNITY--and replace them with untrained Teach For America SCABS, which is what is going to happen, do you REALLY think education is going to get better? Or, do you just want them to pass a test like in point 3.

    "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 08:28:26 PM PDT

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