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Are Publick Skole Cistim Suks

Book learnin’ is hard, reading and writing, and all that memorizing stuff. Asking kids to know when the War of 1812 was, or who is buried in Grant’s Tomb (Grant who?), no wonder our teachers make so much money. I before E accept after………ah screw it, let’s go shoot some hoops.

So, who doesn’t have a date to the Prom?

OUCH! Chicago Public Schools prom theme: ‘This is Are Story’
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How many teachers and administrators looked at the promotional materials for the Paul Robeson High School prom?

Here’s the question, is it ignorance (we are teachers and even we don’t know how to spell) or incompetence (don’t bother us, we’re on break, talk to our union rep)?

Maybe throwing more cash at teachers will solve the problem?

The average CPS teacher salary is $76,000. The last contract negotiations in 2012 gave CPS teachers 17 percent raises over three years.

The median household income in Chicago is just $47,408. The disparity is worse in Englewood, a neighborhood where 23.6 percent of residents are unemployed and the average per capita income is $12,255.

Something’s not adding up.

Students can’t spell. They can’t do math. They aren’t graduating. And they’re not being set up to succeed in the real world.

So why should CPS teachers be rewarded with raises?

Silly rabbit, anybody that asks that question must hate kids.

Today, as long as our future leaders can remember this simple phrase, “you want fries with that?”, all will be well.

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  1. Section8 says:

    Well they ruled against tenure in California. Yes CA. Yep, that CA. So there is some hope. Judged ruled minorities were getting screwed the worst with poor educators that didn’t belong in the system any longer and were sent to minority schools. Stifling the chance for a competent person to take their place was another reason.

    In response the union is outraged, even though this should help in preventing minorities from being fucked. Of course the left giving a shit about minorities is nothing but veneer anyhow. Sure, it’s all about the kid$.

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  2. Seattle Outcast says:

    But, but, teachers are UNDERPAID!!

    Go ahead, just anybody and they’ll spout this load of crap back at you, insisting that teachers only make a pittance and they are so fucking devoted and special, not just a bunch of people that failed all their “hard” classes (math & sciences) and see teaching as cushy union job with summers off – not to mention “tenure”…

    As if just about anybody couldn’t do at least a good a job, while drunk, as the vast majority of “educators” currently employed in the unionized public schools of this country….

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  3. richtaylor365 says:

    I was going to do a separate post on the California court decision declaring tenure as unconstitutional, but we can talk about it here. As a non educator I view the concept of tenure as bad and unnecessary, it stifles competition, rewards/protects bad teachers and it promotes lethargy and stagnation. I admit that evaluating teachers may not be easy but it has to be done, anyone working for a salary (especially a civil servant, one who is paid with taxpayer funds) most pass a minimal standard of proficiency.

    I know we have some educators here, what do you guys think? Why do you need tenure for job protection, if it is a good thing, why?

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  4. AlexInCT says:

    I know we have some educators here, what do you guys think? Why do you need tenure for job protection, if it is a good thing, why?

    Tenure was a system invented by the progressive movement, at that time the die hard communists, to protect themselves from retaliation from those that correctly accused them of being subversive fucks with an agenda. They claimed teachers should be able to freely discuss any and all topics, no matter how controversial or subversive, and this system provided them with protection. It was then adopted by the unions as a mechanism/racket to make it even harder, if not outright impossible, for any system that expected performance to fire under performing people.

    The funny thing is that the very people that straddled our entire educational system with tenure, so teachers could actually make people think without worrying about their job, have also created one of the most monolithic and conformist systems to ever straddle any entity. The only acceptable thinking is what the progressive movement wants, at that time even, and those that won’t bow down to that, are kept out. Diversity is another such agent. The peddlers of diversity really mean they want all sorts of people that think like they want them to. Anyone else is not welcome.

    Yeah, a merit based system can cause problems, especially since we can’t remove the human factor from it, but IMO it will do far less harm than what we have now. Our schools system has created 2 generations of morons, each one getting progressively – hey that’s fitting! – dumber, with the third one on the way now being comprised of some that have seen through the system and know better, but still subjected to a majority that make the idiots of the previous waves look like savants.

    BTW, I predict that whatever CA does will be worse than what they have now. In the end progressives always find a way to do that.

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  5. louctiel says:

    The problem with the CA decision is that it is based upon the “disparate impact,” which is a legal theory that Holder and the DOJ (as well as other progressives) like to advance, but have fought to keep out of the Supreme Court.

    The idea is that any circumstances that impact a protected minority more than it impacts other non protected minorities must be wrong, even though there was no intent to impact the minorities.

    “Disparate impact” has been used to declare a firefighter exam where different ethnic groups or genders pass at different rates. Therefore, if protected minorities say that 2+2=5 at different rates than non minorities, it is the fault of the test, not the person taking the test or their preparation.

    The CA case was one where the school district could not keep tenured teachers in lower performing, dangerous schools because their seniority and tenor allowed them to transfer out of those schools. Those schools then had teachers who were still in the process of getting master degrees and who were not yet fully certified to teach being assigned to the lessor performing / more dangerous schools.

    It really is a case of “which came first? The tenure that allowed teachers to not go to bad schools or the bad schools themselves?”

    Bottom line is tenure is wrong in so many ways, but “disparate impact” is just as bad.

    Oh, and as to “who is buried in Grant’s tomb???” The correct answer is “no one.”

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