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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not denying that. The word sorely is not in the comment. Sorry. You ahve not effectively disputed what I said.
    Yes you are. You should at least wait several pages before claiming you didn't say something.

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    "The article does not go into detail. In fact, it doesn't say exactly what you seem to think it says. She merely states the policy, and never uses the word soley."
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Tell him to pick a field that isn't oversaturated.

    My care factor can't be picked up off the floor here.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It saddens me that anyone would believe this James. But, you are wrong. However it does explain a few things in this conversation.
    What's sad is that you're unaware of this:

    Rhode Island Teachers FIRED: Central Falls High School Officially Fires All Teachers

    That's at least one example, but the current administration simply provides "waivers" to laws (at least one in NYC, other states petitioning) when it feels pressure from it's support groups like the teachers unions. When schools cannot accept responsibility for their performance and the product of their efforts turns out to rank 25th in the world, the best thing to do is remove the law requiring the responsibility. That way we can all relish in the notion that our nation is well on it's way to becoming the Idiocracy Hollywood has already envisioned.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What's sad is that you're unaware of this:

    Rhode Island Teachers FIRED: Central Falls High School Officially Fires All Teachers

    That's at least one example, but the current administration simply provides "waivers" to laws (at least one in NYC, other states petitioning) when it feels pressure from it's support groups like the teachers unions. When schools cannot accept responsibility for their performance and the product of their efforts turns out to rank 25th in the world, the best thing to do is remove the law requiring the responsibility. That way we can all relish in the notion that our nation is well on it's way to becoming the Idiocracy Hollywood has already envisioned.
    I'm not sure what your point is. But it certianly doesn't address anything I've said.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes you are. You should at least wait several pages before claiming you didn't say something.
    I have not denied that sentence james. Not one bit. The word soley is not used. I have not disputed the policy. You're confused.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Tell it to her boss. It wasn't Republican's decision to lay her off.
    That is where you are dead wrong. It is totally the fault of Republicans in Congress who refused to pass the Jobs bill last Fall. Plus the housing bubble and recession happened on their watch which is the root cause for the States revenue problems. Romney personally promised to lay off more teachers, police and firemen simply to pay for FURTHER TAX CUTS for those that are paying for his campaign

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Your making it seem harder than what it really is. Student grades and test scores would be a determining factor. The students of a lousy teacher will have lousy grades and test scores.
    Teachers determine grades, and kids don't give a rip about standardized test scores.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not sure what your point is. But it certianly doesn't address anything I've said.
    Perhaps at least you could recognize that jamesrage stated NCLB has fired teachers and has closed under performing schools was correct, and you were wrong. Start there.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Perhaps at least you could recognize that jamesrage stated NCLB has fired teachers and has closed under performing schools was correct, and you were wrong. Start there.
    I see it a meaningless point. When the schools closed, what took their place? And did the students change? Their parents? Did the schools they went to do anything different in terms of methodology or teaching? Likely not.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I see it a meaningless point.
    It was an accurate point. That you dismiss it doesn't make it any less valid or accurate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    When the schools closed, what took their place?
    In general, when a school closes one of two things could happen. Either the school closes and the students are enrolled into a new school, or the school closes the students are enrolled into a new school and the old school is restaffed after a period of time and re-opened.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And did the students change? Their parents?
    Irrelevant. Students change to what? Parents change to what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Did the schools they went to do anything different in terms of methodology or teaching? Likely not.
    Apparently the new schools they went to had better results - the root of those better results may be in methodology or teaching, or it may be the teachers themselves.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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