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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Right.. because it's a we're broke thing.
    Yes, there are monetary issues. Not sure I'd start with education, but it's an option I suppose. I would prefer to see less blaming and more working together among our leaders.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

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    If they had to fire teachers, they shouldn't fire the good ones.
    This isn't new. We don't havea union up here, but it works the same way. There are not a lot of bad ones. And unless someone is bad, it is last in first out. it's bad news and a loss any way you look at it. Also, you know somene won that award each year prior to this. Some of the apst winners could be lost to keep this one. The problem is that we're cutting school budgets.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Try reading up on the cause of the recession sometime.
    Thanks Catawba! I didn't know about that! I thought the Hope and Change ended it in June 2009.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes, there are monetary issues. Not sure I'd start with education, but it's an option I suppose. I would prefer to see less blaming and more working together among our leaders.
    California law already requires at least 40% of state spending be allocated to K-12 education. It was the the general budget's reduction in spending that caused the state to proportionally reduce educational spending.

    As for less blaming and more cooperation, I don't think you'd find anyone who disagrees with you. Remember, the entire CA legislature and governorship is controlled by the Democratic party.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    This isn't new. We don't havea union up here, but it works the same way. There are not a lot of bad ones. And unless someone is bad, it is last in first out. it's bad news and a loss any way you look at it. Also, you know somene won that award each year prior to this. Some of the apst winners could be lost to keep this one. The problem is that we're cutting school budgets.
    I agree with you on the last part, education should be the last thing cut. We put too little emphasis on education in this country. We are mediocre at best, and we seem to be comfortable there. Very sad, we need to improve things quickly or the cost will be enormous.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

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    I agree with you on the last part, education should be the last thing cut. We put too little emphasis on education in this country. We are mediocre at best, and we seem to be comfortable there. Very sad, we need to improve things quickly or the cost will be enormous.
    Our larger problems are more difficult than teachers though. Actually, more than money as well. We don't really value education enough. I see people form other cultrue all the time making great strides here. it isn't the education; it's the effort. With great students, we're all great teachers.

    Now don't get me wrong. We need good teachers. And too few even enter the profession. As I've noted, I know places where police captians and retired folk are trying to fill the gap of not having anyone to teach.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

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    I agree with you on the last part, education should be the last thing cut. We put too little emphasis on education in this country. We are mediocre at best, and we seem to be comfortable there. Very sad, we need to improve things quickly or the cost will be enormous.
    California = #1 in educational spending.

    Near last in test results.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Our larger problems are more difficult than teachers though. Actually, more than money as well. We don't really value education enough. I see people form other cultrue all the time making great strides here. it isn't the education; it's the effort. With great students, we're all great teachers.

    Now don't get me wrong. We need good teachers. And too few even enter the profession. As I've noted, I know places where police captians and retired folk are trying to fill the gap of not having anyone to teach.
    All very true, well except for the bolded part I don't agree with that. It takes a certain person to be a great teacher, and not everyone can do it.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Thanks Catawba! I didn't know about that! I thought the Hope and Change ended it in June 2009.
    No problem. Glad I could help you learn that the effects of the greatest recession since the Great Depression extended far beyond June, 2009.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    California = #1 in educational spending.

    Near last in test results.
    All that means is the money is wasted on things that don't actually improve their education, it doesn't mean we should gut their funding because that won't help either.
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