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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We have greater priorities than education, we have optional wars for hegemony to conduct and the wealthy need bigger tax cuts. And educating people tends to make them less conducive to fighting wars for hegemony and giving bigger tax cuts to the wealthy, so all is as it should be. No need to rock the boat!
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    still seeking to divert into this only and one point?



    And doesn't carry over for the reasons I mentioned. The priority for an educational system is the students, not the employees.



    for individuals absolutely; which is why you use large data sets to average filter out outliers in order to allow you to determine trends.



    I didn't skip over it at all. In fact, I specifically stated in response to your question:



    that:




    Perhaps you can defend a system which is set up to protect bad and mediocre teachers as superior? What prioritization does that flow from?
    The primary purpose of the current educational system is to dumbdown the requirements (and ultimately the student) to the lowest common denominator so that self-esteem can be maintained. It is not to make us competitive with the graduates in other countries for the good of the nation. The defenders of the status quo will prove that to you.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The primary purpose of the current educational system is to dumbdown the requirements (and ultimately the student) to the lowest common denominator so that self-esteem can be maintained. It is not to make us competitive with the graduates in other countries for the good of the nation. The defenders of the status quo will prove that to you.
    I think this is more a government status quo. Not something teachers want.

    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 American View Post
    The primary purpose of the current educational system is to dumbdown the requirements (and ultimately the student) to the lowest common denominator so that self-esteem can be maintained. It is not to make us competitive with the graduates in other countries for the good of the nation. The defenders of the status quo will prove that to you.
    and yet the requirements keep getting more and more difficult.

    How do you explain that?
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I think this is more a government status quo. Not something teachers want.
    What teachers want is abundantly clear in this thread, and it has nothing to do with excelling at their jobs in most cases, sans a few.

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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What teachers want is abundantly clear in this thread, and it has nothing to do with excelling at their jobs in most cases, sans a few.

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    What teacher has expressed not wanting to excel at his or her job. I haven't seen anyone express that.
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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What teachers want is abundantly clear in this thread, and it has nothing to do with excelling at their jobs in most cases, sans a few.

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    Well, that was helpful j. Not.


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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, that was helpful j. Not.


    I don't come in here to be helpful to your argument Joe. I come in here to offer the counter opinion in many cases to liberal destructive thought, and support of failed policies that if libs had their way we'd be done as the country I knew, loved, served, and grew up in, based on their own guilt of being born American. :


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    Re: Teacher of the year is laid off.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't come in here to be helpful to your argument Joe. I come in here to offer the counter opinion in many cases to liberal destructive thought, and support of failed policies that if libs had their way we'd be done as the country I knew, loved, served, and grew up in, based on their own guilt of being born American. :


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    By not helpful, I clearly mean there was no counter point. Nor is the silliness you present here.

    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
    By not helpful, I clearly mean there was no counter point. Nor is the silliness you present here.

    Back to sleep with you lib! Ha, ha!


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