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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    That is what sarcasm tags are for.

    And for it to be classified as a joke, humor is a requirment.
    Anyone using it?

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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
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    The Los Angeles teachers union president said Sunday he was organizing a “massive boycott” of The Times after the newspaper began publishing a series of articles that uses student test scores to estimate the effectiveness of district teachers.

    “You’re leading people in a dangerous direction, making it seem like you can judge the quality of a teacher by … a test,” said A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, which has more than 40,000 members.

    Can you IMAGINE grading someone based on test performance??? No WONDER the teachers union is so upset.
    I do believe we over-rely on standardized testing as it leads to "teaching to the test" instead of teaching critical thinking.

    However, I think teachers unions have become the enemy of education. I will not side with them unless they adapt policies that stop protecting the worst teachers as if they were equal with the best teachers.

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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    I do believe we over-rely on standardized testing as it leads to "teaching to the test" instead of teaching critical thinking.

    However, I think teachers unions have become the enemy of education. I will not side with them unless they adapt policies that stop protecting the worst teachers as if they were equal with the best teachers.
    Go to a liberal arts college if you want critical thinking.

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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Go to a liberal arts college if you want critical thinking. drinking skillz.
    Fixed it for ya.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Fixed it for ya.
    That goes without saying. I was 22 as a freshman and I bought 27 cases of beer for other freshman that first week of school. jeez.

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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    That goes without saying. I was 22 as a freshman and I bought 27 cases of beer for other freshman that first week of school. jeez.

    Wow - very similar here too. 23 and freshman in college and friends said my main accomplishment was coordinating plasma drives at the clinic - I'd gather a group together to sell plasma for beer money. If they wanted to drink they had to hit the needle. Worked great all year - never had a dry weekend. Military leadership training really came in handy!
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Wow - very similar here too. 23 and freshman in college and friends said my main accomplishment was coordinating plasma drives at the clinic - I'd gather a group together to sell plasma for beer money. If they wanted to drink they had to hit the needle. Worked great all year - never had a dry weekend. Military leadership training really came in handy!
    LOL! I took PLDC at Ft Jackson, SC. Definitely a big help. Do you remember the names they gave for different leadership styles? There were 3 of them: authoritative - you tell em what you want done, collaborative - you let them decide, and one other - you let them advise but you make the call.

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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    So if you can grade a teacher based on how well their students do, does that mean you can rate CEOs based on how well their unionized employees do?
    CEOS are graded on the greed-o-meter.

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    Re: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    LOL! I took PLDC at Ft Jackson, SC. Definitely a big help. Do you remember the names they gave for different leadership styles? There were 3 of them: authoritative - you tell em what you want done, collaborative - you let them decide, and one other - you let them advise but you make the call.
    Participative was the third right? God, how did I remember that...
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d 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: Teachers union threatens ‘massive boycott’ of Los Angeles Times

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Participative was the third right? God, how did I remember that...
    Sweet! Thanks! How long ago did you take that course?

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