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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

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    OK, seven years is probably enough to have countered the teen "adults don't know nuthin'" sort of attitude. Sounds like your high school was not one of the best.

    I've known a lot of teachers, have been involved in evaluation, have taught for a long time. Yes, there are some poor schools out there. Most of the teachers are, however competent. Most of the poor teachers, and a lot of good teachers as well, quit in the first few years.

    Teaching is a darned hard job, and people who aren't dedicated to it seldom stay with it.
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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    My experience with schools my son has gone to is materially different than what you reference above. Sure there are kids who have the wrong or no motivation regarding school. These seem to be the minority rather than the rule. Teachers also seem to have done a good job.

    The high school my son went to is filled with teachers who have degrees from great universities. They are also highly motivated, as the kids who go there are usually because they want to learn.

    While I agree that teachers are not the main problem, a union for teachers seems almost counter-intuitive. Just as each student should strive to be the best they can be or not learn what they need to, teachers should be judged on their talents.
    What makes you think teachers don't want to? You seem to be saying all is good. Whiel I agree it is not as bad as some try to paint overall, we do have some problems in many facets of education. And being tenured doesn't mean you're no longer trying to improve.

    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: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    As I have said, I don't oppose reasonable reform to how the process is done. But, it shoudl follow a process. You do know you often link things that really don't apply to what is being dicussed, right?


    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: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I will note that there are many factors involved. Having said that, there are some small things that can be done to improve reading outcomes. In my school district, some extra things that are done include:

    2. Required regular reading of The New York Times with students being expected to be familiar with current events. The purpose is less about familiarity with current events--though I personally think such awareness is important for any competent citizen--than it is about exposing students intensively to decent writing.
    In other words, forced indoctrination into the liberal mindset. No wonder people are so against public schools.

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    In other words, forced indoctrination into the liberal mindset. No wonder people are so against public schools.
    I'm sure we could have them read the American (non)Thinker or the Weekly Standard, but you largely miss the point. He's speaking to awareness and knowing a little bit about what is going on. Too often wht people who say what you just did really mean is that they want thier bias to be taught and pushed, and anything that is not their bias must be indoctrination.

    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: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As I have said, I don't oppose reasonable reform to how the process is done.
    who cares

    the unions oppose reform

    you often link things that really don't apply to what is being dicussed (sic)
    says the guy who links to sydney, australia, to show teachers aren't being retained in new york

    LOL!

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm sure we could have them read the American (non)Thinker or the Weekly Standard
    well, there's always whitehouse.gov

    and comedy central

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    Re: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    who cares

    the unions oppose reform



    says the guy who links to sydney, australia, to show teachers aren't being retained in new york

    LOL!
    Do unions rule the world? Seriously, try to think about it just a bit.

    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: Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Do unions rule the world?
    what a stupid question

    but what can intelligent people expect from folks who look to new south wales for news in new york

    LOL!

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