View Poll Results: Was America better off in 1985, or are we better off today in 2015?

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  • 1985 was better overall

    31 14.09%
  • 2015 is better overall

    189 85.91%
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    There is nothing wrong with teachers having a union. It allows us to have a voice at the educational table. The reason the business community does not want teachers to have a voice is because it is perceived as a threat, especially when it comes to school reform.
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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    They offer scholarships to the brightest kids from poor backgrounds. What else do you expect them to do?
    Some of them do that. Far from all.
    I fight against the ignorant, irresponsible, and/or closed-minded.
    This group is the worst enemy of America and its freedoms. It includes, but is not limited to, all Trump supporters.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The scope of the thread was national, but even in MA Im sure not all districts perform as stellar as yours.
    In my district, some schools perform better than others. Can you guess the number one factor that contributes to the flucuation in scores?

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    There is nothing wrong with teachers having a union. It allows us to have a voice at the educational table. The reason the business community does not want teachers to have a voice is because it is perceived as a threat, especially when it comes to school reform.
    Its about the teachers own interests, not the publics. At least some prominent educators can admit it.
    Its NOT about education in an of itself or helping children-its about self interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its about the teachers own interests, not the publics. At least some prominent educators can admit it.
    Its NOT about education in an of itself or helping children-its about self interest.
    My profession is my self interest. Not sure your point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    In my district, some schools perform better than others. Can you guess the number one factor that contributes to the flucuation in scores?
    Lay it on me.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Lay it on me.
    Socio-economics

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    My profession is my self interest. Not sure your point.
    Your union is self interested.

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Socio-economics
    Thats a bit to vague. How about intelligence, ethnicity, value of education, family structure, etc?

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    Re: 1985 vs 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Your union is self interested.
    I am part of my Union. I have a self interest in my profession.

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