Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Teachers Against Learning?

***From the get-go, let me say I am from a family with teachers on both sides. With the exception of a couple of them, they seem to be completely offended when they are required to go to any type of conference or be accountable for the results in their classrooms. Nearly every profession I know of requires some type of continuing education. I work for doctors, they are required a certain number of hours every year for continuing education. CPAs, lawyers, executives - they all have to keep up with the changes in their professions. When I was a postal worker, we had different types of training all the time. Why is it that teachers, of all people, seem to be opposed to learning and keeping up with their profession? Do they think they know all there is to know? The kicker is, many of them are liberal and vote for the very people - Democrats - who have the policies in place which are resulting in the failure of many of our students to learn adequately. The NEA, forget about it. They're about political power, not the education of our kids. As for the accountability of the teachers in our education system - sure, the failure of our kids to learn and thrive is not entirely their fault. The breakdown of the family and the coarsening of our culture has a lot to do with that. Again, though, many of them vote for the very people contributing the most to that.

I think public education should be completely privatized. Get the government out of it, there is no constitutional reason for the DOE, abolish it. If we let the market drive our education system, I guarantee our kids would get a much better education at a much better price. Money's not the problem - the districts who spend the most per child on education are often the worst when it comes to literacy and graduation rates. Get the government out of education.

***This has to be another quick one - I forgot to set my alarm and woke up at 5:50. Geez, I lost about three hours there. I hate that.


Is that perfect, or what?

Rush Limbaugh has a little fun with America’s favorite blow-dried sports sociologist:

Byron York says (paraphrasing), “Look at that, ESPN just goes nuts to get rid of Limbaugh, but Costas over at NBC, perfectly fine.”  Like I said yesterday, the reason Costas can do it is because his bosses agree with what he said.  It’s no more complicated than that, the old NBC/HBO cabal.  They’re interchangeable.  They go back and forth, the people that work there, and he said what the bosses there agree with, so it wasn’t any problem.
But I don’t blame Bob Costas.  I blame the microphone.  I blame the microphone.  If that microphone hadn’t been on, nobody would know what Costas said.  If you stop and think about it, it’s the microphone’s fault.  Costas, he’s up there, he’s in the broadcast booth at halftime.


***Detroit: We voted for you, now bail us out. Is that liberalism in a nutshell, or what?

***Obama "hostile and insulting" to GOP on debt deal. You expected anything different? He's a petulant child, wanting his own way. Why is HE never expected to compromise?

Low-tax crusader and Republican strategist Grover Norquist tells Newsmax that House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise $800 billion in new revenue could be a negotiating tactic designed to show “how out of line” President Obama is.

He also says some Republicans have the “fantasy” that Obama has become more moderate on taxes and spending since his re-election.

And he asserts that Republicans can hold hostage the increase in the debt ceiling that Obama needs if he remains “hostile” and “insulting” to Republicans in his negotiations.


***"The right to freedom being the gift of God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave." -- Samuel Adams
***Have a great day!

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