Cartel - The Movie - What's wrong with public education

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    It is always the problem with anything that is taxpayer funded... corruption is easy. Personally, I think the public school system needs an overall because we are failing some really important people... the next generation.
     
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    The avg. teacher salary is $55K - yet in many districts the classroom costs exceed $300K. I know the NJEA is not happy, but from the trailer, it does not look like they are "bashing teachers". They expose all the corruptocrats.

    I am not "pro union" however they do serve an important role for good teachers. Yesterday 9 of my non-tenured friends and colleagues were let go. From antecdotal evidence, it seems they were the ones with high standards and enforced the rules. That does not jive with the status quo.

    I'm seeing the movie tomorrow.
     
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    Cool. I hope you'll feed back on it.

    Of course, unions are not all bad. They serve an important function, but some are far too powerful and do not serve their members. It's like any other organization of it's type. It starts off as a good idea, but the money and power brings too much corruption - just like government!!

    I am pro teachers - good teachers. Teaching, to me, is a calling, not a job or even a profession. Really good teachers can have a huge impact on a child. I know.... I am a writer because of my English teacher. He was inspirational and taught me a lot. He encouraged me, and I tend to suffer from 'imposter syndrome'. :lol: So, for me, he played a huge role in my life.

    But this spending has got to stop. It is ridiculous to be spending $300k+ on one class of kids and getting worse results! That is laughable. If it was a business, someone would be fired. I think we need to treat the public sector the same way business does. Either you do it right or we fire you and get someone who will.
     
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    we're 'failing' because 70% of this country is telling their kids that there is no such thing as evolution.
     
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    70%?
     
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    Jillian Wrote:
    Yawn. Do you honestly think that more parents are teaching their children that NOW, then there were back when American education was working? Give me a break.

    Trust me, Jillian, I'm working my ass off in an inner-city school. These kids aren't failing because their parents aren't teaching them about evolution. They're failing (in part) because their parents aren't teaching them anything except how to be a victim.
     
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    Tenure and the system is top heavy with grossly overpaid bureaucrats and educrats...The money to pay them doesn't just come out of Lucky Leprechaun's pot o' gold.
     
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    Is that right? That's the sole reason for children failing in school?

    I hope, reading that back, you realize just how completely ridiculous that claim is, mo chara.
     
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    My understanding is that Chanel is proposing protection for teachers who blow the whistle on corruption. I think that is a good idea. It is the corruption that is killing public schools, not tenure as such. Tenure does need to be considered, in that bad teachers should not get tenure.
     

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