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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 09:54 PM
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6. Interesting POV. Can you cite an instance in which Obama....
Edited on Thu Sep-01-11 09:54 PM by Smarmie Doofus
>>>>>From Michael Bloomberg to Bill Gates to hedge-fund-enriched charter school backers, the problem with our schools is bad teachers.>>>>>
... has publicly *differed* from the expressed education ideas of Gates and Bloomberg?

This is all Obama-era stuff:
>>>Little did I know I was entering a system where all teachers are considered bad until proven otherwise. Also, from what I saw, each school's principal has so much leeway that it's easy for good management and honest evaluation to be crushed under the weight of Crazy Boss Syndrome. And, in my experience, the much-vaunted "data" and other measurements of student progress and teacher efficacy are far more arbitrary and manipulated than taxpayers and parents have been led to believe.

The system was bad before he took office. But the above did not exist. Now it's much WORSE. The system retains everything bad that preceded Obama and has -- since inauguration day--- grown the above nightmarishly dysfunctional bureaucratic,"data"-ridden swamp.

No offense, I'm not sure you took away from the article all that you could have.

It's a lot more complicated than "teaching's not for everyone".
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