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Sniper Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 09:21 AM
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40. The education takeover
The money and power class won because the Democrats waded waist-deep in the Swamp of Test and Punish and abandoned teachers completely. As I said to my husband during the last SoTU address, "I just fucking love working in an environment when a Democrat president can't mention education without bashing teachers. Fun times."

And by the way, I subscribed to DU because of your education posts.
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  -Miss C blogs about Bronx charter school year. Felt like "chess piece, robot, warden, inmate..." madfloridian  Apr-15-11 06:43 PM   #0 
  - They might as well spend their time popping shrink wrap bubbles as what they are doing  Generic Other   Apr-15-11 07:12 PM   #1 
  - "bubbled crop circles"  madfloridian   Apr-15-11 07:16 PM   #2 
  - I'm still surprised that we manage to attract teaching candidates  Sabriel   Apr-15-11 07:17 PM   #3 
  - They may be unaware since the main media doesn't tell them.  madfloridian   Apr-15-11 07:55 PM   #4 
  - Those of us  chervilant   Apr-16-11 04:05 PM   #34 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Apr-15-11 08:06 PM   #5 
  - He really is a pirate, you know.  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 01:02 AM   #8 
     - More and more each year.  Starry Messenger   Apr-16-11 07:58 AM   #12 
  - She hopes that the pendulum will swing.  madfloridian   Apr-15-11 09:53 PM   #6 
  - Arne said a strange thing today. Says we fail if we don't prepare them for the workplace.  madfloridian   Apr-15-11 11:50 PM   #7 
  - he`s full of shit about those high skill jobs.  madrchsod   Apr-16-11 01:36 PM   #20 
  - As a parent and teacher I value an outlook that will help children  mia   Apr-16-11 02:29 PM   #22 
  - That's a pretty general statement. Getting a job should not be the only goal...  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 02:58 PM   #23 
     - The children who are most successful in my experience  mia   Apr-16-11 03:42 PM   #29 
        - And what I have been posting about almost daily....  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 03:57 PM   #32 
           - You're right about the de-funding of education and thank you for  mia   Apr-16-11 04:22 PM   #35 
  - Every job I've had  XemaSab   Apr-16-11 03:10 PM   #25 
  - China is now saying their students have lost creativity and problem-solving ability.  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 03:16 PM   #27 
     - I don't even understand multiple-choice testing  XemaSab   Apr-16-11 03:46 PM   #30 
  - That is all knuckle dragging simpletons can comprehend.  Rex   Apr-18-11 08:37 PM   #50 
  - I knew we were heading for McTeacher-dom...  wickerwoman   Apr-16-11 01:22 AM   #9 
  - Didn't seem to take long, did it?  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 07:31 AM   #11 
  - The education takeover  Sniper   Apr-17-11 09:21 AM   #40 
     - Yes, it is the education takeover. And...  madfloridian   Apr-17-11 10:20 AM   #41 
  - +1  Blue_Tires   Apr-16-11 02:59 PM   #24 
  - It's happening in universities too -- the corporate robot-professor who won't offend the trustees  anneboleyn   Apr-16-11 03:53 PM   #31 
  - This makes me so sad. It's clear these are nothing but  sabrina 1   Apr-16-11 01:23 AM   #10 
  - "'worst teaching experiment ever"  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 10:12 AM   #14 
  - recommend  xchrom   Apr-16-11 08:28 AM   #13 
  - Does this not sound eerily like the old Soviet Union?  southerncrone   Apr-16-11 12:00 PM   #15 
  - Except that the old Soviet school system produced a literate population  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-16-11 01:14 PM   #17 
  - In Soviet Russia...  XemaSab   Apr-16-11 03:14 PM   #26 
  - "the teacher was supposed to rap multiples of 10 to the students"?!  KamaAina   Apr-16-11 01:07 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, that's the thing.  wickerwoman   Apr-16-11 07:39 PM   #36 
     - So if charters would hire more African American teachers  KamaAina   Apr-16-11 08:16 PM   #37 
  - kr  Hannah Bell   Apr-16-11 01:15 PM   #18 
  - It actually sounds racist - who wrote these instruction manuals???  reformist2   Apr-16-11 01:16 PM   #19 
  - wanna bet it was a white person?  madrchsod   Apr-16-11 01:37 PM   #21 
  - Fascism kills humanity  MedleyMisty   Apr-16-11 03:20 PM   #28 
  - Thanks for posting this, madflo. Chilling as it may be, we need to know this is  bertman   Apr-16-11 03:58 PM   #33 
  - I guess ones who have so much vested just don't want to know.  madfloridian   Apr-16-11 09:42 PM   #38 
  - This method of 'teaching' sounds like such a charade,  felix_numinous   Apr-17-11 09:09 AM   #39 
  - Pls keep covering this issue, madfloridian! It takes a long time for people to pull their heads  snot   Apr-17-11 10:38 AM   #42 
  - kr important stuff!  Snoutport   Apr-18-11 12:45 AM   #43 
  - "Many are thinking oh no dear god here comes madfloridian"  crickets   Apr-18-11 02:32 AM   #44 
  - Heh heh  madfloridian   Apr-18-11 11:34 AM   #45 
  - It's fucking disgusting what's happening to education.  Initech   Apr-18-11 11:51 AM   #46 
  - As a mom worried about the  libmom74   Apr-18-11 08:12 PM   #47 
  - Here's a link.  madfloridian   Apr-18-11 08:23 PM   #48 
     - thanks!  libmom74   Apr-19-11 02:20 AM   #51 
  - My heart goes out to anyone that has the GUTS to teach in public school.  Rex   Apr-18-11 08:29 PM   #49 
  - That was a horrifying read.  Solly Mack   Apr-19-11 03:50 AM   #52 

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