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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:02 PM
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Republican Lege wants to link teacher pay to student grades
Just a rumor now, can someone confirm?
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brokensymmetry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:14 PM
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1. Really?
Why do I see a 4.0 average as commonplace? :)
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:15 PM
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2. Yeah that will work
Oh look I got an "A"
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:26 PM
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3. I called my state senator
His office says it hasn't come up. Perhaps I am premature, but it is such a bad idea I could believe that they would try. Keep your ears to the ground and see what really happens.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:27 PM
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4. as a former teacher
(oops, guess i just "outed" myself as a former terrorist)

i think linking pay to grades is ridiculous. there are so many factors that go into a student's success in school besides the teaching that goes on in the classroom.

i remember angry parents contacting me about scheduling tests on monday because the weekends were the kids' "days off" & they shouldn't have to do anything school-related. i was also called to task for scheduling project due-dates on mondays as well for the same reason. gosh, & i thought i was doing the kids a favor by giving them two whole days to study.....sheesh

and don't even start me on the discipline......

dg
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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:05 PM
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5. I don't know why anyone
goes into teaching in this state as it is. What with dealing with flat-earthers trying to bring the curriculum back to where is was circa 900 AD, and dealing with parents who think that teachers are glorified baby-sitters, it's a wonder teachers don't just quit en masse.
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:28 PM
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6. Not only that,
A two year technical degree can get you up the wage scale faster than a four year education degree. You've really got to WANT to teach.
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 11:42 AM
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7. Well that would solve the problem
And who in their right mind would WANT to be a teacher under those circumstances?
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-04 01:43 PM
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8. I apologize
I posted a rumor and that was wrong. I'm sorry.

My failing is that I am too anxious to believe any evil thing about the Republicans.
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