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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:39 PM
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Paying taxes doesn't entitle criticism of teachers
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/paying-taxes-do...

Just a fine article that can be shoved down the Holy roller's throats.
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:46 PM
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1. The problem is 1) the holy rollers don't need facts 2) the holy rollers decided that
they are the only ones who pay taxes, 3) according to facts that fell out of gods ass last night during a holy roller buggery orgy.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:53 PM
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2. If our kids were outscoring all other nations there wouldn't be criticism.
The problem is we are falling behind and the system doesn't allow the flexibility to regain our edge.

I would blame the system more than individual teachers, but teachers in using their collective bargaining rights need to be held accountable for policies that keep us from being where we need to be.
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:09 AM
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3. No one is saying worship teachers
But the facts are, a lot of people are showing criticism that is neither informed, nor based in fact, and using the "but I am a GD taxpayer." If you want proof, take a look at some of the comments in the newspaper.
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:10 AM
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4. I would submit the same argument to those who wish to criticize the police
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:11 AM by Rage for Order
Telling a cop "I pay your salary!" will get you locked up via the express lane.
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:33 AM
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5. I agree
Not that cops are not next on the line.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:38 AM
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6. Paying taxes indeed has nothing to do with standing to criticize anything
You can do that quite well without paying taxes
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:33 PM
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7. yes, the point is
that the fact they pay taxes means they feel like experts on the subject whose assertions cannot be challenged.
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