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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-12 10:30 PM
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2. While I'm vehemently against the war on public schools
I can understand the dissatisfaction.

I went to a lot of schools and dealt with a lot of teachers, and I can count on the fingers of one hand, the teachers who actually deserved their jobs.

The majority of teachers turn a blind eye to bullying, act hostile/threatened toward smart students, and won't lift a finger to help kids who are struggling. When I was in the 8th grade, a friend of mine had such poor reading skills, that he sounded like a kindergarten kid struggling to read a picture book aloud. Not one teacher did anything to help him--I was the only person who tried to give him any assistance. Most of my teachers were right-wingers, which pretty much tells you all you need to know.

There are very good teachers, but sadly, they're in the minority. I know the Republicans don't have the answers, and their policies would only make a bad situation worse.

Still, our schools are failing our kids, and the downward spiral started long before the disastrous "No Child Left Behind" fiasco.
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