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Old November 29th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #1
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Was bad enuf when school degenerated down to participation trophies, now it’s participation trophies for those that don’t even participate.
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This is why we need school choice.. if a school screws up you are not trapped in the schools that are in your district.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 09:38 AM   #4
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What a great link that is! However, the problem is not liberalism. Liberalism is having individual liberty and power and clearly, the teachers did not have liberty and power.

"Despite strenuous objections from teachers and other educators" If the teachers had the liberty and power they should have, the wrong would not have occurred.

The position the link takes on liberty is a huge part of the problem. The people who say liberals are the problem have a twisted the understanding of liberty that is the problem. I would like a better understanding of how this distortion of the meaning of liberty occurred. Who is behind it? And why don't people realize how upside down that thinking is? Why don't they get they are the one's opposing liberty? What kind of power over the people do they want? Obviously, the power over the teachers is wrong and has destroyed the liberty and power of teachers. That is the opposite of liberty!

Are you opposed to liberty?
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This is why we need school choice.. if a school screws up you are not trapped in the schools that are in your district.
I am afraid you are mistaken. The parents either do not have the power or they are too ignorant to know their children are being hurt. That community has serious problems and we do have enough information to know what the problems are. A charter school in this community is unlikely to do any better than the public school.

Two things need to be done. Identify the problems in the community and then brainstorm possible solutions. Empower the parents and teachers to make a difference. Return to parents having authority over the decisions regarding their children, and remove school policy that destroys the authority of parents and teachers!

The 1958 Nation Defense Education took us down the wrong path, and every year things are getting worse unless children are living in a privileged neighborhood, where people with money assume they have power, and if not power at least choices. What is happening in school districts where parents do not assume power, is really bad. Where teachers do not have liberty and power, things will be really bad. Education for technology is the problem, not the solution to the problem, because it shifts power and authority to a policy and the policymakers, without a consensus on what we think is best, and leaving us no recourse when things are going wrong because we can not get to the policymakers and share the decision making with them. Power and authority have been shifted. That is the problem.
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For those who are looking carefully, the RED FLAGS in this piece are shocking. When students are constantly truant or attending only 6 weeks of school the problem lies with the PARENTS---not entirely the school and definitely NOT the teachers. If teachers are FORCED to pass students who have not attended class the problem lies with the administration---NOT the teachers. It's no wonder so many teachers have resigned. They must be so frustrated.

School choice? School choice is nothing new. For decades parents have had choices which include private schools, parochial schools, charter schools (which ARE public), homeschooling, online classes or public school. But even with those abundant choices 90% of our children attend public school and there's a reason for that. Public schools accept students with physical disabilities, students with cognitive disorders, students with behavioral issues, blind, deaf and mute children. Parents usually prefer neighborhood schools where children can ride their bikes or walk to school and usually THOSE schools are public schools.

Schools fail for all sorts of reasons and it's easy to cast blame, but successful schools have one thing in common: Involved parents and teachers who work together.
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Absurd to try to connect what liberalism has become with classic liberalism at this late date.
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For those who are looking carefully, the RED FLAGS in this piece are shocking. When students are constantly truant or attending only 6 weeks of school the problem lies with the PARENTS---not entirely the school and definitely NOT the teachers. If teachers are FORCED to pass students who have not attended class the problem lies with the administration---NOT the teachers. It's no wonder so many teachers have resigned. They must be so frustrated.

School choice? School choice is nothing new. For decades parents have had choices which include private schools, parochial schools, charter schools (which ARE public), homeschooling, online classes or public school. But even with those abundant choices 90% of our children attend public school and there's a reason for that. Public schools accept students with physical disabilities, students with cognitive disorders, students with behavioral issues, blind, deaf and mute children. Parents usually prefer neighborhood schools where children can ride their bikes or walk to school and usually THOSE schools are public schools.

Schools fail for all sorts of reasons and it's easy to cast blame, but successful schools have one thing in common: Involved parents and teachers who work together.
I got a little lost reading this in the different definitions of “lies”. Is it where something rests or a prevarication.

The diplomas these students received are falsehoods from everyone who participated.
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I got a little lost reading this in the different definitions of “lies”. Is it where something rests or a prevarication.

The diplomas these students received are falsehoods from everyone who participated.


Lies: verb
1. the way, direction, or position in which something lies.
Sentence: The real reason lies deeper.


From everyone who participated?? If a teacher is told by an administrator and pressured by parents AND wants to get a paycheck they pass the student. If your boss tells you to do something.....what do YOU DO?? Say no??

AND BTW, what does ANY of this have to do with liberalism? Is bad parenting liberalism? Bad administrating is liberalism? Are bad schools liberalism?

Not everything is about politics.
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Lies: verb
1. the way, direction, or position in which something lies.
Sentence: The real reason lies deeper.


From everyone who participated?? If a teacher is told by an administrator and pressured by parents AND wants to get a paycheck they pass the student. If your boss tells you to do something.....what do YOU DO?? Say no??

AND BTW, what does ANY of this have to do with liberalism? Is bad parenting liberalism? Bad administrating is liberalism? Are bad schools liberalism?

Not everything is about politics.
So if your boss tells you to lie or you’re fired means you didn’t lie? Nonsense.
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