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  1. kedavis Member

    One problem you’re going to have with any kind of larger-scale labor pool requiring higher skills and abilities etc, is that there simply aren’t enough exceptional people in the world to provide it at the level one might wish. That goes for teachers as well as police.

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    • June 10, 2020, at 6:25 PM PDT
  2. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    That goes for teachers as well as police.

    Yep, and the pay doesn’t matter if putting up with all the administrivia and Progressive co-workers makes the job impossible. I knew a very Progressive teacher who found a way to engage her students and teach them useful skills. The administration clamped down hard. She’s still a Progressive, since she could not see how the two were linked.

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    • June 10, 2020, at 8:23 PM PDT
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  3. kedavis Member

    Actually I tend to be against most ‘innovative” teachers because most of them just aren’t suited for it. Especially not as suited as they probably think they are. The problem continues upwards in the ranks, too: most school administrators aren’t really capable of accurately judging whether some teacher’s “innovations” are actually good or not. And for each teacher who might come up with an “innovation” that at least SEEMS TO work, you’ve got maybe a hundred or more, plus administrators etc, who will come up with claptrap like teaching base-12 math to 10-year-olds.

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    • June 10, 2020, at 8:32 PM PDT
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    who will come up with claptrap like teaching base-12 math to 10-year-olds.

    But, I loved Schoolhouse Rock:

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    • June 10, 2020, at 8:34 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    As I repeat on occasion when needed, the social/societal purpose of marriage is not for any two (or more) people (or barnyard animals) of whatever combination of (real or imagined) “genders” to be “happy.”

    And, the social/societal purpose of education is not for teachers, administrators, etc, to feel like they had a rewarding career – that they “made a difference” – and a comfortable retirement.

    Basically, “the forming of young minds” is not the place for testing pet theories, etc.

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    • June 10, 2020, at 9:36 PM PDT