Originally Posted by Austin
Threatening people jobs only makes them do the minimum. I'm sorry they treat teachers like that.
Socrates, Plato, everyone who is responsible for the way we think, act, develop, all teachers, most underrated or misunderstood in their own time.
eh--that came from the military--post WW2 era--lots of former military became principals--they 'had' to change--lol. Some couldn't handle the 'new fangled ideas'---but it is in general different now in schools that are effective. 'The Old Ways'---even the military has had to do some adapting---along with the rest of the world.
If we could convince Neal Boortz to 'retire'/shut up---I might be Ok--that man--really ticks me off--speaking of high level of annoyance. Just come out and say what you mean---'government schools'--he calls them--any parent who would allow a child to attend a government school and be trained in socialism cares nothing for their child. He uses the example of communal school supplies to illustrate the political indoctrination that occurs.
Yes,--I am guilty of that. Every year we sent home a list and requested that students bring a box of kleenex to be kept for classroom use--the desks are small and students didn't have space for one thing to keep a personal box of kleenex on their desk. And another thing some would play with the Kleenex and then not have any to wipe their nose when cold season arrived.
Other school supplies--my schools didn't require that the students do more than provide their own supplies. I always kept pencils and paper if there was a need for them. Lots of my salary went to purchase supplies that wouldn't have been available otherwise--Boortz never mentions that sort of thing.
Teachers don't pay much attention to him, I found. Blow away---High Priest of the Painful Truth. Private school---lots of problems in some of those--the affluent are not immune to societal ills--cough. The home is still the place where values must first be taught--the school supports the home--always the way it has worked. The school has had to assume many responsibilities once handled effectively by parents--hopefully, the pendulum is swinging the other way. The 20/30 somethings--Gen??'s seem to be very family oriented and the mistakes of the past are painfully clear. Both political sides hopefully agree that future citizens need to be of good character.
I hope some of the wrongs of the past have now been righted and the focus can be on what is possible for the future that will improve the quality of life globally.
lol--In conservative forums all I could hear was --'We need to teach 'Readin, Writin' and 'Rithmetic'---and we need to teach a lot more than that---health, nutrition, how to live a balanced life, how to relate in a civilized manner--so I support the Progressive thinkers on either side. Whatever that makes me. lol
'The second oldest profession'---yup. I am one of the best at my profession. lol--Teaching joke.