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  •  Short days and many vacations? (5+ / 0-)
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    bkamr, Mentatmark, emidesu, Lujane, miss SPED

    Teachers and school administrators don't stop working just because the students aren't in the building.  They have long hours of work after school and over school vacations, and they do it with limited resources and few thanks. It's unfortunate that so many people have allowed themselves to believe that there's something cushy about teaching and running schools.  These are jobs that require a high level of responsibility and preparation, and also enormous physical stamina, patience, and insight. Few jobs that require a college educations are as demanding, or as misunderstood.

    •  my parents were teachers, I've had tons of freinds (0+ / 0-)

      who are teachers, my best neighbor is a teacher. Spare me the violins. Probably 10% of teachers shouldn't be allowed to handle chalk, 80% do ok, and 10% are outstanding. The degree is mostly credentialism, I've seen places where high school grads teach after one year of prep, kids come out and compete with ours in the world.

      How big is your personal carbon footprint?

      by ban nock on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 03:18:00 AM PST

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      •  Where are those places? (0+ / 0-)

        Even alt-cert programs for teaching credentials require college degrees, afaik.
        Day care centers may call their teachers, 'teachers'. Public schools require, for the most part, 'highly qualified' teachers; No Child Left Behind has been in effect for many years.
        As a special Ed teacher, I find this principal's actions unconscionable.  Do NYC schools still have those rubber rooms, and can administrators be placed in them?

        •  Asia (0+ / 0-)

          China, Laos, and probably many other places. Teaching kids to read and write, giving them the basics with wich to continue learning for a lifetime is as much an art as a science. Though I must say connections within the party have as much to do with advancement there as anything.

          I noticed also in Thailand and Taiwan the proliferation of after school schools taught by day time teachers at greatly increased salaries. Getting hired was extremely competitive and those who couldn't perform were booted.

          How big is your personal carbon footprint?

          by ban nock on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 08:22:00 AM PST

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