A Prescient Warning that Was Ignored
6 hours ago
1. The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation; penetration.2. The act or outcome of grasping the inward or hidden nature of things or of perceiving in an intuitive manner.
There’s good reason to regularly test students in reading and math, and to use those results to inform judgments about how well schools and teachers are doing.
The definition of a union is: an organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests; with that in mind I am reminded of the old saying "united we stand, divided we fall". If you take these things into consideration, voicing ones opinion in a public forum does not lead to being united. It does not help to further the cause of teachers everywhere to have public dissent.
@TeacherArthurG Our new mayor is trying too hard to look as tough as Bloomberg. This is an easy one. Only reason to wait is perception
— Joel (@Professorrage25) January 3, 2014
Our children are being taught by a collection of ignoramouses whose principal objective is to feather their own nest, maintain the public school failure monopoly, and raid the fisc. You should be charged with child abuse (I mean, besides the collection of perverts that the UFT protects.)
So, let's see--at Gotham, it's OK to dispense personal insults. It's also just fine to stereotype tens of thousands of working teachers. But suggesting that E4E is sponsored by billionaires is beyond the pale. Let's hear a few more Gotham-sanctioned words of wisdom:First, your comment is an excuse, nothing more.
Second, you write like a functional illiterate.
I hope you only teach gym.
Yes, "Gym" is now called "Physical Education", like "Teachers" are now called "Educators", no doubt to concoct the illusion that bottom of their class ed school graduates are "professional" on a par with doctors ("physicians") and lawyers.("attorneys").
You see that? And when someone accuses this stereotype-favoring commenter of bigotry, here's the response Gotham Schools thinks is just fine:
"You people" = government "educrats" riding the public dole for large sums of money (for the "work" you do) and producing miserable results.
Yes, so typical of the Liberal Education Monopoly: if someone says something that you don't like or with which you disagree and pull out the "bigot" card to silence them.
Its one of the many reasons most New Yorkers and most Americans hate you.