Re: [LoganSquare] blame to go around
- I don't know a single teacher who works 5-6 hour days - because being in the classroom is not their only job. They get to spend the rest of the work day planning, prepping and grading papers, working out the best ways to work with individual's who need extra support. Most of this gets done at home. I have never met a teacher whose job was 5-6 hours in a classroom and it ended there. Laurie
On Sunday, September 30, 2007, at 07:54AM, "Denise Lynch" <lynchdm@...> wrote:
>Oh, yeah, they wanted a shorter school day to take care of
>all their paperwork and to meet with parents after school. Check out
>the teacher parking lot when school lets out, they peel out! The public
>school day is 5 hours and 45 minutes - voted for and approved by the
- A good point!
When I was in grammar school at Nixon (Keeler & Dickens) in the early
60s we had 16-year-olds dropping out of 8th grade. The difference
back then is that there wasn't "social promotion," so these doofii
(plural of doofus) had been held back for three years, and they
couldn't just stop coming because there were truant officers to drag
At Lane in 63 my freshman wood shop partner offered me some meth. The
teachers there were on average a notch above what you'd find in
neighborhood high schools, but they had their fair share numbnuts and
Despite it all I somehow managed to get a graduate degree and have a
comfortable middle-class existence.
On Oct 8, 2007, at 12:06 AM, John Lofton wrote:
> I'm not sure there ever was a golden age of education in this country.
> In 1950 a high school graduate who was a lousy student could still
> a job that paid a decent living wage. Not anymore.