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Jan 25 2012

my political thoughts…

**These are my political thoughts which yes, I expect some of you out there to disagree with.
I popped some popcorn and sat back to listen to what the leader of our beautiful country had to say to me this evening…
I agree with most of what President Obama said regarding education. I believe that schools do need resources (or some way) to keep teachers around anddefinitely should be able to reward those who are doing an exceptional job. I believe strongly that schools need the flexibility to be able to cut teachers that aren’t up to par. And I would generally support legislation to increase the drop out age to 18.
They’re pretty words, but now let’s see what can actually get done (applicable to many more topics beyond education). Specifically regarding education, the thoughts are nice but the answer to ‘how?’ still needs some development. We also need some organizations to realize that these are ‘common sense concepts’ and to stop blocking the attempts at development just to protect those who are failing.
I’m heading to bed a midnight, yes…. BUT I have all my worksheets and class notes done for the rest of the week in math! I consider this a miracle and a major achievement in my goal of living a more sustainable teacher life!

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  1. mches

    “We also need some organizations to realize that these are ‘common sense concepts’ and to stop blocking the attempts at development just to protect those who are failing.”

    Except the “fire the bad teachers” idea is fraught with complications, like the inefficacy of measuring a teacher’s success/failure on student scores on state assessments alone.

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