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imma glad to see yer writin' and therefore, i be assumin' yer in one piece o'er thar.
first, i think the average joe might not be quite so average if he'd had the best instructors money could buy.
second, the average joe might not be crushed, fer in me own vision 'o how our schools would operate...thar would be no music in school. no drama...no art...no gym...and most certainly no huge stadiums with football players runnin' round, aye, no sports - so i hath saved thee a bundle 'o monies already. (before anyone jumps down me gullet talkin' 'bout the virtue 'o sports, i competed at the NCAA level in swimmin', all i had were a set 'o free weights in me basement. pushups and situps be free, afterall). pramjockey would disagree with me on the music idear, and perhaps we could compromise on some 'o this.
third, imma not talkin' 'bout takin' sendin' me family to the shore...or buyin' a yacht...or gettin' a cable box with 200 channels on it, this be an investment in the future. we speak much 'o infrastructure here on USPO, well, i consider the academic well bein' 'o the next generation the most important infrastructure thar be.
fourth, i be meetin' ye halfway, matey. imma removin' tenure...and i'd do away with them teacher's unions, but i want somethin' in return to hedge me bets so we've excellence at the head 'o each class.
Teachers should be paid fairly for their
9 months of work!
"The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead." - John Maynard Keynes (admits his philosophy is not viable)
a question if i may...i have no idear how many teachers ye know on a professional basis and know well....3? 5? 7?
the reason i ask, be that the number 'o teachers in our land be legion, and be it not fair to say that yer teeny tiny samplin' be kind 'o an odd way fer ye to draw yer overreachin' conclusions?
at any rate, these teachers ye know...be they excellent teachers in yer own view? be they highly skilled and highly motivated professionals who give thar all in promotin' excellence in the classroom?
ps - by the way, i'd do away with the idear 'o summer break fer students. id have school 12 months a year fer our youngins.
Last edited by MeadHallPirate; 03-09-2011 at 08:58 AM.
i've no doubt that football might actually be revenue neutral in some areas. perhaps varsity basketball here and there, aye, but thats it.
most sports, be it tennis, or golf, or track'n field, or soccer, etc, etc, etc, only cost the taxpayers monies and generate no monies fer the school. i'd go fer cancellin' all school sports, and just redirect them funds to the core academic pursuits (literacy, math, science) that our youth ought to be focused on.