Student Who Talked Back To Teacher: Honestly, I Wanted To Laugh At Her

Indeed.

That is the appropriate response. There are multiple ways in which this teacher is unfit for the classroom. She believes the classroom exists to further her partisan agenda. She uses her authority to bludgeon students into compliance with her beliefs and agenda.

But on a basic level, she's incompetent. She is a stupid woman. There is no getting around this: A social studies teacher really ought to know that in America, people are not "arrested" for "disrespecting" the president.

She doesn't know that. She is rather passionate in her stupid belief that the opposite is true.

I doubt very much that a teacher -- a social studies teacher, for God's sakes! It's not as if this is outside her usual classroom curriculum -- who does not know that your right to political expression is guaranteed by the First Amendment knows much else.

This is like a math teacher not knowing that if 3 x 5 = 15.

If the math teacher doesn't know that extraordinarily basic thing -- something that kids who haven't even been formally taught multiplication sort of know, by counting on fingers -- then what the hell does she know?

It is not enough to simply suspend her and investigate the "situation." The situation is that she is a know-nothing, just barely above being diagnosable with a developmental disorder. She must be tested -- like an oral defense -- in what she actually knows about the subject she presumes to teach.

And then fired anyway, because it's clear from the tape that she was absent on the day they taught Shit That's So Obvious Everyone Knows It in college. Or whatever passed for "college" in her case.

I was going to write that perhaps she could teach kindergarteners -- but that's not true either, because even though she might know some things a five year old wouldn't, she clearly "knows" things that are simply false, and obviously false, and you sure as hell don't want this woman teaching falsehoods to little children who might, unlike a teenager, actually believe her ignorant babblings.

How Often Does This Happen? This kid is on the ball, but he had an advantage many kids don't -- he's in a Red State. He has a certain level of social support for his stance. This emboldens him, where other kids might just be silent.

How many kids in Blue States are being taught by partisan freak-out ignoramuses but don't have the courage of social support?

I hope every kid in America subject to this sort of thing starts recording teachers.

Oh, by the way: Know that the next step, coming to your school, is a ban on recording devices or cell phones with a recording feature.

They don't want people to know how awful and incompetent many of them are, and they'll make up any pretext for keeping this a secret.

So expect your local schools to begin banning recording devices, arguing it's "disruptive" to orderliness and "promotes a climate of suspicion and guardedness rather than openness and honesty."

Meaning: The Teachers Union teachers could not keep their jobs if the public got a look inside the classroom.

Fight this when it comes to your town-- because it is coming.

Posted by: Ace at 02:48 PM



Comments

1 She'll be Teacher of the Year (Special Needs Division) next year.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 22, 2012 02:49 PM (HethX)

2
right on

right on

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at May 22, 2012 02:50 PM (9Q7Nu)

3 Holder, what's he doing out of jail?

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at May 22, 2012 02:50 PM (QKKT0)

4 right on

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 02:50 PM (Mrdk1)

5 yes, she was into force feeding false information because of political leanings.
I cannot believe she actually thought that was true. she might have thought Her position of authority and her tone would shut the kid up.

Posted by: willow at May 22, 2012 02:51 PM (TomZ9)

6 She's suspended with pay, which means I'm paying part of her salary.

This stupid bint needs to be let go, but short of having sex with the student there's no way the county school board is going to.

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:51 PM (GQ8sn)

7 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure
so it be shall be recorded
so it is in our time
and so it will always be

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 02:51 PM (Mrdk1)

8 Maybe she's thinking of what America should be, complete with some potbellied satrap at the helm, like in Kenya.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at May 22, 2012 02:51 PM (gxCRt)

9
I love how the whole thing was set off by her writing on the chalkboard: "Fact of the Day: Mitt Romney is a bully."

Fact. Of. The. Day.

Here's a fact: You're a dumb shit.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 22, 2012 02:51 PM (9Q7Nu)

10 But, she's black, so you're racist for thinking that.

Welcome to the current obamanation that is The United Steezy of Americeezy.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (UK9cE)

11 bint = scrunt, right?

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (Mrdk1)

12 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (8y9MW)

13 All you have to do is listen to the tape for 2 minutes and you can tell she's a graduate of one of our finer - ahem - institutions of higher learning, like Virginia State.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (sbV1u)

14 I hope people point at her and laugh at every school function from now on.

"There's that stupid teacher!!! HAHAHA!!!"

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (GQ8sn)

15
Just the fact that this teacher was exposed is a big win, as far as I am concerned.
10-20 years ago, probably would not have happened.

Posted by: Andrew at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (0IpU8)

16 One does not trashtalk the First Gay President.

Posted by: Cicero at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (QKKT0)

17 bint = scrunt, right?

Either way, she's kind of squatchy.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (bjRNS)

18 Is "Social Studies" now a discipline that teaches people how to game the system?

If true, she's competent.

Posted by: Fritz at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (/ZZCn)

19 bint = scrunt, right?


Arabic for girl.

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (GQ8sn)

20 "He's running for president," she said of Romney. "Obama is the president."
Obama is a turd

Posted by: Jared Loughner at May 22, 2012 02:52 PM (e8kgV)

21 she will probably get a position somewhere else in another district a year or so down the line.
meanwhile she is paid to do nothing.

Posted by: willow at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (TomZ9)

22 Ebonics was overrated

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (Mrdk1)

23 It's not surprising. The stupidest, worst human beings on earth not sitting in jail cells are all teachers.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (o4+2L)

24 Just the fact that this teacher was exposed is a big win, as far as I am concerned.
10-20 years ago, probably would not have happened.



The NC school system is full of teachers like this.

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (GQ8sn)

25
brb, fetchin my Fact of the Day from Media Matters

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (9Q7Nu)

26 Either way, she's kind of squatchy.


bwahahahaaaaa

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (Mrdk1)

27 Breitbart
News has established that Obama's grades and Scholastic Aptitude Test
(SAT) scores may have been even lower than those of his supposedly less
capable predecessor, George W. Bush.

Posted by: Jared Loughner at May 22, 2012 02:53 PM (e8kgV)

28 A mathematician she isn't. Somehow I suspect there's a lot of slop in the subject of Social Studies.

Posted by: Cicero at May 22, 2012 02:54 PM (QKKT0)

29 She shouldn't be allowed in a ten mile radius of a pre-school.

Please tell me this bitch never bred.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 02:54 PM (UOM48)

30 I wonder how she treated GW in her class when he was president? Her law against disrespecting presidents probably hadn't been passed yet.

Posted by: mdemps at May 22, 2012 02:54 PM (TXulH)

31 I love how the whole thing was set off by her writing on the chalkboard: "Fact of the Day: Mitt Romney is a bully was a normal high school student."



Posted by: CUS at May 22, 2012 02:55 PM (84pE9)

32 Sorry to go OT so soon but please go here --

tiny.cc/l53pew

This really deserves its own post. These people are truly deranged.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 22, 2012 02:55 PM (pLTLS)

33 Please tell me this bitch never bred.

Googling her name brings up a story of her son graduating high school. I feel sorry for him.

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:56 PM (GQ8sn)

34 We've had no problems with education ever since Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education. If you want to professionize, you must federalize.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 22, 2012 02:56 PM (jUZRg)

35 Any chance of the kid getting a premium subscription to the HQ? I'll throw in a couple of bucks.

He's got moron (the good kind) written all over him.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 02:56 PM (UOM48)

36 You dillholes don't know?? Criticism of the SCOAFM is CRIMINAL and lots of folks have gone to jail. Do not continue in this cruel and unfair line of specious attacks on our dear leader... from Kenya

Posted by: MSM blowhole at AP at May 22, 2012 02:56 PM (Mrdk1)

37 Even worse, as a supposedly college educated teacher she should know "disrespecting" is not really a word.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (Z9EHQ)

38 I couldn't listen to the little bit I did hear. The woman was screaming at them like a banshee. It's horrible to subject kids to that for an entire school year. No wonder so many kids are on these ADHD drugs, even if they don't need them. If you were subjected to that woman, day in and day out, you'd go home and want to scream. Are all teachers like this now? Poor kids...

Posted by: .... at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (oZfic)

39 She is a disgrace and any School System that keeps her is a disgrace. When your students know more than you it's a disgrace. What a disgrace.

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (05RcU)

40 BTW - I really liked the idea of the scholarship fund for kids like this

(granted, he wouldn't get my $ as he shouldn't be dropping f-bombs in the classroom)

Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (pLTLS)

41 How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?

Duh!

Posted by: Math Teecher at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (TOk1P)

42 This is the talent level coming out of colleges these days of people who want to teach in public schools. I was eating lunch the other day at a sports pub and the bartender, an early 20-something college student who is about to graduate and become a teacher, said "there's no way I would teach in a private school because they can fire you at any time" as opposed to essentially having de facto tenure in the public realm.

Posted by: Ken at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (w6Cbj)

43

tiny.cc/l53pew

This really deserves its own post. These people are truly deranged.

****

It's almost like there is a war against women.

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (jUZRg)

44 We resent being represented by this teacher-woman

Posted by: Banshees of America at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (Mrdk1)

45 They gonna come down and arrest you for this post!!!!! You gonna get the Chair!!!!

Posted by: The Teacher at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (CDO3B)

46 Oh, by the way: Know that the next step, coming to your school, is a
ban on recording devices or cell phones with a recording feature.

They don't want people to know how awful and incompetent many of them
are, and they'll make up any pretext for keeping this a secret.

So expect your local schools to begin banning recording devices, arguing
it's "disruptive" to orderliness and "promotes a climate of suspicion
and guardedness rather than openness and honesty."







That's the day I sit in my kid's class as a volunteer and listen.


Next step is to pull my kid out of the public school system.

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (GQ8sn)

47 Forget social studies: An entire Aemrican political party and signficant portions of the other cannot comprehend fifth grade math.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (B+qrE)

48 "The teacher later said: "Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?""

If this were true, there would be no one to vote for Obama...

Posted by: chewydog at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (BUY7X)

49 Man, why couldn't I have had teachers like this in high school? I would have had a ton of fun and/or gotten a lot of detentions.

I guess we just didn't have libtard affirmative action products in my 95% white small midwestern school.

Posted by: OSUsux at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (DFXmi)

50 Give this kid a Shirt!

Posted by: Paul Anka at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (v9C0j)

51 Thank G-D my kids are older and I am not in that school district or I might be in Jail today

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (05RcU)

52 I guess the wonderful irony of affirmative action is that the incompetents admitted and graduated based on their experiences are returned to their communities to create a vicious circle of angry idiocy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 02:59 PM (Z9EHQ)

53 Give this kid a Shirt!
Posted by: Paul Anka at May 22, 2012 02:58 PM (v9C0j)

I believe he was wearing a US Navy Shirt

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 02:59 PM (05RcU)

54 "there's no way I would teach in a private school because they can fire
you at any time" as opposed to essentially having de facto tenure in the
public realm.




Which is exactly why we tightened our belts and sent our son to private school. No PC bs and no dumb teachers.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 02:59 PM (UOM48)

55 30 I wonder how she treated GW in her class when he was president? Her law against disrespecting presidents probably hadn't been passed yet.

-------

If you find a transcript, you'll see that the kid asked her about W and she said (paraphrasing) that disrespecting him was OK because he was a [censored].

In other words, she believes that disrespecting the president is illegal and not to be allowed, unless she thinks he deserves disrespect.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2012 03:00 PM (NmR1a)

56 I believe he was wearing a US Navy Shirt

Then I like him even more.

Posted by: Cicero at May 22, 2012 03:00 PM (QKKT0)

57 Throwing money at schools doesn't improve anything. I had teachers as ignorant as this woman 30 years ago.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 22, 2012 03:00 PM (ZtwUX)

58 I guess the wonderful irony of affirmative action is that the incompetents admitted and graduated based on their experiences are returned to their communities to create a vicious circle of angry idiocy.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 02:59 PM (Z9EHQ)

yeah I saw that movie

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:00 PM (05RcU)

59 As a mythical Cherokee, I recognize the indian spirit challenging that moron kid recording that award-winning teacher. How gouche!

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren 1/32 Mythical at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (Mrdk1)

60 She's the Rule.........not the exception


If you be a college professor ( like me ) you best not be flunking no Students of Color who cheat or write gibberish on their test papers. Iffn' you be doin that, you better be havin tentre


Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (Dll6b)

61 Every "social studies" teacher I ever had was Marxist, socialist, America-hating commie f'ing douchebag. I think it's a prerequisite.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (CDO3B)

62 If they ban recording, kids will just start streaming vids.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (v9C0j)

63 I grew up in a very liberal city in a liberal state and had lots and lots of liberal instructors. I used to argue with them al the time about political matters and even though we frequently disagreed they were never condescending or unprofessional. They understood the material they were teaching and their role as instructors. I will not ever agree with them but I admire them even now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (Z9EHQ)

64 and tenure helps, too

Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (Dll6b)

65 Even worse, as a supposedly college educated teacher she should know "disrespecting" is not really a word.





Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 02:57 PM (Z9EHQ)


The "teacher" thought she was being proper and refined. She really wanted to say "dis".

Always raising the bar ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (X3lox)

66 I guess the wonderful irony of affirmative action is
that the incompetents admitted and graduated based on their experiences
are returned to their communities to create a vicious circle of angry
idiocy.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Yup, it's a self-licking ice cream cone it is.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (sbV1u)

67 If you be a college professor ( like me ) you best not be flunking no Students of Color who cheat or write gibberish on their test papers. Iffn' you be doin that, you better be havin tentre


Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (Dll6b)

That really is how she speaks.

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:02 PM (05RcU)

68 When we navigate the ocean, or when we predict an eclipse, we often find it convenient to assume that the earth goes round the sun and that the stars are millions upon millions of kilometres away. But what of it? Do you suppose it is beyond us to produce a dual system of astronomy? The stars can be near or distant, according as we need them. Do you suppose our mathematicians are unequal to that? Have you forgotten doublethink?

Posted by: O'Brien at May 22, 2012 03:02 PM (d3mlu)

69 Today I learned that FDR was the "Father of our Country".

Posted by: Social Studies Student at May 22, 2012 03:02 PM (CDO3B)

70 yeah I saw that movie
Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:00 PM (05RcU)

was it really a movie or do you mean you went to public school?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (Z9EHQ)

71
My son just graduated from a private (Catholic) high school. I'm 60k poorer and he wont know what he's got until later in life. That makes three I've put through and have two more to go. He has learned to question everything though. (might be cuz he's 1.
I've tightened by belt so far I can feel my spine by sticking a finger in my belly button.

Posted by: cheshirelion at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (g+lSx)

72 So expect your local schools to begin banning recording devices,>>

It would probably increase recording devices if they banned them. It would take very little ingenuity or mechanical skill to hide this http://tinyurl.com/ca9klnn camera pen in normal school gear.

H/T to whoever posted that link to the camera pen yesterday

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (tf9Ne)

73 61
Every "social studies" teacher I ever had was Marxist, socialist,
America-hating commie f'ing douchebag. I think it's a prerequisite.


Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (CDO3B



Our son's social studies teacher was not only a conservative, he sported a Bush/Cheney sticker on his Jeep. Helped to reinforce the values we were teaching him at home.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (UOM48)

74 understood the material they were teaching and their
role as instructors. I will not ever agree with them but I admire them
even now.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (Z9EHQ)


times have changed, hombre. Welcome to Thunderdome 2012, where liberals demand sacrifice, are amazingly ignorant, and brook no dissention

Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (Dll6b)

75 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (7W3wI)

76 And people wonder why our public schools churn out kids who are unprepared for life...

Posted by: David of PA at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (tPdIW)

77 I've taken all the teacher courses, including student teaching. My squirrel could pass those courses. They encourage the stupid, by subsidizing them. This illustrates how stupid is the assertion that we need to spend more money on teachers. A better teacher than her is cleaning a toilet in a cheap motel somewhere.

Posted by: maddogg at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (OlN4e)

78 Another little tyrant, ruling her mini-empire. A low-rent Stalin-wanna-be. An utter embarassment to the institution of "higher" education that granted her degree.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - happy he no longer teaches social studies at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (hLRSq)

79 Posted by: O'Brien at May 22, 2012 03:02 PM (d3mlu)

For decades and decades the Ptolemic System was a more accurate predictor than anything that Copernicus could devise.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2012 03:04 PM (v9C0j)

80

"3 x 5 = 15"

Racist!

Posted by: is that "white Cherokee" chalk on a "white black" board? at May 22, 2012 03:04 PM (HOOye)

81 This kid had an advantage: he knew he was being recorded. But none of the other kids did, and they were pretty respectful to the teacher despite her being a demented ill-educated harpy.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:04 PM (r4wIV)

82
The kid is laughing at her superior intellect.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2012 03:05 PM (I13eJ)

83 It's not surprising. The stupidest, worst human beings on earth not sitting in jail cells are all teachers cops.

FIFY

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at May 22, 2012 03:05 PM (ufLRj)

84 My six-year old daughter was getting ready to take a bath one night and informed me that we shouldn't use too much water because it might hurt the Earth. I gritted my teeth and sweetly told her, "I'll use as much water as I like in this house, because I pay for every drop of it."

I am dreading the next 12 years of having to correct a steady stream of lies and misinformation.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 22, 2012 03:05 PM (WDLUc)

85 That really is how she speaks.

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:02 PM (05RcU)


I know, I know. And, um, why does the Navy paint all their boats gray / grey ?


Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:05 PM (Dll6b)

86 If I had to guess, I'd say that she knows you can disrespect the president and criticize him, but was backed into a rhetorical corner because she was too stupid and poorly educated to argue properly. It happens a lot online too, particularly with leftists. They've never really learned logic, rhetoric, or to think critically, they just are good at puking out talking points when poked like an auto-rant bot.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (r4wIV)

87 ""This is like a math teacher not knowing that if 3 x 5 = 15.""
This is what's great about this blog, I'm always learning something new with each visit. AoSHQ = Awesome.......Too much? I'll try to tone it down a bit.

Posted by: ABouts at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (HZwDV)

88 >>This is the talent level coming out of colleges these days of people who want to teach in public schools.

This is what happens when "more people must go to college."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (/kI1Q)

89 I expect the teachers union to move against recording devices in the classroom soon.

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (WkuV6)

90 Has Obama called the teacher yet? Is she alright? Who the hell is she anyway?

Posted by: S Daniel at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (BVkEs)

91 North Carolina may be considered a red state, but the I-85 corridor from Charlotte to Raleigh (In which Salisbury resides) is as blue as Chris Mathews' balls. When you're penned into the same naighborhood that includes UNC and Duke, you're by no means in friendly territory.
Five bucks says she got her degree from UNC...

Posted by: Raving Lunatic at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (reXpC)

92 Posted by: O'Brien at May 22, 2012 03:02 PM (d3mlu)

*Thunk*

Posted by: My Head Hitting The Desk at May 22, 2012 03:06 PM (QKKT0)

93 "I am dreading the next 12 years of having to correct a steady stream of lies and misinformation. "

Did you tell her the planet's surface is 3/4 water?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (r4wIV)

94 Garrett,

That's because Copernicus had everything going around in circles. It was Kepler who realized that the planets had elipitical orbits, and this changes the calculations. I think. I'm not a mathemagician or anything like that.

Posted by: Milesdei at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (d3mlu)

95 Our son's social studies teacher was not only a
conservative, he sported a Bush/Cheney sticker on his Jeep. Helped to
reinforce the values we were teaching him at home.




Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (UOM4


Wow. Then it must be a regional thing.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (CDO3B)

96 Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 22, 2012 03:05 PM (WDLUc)

Global Warming Enthusiastsdon't understand the difference between open and closed systems...
of course, that's not the only thing they don't get.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (v9C0j)

97
I do hope kids record their classes.
I remember a bad teacher being a much better teacher when a principal or adivsor sat in on the class and took notes.
When people think they're job is on the line, they will do a much better job.

Posted by: Ben at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (wuv1c)

98 Gawd, I wish we'd had recording phones when I was a kid. Not because my teachers were so wildly incompetent; I don't think they were. But a lot of the funny remarks we kids made should have gone down in history.

Or not.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (exvgC)

99 Teacher Unions have been muscling America's children in many different ways for 50 years now.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (KCvsd)

100 Ace: ..."How many kids in Blue States are being taught by partisan freak-out ignoramuses but don't have the courage of social support?"

I know, Ace. ....It's gotta be demoralizing for them. ...We should start a movement.

Free the Blue State Kids!!!

It's for the children!

Posted by: wheatie at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (L99Ue)

101 Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:04 PM (r4wIV)


not a 'harpy' Chris. This ain't Western Civ. --This is about race, although you are Loathe to admit it. She's hysterically defending one of the Tribe.

Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:08 PM (Dll6b)

102 was it really a movie or do you mean you went to public school?
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (Z9EHQ)


Actually I went to private school, but I was talking about the movie "Idiotcracy"

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:08 PM (05RcU)

103 I learned more from this video about Obama than that teacher could ever hope to know.

http://bit.ly/1AWhje

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:08 PM (piMMO)

104 water... Heh... that reminds me of a ad on the radio I've head from our county water agency telling folks to conserve water... because the less we use, ( no joke ) the more left for future generations to use. ... you know.. cause.. once it's gone, it's gone. ( insert Banshee or Cherokee yelp here )

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 03:08 PM (Mrdk1)

105 Next step is to pull my kid out of the public school system.

Posted by: EC


First step on the road to Galt's Gulch

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2012 03:09 PM (WkuV6)

106 I have absolutely no problem with banning cell phones in classes, its like giving cheat boxes out and letting students pass notes continually. But being able to record lunatic freaks like this is priceless.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:09 PM (r4wIV)

107 "Did you tell her the planet's surface is 3/4 water?


Posted by: Christopher Taylor"

No, but that will be a wonderful way to teach her about fractions and critical thinking at the same time. Nice suggestion!

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at May 22, 2012 03:09 PM (WDLUc)

108 In trade school in Chicago, I had an instructor tell us all that if Bush was re-elected (in 2004) that the draft would be re-installed. In electrical theory class, he had us watch a presentation by a charlatan guy selling generators that used "magnets" to create perpetual energy.

In our PLC class, our instructor was a devout Muslim who showed us the movie "proving" that a plane could not have hit the Pentagon on 9/11.

This was a trade school for electricians. Mostly kids from the inner-city. I was one of the few white people. I went there on a lark, because I wanted some real hands-on construction experience to supplement my career in networking.

I could have complained, but who would have cared?

Posted by: Daniel Jeyn at May 22, 2012 03:09 PM (4/ob6)

109 oooppss.... I "heard that radio ad"... I swear it
O/T you guys hear the Penn Gillett rant on Obammy and drugs? Pretty good

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (Mrdk1)

110 6 She's suspended with pay, which means I'm paying part of her salary.
Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 02:51 PM (GQ8sn)
-------------------

yet these two get fired for doing the right thing:

1- protecting a pregnant woman from getting beat up
http://tinyurl.com/cuafkgf

2- finding an armed gun and handing it in to the police
http://tinyurl.com/cse35ss

Posted by: mythical justice at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (HOOye)

111 They'll never fire her for something as inconsequential (from their perspective) as stupidity and incompetence.

I'd suggest she teach something simple like shop class, but within a week she'd be instructing the metalworking students that "fire can't melt steel".

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (SY2Kh)

112
And this is why we have an entire generation of young stupid people coming up who believe in global warming.


Posted by: Soothsayer at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (9Q7Nu)

113 99 Teacher Unions have been muscling America's children in many different ways for 50 years now.

Has it been 50 years? ....I thought that Jimmy Carter passed something that allowed teachers to unionize.

Posted by: wheatie at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (L99Ue)

114 >>Even worse, as a supposedly college educated teacher she should know "disrespecting" is not really a word.


The OED disagrees with you.

http://is.gd/EsBx6T

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (/kI1Q)

115 90 -

That student acted stupidly. I'll be setting up a beer summit for the three of us in a couple days.

Posted by: Barry O. at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (TOk1P)

116 The "teacher" thought she was being proper and refined. She really wanted to say "dis".

Always raising the bar ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:01 PM (X3lox)

I was hiring a while back and made a conscious effort to not only hire from the usual suspects. I sent out notices to a bunch of schools that did not have alumni in our firm and did really well; got some students that were every bit as good as the usual which we would not have ever seen because hr would have only alloted slots for them after the alumni had their friends and family come through.

Anyway, one of the funny things was that there were a couple of race based schools we saw candidates from. I felt really sorry for everyone of them that came through as almost to a man/woman, the could not speak English. either they spoke poor English and used words such as "disrespecting" or they spoke in really long meaningles sentences jesse jackson style - lots of five dollar words in long meaningless sentences. someone is disrespecting these students futures big time since they are being equipped with language that does not help them in the literate.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (Z9EHQ)

117 "Know that the next step, coming to your school, is a ban on recording devices or cell phones with a recording feature."

Oh yeah. And don't forget that in contrast, school administrators love to spy on students and parents. There are cases where take-home school-issued computers have been activated to record video and sound at students'homes, where they've monitored social media, etc..

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (w41GQ)

118 This is about race, although you are Loathe to admit it. She's hysterically defending one of the Tribe.

So the black kids in the class, were they arguing based on race when they disagreed with her? You're right its about tribe, but her tribe is ignorant leftist, not black.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (r4wIV)

119 Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (UOM4 Wow. Then it must be a regional thing.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (CDO3B



Nope. Private school. The last public school we were in before moving here was in Chicagoland.

Son came home one day while in fifth grade and informed me that his teacher told the class if a parent spanked one of them they should call 911 and have the parent arrested.

I informed son, "If I ever discipline you and you don't like it and have me arrested, enjoy your time in foster care."

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (UOM48)

120 Posted by: Milesdei at May 22, 2012 03:07 PM (d3mlu)

"Perspective is a relentless whore."
-Shit Keppler said, Vol. I -ed.ii

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (v9C0j)

121
yet these two get fired *and/or suspended for doing the right thing:

Posted by: mythical justice at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (HOOye)

122 C'mon people, she is a teacher in the mythical sense.

Posted by: Barack "gay stud" Obama at May 22, 2012 03:11 PM (hB9AL)

123 I went to "high school" one year in northern California. This was 40 years ago, and I could tell you what the place was like, but you would think me a liar. So bad my Dad (USAF) asked for a transfer to ANYWHERE. It was that bad. He ended up in Taiwan. It was the one and only time he ever asked for a transfer.

Posted by: maddogg at May 22, 2012 03:11 PM (OlN4e)

124
>>>Meaning: The Teachers Union teachers could not keep their jobs if the public got a look inside the classroom.

>>>Fight this when it comes to your town-- because it is coming.





Heh, heh heh.

Ha ha ha.

HAHAHA!

Yes I know they will try. I already know the response: What century
do they think we live in? Every watch, pen, pair of sunglasses, can
harbor a secret recorder capable of storing days worth of audio. I mean really, every phone has the feature because after making it long enough to stretch from your ear to your mouth, even with a battery, a key pad, a color LCD screen, a Microwave modulator, and a transmission antenna, and after folding it in half, there is still leftover room with which they add cameras and memory for recorders. I hope they try that little stunt. It will accomplish nothing and give us a great opportunity to show what kind of socialist totalitarian d*cks they really are.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at May 22, 2012 03:11 PM (0q2P7)

125 This is about race, although you are Loathe to admit it. She's hysterically defending one of the Tribe.

So the black kids in the class, were they arguing based on race when they disagreed with her? You're right its about tribe, but her tribe is ignorant leftist, not black.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (r4wIV)

She didn't sound like an MOT to me

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (05RcU)

126 Five bucks says she got her degree from UNC...

Posted by: Raving Lunatic


My bet is on NC State

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (sbV1u)

127 The Public Sector Union at its finest.

For state and local taxpayers, and schools, the most important election this year is not for president, it'sfor Wisconsin governor.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (9KqcB)

128 North Carolina may be considered a red state, but the I-85 corridor from
Charlotte to Raleigh (In which Salisbury resides) is as blue as Chris
Mathews' balls. When you're penned into the same naighborhood that
includes UNC and Duke, you're by no means in friendly territory.

Five bucks says she got her degree from UNC...



If she graduated from a school in NC, then I would likely guess NC AT, UNC Greensboro, or Shaw. Probably UNC-G from the looks of it.

Posted by: EC at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (GQ8sn)

129 Y'know, I don't recall any of my high school teachers, in Civics or Social Studies or even U.S. History, talking about the way they voted. Not one.

And they sure didn't scream at the students. One or two might have gotten grumpy, but it wasn't about politics. That kind of commentary was all over the bathroom walls when I got to college. Now the teachers spew it in public, and the walls have nothing entertaining or funny written on 'em.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (exvgC)

130 She could go to the White House as Urkel's tutor!

Posted by: model_1066 at May 22, 2012 03:13 PM (YbQJm)

131 All I could think of while listening to it was this essay about how we are at war and most of us don't realize it: http://tinyurl.com/bvrtlgf

Posted by: Scott J at May 22, 2012 03:13 PM (yiNMf)

132 I'd say formally record the teachers. Kids doing it lends itself to all kinds of mischief, both good for us and bad.

And this is standard fare in Blue State schools. Our public school system is no longer about educating, but indoctrinating. They operate more along the lines of "re-education" camps, except they're starting from scratch.
Romney and the Republicans in Congress should defund the Dept. of Ed. and force parents to pay for their own children's betterment. The tax payer shouldn't be saddled with these costs.

Posted by: Iblis at May 22, 2012 03:13 PM (9221z)

133 My bet is on NC State
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (sbV1u)
------------

Go Wolfpack!

Posted by: compsci & industrial design at May 22, 2012 03:13 PM (HOOye)

134
"Social Studies".Well there's your problem.

I liked it better back when it was called "Civics". Now it's pretty much anti-American and anti-Western grievance mongering.

Posted by: Jaws at May 22, 2012 03:13 PM (4I3Uo)

135
I went to "high school" one year in northern California. This was 40
years ago, and I could tell you what the place was like, but you would
think me a liar.


I wouldn't call you a liar. Most of my friends are products of California public schools, and anything they learned, they learned in spite of their schooling, not because of.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at May 22, 2012 03:14 PM (bjRNS)

136 I got lucky. My high school history teachers were Harvard educated conservatives who made millions in the stock market and then taught to keep themselves working. I feel bad for this poor kid.

Posted by: Big T Party at May 22, 2012 03:14 PM (n9JGa)

137 119, : HRH Jane D'oh, mythically -- did you put your boots on?

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2012 03:14 PM (WkuV6)

138 I guess it's racist to point this out, but didn't she also say "this man is wantin' to be president"? No the best grammar for a "teacher".

Posted by: HHKirst at May 22, 2012 03:15 PM (DUwm4)

139 Five bucks says she got her degree from UNC...

Posted by: Raving Lunatic

My bet is on NC State
Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 22, 2012 03:12 PM (sbV1u)


Mail order degree?

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:15 PM (05RcU)

140 "Y'know, I don't recall any of my high school teachers, in Civics or Social Studies or even U.S. History, talking about the way they voted. Not one. "

Me either, but all the teachers in my elementary school about had a collective orgasm when Jimmy Carter was announced as a winner, it was on the TV in the room when we came to class in the morning. That was back in the day they weren't able to announce the winner until the next morning.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:15 PM (r4wIV)

141 The OED disagrees with you.

http://is.gd/EsBx6T
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (/kI1Q)

ha! I was tempted to pull that off the shelf and double check before I typed so the joke is on me. When did it get recognized?

while you might use it in polite society I will not.

As much as i do defer to the OED and appreciate it as a reference tool, I have been a little skeptical of them ever since they sold out to the soviets. and another thing, just because it is accepted does not mean it is right' i never eat asparagus with my fingers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:15 PM (Z9EHQ)

142 137
119, : HRH Jane D'oh, mythically -- did you put your boots on?

Posted by: Jean at May 22, 2012 03:14 PM (WkuV6)



We were lucky. He was (and is) a great kid/young man.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (UOM48)

143 When my oldest was in public school in NJ, the "health" teacher was like the NC teacher. In addition, she smoked on school grounds and ate doritos and pizza in class in front of the students during class!

The school district basically waited for her to retire. She had tenure, and was of a certain identity group, IYKWIMAITTYD, and they were afraid of being sued for discrimination.

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (Dnbau)

144 This recording is just another reason to go with private or homeschooling. Public school is not about learning, it's about being taught how to think.

Posted by: Big T Party at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (yH9sK)

145 Between Smartphones and YouTube/Twitter/Facepalm.
Their whole house of cards is about to come crashing down. It's the upcoming Trail of Liberal Tears, and eternal Schadenboners.

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (VndSC)

146 Tanya Dixon-Neely will lawyer up, and then give an interview at some point where she brokenly, hoarsely, barely-audibly says that all she ever wanted was to help the childrens.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (w41GQ)

147 When I went to public school (70s-80s) even our substitute gym teachers were geniuses compared to this ignorant bint. I had a 7th grade social studies teacher who was a Republican, but the only thing he ever said was to correct the record about people making fun of Reagan, explaining that he had a degree in economics. That was it. Everything else was right by the book.

I loved my social studies class in 10th grade. Once, they split us up into fictional "countries" and had us interact with each other for a bit. I got control of the poorest country - which had the highest interest rate - so I had my folks go get the rich countries to put their money with us to get the high interest. Then, after they signed their money to us I told them that they couldn't have it back. The whole class flipped out and went to the teacher (who was a cool dude) and he said, "It's your world." Then I bought lots of weapons with the money and took the rest of what they had. Kids wouldn't even talk to me for weeks. But we won.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (X3lox)

148 Shep Smith blathering on and on about things he does not know. He looks more and more MrToad every day. Why doesn't he just go to MSNBC

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (Dnbau)

149 The tax payer shouldn't be saddled with these costs.

The idiocy is that the folks funding the schools are inter-mediated by the Federal or state governments. In big states, this means that the locals have little to no control over their schools -- the funding sources have more sway.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (bjRNS)

150 Okay, I've got something here, since we're talking about recordings and such.

I think someone needs to create a an app that will record whatever, encode it, but then automatically send it to some cloud-based storage, and immediately delete the recording from the phone itself.

A lot harder to delete the recording, then, when the phone gets confiscated.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (8y9MW)

151 You're right its about tribe, but her tribe is ignorant leftist, not black.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (r4wIV)

It's both

Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (Dll6b)

152 She doesn't know that. She is rather passionate in her stupid belief that the opposite is true.

Wrong.

She knows it is untrue, she thinks her students so young and gullible as to believe her - or at least be intimidated into silence.

She's not textbook stupid, she's a textbook authoritarian using her position of power to enforce the very system that permits her to stay in power.

Deep down she knows she is right, and every day she keeps her paycheck it proves to her that she is truly serving the power.

Posted by: ThomasD at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (9yHeH)

153 Also: new post up at my place, with at least two more coming from the same thing in the next day or two.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (8y9MW)

154 >>>In our PLC class, our instructor was a devout Muslim who showed us the
movie "proving" that a plane could not have hit the Pentagon on 9/11.<<<

I will posit that he can fly and let him jump off the Sears Tower to disprove me.

Posted by: Exile at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (O0lVq)

155 The Teachers Union teachers could not keep their jobs if the public got a look inside the classroom.

If they're unionized, they keep their jobs. Even when they do somethng that warrants termination, they are rarely terminiated outright. I've served on a school board for nearly three years, and we've had to remove several teachers and administrators. Not one was terminated outright. Not one. They have the lawyers to hold out for a settlement. Even the principal how conspired to rig NCLB scores held out. The cost of termination was just too great, especially ata time when districts are fending off bankruptcy.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 03:18 PM (9KqcB)

156 Which side of the political spectrumis hurt by the truth being generally known, and which side is helped? Yeah. That's right.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 22, 2012 03:18 PM (w41GQ)

157 It is not so much a lie to claim you will go to jail for disrespecting a sitting president as it is the acculturation of reality tee vee idiocy.

Posted by: Bernie Quigley at May 22, 2012 03:18 PM (4136b)

158 The OED disagrees with you.

http://is.gd/EsBx6T


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (/kI1Q)


The OED has "eh" as a word.

Nuff said.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:18 PM (X3lox)

159 You know...............BUSH LIED !!!!!!

Posted by: Frogger MacGhee at May 22, 2012 03:18 PM (48wze)

160 >>When did it get recognized?

Probably fairly recently; that info doesn't seem available in the free version. I'd have listed it as "slang" or "dialect" instead of "informal" but whatevs.

That whole on-going debate about whether dictionaries should be descriptive or prescriptive...and I'm sure it doesn't matter because who under the age of 30 knows what a dictionary is and how to use it anyway?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:19 PM (/kI1Q)

161 It is not so much a lie to claim you will go to jail for disrespecting a sitting president

It's mythically true.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 03:19 PM (8y9MW)

162 I bet we could shave Ace down and send him into the Public Schools to do some undercover work.
A shorn Ewok has to look a lot like a 6 th grader, no?
You know he'd do it. 21 Jumpstreet was right in his wheelhouse.
I bet he even had a Richard Grieco poster or two in his room.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2012 03:19 PM (v9C0j)

163 This recording is just another reason to go with private or
homeschooling. Public school is not about learning, it's about being
taught how to think.


****

If there's one thing about with which I have consistently agreed with Neal Boortz, it's his stance on "government" schools.

Folks will have nice cars and take terrific vacations and then claim they can't afford a private education.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:19 PM (piMMO)

164
[QUOTE]I informed son, "If I ever discipline you and you don't like it and have me arrested, enjoy your time in foster care."




Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:10 PM (UOM4[/QUOTE]LOL

Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 22, 2012 03:19 PM (CDO3B)

165 all she ever wanted was to help the childrens.
Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (w41GQ)


all she ever wanted was to helps da childrens

Didn't you listen to the video?

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:19 PM (05RcU)

166 When my oldest was in public school in NJ, the
"health" teacher was like the NC teacher. In addition, she smoked on
school grounds and ate doritos and pizza in class in front of the
students during class!





Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:16 PM (Dnbau)


What's wrong with that? There's nothing wrong with a little feasting on OUR time!!

Posted by: Spicoli at May 22, 2012 03:20 PM (UK9cE)

167 Public school is not about learning, it's about being

taught how what to think.


Fify.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 03:20 PM (8y9MW)

168 >>>I think someone needs to create a an app that will record whatever, encode it, but then automatically send it to some cloud-based storage, and immediately delete the recording from the phone itself.

They have that already for digital photography I think, so it's only a matter of time.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2012 03:20 PM (I13eJ)

169 . A better teacher than her is cleaning a toilet in a cheap motel somewhere.Posted by: maddogg at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (OlN4e) A better teacher is probably floating in that toilet.

Posted by: model_1066 at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (YbQJm)

170 How is abusing a position of authority, like a teacher, to push falsehoods and half-truths different than any other type of child abuse?

Simple answer is- it's not and is destroying the minds and futures of our children.

Posted by: Exile at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (O0lVq)

171 The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency said Tuesday that he had reached a deal with Iran on probing suspected work on nuclear weapons and the agreement would "be signed quite soon."

Yukiya Amano, of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said some details still needed to be worked out. But he told reporters that Iranian officials say that those will not stand in the way of signing the deal.

"(A) decision was made to conclude and sign the agreement ... I can say it will be signed quite soon," he said.

Amano spoke Tuesday on returning from Tehran, after talks on resuming a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Iran secretly worked on developing nuclear weapons.

Notice anything missing ? A deal on what part of the probe ?

Posted by: Jared Loughner at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (e8kgV)

172 I think someone needs to create a an app that will record whatever,
encode it, but then automatically send it to some cloud-based storage,
and immediately delete the recording from the phone itself.


I remember the folks at Reason mentioning the existence of such an app. I'll poke around and see if I can find the name.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (bjRNS)

173
The kid is laughing at her superior intellect.<<<

Oh, I did far worse than if I kilt you. I disrespecked you. And I plans to gone disrespeckin' you.

So I'sgone leave yo ass like you done left me, burrrred alive up in hurrrr.

*whispering*

Up in hurrr.

Posted by: Tanya Noonien Singh at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (+JIjV)

174

times have changed, hombre. Welcome to Thunderdome 2012, where liberals demand sacrifice, are amazingly ignorant, and brook no dissention
Posted by: the least interesting man in the world at May 22, 2012 03:03 PM (Dll6b)

yeah it would seem so. I guess the good news is that idiocy is a self limiting thing, kinda like aids in subsaharan africa, eventually it burns itself out. sad to see how the liberals and unions are willing to us the futures of their children as fuel for their experiments.

equally good news is that it would seem parents are still the greatest source of values and education for children.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (Z9EHQ)

175
>>Public school is not about learning, it's about being taught how what to think.

It's about free daycare for older children.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (/kI1Q)

176 They have that already for digital photography I think, so it's only a matter of time.

Frankly, I could do it (well, for Windows Phone, anyway), but I don't have the money to get the cloud-storage.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (8y9MW)

177 I got detention once for telling my social studies teacher, who had brought in a former student who did volunteer work in Nicaragua to tell us how wonderful the Sandinista paradise was, to tell me the next time he planned on inviting a guest speaker to blow smoke up my ass so I could just skip class.

Yeah, I know this dates the crap out of me. :-)

Posted by: Lemmenkainen at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (ZWvOb)

178 "Folks will have nice cars and take terrific vacations and then claim they can't afford a private education."

Or say they have to have two jobs to survive while they drive two nice cars, live in a huge house, eat out constantly, and have a DVD collection the size of a the Library of Congress. Its a matter of priorities.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (r4wIV)

179 Glorfied babysitters, making 6 figures.

I can't wait for Larry O'Donnel to threaten to punch this kid out for disrespecting teachers.

Posted by: joeindc44 says come on, guys, no tough questions at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (QxSug)

180 I had more than a couple of teachers who were probably as stupid as this Neely beatch. Anyway, they spoke the same. You just had to write off that year of English and read the books your friends in other classes were reading to try and keep up. A real waste of my time and my parent's taxes.

Posted by: Dang at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (Ky1+e)

181 Notice anything missing ? A deal on what part of the probe ?
Posted by: Jared Loughner at May 22, 2012 03:21 PM (e8kgV)

It only refers to one small plant that is not one of the contentious ones. It's all bullshit as usual. The UN are just a punch of useful idiots

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (05RcU)

182 Separation of school and state is necessary. Immediately. The only exceptions being the four federal military academies.

Posted by: DenverGregg at May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (5tPx9)

183 O/T

This new RNC Cory Booker ad is a thing of beauty:

http://tinyurl.com/cz7yuuk

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:23 PM (UOM48)

184
Let me teach the kids Social Studies.

And someone give me a carrot.

Posted by: Ann Romney's Horse at May 22, 2012 03:23 PM (9Q7Nu)

185 Remember back when we were kids and our meals were served on plates with real flatware?

My daughter is now grown but back when she was in elementary school I attended a mother-daughter luncheon at her school. They served beef. The only utensil they had was a plastic spork.

I had taken the time to teach my daughter about proper table etiquette and then she went to school and had to eat her meal with her hands.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:23 PM (piMMO)

186 We pulled our kids out of public school. What are we making money for if not for this? What higher good?

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:24 PM (Dnbau)

187 I remember my Social Studies class (way back in the paleolithic era) we had to read "Animal Farm", "1984" and "Brave New World". Those were required reading.

My, how things have changed.

Posted by: navybrat at May 22, 2012 03:24 PM (MKfej)

188 This is why a lot of young people are going to vote against Obama. They were in high school in 2008 and got this shit rammed down their throats every day by their union teachers. Now they're getting more of it from their Marxist college professors....while they come home for the summer and can't find a job.


"Questioning Authority" to them means NOT voting for Obama.

Posted by: rockmom at May 22, 2012 03:24 PM (YPgCz)

189 When I was in 8th grade, I knew more about science than our teacher...a fat, ignorant worthless POS if there ever was one. Boy, did I let him know how stupid he was, and was proud to have detention for it. That happened about a dozen or so times before he had me removed from the class.

Posted by: model_1066 at May 22, 2012 03:25 PM (YbQJm)

190 I didn't get the really outspoken biased teacher until college, where I was lectured every day about how evil Ronald Reagan was in the core-required Sociology class I mostly slept through. After a while I just stopped going. For some reason I got a F.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:25 PM (r4wIV)

191 Sadly, this woman is overqualified to be an anchor on MSNBC.

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:26 PM (VndSC)

192 No way in hell she gets fired. Teachers only get fired if they molest the kids, murder someone, or they fight against the union.

And the speed at which they get fired in those instances aligns in reverse order.


Posted by: runninrebel at May 22, 2012 03:27 PM (N/1Dm)

193 #187 My kids had to read all of those books, and "Harrison Bergeron" as well. They have a whole unit on "Animal Farm" in 7th grade social studies. Love my schools! There are a few Obama cheerleaders, but for the most part they are not trying to indoctrinate our kids. Our school district refused to carry Obama's first "message to schools" in 2009 that caused so much controversy.

Posted by: rockmom at May 22, 2012 03:27 PM (YPgCz)

194 Sadly, this woman is overqualified to be an anchor on MSNBC.
Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:26 PM (VndSC)

Good one!

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:27 PM (05RcU)

195 Sadly, this woman is overqualified to be an anchor on MSNBC.


*****

I still can't believe that in that vid which was posted here yesterday, Mika was sucking her teeth so hard you could hear it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:27 PM (piMMO)

196 "This is why a lot of young people are going to vote against Obama."

I think there really is something to that. The left went so overboard in their drooling worship of Obama that I think they really turned off a lot of young people. Particularly now that popular culture has shifted against him with dog-eating tweets and Rutherford B Hayes demotivators.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:28 PM (r4wIV)

197 I am not sure when the communists replaced liberals and progressives but there was a time in the not too distant past where liberals and progressives were mor akin to lovitz. I know liberals and progressives that love America and want America to do well but want to help the poor and stupid. they are older, the youngest were in college during vietnam, but they do not have anything in common with obama and his minions.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:28 PM (Z9EHQ)

198 This new RNC Cory Booker ad is a thing of beauty:

http://tinyurl.com/cz7yuuk


Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:23 PM (UOM4


CNN had up earlier, I think, that Booker has come out and saying that the RNC is taking his words out of context and twisting them. I might not be remembering the name, though.

Posted by: © Sponge at May 22, 2012 03:28 PM (UK9cE)

199 187 I remember my Social Studies class (way back in the paleolithic era) we
had to read "Animal Farm", "1984" and "Brave New World". Those were
required reading.

My, how things have changed.

*
*
"Animal Farm" and "1984" are the leftists' playbooks. They don't want the kids or their parents knowing how they're gonna capture the ball.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (exvgC)

200
"How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"


Take off your shoes.

Posted by: Decaf at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (G5/Mg)

201 My dreadful lib sociology prof my freshman year thought he was Bill Ayers. I had to take no less than 5 classes from him for my minor. He wore a black armband for a week when John Lennon was shot. He was perpetually trying to get me to sleep with him. UGH. I got good grades, walked a fine line, and got the hell out of there. And no, I did not let him touch me.

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (Dnbau)

202 I think there really is something to that. The left went so overboard
in their drooling worship of Obama that I think they really turned off a
lot of young people.


****

The last thing that is "cool" in the minds of young people is that which older people tell them is cool.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (piMMO)

203
Posted by: model_1066 at May 22, 2012 03:25 PM (YbQJm)


I had a math teacher in 8th grade who didn't know what he was doing. They gave him a Trig class and he was baffled. But he was always apologizing to the class and explaining that he wasn't a math teacher and that teacher cuts forced him to do it. Nice guy who really tried. I was working independently (with his permission) so it turned out quite well for me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (X3lox)

204 "How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"


Take off your shoes.


*****

Here ya go: http://bit.ly/I9Q795

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (piMMO)

205 I had a math teacher in 8th grade who didn't know what he was doing. They gave him a Trig class and he was baffled. But he was always apologizing to the class and explaining that he wasn't a math teacher and that teacher cuts forced him to do it. Nice guy who really tried. I was working independently (with his permission) so it turned out quite well for me.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (X3lox)

Shit at least he was honest and tried. He actually sounds like a nice guy

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (05RcU)

206 My daughter is now grown but back when she was in
elementary school I attended a mother-daughter luncheon at her school.
They served beef. The only utensil they had was a plastic spork.

I
had taken the time to teach my daughter about proper table etiquette
and then she went to school and had to eat her meal with her hands.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse


Oh, we can fix that. We'll stop serving beef.

Posted by: Your local bureaucrat at May 22, 2012 03:32 PM (Ky1+e)

207 199 187 I remember my Social Studies class (way back in the paleolithic era) we
had to read "Animal Farm", "1984" and "Brave New World". Those were
required reading.

My, how things have changed.
*
*
"Animal Farm" and "1984" are the leftists' playbooks. They don't want the kids or their parents knowing how they're gonna capture the ball.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (exvgC)

of course that is the funny thing. all of my teachers were liberals and progressives and my ss teacher made us read those. I am not sure when the left was coopted by the communists but there have to be many of them that are unhappy with the current state of their party.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:32 PM (Z9EHQ)

208 This is the same tone of voice, basic language and debating skills and command of facts I hear in line at the Piggly Wiggly when some entitled "descendent of Kings and Queens" takes issue with the alleged balance on her EBT card.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: ChampionCapua at May 22, 2012 03:33 PM (KZi9D)

209 This is just the dems' way of managing their big plantation. The kid is lucky he didn't get put in chains.

Cory Booker is about to find out what it's like to spend some time in the box for his walk-off. Then it's back to the dem plantation for him. too.

Posted by: Jay Bee at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (Xwgt3)

210 "How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"
Take off your shoes.

Posted by: Decaf


How can I take off my shoes with all my fingers sticking out like this!!!

Posted by: Teacher of the year - Detroit at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (Ky1+e)

211
Okay, I've got something here, since we're talking about recordings and such.

I
think someone needs to create a an app that will record whatever,
encode it, but then automatically send it to some cloud-based storage,
and immediately delete the recording from the phone itself.

A lot harder to delete the recording, then, when the phone gets confiscated.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at May 22, 2012 03:17 PM (8y9MW)





I think that Insty was discussing these types of apps about a year or two ago, the context being recording during interactions with police.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (xDqit)

212 204 "How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"


Take off your shoes.


*****

Here ya go: http://bit.ly/I9Q795

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (piMMO)


family friend is an elementary school teacher in MN. she has a bunch of recent somali immigrants in her class. she cannot get them to stop washing their feet in the drinking fountains.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (Z9EHQ)

213 193 I argue that, since the defendant planned and carried out the murder of one specific person -- namely his victim -- and that he does not intend to murder anyone else; that he is not a danger to his students, coworkers, or the public.

Posted by: Union Lawyer at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (JVEmw)

214 because even though she might know some things a five year old wouldn't, she clearly "knows" things that are simply false, and obviously false, and you sure as hell don't want this woman teaching falsehoods to little children who might, unlike a teenager, actually believe her ignorant babblings.

Some guy I really respect said this:

"Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

Ronald Reagan

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at May 22, 2012 03:35 PM (phlKA)

215 "Fight this when it comes to your town-- because it is coming."

We can fight this by making sure of who we elect for school boards and our local town councils, county offices, etc. While many of these races might be "non-partisan", you can look up the political donation history of the candidates. and see who they donated to. What colleges did they graduate from? Have they written letters to the editor or other opinion pieces? What position do those take? Who have they served with and praised in the past?

The teachers are also emboldened in their leftist ways if they have the support of powerful people in the local government. Too often people focus only on elections at the federal level and ignore their own local government, that has to stop. Ignoring local politics enables a few active participants to control the process. We even see examples of that in the Republican Party where a candidate that has only a very tiny amount of support in the party as a whole is able to motivate a small group of people to engage with the system and influence delegate selection. The same thing is happening at our local government level with extreme liberals who engage and move things in their direction.

When was the last time you went to a local planning commission public meeting or provided input when something was open to public comments? Chances are it is always the same people always participating and giving a skewed view of public opinion.

What I see from people who are very vocal about national politics is often complete inaction at the local level (including me). We have to get involved locally because that is often where a lot of the money for these far left wing organizations (such as teachers' unions) comes from.

Posted by: crosspatch at May 22, 2012 03:35 PM (ZbLJZ)

216 >>I had a math teacher in 8th grade who didn't know what he was doing.
They gave him a Trig class and he was baffled. But he was always
apologizing to the class and explaining that he wasn't a math teacher

Yeah, I had one of those in high school, for trig my junior year. The qualified teacher resigned four days into the semester after a student he'd slept with 15 years earlier filed a lawsuit against him. The sub spent the whole semester writing the examples from the textbook onto the board, and administering multiple-choice tests from the textbook publisher (open book, of course). Well, on the days he didn't bring in donuts and let us have a free period to screw around.

The next semester they just handed me a discrete math textbook and told me to teach myself during study hall. Pfffft.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:35 PM (/kI1Q)

217 I thank whatever God still cares for our likes that my parents made the sacrifices they did to send me and my brothers through Catholic schools.

I quite nearly undid that result by my college choice, but I shook that off eventually.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at May 22, 2012 03:35 PM (GBXon)

218 I remembe what it was like to be smarter than the person that was supposed to be teaching us. We also had no respect for her too. Oh and she was a high school American History teacher.

I wonder if she still gets worried about her refrigerator breaking down and the eggs inside hatching from getting too warm.

Posted by: buzzion at May 22, 2012 03:35 PM (GULKT)

219 171 Notice anything missing ? A deal on what part of the probe ?

-------

The 'Stache talked about it this morning on Fox News. He seemed to be of the opinion that it was an agreement to have meetings.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2012 03:35 PM (6fER6)

220 If I had a choice between only a complete imbecile like this teacher who my child even knows is an imbecile teaching kids or a bill ayers cult leader, I'll pick the imbecile. Or a hysterical woman vs a seemingly nice woman, I'll choose the hysteric. Sad now.

Posted by: carney's socks at May 22, 2012 03:36 PM (N46V9)

221 I am poetically and mythically a descendant of kings and queens!!!

Posted by: Honey Badger at May 22, 2012 03:36 PM (GvYeG)

222 "How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"


Take off your shoes.



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (piMMO)


Slowly.

Posted by: Dick Morristradamus at May 22, 2012 03:36 PM (CDO3B)

223 Shit at least he was honest and tried. He actually sounds like a nice guy

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (05RcU)


He was a very nice guy. A lot of the students were absolutely brutal to him.

I generally loved my public school education, though I never really listened to the teachers, anyway. But they were all decent people, if not too bright. Except for the Spanish teachers, for some reason. They had some real attitudes that I refused to put up with. I got into quite a bit of trouble making fun of them ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 22, 2012 03:37 PM (X3lox)

224 Mika was sucking

good, good, go on

her teeth

dammit

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 22, 2012 03:37 PM (PEnme)

225 How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"


Take off your shoes.



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (piMMO)

Slowly.

given your dilemma I assumed you must be wearing loafers or something with velcro.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:37 PM (Z9EHQ)

226 I could never be a teacher. I'd have to leave my 892 cats at home alone, plus I'm only 41 pounds away from my goal of weighing 1200 pounds by May 31st. Click my ghey pr0n links so I can buy more food, you selfish bitches!

Posted by: ..... at May 22, 2012 03:37 PM (ggRof)

227
Oh, by the way: Know that the next step, coming to your school, is a ban on recording devices or cell phones with a recording feature.


That's the very first thing I thought when I first heard about this story. Closely followed by, "Nothing'll happen to the teacher."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at May 22, 2012 03:38 PM (4df7R)

228 Here's a challenge. Look through the NEA Today Magazine http://www.nea.org/home/1814.htm
And find an article that puts forth anything that would actually improve education.

Things you will find:
WE NEED MORE MONEY!
FU WE DON"T MAKE TOO MUCH!
THE UNION IS THE ONLY PROTECTION WE HAVE AGAINST THE WINGNUTS!!!

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 22, 2012 03:39 PM (tf9Ne)

229 This is like a math teacher not knowing that if 3 x 5 = 15.

That is before taxes, after taxes it equals ~10 if you are lucky.

Posted by: sTevo at May 22, 2012 03:39 PM (aVWDh)

230 DropSnap sounds like an app that is working on that.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2012 03:39 PM (I13eJ)

231 224 Mika would suck Obama's dick 24/7 if she could.

Posted by: steevy at May 22, 2012 03:39 PM (7W3wI)

232 When I was in high school, skipping class was an art form perfected by practice and creativity. I had a first period English lit class where we were supposed to read a classic book each 6 weeks and have one test about the book at the end of the period. The period where Animal Farm was the assignment, I managed to skip class almost every day. I never bothered to obtain or read the book. The night before the big Animal Farm test, a friend of mine came by my house and "told" me the story as he had read and thoroughly absorbed the book. The next day I went to class and took the test. A few days later I also showed up to get my grade. The red headed, uptight, teacher had a very strange look on her face when I walked in and sat down. She proceeded to hand out the tests, and after everyone received their tests back, she asked, "Well, class, guess who made the highest score on the Animal Farm test?" Then she announced it was me! Everyone in class saw the humor in this as they knew I had notoriously skipped the whole 6 weeks. She then said, "I guess this says something about my teaching, doesn't it." Being the very young pre-moron that I was, I said, "I guess it does." The class found that statement even more humorous, but the red-headed uptight prude of a teacher didn't see the humor in it at all. Go figure...

Posted by: Havedash at May 22, 2012 03:40 PM (BRhGr)

233 When I was in school, right up until I moved during the 8th grade, each grade level was divided into groupings of students: A, B, C....F. The 'A' class was for the highly advanced students, 'B' for advance, all the way down to 'F' which, while not special-ed, was populated by students that just couldn't keep up.

I was in the 'A' class.

What it allowed the teachers to do was to speak at a level appropriate to each class and encourage debate and interaction amongst the students. It kept us from being bored while we waited for the others in class to catch up and it kept those in the 'D' ad 'F' classes from being discouraged and eventually dropping out.

Of course, that structure has long since been banned.

It was one helluva a shock when I changed school districts and in the 8th grade had to retake all my 6th and 7th grade courses and then in the 9th grade, had to retake all my 8th grade courses because no advanced studies were available.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:40 PM (piMMO)

234 How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"


Take off your shoes.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:30 PM (piMMO)



Slowly.



given your dilemma I assumed you must be wearing loafers or something with velcro.

Posted by: yankeefifth


Why do you think I wear flip-flops everywhere?

Posted by: Fat ass hippie "Earth Mama" teacher at May 22, 2012 03:40 PM (Ky1+e)

235 >>But they were all decent people, if not too bright.

I used to babysit for a business teacher while she was out drinking and fucking football players. I felt real sorry for her little girl, who was quiet and bookish and fun.

I should write a book.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:40 PM (/kI1Q)

236 Take off your shoes.Slowly.

oh, yeah!

Posted by: Rex Ryan at May 22, 2012 03:41 PM (v9C0j)

237 My son will be 19 this fall and he is definitely voting for Romney. He thought the whole Obama cult was annoying, and he hates Obamacare and knows it will be a disaster if left standing. The other night I causally read him something from a conservative blog saying that the government is now spending $10 billion a day and he exploded. "Where the hell are they spending all this money? They are bankrupting the country! I will never be able to make enough money to pay all the taxes to pay off all this debt!" He also likes Romney because he isn't a holy-roller religious conservative and has business experience. He likes what he has seen so far of Romney on the campaign trail, says he seems like a grownup compared to Obama.


And in case you think he is just conservative because I am, he supported John Kerry in 2004.

Posted by: rockmom at May 22, 2012 03:41 PM (YPgCz)

238 My high school gave us sporks to eat with, then they added a salad bar. The first day it was open, they had cubes of meat and cheese you could put on your salad and the kids pretty much instantly figured out that cube+spork=catapult and the air was full of bits of food. They got rid of the cubes the next day.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:41 PM (r4wIV)

239 She should have stuck with the academic subject she knows best: "beef methane emissions". Yes, really. http://bit.ly/Jxhybh

Posted by: Wes at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (kaS95)

240
It's cool that the kid's name is 'Hunter'. ....Not sure exactly why, but I think that's a cool name.

In the video in Ace's link, it shows the kid on Fox and Friends this morning. ....I hadn't seen that. ....He's got long curly hair and looks kinda like a nerd.

Hey. Does this mean that Barky is losing the support of kids out there? ....I would hope that after three years of gushing propaganda about him from their teachers....that a lot of kids out there would be getting pretty sick of hearing it.

Posted by: wheatie at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (L99Ue)

241 How am I supposed to know 3x5=15 when I only have 10 fingers?"
>>

I use MMs but the answer is always 3X5=12

Posted by: Curious at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (tf9Ne)

242 I used to babysit for a business teacher while she was out drinking and fucking football players. I felt real sorry for her little girl, who was quiet and bookish and fun.

I should write a book.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:40 PM (/kI1Q)

But I bet she got great tickets to all the games?

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (05RcU)

243 THE UNION IS THE ONLY PROTECTION WE HAVE AGAINST THE WINGNUTS!!!



Posted by: Buzzsaw


Thank-you, NEA. Now we know who to break.

Posted by: Fat ass hippie at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (Ky1+e)

244 family friend is an elementary school teacher in MN. she has a bunch of recent somali immigrants in her class. she cannot get them to stop washing their feet in the drinking fountains.Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (Z9EHQ)Try using BACON

Posted by: model_1066 at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (YbQJm)

245 The only social studies teacher I remember is the one rare pro-capitalist teacher (and real estate investor) in high school. There were quite a few lectures on how shitty and broke the governemnt is, and this was during Carter.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (UpwlP)

246 of course that is the funny thing. all of my teachers were liberals and
progressives and my ss teacher made us read those. I am not sure when
the left was coopted by the communists but there have to be many of them
that are unhappy with the current state of their party.


In High School I asked why we didn't read more contemporary books like 1984 and Animal Farm (I had read them on my own) but instead were only assigned 19th century literature. The teacher stumbled out a reply that they were regarded as having too much an anti-communist bias.

This at the height of the Cold War.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (SY2Kh)

247 >>>>Fight this when it comes to your town-- because it is coming.

A federal judge just struck down the Illinois law that forbade recording the police in public. Even the DOJ is ruling against the cops (Baltimore) in these cases. It's like a merger of the second amendment and the first. Using information as a weapon against a rogue government.

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:43 PM (bm4vI)

248 I remember my Social Studies class (way back in the paleolithic era) we had to read "Animal Farm", "1984" and "Brave New World". Those were required reading.

My, how things have changed.


navybrat, it's easier just to assume those tales as good, principled ideals to which we can aspire. No need to read them and see the inner mechanisms. It's sort of like how we no longer need to know how our cars or computers work.

Side note: I've re-read all three of those books in the past year, and they scared me a lot more now than they did in my teens. I have a haunting feeling "The Hunger Games" is going to be the same way for my teenage (and very right-wing for the now) kids.

Posted by: jakeman at May 22, 2012 03:43 PM (96M6e)

249 family friend is an elementary school teacher in MN. she has a bunch of
recent somali immigrants in her class. she cannot get them to stop
washing their feet in the drinking fountains.


*****

Limber little shits, aren't they?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:44 PM (piMMO)

250 Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:34 PM (Z9EHQ

K-9 Hall Monitors.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2012 03:44 PM (v9C0j)

251 Six weeks to read Animal Farm? Its like 60 pages long for crying out loud.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:44 PM (r4wIV)

252 240


It's cool that the kid's name is 'Hunter'. ....Not sure exactly why, but I think that's a cool name.



In the video in Ace's link, it shows the kid on Fox and Friends this
morning. ....I hadn't seen that. ....He's got long curly hair and looks
kinda like a nerd.



Hey. Does this mean that Barky is losing the support of kids out
there? ....I would hope that after three years of gushing propaganda
about him from their teachers....that a lot of kids out there would be
getting pretty sick of hearing it.

Posted by: wheatie at May 22, 2012 03:42 PM (L99Ue



He was also wearing a US Navy t-shirt.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:45 PM (UOM48)

253 >>>>family friend is an elementary school teacher in MN. she has a bunch of recent somali immigrants in her class. she cannot get them to stop washing their feet in the drinking fountains.
Jeez - why can't they give them a reserved toilet for that? It's a reasonable accomodation.

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:45 PM (bm4vI)

254 This recording is just another reason to go with private or homeschooling. Public school is not about learning, it's about being taught how to think.

I have to disagree. I'm not going to run away and just turn over my culture to the Left. It's past time to engage them and take our culture back.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 03:45 PM (9KqcB)

255 she cannot get them to stop washing their feet in the drinking fountains.Posted by: yankeefifth


Western culture came up with an solution for that centuries ago. SHOES, YOU FUCKING RETARD!!! PUT ON A FUCKING PAIR OF SHOES!!!

Posted by: Dang at May 22, 2012 03:46 PM (Ky1+e)

256
The Left wants idiots.

Idiot teachers produce idiot students, who become idiot voters, who keep Leftists in power in perpetuity. Because they're idiots, and vote as instructed.


Hey I did it!

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 22, 2012 03:46 PM (8sCoq)

257
>>>>Fight this when it comes to your town-- because it is coming.


You are about 20 years late.

Posted by: model_1066 at May 22, 2012 03:46 PM (YbQJm)

258 What can we do? Support Scott Walker. Government workers must not be unionized. Even JFK was against that if I recall correctly.

Support those who are taking on the unions. It will encourage others to do the same. Walker, fatman in NJ, who ever is willing to take them on. If one succeeds, more will follow.


That is why they fight so hard in Wisconsin.

Tha

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (Dnbau)

259 Wow. That was a well-reasoned and well-thought out post. I now know that all public school teachers are incompetent partisans who bludgeon students with political propaganda.
They are all incompetent, and the only reason schools ban recording devices in the classroom is because they don't want to expose how incompetent their teachers are...
Ace, you have heard of FERPA, right? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. If I were to start recording and sharing all of my daily lessons without the express written approval of every parent / guardian of every student in my class, you can bet your a$$ that I'd be facing a lawsuit.
Now, I've been videotaped on multiple occasions by administrators / other teachers. When we do videotape a lesson, we have certain privacy procedures we have to follow. For instance, the video is for internal use only. We have to make sure members of the general public can't just pull it up off of our website (for obvious privacy reasons).
IF your son/daughter has a teacher who pushes his/her political views, you may have to secretly tape him/her to prove it, but your whole conspiracy theory about schools and recording devices is idiotic.
Side note: I do teach a reading course that focuses heavily on current events / argumentative discussion. I would LOVE it if ANY of my students even expressed a STRONG OPINION one way or the other. The truth is that most high school kids live in a technological bubble and know virtually NOTHING about politics.
Anyway, stupid teacher - probably should be fired.

Posted by: stickety at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (+Vm+w)

260 Of course, that structure has long since been banned.

In psychology terms, grouping of students so that they are near to each other in intelligence and actively compete to excel with those who are in almost the same area of intelligence is referred to as 'proximal zone of development'. I suppose that because it somewhat mimics a free enterprise system, it has been labeled as an almost Nazi-era idea.

Nowadays they want to throw all the English as second language (ESL) students in the classroom with the most intelligent. Who the hell does that benefit?

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (phlKA)

261 CJ: you can do so by training the next generation to be the teachers, politicians, leaders, writers, artists, and other people who make the culture happen. But you can't get that done in a propaganda factory. Sending your kids to these schools doesn't affect change there, at least not to the schools...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (r4wIV)

262 I bought Animal Farm last year to re-read it as we read it back in the day too. Need to get with it, but I think it's a lot more poignant now than even back then for sure...

Posted by: Yip in Texas at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (Mrdk1)

263 Government workers must not be unionized. Even JFK was against that if I recall correctly.

Tha

Posted by: thunderb

So was FDR.

Posted by: Dang at May 22, 2012 03:48 PM (Ky1+e)

264
Hey, Dang, how did you drive away Dang Straights from the blog?


Posted by: Soothsayer at May 22, 2012 03:48 PM (9Q7Nu)

265 How many kids in Blue States are being taught by partisan freak-out ignoramuses but don't have the courage of social support?

What is "All Of Them"?

Posted by: booger plays indoctrination jeapordy at May 22, 2012 03:48 PM (HI6wa)

266 >>I remember my Social Studies class (way back in the paleolithic era) we had to read "Animal Farm", "1984" and "Brave New World". Those were required reading.

Our 10th grade class read either "1984" or "Anthem" by Ayn Rand. I thought "Anthem" was underrated as it explored "1984" themes and even pre-dated the novel.
Saw a local college theater production of "1984" and read "Brave New World" on my own.
Do schoolkids nowadays read this stuff without being assigned it?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2012 03:49 PM (I13eJ)

267 "but your whole conspiracy theory about schools and recording devices is idiotic. "

Talk to us next week.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:49 PM (r4wIV)

268 >>But I bet she got great tickets to all the games?

High school football players. Teachers got in free.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:49 PM (/kI1Q)

269
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:40 PM (piMMO)


My school did and might still have an "advanced" class level up until high school. It was mainly for math. My older sister was in it fromgrade schoolbut the main purpose was to be able to take algebra in the 8th grade instead of 9th so that by the time you were a senior you were taking a semester of Calculus.

I was in the 'regular' classes until 7th grade when my math teacher recognized that I was keeping up without any difficulty while helping some of my other friends with understanding the stuff. So I got to skip regular 8th grade math and take algebra. And proceeded to 'annoy' some people over the next 5 years who were always in the advanced class because I did better than them.

Posted by: buzzion at May 22, 2012 03:49 PM (GULKT)

270 Nowadays they want to throw all the English as second language (ESL)
students in the classroom with the most intelligent. Who the hell does
that benefit?


****

It benefits exactly no one!

The thing is, there was no social stigma attached to the kids in the lower-level classes because, at that age, if you were cute, nobody cared if you were smart.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:50 PM (piMMO)

271 Brave New World is a lot closer to what we're facing than 1984, but 1984 is useful to read for how language can be used to manipulate a society. Orwell was a raving leftist but he had no patience with Communism or tyranny in any form.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:50 PM (r4wIV)

272 The last thing that is "cool" in the minds of young people is that which older people tell them is cool.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:29 PM (piMMO)

-------------

I hope this is still as true today...as it was when I was a kid. .....Dear gawd, I hope it is still true.

Posted by: wheatie at May 22, 2012 03:50 PM (L99Ue)

273 Re the foot washing in the drinking fountains. I was in the middle east 20 years ago. Some turks were going to Mecca through the Adana Turkey airport.

In the women's bathroom 5 or 6 of them were gathered around a flush toilet, flushing it over and over again. They were washing their feet and hands so the would be clean when they made hodge.

I don't think they had seen a flush toilet before.

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 03:51 PM (Dnbau)

274 >>at that age, if you were cute, nobody cared
if you were smart.

That holds in adulthood, too.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:51 PM (/kI1Q)

275 >>>The last thing that is "cool" in the minds of young people is that which older people tell them is cool.
Some old black dude said "hope and change" is cool.

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:52 PM (bm4vI)

276 He was also wearing a US Navy t-shirt.

Posted by: HRH Jane D'oh, mythically at May 22, 2012 03:45 PM (UOM4

---------------

Yeah, he was. ....Which is also pretty cool.

Posted by: wheatie at May 22, 2012 03:52 PM (L99Ue)

277 Damn.

http://is.gd/9egKGo

Remember, evil Republicans are making up the War on Women.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:53 PM (/kI1Q)

278 3x5=14 In a mythical sort of way!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 22, 2012 03:53 PM (yiKT0)

279 In the women's bathroom 5 or 6 of them were gathered around a flush toilet, flushing it over and over again. They were washing their feet and hands so the would be clean when they made hodge.

Isn't that where you deepfry bacon?

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:53 PM (bm4vI)

280 That holds in adulthood, too.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:51 PM (/kI1Q)

*****
Heh. I think you may be right about that one.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:53 PM (piMMO)

281 Ace, exactly. How does a "Social Studies" teacher not know Civics? It's not about her, per se. It's about a system that can hire her.




Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (O3R/2)

282 Anyway, stupid teacher - probably should be fired.
Posted by: stickety at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (+Vm+w)


Doesn't matter. You're part of a system that's been almost entirely destructive for decades.

The system has to go. If you're a good teacher, hopefully you will find work in whatever follows, but the system is not only broken but almost entirely dedicated to preserving itself - which is why it's virtually impossible to reform in a constructive way.

Scorched Earth. Not because it's a good thing, but because it's the only thing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (bxiXv)

283 Great. Now this "Ace" person is copying that nice "Open Blogger" chap.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (FTuxU)

284 271, I agree. While on the dystopia jag, I'd add in Fahrenheit 451 for the entertaining-ourselves-to-death factor. People always think that book is about censorship, but it's far from the primary, or most important, message. Stupid people are far more easily led.

Posted by: jakeman at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (96M6e)

285
>Some old black dude said "hope and change" is cool.


yeah, well he was a dick

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (8sCoq)

286 anyone wonder about the shock the teacher must be experiencing? aside from having a student document her idiocy and unprofessional behavior, having the foundations of her understanding of the world openly demonstrated to be false and ridiculed is going to have some psychological ramifications.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (Z9EHQ)

287 Some old black dude said "hope and change" is cool.


***

Yeah, but he colored his hair before he said that.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (piMMO)

288 In my high school there were generally three levels of academic rigor available: College Prep, Standard, and whatever the hell the third tier was called. Special Education was its own thing. I always took CP. I could probably have done better in math if I took the standard curriculum for math courses, but forget that. I didn't want to pass with flying colors because I took the easy way out. I wanted to pass with harder won, slightly less shiny colors because I actually LEARNED something.

I'm kind of ashamed that i did so well in school because I never read ANYTHING. Textbooks, novels, journal articles - nada. I'd just skim before class, breeze through whatever discussions, quizzes, or exams we had, and go back to whatever recreational book I was reading at the time. Even books I WANTED to read I didn't read, like Huckleberry Finn and Last of the Mohicans. I read those on my own separately, but whenever someone told me to read something, I wouldn't. It's a weird aversion that's persisted to this day. I was lucky that I'd always been a reader, and interested in things like history and literature, so a lot of what we were "taught" was stuff I already knew.

Despite never, ever reading and absolutely sucking at math, I still managed to graduate fourth in my class. That means I'm either a genius or my school was hopelessly easy. I'm inclined to go with #2.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at May 22, 2012 03:55 PM (4df7R)

289 CJ: you can do so by training the next generation to be the teachers, politicians, leaders, writers, artists, and other people who make the culture happen. But you can't get that done in a propaganda factory. Sending your kids to these schools doesn't affect change there, at least not to the schools...
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 03:47 PM (r4wIV)

How about run for school board and run the schools with your neighbors? It's do-able. And we can speed up the process by doing what Walker did. That gets us half way there.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 03:55 PM (9KqcB)

290 When education became a business it discouraged the teachers with a calling. They burned out which was really code for "they couldn't take the bureaucracy and the politics and the lack of support from the administration". They managed to cull the herd to the point where all that are left are those without a calling for those counting the days until retirement.

Last night, batchelor had a guest who informed us that going after those who don't pay their student loans has become a lucrative business venture. The people they were going after were in the 60's and having their pay garnished. According to said guest, the debt collectors are empowered to use any means to get the loan paid back, a loan which can never be discharged. Batchelor seemed to feel for the woman, guess they were taking all her money (didn't catch every part of the segment) but people recently out of college, when they can't get any job are defaulting too, and not because they want to. I'm told by people who went to school in the 70's that doctors and lawyers bragged about never paying back their student loans, guess the incentive is there now to make them pay it back, even in their old age.

Posted by: .... at May 22, 2012 03:56 PM (oZfic)

291 anyone wonder about the shock the teacher must be experiencing? aside from having a student document her idiocy and unprofessional behavior, having the foundations of her understanding of the world openly demonstrated to be false and ridiculed is going to have some psychological ramifications.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (Z9EHQ)


Your kidding right? I am sure her friends are all telling her that white boy took her down because she is black

Posted by: nevergiveup at May 22, 2012 03:56 PM (05RcU)

292 >having the foundations of her understanding of the world openly
demonstrated to be false and ridiculed is going to have some
psychological ramifications.


nah, she'll be fine- in fact, this incident will probably reinforce her madness

IT'S HER AGAINST THE WORLD NOW

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 22, 2012 03:56 PM (8sCoq)

293
jiminy, remember a long time ago I axed you if you remembered a certain video from an even longer time ago and you didn't have any idea what I was talking aboot?

See if this jogs your memory.

Heh.

Everyone, click on this. You're welcome for the ha-ha.

http://tinyurl.com/82tu3pj


Posted by: Soothsayer at May 22, 2012 03:56 PM (9Q7Nu)

294
286 anyone wonder about the shock the teacher must be experiencing? aside from having a student document her idiocy and unprofessional behavior, having the foundations of her understanding of the world openly demonstrated to be false and ridiculed is going to have some psychological ramifications.
Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (Z9EHQ)


Yep. And it's AWESOME.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at May 22, 2012 03:56 PM (4df7R)

295 "This is like a math teacher not knowing that if 3 x 5 = 15."

Why can't 3 x 5 = 23 or F?

Your insistence on using base-10 is decanormative oppression!

Posted by: Social Studies Grad Student at May 22, 2012 03:56 PM (XvHmy)

296

I raised three kids -- two engineers and a biochemist. The public schools (with a lot of my assistance) did an adequate job on the
three R’s but I fear the liberal brain washing scarred them for life.

If you have kids in public school, get them out! Get them out today!

Public education is child abuse. Don’t let it happen to your children or grandchildren.

Posted by: Dennis at May 22, 2012 03:57 PM (sb8LP)

297 nah, she'll be fine- in fact, this incident will probably reinforce her madness

IT'S HER AGAINST THE WORLD NOW


*****

Can she apply for some sort of farm grant?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:57 PM (piMMO)

298 having the foundations of her understanding of the world openly demonstrated to be false and ridiculed is going to have some psychological ramifications.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (Z9EHQ)


I don't think it will take her anywhere she doesn't already *live*, psychologically speaking. Put-upon, self-superior, victim-chic.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 03:58 PM (bxiXv)

299 forget teaching civics or qualifications of civics teachers. How does an American not have an understanding of the first amendment?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 03:58 PM (Z9EHQ)

300 I am in a small town in a rural county. Population of the entire county is the size of about eight metro area high schools. And that is the entire county. Shit, my TOWN's population is only the size of two metro area high schools.

Our voter registration rolls are 2:1 R to D for the county, but the lib concentration of my town is high. Zero won the popular vote here.

So that is the qualifier.

If this were to happen here, the teacher would be suspended with pay while it got discussed in meetings for a couple years, during which time the teacher would read novels in the rubber room each day at the school. It would actually be a boon to the teachers union, in that an additional teacher would need to be hired to replace the one reading novels.

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at May 22, 2012 03:58 PM (PH+2B)

301 277, HeatherRadish, nice link. The libtards' ability to overlook stuff like this knows no bounds.

Meanwhile, all I can think of is the scene from Napoleon Dynamite where Pedro gets in trouble for making the pińata of Summer, and the principal goes, "Now, Pedro, I don't know how they do things down in Juarez..."

Posted by: jakeman at May 22, 2012 03:59 PM (96M6e)

302 >>>Why can't 3 x 5 = 23 or F? Your insistence on using base-10 is decanormative oppression!

It can also mythically be SQRT(34).

Posted by: Roy at May 22, 2012 03:59 PM (bm4vI)

303
Actually, I had classes like this in high school, complete with teachers spewing complete partisan nonsense. Mainly they were opportunities to catch up on sleep anddo homework from other classes. No one actually listened to the teacher. Did you notice all the conversation going on in the background?

That recording just made me sad.

Posted by: Average Jen at May 22, 2012 03:59 PM (3RAyq)

304 I'm pretty sure that recording is racist. Or toxic. Or something...

Posted by: dfbaskwill at May 22, 2012 04:00 PM (71LDo)

305 >Can she apply for some sort of farm grant?


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 03:57 PM (piMMO)


iF she can prove Cherokee ancestry

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 22, 2012 04:00 PM (8sCoq)

306 The system has to go. If you're a good teacher, hopefully you will find work in whatever follows, but the system is not only broken but almost entirely dedicated to preserving itself - which is why it's virtually impossible to reform in a constructive way. Scorched Earth. Not because it's a good thing, but because it's the only thing.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 03:54 PM (bxiXv)

That's not scorched earth, that sounds like surrender. Kick out the unions. Take back our schools.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 04:00 PM (9KqcB)

307 2 + 2 = 5

For exceptionally large values of 2

Posted by: College engineering humor at May 22, 2012 04:01 PM (GULKT)

308 Two of our public schools just made the list of Top 25 public schools in the nation. We're the only city to have two on the list at the same time.

I wonder if we'd also make the cut for the 25 worst schools.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 04:01 PM (piMMO)

309 I don't think it will take her anywhere she doesn't already *live*, psychologically speaking. Put-upon, self-superior, victim-chic.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 03:58 PM (bxiXv)

yeah the shield of modern victimhood is pretty thick. I do think it is vulnerable to the odd fact bolt. she is going to have to suffer some ramifications now that this has gone national. It is going to be pretty hard for anyone defending her lack of knowledge about the first amendment.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 22, 2012 04:02 PM (Z9EHQ)

310 >>during which time the teacher would read novels in the rubber room each day at the school.


I want this job.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 04:02 PM (/kI1Q)

311 "Ha Ha"

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at May 22, 2012 04:02 PM (71LDo)

312 That's not scorched earth, that sounds like surrender. Kick out the unions. Take back our schools.
Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 04:00 PM (9KqcB)


Why do you want the same government that can hardly get anything else right running the schools (into the ground)?

You think, "this time, with the right people in charge, it will actually work!"?

Hear that anywhere else?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 04:02 PM (bxiXv)

313 They wash their feet in the fountains because they are Muslims and are getting ready to pray. I used to see this all the time in the men's room at one of the CUNY colleges where I used to teach before getting the sweetest gig imaginable in big WYO.

And I thank God every day for rescuing me and my family.

Posted by: Milesdei at May 22, 2012 04:05 PM (d3mlu)

314 Get rid of the union. Test the teachers for competence. Restore traditional cirruculum. Anything less will fail.

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 04:06 PM (Dnbau)

315 Presume you did not hear the audio, but read a transcript instead. The word "disrespect" gets thrown out a lot by the teacher.

What's your guess as to the teacher's race?

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at May 22, 2012 04:06 PM (PH+2B)

316 "How many kids in Blue States are being taught by partisan freak-out ignoramuses but don't have the courage of social support?"

Every last one of the #occupy idiots

Posted by: freeboulder at May 22, 2012 04:06 PM (AM0bZ)

317 Not disrespect, but direspec. IYKWIMAITTYD

Posted by: thunderb at May 22, 2012 04:07 PM (Dnbau)

318 Speaking of math... I know a high school math teacher whose department was forced to assign one of the school's gym teachers to teach Algebra 1. Apparently, he had been teaching phys ed so long that his original certification was for general high school, which grandfathered him in as "qualified" under state guidelines to teach any subject in school. When they had layoffs in phys ed due to decreased enrollment he was so high up on the union totem pole they had to reassign him to another department. The math department had an opening, so instead of hiring somebody with actual math education and experience, he got stuck there.

And people wonder why we are falling behind in math and science...

Posted by: not the mama at May 22, 2012 04:08 PM (96Kco)

319 "315 Presume you did not hear the audio, but read a transcript instead. The word "disrespect" gets thrown out a lot by the teacher.

"What's your guess as to the teacher's race?"

Posted by: TheLittlShiningMan at May 22, 2012 04:06 PM (PH+2B)

***************

Orc?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2012 04:08 PM (XvHmy)

320 Teenagers need to go all Breitbart/Okeefe in Jr. and Sr. high school to show parents what is being hidden from them.

Posted by: @ParisParamus at May 22, 2012 04:09 PM (n9Vbj)

321 The funny thing is, a teacher who recorded her classes would likely face disciplinary action. Considering the garbage that happens at the school where my fiancee teaches, I've asked why they don't have cameras in the classrooms. If nothing else, it would be ammunition against those parents who can't believe that their special little snowflake is a disrespectful, lying weasel. What I'm told is that state law won't allow it, that they'd have to get the permission of everyone in the classroom (or their parents, since they're minors),that they'd never be allowed to use the recordings for anything in a legal sense, and that they'd face lawsuits if they tried it.
How much of that is true and how much of it is spineless administration? I'm not really sure. But it's sort of sad that the same tool that protected this student is off-limits to the teachers who could really use it.

Posted by: Hal at May 22, 2012 04:12 PM (MftY/)

322 Ace, its apparent you don't have kids...

Cell Phones and taping is ALREADY outlawed in school... and will get your cell confiscated, and your student suspended...

When my daughter was out of school for a few days, we tried to get the teacher to tape the class so she could keep current... DISTRICT policy stopped the teacher from helping her out...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2012 04:12 PM (lZBBB)

323 <i>Why do you want the same government that can hardly get anything else right running the schools (into the ground)?</i>

Because it's not the same government. Not even close. My school district has 80,000 residents, 12,000 students, and 1,000 teachers. And a moron like me was elected to the school board to manage the $155 million budget.

Teachers union wanted a 3.7% pay raise. We said that if they insist we'll have to furlough. They did. We did, 84 teachers. They were surprised.

If Walker wins, the rest of the GOP governors better grow some stones and follow suit. Nothing is more important to keeping state and local taxes down, and rolling back the left-wing classroom politics.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 04:13 PM (9KqcB)

324 Affirmative action hire.

Posted by: packsoldier at May 22, 2012 04:13 PM (IKpd3)

325 Orc?

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 22, 2012 04:08 PM (XvHmy)

Uruk do not ask for respect.... we just bash head if you don't...

Posted by: Ugluck, Uruk Hai at May 22, 2012 04:14 PM (lZBBB)

326 At least, I hope it was an affirmative action hire. If she was truly the best qualified applicant we're really fucked.

Posted by: packsoldier at May 22, 2012 04:15 PM (IKpd3)

327 I had an old maid teacher in 5th grade. I clearly remember her screaming "Babette, you boob..."

Then there was the poor girl who wasn't paying attention when we were taught pounds (lbs) and ounces (ozs) and when asked to do simple addition pronounced them "labels and ozes" and did not understand the carry at base 16. I felt so bad. But at least my teacher was competent to teach 5th grade.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:19 PM (O3R/2)

328 Because it's not the same government. Not even close.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 04:13 PM (9KqcB)


Unless you get rid of Federal and State DOEs, roll back a lot of education law, and probably the NLRB, it *IS* the same government, no matter whether you furlough a handful of teachers or not.

Most people *can't* participate in something like that, because they have too much to do taking care of their own lives. You can rail about civic duty as much as you want, people can't even pay the damned bills these days.

So the legally-protected bureaucracy runs roughshod over almost the entire country.

Like I said above about the Good Teacher, it isn't worth protecting the HARMFUL SYSTEM to protect a few good parts.

The *system* has to go, and if you're doing a good job I hope you work on whatever comes next, outside of that system.

People have been trying to reform public schools since they started, and things just get worse and worse. Because it's built into the system. Which has to go.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 04:21 PM (bxiXv)

329 Social Studies is to History what Education is to History.

Let me remind you of our earlier discussion of the shitiness of degrees in Education.

The cashiers at Walmart could probably teach Social Studies better than that idiot.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:21 PM (O3R/2)

330 Good points, Ace, that I had not thought of.
Random thoughts:

-Still very disturbing to me. That type of intimidation is totally unacceptable, and the teacher should be over and out the door in a New York minute.

-How many kids in that age bracket would have the courage to stand their ground the way that kid did?

-Kid almost seemed too calm and on point, and teacher seemed too hysterical. Hope this is real and not some goofy setup thing.

-But in the end, you're probably right. The whole thing is so surreal you just have to stand back and laugh; if you take it too seriously and to its logical conclusion, we're not too far down the road from the two minute hate for Goldstein in 1984.

Posted by: RM at May 22, 2012 04:22 PM (TRsME)

331 3x5 = eleventy. Its new math dummy. You can be arrested if you say 3x5= 15.

Posted by: California Red at May 22, 2012 04:23 PM (xC7pk)

332 Yeah, I had a discussion with my son who is in 1st grade. He kept insisting that his teacher was brilliant, extremely smart etc... I told him that his 1st grade teacher only has to be as smart as a 2nd grader to teach the 1st grade.

He didn't approve of my argument.

Posted by: BuckIV at May 22, 2012 04:24 PM (AtjNL)

333 "Some old black dude said "hope and change" is cool."

Actually he portrayed himself as young and he didn't actually say it was cool, he just gave the impression and the popular culture pushed it as cool. Doesn't work any more.

"Can she apply for some sort of farm grant?"

Yes but under Pigford she doesn't have to, she just needs to show up, be black, and claim she wanted a farm but never got it, and get reparations.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 04:24 PM (r4wIV)

334 When my son was in 4th grade, his teacher was mentally ill. When you went to teacher conferences, you would ask a question and she would restate your question but never answer it. My son came home with tales of children being grabbed by their ears, things thrown at students, etc.

I repeatedly asked the principal to switch my son to another class.

Finally, a street-wise black girl named Jamestina (God bless her, wherever she is) sneaked behind the teacher's back when she was on one of her epic rants and tirades and turned the intercom on.

The principal and the PTA board in his office got an earful. The next day she was sent to work on curriculum at the head office. (Of course she had tenure.)

This was 30 years ago. I am convinced that things have only gotten worse. This is why I volunteer at my grandkid's grade school. They know I am there a lot and I am paying attention. And this is a GOOD school system.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 22, 2012 04:25 PM (GoIUi)

335 Socialized education makes about as much sense as socialized medicine.

Posted by: Nutmeg Moron at May 22, 2012 04:27 PM (kyBE9)

336 Unless you get rid of Federal and State DOEs, roll back a lot of education law, and probably the NLRB, it *IS* the same government, no matter whether you furlough a handful of teachers or not.

No sir. You are wrong and your pessimism sounds like an excuse to do nothing.Conservatives talk about "local control" and then claim they're too busy to control anything, so let's just end it. Phewy.

1. The ultimate reason schools aren't as good is because there is less parental involvment. Or, more precisely, there are fewer parents in America every year. No "reform" could ever cure that. We have to change the culture. Liberals aren't afraid to change it. Conservatives are. 2. Walker proved unions can be reined in without the federal government.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 04:29 PM (9KqcB)

337 234 Why do you think I wear flip-flops everywhere?

----------

Birkenstocks FTW

Posted by: Anachronda has *not* been living in CA too long, despite what you've heard at May 22, 2012 04:31 PM (FzhYM)

338
the commies long ago realized that control over schools and the media was the path to dominance.

Posted by: California Red at May 22, 2012 04:31 PM (xC7pk)

339
Teacher's union teachers SUCK.

Posted by: fresh at May 22, 2012 04:31 PM (O7ksG)

340 I went to HS in Calif. My U.S. History and Modern European History teacher was a retired Marine Corps Colonel. When the teacher union threatened to strike he said: "I will be here. You had better be here too."

He used to grade AP tests too. May God rest his soul.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:31 PM (O3R/2)

341 "I think someone needs to create a an app that will record whatever,
encode it, but then automatically send it to some cloud-based storage,
and immediately delete the recording from the phone itself."

A refinement: "record whatever, encode it," THEN checksum it, timestamp it, and stick it in cloud-based storage at a data haven OUTSIDE of United States jurisdiction.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 22, 2012 04:32 PM (ymG7s)

342 High school football players. Teachers got in free.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at May 22, 2012 03:49 PM (/kI1Q)

Sounds like the football players "got in free" also,

Posted by: MrCaniac at May 22, 2012 04:35 PM (1grxW)

343 "1. The ultimate reason schools aren't as good is because there is less parental involvment. Or, more precisely, there are fewer parents in America every year. No "reform" could ever cure that. We have to change the culture. Liberals aren't afraid to change it. Conservatives are. "
This is certainly true, but I don't think I'll be changing the culture fast enough to help my own kids withstand it. They will be homeschooled, which is a safer bet physically, emotionally, intellectually and certainly ideologically.
Further, if the public school system depends on a citizenry that we don't have in order to not actively corrupt the youts, then maybe it is out-dated and needs to go?

Posted by: Randy M at May 22, 2012 04:35 PM (vI8R6)

344
I am having a go-around with the Principal of my 3rd grade daughter's school. They started a new program for picking up the kids after school. Because we are actually out of district, I can't have my child bused to school so obviously I drop off and pick her up. Drop off is no biggy its normally quick even when I bring the car to a complete stop. (/joke). However, picking up used to involve parking my truck and walking to her classroom to get her which took all of maybe 5-7 min. I didn't mind as it gave me the chance to spend a few seconds talking to the teacher (i.e. How was my child? Everything go good? etc.) This brief communication with the teacher had proven quite helpful in the past and allowed me to stay on top of my daughters actions for the day.
This all came to an end when the new program now requires all pick up to take place behind the school.My daughter is nowushered to the gym and given a number which corresponds with a number displayed on my truck dashboard. So when I come to pick her up, my number is radioed to the gym and my child is waiting for me on the curb, loaded and I am off. sounds good in theory, unfortunately the applications falls way short of the desired results. It now take me as long as 30 min of waiting in a line of over 200 cars before my child is loaded into my truck. Today I was almost hit by one of the 6 school buses which services the school as it was turning into the school lot as the line for parent pick-up extended will into the main road out front, blocking the path of the buses and thus delaying the bused kids as well as messing up the busing schedule.
When I confronted the Principal about this new program and its obvious lack of success, the Principal insisted the process will get faster. I asked if he had run the numbers and he looked confused. He assured me it will only take about 5-10 to pick up my child once they get all the bugs worked out.
This, mind you, is a Principal.
I did the number in about 5 min once I learned of this new program and knew the program was doomed.
In order for them to get 200 cars loaded and out in 10 min, they would have to load each car in nomore than 3 seconds, 5 min would be 1.5 seconds. Not once in the two weeks I have been doing this stupid drill has it taken less than 20 min which is 6 seconds per car which is rather good I would think. However we are stuck with this stupid principals program despite the logistical improbability that they will ever get it better than what it currently is now.
All this because they don't want parents walking though the school to pick up their kids.
Ok, I am done venting, thanks.

Posted by: Walknot at May 22, 2012 04:35 PM (cey9b)

345 #341, It seems simple enough. I bet the NSA already has it.

I could do. Let me plan it out.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:35 PM (O3R/2)

346 What exactly is the value in forcing every student in school to take "social studies"?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at May 22, 2012 04:35 PM (1rHeD)

347 #344, then there was the day when the new Principle of the HS decided to get city to post a "no stopping" zone on the street and to get the police to enforce it.

Total fucking bedlam ensued. It was recinded within a week.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:39 PM (O3R/2)

348 No sir. You are wrong and your pessimism sounds like an excuse to do nothing.

Posted by: CJ at May 22, 2012 04:29 PM (9KqcB)


Horse shit.

I'm talking about replacing a huge government boondoggle in the private sector.

You're acting like the bureaucrats and ideologues who have poisoned the system and made it their playground are going to listen to reason. Talk about doing nothing.

Go ahead, try to reform the gulags. I'm going to try to get the prisoners out.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 04:42 PM (bxiXv)

349 btw, what sort of retarded High School calls it "Social Studies"?

In 10th grade, I had World History. In 11th grade, I had U.S. History. In 12th grade, I had AP Mod. European History.

As I commented before. A Social Studies class may discuss current events. Blatant politics however, should be avoided.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:43 PM (O3R/2)

350 You can buy audio/video recorders on ebay that look just like a ball point pen. Just sayin..

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at May 22, 2012 04:44 PM (NVu2l)

351 Umm..remember back in 2008 where the St. Louis County sheriff and DA said they would prosecute anyone who "lied" about Obama.

Posted by: Albie Damned at May 22, 2012 04:46 PM (Yhu4q)

352 344: Exhibit of the day, proving that those who claim to know better, seldom do.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, New Caprica City DMV at May 22, 2012 04:49 PM (GBXon)

353 What exactly is the value in forcing every student in school to take "social studies"?


****

When I was in school, it was basically a humanities course. We leaned about world geography and different cultures and it was very interesting.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 22, 2012 04:49 PM (piMMO)

354 Shit, I was fighting my teachers forty years ago in Maryland public schools. Good for this kid, though.

Posted by: Y-not at May 22, 2012 04:52 PM (5H6zj)

355 Geography was a course offered 9th grade to the students that were not expected to go to college.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:53 PM (O3R/2)

356 Also, my lawn. Remove yourself from it.

Posted by: Y-not at May 22, 2012 04:53 PM (5H6zj)

357 I had great teachers.

Some of my kids teachers were POSs.

It's a different country.

My daughter read a book in "English Literature" called "Bless me Ultima."

I hit the roof. If anything, it should have been offered in "American Literature."

Read about it on Wikipedia. Fucking multi-culti shit.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2012 04:56 PM (O3R/2)

358 When my daughter was in middle school some 20-odd years ago, I was appalled by her history teacher on parent night. Could not believe someone so ignorant was a teacher! Started watching her texts in history and science through school, they were already devolved to PC garbage back then. Three pages on Harriet Tubman (who helped a TOTAL of 70 slaves escape), less than two on Thomas Jefferson (who freed more than that in his will).

It's only gotten worse. Even in non-union states, budgets mean schools can't be too picky, the teachers are dumb. Just dumb. In union states, the bad teachers are so protected that it is the same, they are just paid more for their stupidity.

We need to get the federal government OUT of the education biz, or we will end up with an indoctrinated bunch of automatons pulling the lever for Democrats.

Posted by: Adjoran at May 22, 2012 05:02 PM (VfmLu)

359 I had an algebra II "teacher" who went through some rather long equation. She fudged the end and wrote 2x3=5 instead of 2+3=5. When she was corrected by a student she said, "Shut up and don't think in my class!" There was nothing they could do thanks to tenure and the union.

She did lose her tenure at the end of the year, and all it took was violating a state law. At the time (not sure if still applicable) the algebra II exam was a benchmark exam, meaning it could not be changed from the standard test issued by the state. As seniors got out of school a few weeks early there were sections we did not cover; one was skipped, and the other was past the point where we were in the class when we got out. She added two word problems to the end of the exam, one for each section. I went to talk to her about it and she said not only were they not bonus questions, but that they held more weight than other sections. I called the vice principal to complain, and he did nothing. I called back a little later and with a deeper voice and pretended to be my father. He looked into it and found her in violation, and her reign of terror finally ended after over 30 years at the school.

Posted by: Colonel32 at May 22, 2012 05:03 PM (dfQ4e)

360 We need to get the federal government OUT of the education biz, or we will end up with an indoctrinated bunch of automatons pulling the lever for Democrats.
Posted by: Adjoran at May 22, 2012 05:02 PM (VfmLu)


We already *have* that, we need to undo that mess before it attains critical mass (or we go completely and totally and permanently bankrupt, whichever comes first).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 05:05 PM (bxiXv)

361 Yet another example of why public employee unions should be outlawed. This school district will never be able to fire this dumbass "teacher" because of idiotic union rules.
After her paid vacation (suspension) ends, she'll be back "teaching," or else sitting in a room in the school watching t.v. for the rest of her sorry excuse for a career, with the taxpayers picking up the tab.

Posted by: Bystander at May 22, 2012 05:06 PM (/sohm)

362 I think that teacher bought a degree online or majored in underwater basket weaving and went this route -
NC Teacher Preparation - Alternative CertificationGraduates of accredited colleges or universities whose bachelor’s degree
was not in education, and who have not yet earned a traditional
teaching certificate, can still receive an alternative teaching
certificate by satisfying certain requirements.

Posted by: Jill Biteme at May 22, 2012 05:07 PM (c4MSv)

363 Jimbo - I read Bless Me Ultima in HS English Lit, too. (High school, graduated in '96)
Fortunately for me:
a) the book was boring as Hell
b) my English Lit class was full of upper-class HAWTIES

So, most of my time that should have been spent reading that book was actually spent daydreaming about...

...what were we talking about again?

Posted by: reason at May 22, 2012 05:08 PM (5npD/)

364 Every classroom should be videotaped at every school. It would protect the teachers from violent students and the students from incompetent or lecherous teachers. I can't come up with a reason other than the cost of the system and file storage not to do this.There should be no expectation of privacy in a classroom.

Posted by: ernie at May 22, 2012 05:08 PM (WKs/3)

365 He looked into it and found her in violation, and her reign of terror finally ended after over 30 years at the school.
Posted by: Colonel32 at May 22, 2012 05:03 PM (dfQ4e)


I got the new (unindoctrinated) VP at a school to check in on a problem I was having with a teacher. Turns out she was throwing away paper from students she didn't like - she got caught, and fired (oh, let's be honest - promoted to work in county administration to spread her evil farther).

I wonder how many years shed been doing that, or how many others weren't caught?

The High-school Principal was also caught stealing from students, including me. Don't think anything was ever done about it, other admins returned things but wouldn't do anything official about it.

If I was the me from now back then I would have made a much bigger stink, as it was, I quit HS to go to college and had to fight them for almost a year over the records.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 22, 2012 05:09 PM (bxiXv)

366 This "teacher" also had a few other nasty habits.

She knew my brother, whom she had in her class 13 years earlier. If anyone ever mistook me for a smartass you've never met him.She didn't like him, therefore I was fucked.

She was also an unabashed sexist/racist and hated athletes. Unless you were a black female you already had strikes on the count.

She also marked students absent for days that they were there. Because she marked me as absent-unexcused for a number of days, my letter grade dropped from a B to a D. It just so happened that the days she marked me absent were those on which we had no graded classwork. I got affidavits from other students and teachers that said I was in the class on those days and she finally reversed the absences. Oh, and she took off that report card day, meaning I couldn't even rectify it that very day.

In all, I am thankful that I had the parents that I did because so many others were subject to the same treatment and were too stupid or weak to stand up for themselves.

Posted by: Colonel32 at May 22, 2012 05:17 PM (dfQ4e)

367 "Every classroom should be videotaped at every school. It would protect the teachers from violent students and the students from incompetent or lecherous teachers. I can't come up with a reason other than the cost of the system and file storage not to do this.There should be no expectation of privacy in a classroom."

Agree, but tailor the proposition. The in-class recordings should be made publicly available online. Anyone who wants to hop online and see what happened last Tuesday in Chem II should be able to do so.

If you don't make it freely available, then you assume that someone else will be monitoring classroom activities as a supervisor. And that single point of authority to review, and determine "good behavior" and "bad behavior" will get corrupted.
The issue, as always, is cost, though. Cost would kill this idea.

Posted by: reason at May 22, 2012 05:22 PM (V40IZ)

368 Another black race-baiting blowhard in the North Carolina school district, Diatha Harris, browbeat a white child in her classfor having the audacity to support John McCain. Oh, by the way, the kid’s Dad is a Soldier.
There have been several instances where school teachers have used their classroom as a bully pulpit to push Obama’s Marxism, and in some cases have used lesson plans for that purpose. Other teachers had children perform praises to Dear Leader in propaganda videos and sing “Jesus Loves the Little Children”, replacing Jesus’ name with Obama’s.
Dixon-Neely is one of those sub-standard shit-for-brains who has no businessanywhere near a classroom. Her whole universe centers around skin color and just how much she can peddlerace as a ‘teachable moment’. The lesson here is that the Black Jesus is off limitsto criticism, but white Republicans are fair game.
These schoolhouse racists need to be kicked out on their community-organizing asses.

Posted by: SFC MAC at May 22, 2012 05:40 PM (Og3n6)

369 "a social studies teacher"

Oh, I thought it was socialist teacher!!

Posted by: Miss Tonya at May 22, 2012 05:48 PM (DQHjw)

370 "Oh, by the way: Know that the next step, coming to your school, is a
ban on recording devices or cell phones with a recording feature."

Sounds like an opportunity to be proactive and introduce legislation on local levels mandating video and audio recording in all classrooms, with the right for parents of every student to review recordings at any time. These people are charged with the care of our children for several hours per week, and we have every right to know what is happening during those hours.

Posted by: holygoat at May 22, 2012 05:52 PM (RvlZ6)

371 Two things.


There are no teacher's unions in NC

The kid is in a county that is 76% white.

Try that in an urban school where teh percentages are reversed. He would be the one suspended for disrespect to the "teacher".

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at May 22, 2012 05:54 PM (hXJOG)

372 Here is why this young man's actions are so important: Where did he get the information that Obama bullied a girl? He certainly did not get that information from the Democrat Media-Complex! That information came from right leaning blogs and then was spread on twitter and then was mentioned a few times on Fox News.

As Charlie Sheen would say "Winning!"

So keep at it bloggers and keep tweeting tweeters! If a 10th grade kid in High School is learning things about Obama that the media doesn't want him to know, then you know there are millions of other people doing the same.

I was in the check line at Target last month and two teen age girls were behind me in line and they were talking about Trayvon and recalling facts about the incident that they could have only learned online.

The Democrat Media-Complex no longer has a tight grip on information and they no longer control the meme machine.

Posted by: OxyCon at May 22, 2012 05:57 PM (ur8o6)

373 I posted this story on my facebook saturday with the remark that I am for the end of public schools until each class is live-webcast. It can't be that expensive if every teeny-boper hasa web cam.And that comes from someone who has been an incompetant teacher before (but in a rather urban school, and only for a year).

Posted by: Randy M at May 22, 2012 06:04 PM (vI8R6)

374 "The ultimate reason schools aren't as good is because there is less parental involvment."

Nonsense, but it makes you feel better as a teacher, I'm sure. Students are part of the problem. Parents are part of the problem. But an institutionalized leftist bias and idiotic philosophy behind education is most of the problem and that comes down to teachers, administration, and curriculum. Stop blaming parents for a crapfest we're all forced to pay for.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 22, 2012 06:18 PM (r4wIV)

375 Every classroom should be monitored by cameras just like the cops have on their cars and record it all. The community has the right to know what goes on in the classroom.

Posted by: mekan at May 22, 2012 06:22 PM (T/L2Z)

376 I would not assume she really believes what she says. She could just as easily have been angry and flustered. She nay have just wanted to intimidate the kid long enough to shit him up.

The problem is she wanted to shut him up.

Posted by: Voluble at May 22, 2012 06:27 PM (c8WV/)

377
Ace has fifteen fingers ?????

Posted by: Stormy at May 22, 2012 06:55 PM (2fFsG)

378 You crackers be laughing now but when Obama get his third term you bet we be jailing yo cracker asses if you disrespect him. And yo cracker kids what smart mouth me be getting a foot up he ass. I be have the last laugh.

Posted by: Tanya Dixon-Heely, Social Studies Teacher at May 22, 2012 07:03 PM (659DL)

379 At the risk of being called RAACIST!!1!!!, I would suggest that researching the term/word "chimpout" is relevant in this case, heh, heh, heh.

Posted by: emdfl at May 22, 2012 07:23 PM (U7/EF)

380 >>> She is a stupid woman. There is no getting around this: A social studies teacher really ought to know that in America, people are not "arrested" for "disrespecting" the president.

>>> She doesn't know that. She is rather passionate in her stupid belief that the opposite is true.

>>> I doubt very much that a teacher -- a social studies teacher, for God's sakes! It's not as if this is outside her usual classroom curriculum -- who does not know that your right to political expression is guaranteed by the First Amendment knows much else.

As I said yesterday, I knew without looking (still haven't had a chance to "look", only hear, but nonetheless it's obvious to everyone here) that the teacher would be (sub-Saharan) African-American.

There are many smart reasonable black people. I talked to two a few days ago: a good friend and someone new.

But.

This sort of failure to grasp basic ideas will happen not only more on the left, but also more in a racial group that is one standard deviation below the mean in average intelligence.

I wonder what it must be like in sub-Saharan African schools with no Caucasion or Asian admixture where the average is two standard deviations below the mean.

Posted by: Random at May 22, 2012 08:50 PM (ZIkmx)

381
You know with all the cheap surveillance technology that exists, parents could legitimately ask for on-line monitoring and recording of classroom activity. It would serve many purposes. One is that both teachers and students would realize that "he said/she said" disputes are no longer viable. Kids would know that their behavior would not simply be revealed by a bad grade or a note from a teacher, but by parents seeing how their little monsters act in a public setting. Teachers would in turn need to reign in their personal issues and set appropriate boundaries. More importantly they would realize that they are being judged by their focus on teaching and keeping a class focuses on goals. So many teachers use a classroom audience for preening and ego gratification rather than ensuring kids can master academic material.

Parents and administrators would have a much better picture of what is going on in school and the dynamics of a classroom. People in the classroom would become more self aware that their behavior is being judged by their bosses and tax payers.

Posted by: Mr. Peabody at May 22, 2012 11:03 PM (0b17P)

382 There is a issue I have not heard anyone address yet. A teacher tried to take on the role of a law enforcement officer. She said that she is not aloud to let anyone disrespect the President by Law. Isn't that against the law?

Posted by: SkyWatch at May 22, 2012 11:05 PM (2I2iy)

383 >> There is a issue I have not heard anyone address yet. A teacher tried to take on the role of a law enforcement officer. She said that she is not aloud to let anyone disrespect the President by Law. Isn't that against the law?

No.

She didn't claim to be a law enforcement officer, which is a crime. She said she's not going to allow someone to break the law in her classroom.

She's a dumbass, but seriously, we don't want teachers *to* allow children to break the law in their classrooms, right? It isn't a crime to say, "You can't break the law here."

It's not like she pulled a gun on him.

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Posted by: pipe fittings at May 23, 2012 07:50 AM (uF21S)

385 Relax folks, everything is under control. Remember, "we're in the very best of hands now."

Posted by: retro at May 23, 2012 10:10 AM (8RPch)

386 I seem to recall reading a story about Bill Gates' group that studied K-12 education in the United States and what could be done to improve it. His conclusion was that the quality of teacher does make a significant difference but that the average quality of American teachers was overall pretty good.

His recommendation was that by firing the worst 5% of teachers and replacing them with average or mediocre teachers it would produce a major improvement in teaching and much better educated students.

Posted by: Hutton Gibson, Mel's dad at May 23, 2012 10:22 AM (P/coe)

387 Ace's post here was quoted at Hot Air.

Posted by: cheetah at May 23, 2012 02:11 PM (zXhtZ)






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