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Old 07-06-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ChiTown2Diego View Post
Much respect to teachers but the good ones are outnumbered by idiots who have no true interest in improving the educational system and put politics first above all. Instead they're worried about securing their jobs and collecting more government money. I blame the left wing here. They want to keep you dependent upon them. They bank on it. They try to act like they are looking out for you and unfortunately my gullible minority brothers and sisters continue to fall for it.
You're seriously trying to argue the left wing and politics had something to do with this? That's ridiculous. The teachers are changing grades to secure their jobs, schools, and make their superiors happy so they'll keep their jobs too. Just like any job.

These teachers are fighting a battle they know they can't win, so they said "**** it" and just changed the grades so they can stay employed. Teachers are always the scapegoat, when in reality it comes down to parenting (or lack thereof). Kids that come from poor, one parent household who live with a mother who's always working/grandmother/ect are way way wayyy behind kids that come from middleclass/two-parent households.

Teachers are handed kids with no basic, fundamental education on anything and are expected to magically get these kids caught up, when they have no parents assisting them in making the child study or do homework, and the kids face little or no consequences when they perform badly because their parents just aren't as active in their kids school affairs. They can't win, and they often give up.

Blaming a political movement is a cop out. Better teachers and more money won't fix anything. This is a social problem in America, and it's not going to be solved within the education system. It has to be solved within the community itself.
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