Anon posted one of the most intelligent posts we have had in a long
time. The media is undermining teachers on purpose. It is all
about privatizing public schools, which will cost us our jobs as we
know of them. The move to create "choice" will hire uncertified
teachers and destroy our profession, including PsyGuy, who is on
the other side most of the time. Thank you Anon. for trying to
educate teachers to wake up. PsyGuy is utterly wrong that we can't
make a difference. That is what he said about CScope. As point of
fact, those of us who fought got CScope thrown out. Yes, PsyGuy, I
know that schools pay for it and some teachers use it. Who cares?
The fact of it is that the "powers that be" now have a look of
disgust on their face when CScope is mentioned. The point of it is
that nothing is lost until people give up. Please, teachers, join
the underground movement to get state testing out and Common
Core/CScope out. Join in and educate parents that Pearson is a big
part of the problem. The original poster is right. Why should our
students in the US have crappy books, full of errors, and why
should our money be thrown away on this junk. Rise up, teachers.
No one will fire you. There are too many of us speaking up now.
Parents are way more informed and they back the real teachers who
are speaking up.
On 6/04/14, PsyGuy wrote:
> I refer in my posts to my observations and experiences. I dont
> you permission or approval to care or be interested in something.
> That is a strawman argument, I can be concerned about whatever I
> wish and it has zero influence on my capacity or performance as
> educator. Parents are very concerned about the abilities of their
> children when graduating.
> No, there is no vast conspiracy to undermine teachers, and its
> the evil agenda of the popular media. The media is concerned with
> selling their channel, and content, and bad news and scandal just
> sell better. The vast district for educators is not a result of
> medias influence but originates with parents, they are the source
> for the fall of our profession.
> Yes, there is a movement to privatise education, so what,
> privatization is a reality in many public services and
> On 6/04/14, anon wrote:
>> You must be talking about yourself when it comes to the
>> worksheets, for if you are any good as a teacher or whatever you
>> are, you don't concern yourself with what others are doing.
>> Regardless, your post is a load of garbage or else you have
>> unsuccessfully tried to be ironical. It doesn't matter what
>> teachers do or don't do because the 24/7 propaganda against
>> teachers and the teaching profession is just one part of the
>> movement to privatize all public institutions for private gain.
>> It has nothing to do with "kids not graduating" and all of that
>> other b.s. you are peddling.
>> If you are that stupid you don't know this, you shouldn't be
>> posting here.
>> I strongly suspect, though, you are employing a tactic of a
>> troll by yanking people's chains.
>> On 6/03/14, PsyGuy wrote:
>>> Like what teachers, who teach from their desks and hand out
>>> worksheets, and dont bother even correcting them?
>>> It doesnt really matter weve had this discussion on this forum
>>> hundred times, the public doesnt trust us anymore. Too many
>>> people graduating who couldnt read, too many teachers not
>>> keeping their hands off the student body. Too many teachers
>>> sitting at their desk while their students do independent
>>> Teachers are never going to get back the time where they could
>>> close their door and rule their little fiefdom of a classroom,
>>> as long as we have accountability and state tests that shine
>>> spotlight on who is a "good" teacher and who is a "bad"
>>> On 6/02/14, disgusted wrote:
>>>> These materials are FULL of errors and waste of taxpayers
>>> money. Put the
>>>> real teaching back in the classrooms.
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