Pearson does a lot more than print textbooks. They bought the
online public school system in Texas. If kids go online to learn,
they no longer need to pay you to teach. The students logging on
can be a ratio of 400 to one certified teacher. Pearson is in it
to make money and your salary is part of the money they want. They
really don't care about print textbooks. They care about selling
teacher evaluations, online resources, college entrance tests,
state tests and everything aligned to the beloved Common Core.
They can not wait until a student can "log on" and "plug in" so
that no one needs to pay YOU. The teacher will be a dancing cartoon
on a screen. The state tests are just a money racket. Who cares
how we'll evaluate schools. Students don't go to school to produce
data to evaluate their school. Please, teachers, fight with the
activists who are trying to wake parents up to strengthen our local
schools. You haven't ever known anything else except that a bus
load of students pulls up at the door and they have to hire
teachers. Already, there is a massive amount of parents planning
to pull their kids to homeschool and coop education. You will lose
your jobs over the fact that the parents don't want the Pearson
state tests, the Pearson crappy workbook/ textbooks (which is just
a way to steal the textbook fund which should go to amazing
textbooks), and Common Core schools. Stop pushing IPads, plugged
in classrooms, project based crap and every other silly fad that
comes along, that helps the enemy, to your own detriment. The
brainwashing that is done to teachers is amazing. Go to Texas Opt
Out movement online and read that parents are getting educated and
they don't want the very thing that teachers are often brainwashed
at the region service centers into pushing. Get on the other side
and fight for authentic learning. You're not going to lose your
job for standing up to the broken system. You have nothing to lose
and everything to gain, as I have been posting for a long time.
On 6/08/14, Questions to both psyguy and anon? wrote:
> On 6/08/14, question for PsyGuy wrote:
>> The purpose of an underground movement is to put a strategy
>> place that works to change a system without tipping off the
>> other side, thus giving the other side the advantage of time to
>> mount opposition. State testing will fall next.
> If testing goes away, (which by the way every state currently
> has some form of testing,) how will districts show yearly student
> Question back
>> to PsyGuy: Why scare teachers that they will be nonrenewed for
>> not being a team player if, as you say, they are going to be
>> replaced anyway with uncertified facilitators?
> No, this is not true. Teachers have to be certified. Texas
> already created the answer to not having enough teachers when the
> state instituted "alternative certification." If I am wrong,
> psyguy, please prove your point by showing it in the Texas
> education code.
>> 6/07/14, PsyGuy wrote:
>>> We already have privatized schools, they are called private
> I used to think that school choice was not a good thing. Now,
> however, after reading the main teacher board posting related to
> gay pride, based on some of the comments related to going around
> local control, and teachers advocating spreading their own
> agenda, I have changed my mind.
>>> On 6/07/14, ANON is right wrote:
>>>> Anon posted one of the most intelligent posts we have had
>>>> in a long time.
> The media is undermining teachers on
>>>> purpose. agree
> 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. disagree
> Please, teachers, join the underground movement to "keep" Common
> Core out and get rid of C-Scope. agree
> Join in and educate parents that Pearson
>>>> is a big part of the problem.
> I don't see this. We haven't had a textbook to use
> (because it was outdated) in 10 years! This year we are finally
> adopting and teachers are excited! As for errors, c-scope was a
> mess, but we will see with the new digital textbook adoption.
> 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.
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