Schools,Colleges, Curriculum, Teachers, etc.....

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The Daily Caller:
    At Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, students are perpetually lamenting the fact that their excellent Midwestern school isn’t mentioned more often with Ivy-caliber powerhouses. Well, this story probably isn’t going to help.

    Campus Reform reports that Wash. U hosted numerous porn stars in its main chapel, in a panel called “A Night With the Stars: Life, Love, and Sex in the Workplace.” It featured presentations from adult film industry stars Tori Black, James Deen and Lance Hart.

    Black has appeared in more than 200 movies, including “Anal Buffet 5″ and “Deep Anal Drilling.” She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month for December 2008. The British men’s magazine “Loaded” called her the most facially attractive female performer in the industry in 2010.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Is having your head up your :censored2: a prerequisite today for teachers?

    Via NYDN:
    Sometimes the way a lesson is taught is just as important as the message it is trying to convey.
    A teacher at Odyssey School in Newnan, Ga., has been suspended after chasing first-grade students in a hide-and-seek game and pretending to shoot them.

    The teacher, who has not been identified, was conducting a lesson designed to teach kids about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., officials at the school said.

    “There are things that you can and can’t do, and it shows, if nothing else, that you just can’t do security off the cuff. You have to train and prepare for it,” Andy Geeter, school system director, told Fox5 Atlanta.
    His hand held like a pistol, the teacher ran after the students and yelled, “You’re dead” at those he had pretended to shoot.

    Some of the 6- and 7-year-old students reported having nightmares after the lesson, the school sai
  3. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    The guy is a registered republican, so I guess your right.


  4. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    The teacher was not identified.
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Were students FORCED to go to this? No? Didn't think so.

    What's the big deal. 99.9% of college kids are 18. Old enough for porn and strip clubs.

    That's right send them to war but how dare they learn about sex.
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    [h=2]Chicago Teachers Union Demands End Of Standardized Testing So Teachers Won’t Be Held Accountable For Students Not Being Able To Read And Write…[/h][​IMG]I’ll keep saying it until I’m blue in the face, unions are a cancer.

    Via Daily Caller:

    The Chicago Teachers Union urged school administrators nationwide to discontinue the use of standardized tests, deriding them as corporate tools.

    The CTU recently released a report arguing that standardized tests are a faulty measure of student achievement. They also advance a pro-corporate agenda, the report said.

    “Corporate interests continue to push towards a test‐centered public education system that is clearly harmful to students,” according to the report.

    The union’s anti-testing push is part of a broader campaign by teachers unions nationwide. Teachers at one Seattle high school recently went on strike, refusing to administer a test that they feared would be used to hold them accountable.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  8. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    When I was in school, we went on some awesome field trips.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    It only took about ten years to finally do something about what everybody knew was going on. The city government and local businesses looked the other way until they couldn't anymore. My wife helped give the CRCT tests as a substitute teacher in a nearby county. She said the testing was a joke and the people who ran it guarded the answer sheets like crazy. My wife had met two of the women who were indicted. They used to have parties at their homes and change test scores. There were a few local teachers and principals in my county that all of a sudden took early retirement this past year. This stuff goes on all over the country, its just that the APS system was just so obvious with the almost overnight improvements in their test results.
  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    MY question is this were these bad teachers also former students of the public school system ?
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    check out the story about a German family in the USA that the bhos administration is willing to send back to Germany because they home school their kids.
  13. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Botched rollout ?? (never heard that term before !!!)

    Via Politico:
    The nation’s largest teachers union is pulling back on its once-enthusiastic support of the Common Core academic standards, labeling their rollout “completely botched.”

    National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel said he still believes the standards can improve education. But he said they will not succeed without a major “course correction” — including possibly rewriting some of the standards and revising the related tests with teacher input.

    “In far too many states, implementation has been completely botched,” Van Roekel wrote in a letter Wednesday afternoon to his more than 3 million members.

    Van Roekel’s statement suggests quite a rocky road ahead for the Common Core standards, which are meant to instill more rigorous language arts and math instruction in public schools — and which have been a priority of the Obama administration.

    Backers of the standards have been counting on teachers to be their ambassadors to a wary public. The standards are backed by business leaders and by both Republican and Democratic politicians. Yet poll after poll shows that parents trust teachers, above all, to do what’s right by their kids — and the NEA had pledged that its members would work hard to persuade parents to give the Common Core a chance.

    Van Roekel, however, made clear that teachers are increasingly disillusioned.

    In the past, he has repeatedly touted a survey indicating that three-quarters of his members support the new standards, which have been adopted in 45 states plus the D.C.
  15. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

    You, of all people should know better.

    One of the reasons why Germany has adapted with such agility to the changing economic and structural demands of the globalized economy is the respect that German corporations accord workers. The country has strong unions. And its factories also have “works councils,” elected bodies that represent the workers and help management make decisions on issues ranging from the hours a plant operates to the training workers might receive. “It is no accident that [German] workforces have a reputation for being highly skilled,” notes Thomas Geoghegan, the veteran labor lawyer and author.
  16. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    When unions represent over 50 % of the workers in America, call me !!! :blushing2:
  18. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

    You'd have to go to Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium or Denmark.

    Check that list as compared to 'happiest countries'.