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Old 12-16-2018, 08:57 AM   #15911 (permalink)
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I can do this easily. No prob.

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:31 AM   #15912 (permalink)
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Most high school teachers are thinking along those lines but you can’t do anything when the entire system is dysfunctional. You can’t teach the basics, you can’t mentor, you can’t teach a trade. I’m talking about the school to prison pipeline, though. I think this discussion is more about middle class kids going to college only to find themselves in debt and no way back into the middle class they were raised in. Solution: Take a few trillion out of the hidden pentagon budget. Provide health care inluding MENTAL health care for everyone. Provide nutritious food and quality health care in schools. Provide universal basic income for everyone. Make education free and diverse, from trades to philosophy.
I don't understand why we don't at least have some meaningful partnership with trade schools to get the kids who probably aren't going to college somewhere other than the service industry. That seems like a pretty basic ****ing idea.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:04 AM   #15913 (permalink)
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I don't understand why we don't at least have some meaningful partnership with trade schools to get the kids who probably aren't going to college somewhere other than the service industry. That seems like a pretty basic ****ing idea.
There’s probably more of this going on than you realize. The district I taught in has several “academies” that focus on a trade (veterinarian assistant, auto and airplane mechanics, bank tellers -with $3 over the minimum wage guaranteed job for qualifying high school seniors)- and so on /// there’s also an alternative high school that teaches trades like auto body repair, plumbing, electrician work, carpentry /// but the actual trade schools / apprentice programs won’t **** with public schools because it’s ridiculously hard to get rid of problematic students. Some dude who’s serious about learning culinary **** isn’t going to put up with some high school pos talking over and even cussing out the instructor.

As it stands now high schools would be happy to teach anything but the structure of providing free child care in a commoncore curriculum obsessed environment makes it impossible to teach. Unless you’re in a really privileged situation you’ll always have those 3-5 kids who destroy every lesson by constantly shouting profanity all the time. They don’t want to learn a trade. They don’t want to learn to count or read. They want to yell the words n*gger bitch and f uck over and over again. And when you try to get that element removed from your class it’s hello Southern Poverty Law Center with the law suit because 90% of the kids who decimate the learning environment are black and somehow that’s your fault. So thanks to the SPLC instead of not educating 3-5 kids who refuse to be educated anyway nobody gets educated. And it’s other black kids who want to learn who suffer the most because they’re the ones stuck with those never stfu ****heads all day. Cue someone who hasn’t been there telling me I’m wrong. The NAACP and SPLC have made it impossible to educate millions of black youth. That’s a ****ing fact. They’d be better off under Ted Cruz’s care.

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Old 12-16-2018, 12:56 PM   #15916 (permalink)
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There’s probably more of this going on than you realize. The district I taught in has several “academies” that focus on a trade (veterinarian assistant, auto and airplane mechanics, bank tellers -with $3 over the minimum wage guaranteed job for qualifying high school seniors)- and so on /// there’s also an alternative high school that teaches trades like auto body repair, plumbing, electrician work, carpentry /// but the actual trade schools / apprentice programs won’t **** with public schools because it’s ridiculously hard to get rid of problematic students. Some dude who’s serious about learning culinary **** isn’t going to put up with some high school pos talking over and even cussing out the instructor.

As it stands now high schools would be happy to teach anything but the structure of providing free child care in a commoncore curriculum obsessed environment makes it impossible to teach. Unless you’re in a really privileged situation you’ll always have those 3-5 kids who destroy every lesson by constantly shouting profanity all the time. They don’t want to learn a trade. They don’t want to learn to count or read. They want to yell the words n*gger bitch and f uck over and over again. And when you try to get that element removed from your class it’s hello Southern Poverty Law Center with the law suit because 90% of the kids who decimate the learning environment are black and somehow that’s your fault. So thanks to the SPLC instead of not educating 3-5 kids who refuse to be educated anyway nobody gets educated. And it’s other black kids who want to learn who suffer the most because they’re the ones stuck with those never stfu ****heads all day. Cue someone who hasn’t been there telling me I’m wrong. The NAACP and SPLC have made it impossible to educate millions of black youth. That’s a ****ing fact. They’d be better off under Ted Cruz’s care.

I think you were just in a ****ty area cause that wasn't my experience at all, and I live in a pretty middle-of-the-road area in most respects. Kids didn't particularly care but they sat in their chairs more or less quietly waiting for the bell to ring.

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I think you were just in a ****ty area cause that wasn't my experience at all, and I live in a pretty middle-of-the-road area in most respects. Kids didn't particularly care but they sat in their chairs more or less quietly waiting for the bell to ring
What was the racial make up of your typical class?
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Why not just encourage kids to stop thinking that college always has to be the next step? Or that college isn't a place to "find yourself" when it costs 20,000 USD a year to go there? Why not just be happy if your kid just wants to get a job instead of "the job".
I agree. And encourage trade schools as a viable option as well.

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While I'm all for UBI [it sounds like that is the direction that you are going?], I don't see how being uneducated can benefit people.

If you are a business owner and have a job position to fill, would you rather hire a college grad or a high school drop-out?

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I think you were just in a ****ty area cause that wasn't my experience at all, and I live in a pretty middle-of-the-road area in most respects. Kids didn't particularly care but they sat in their chairs more or less quietly waiting for the bell to ring.



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I agree. And encourage trade schools as a viable option as well.


While I'm all for UBI [it sounds like that is the direction that you are going?], I don't see how being uneducated can benefit people.

If you are a business owner and have a job position to fill, would you rather hire a college grad or a high school drop-out?


You stop talking that way right fucking now young man!!!



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What was the racial make up of your typical class?
We had plenty of lower to lower middle class negroes if that's what you're asking. If we had a class of thirty then somewhere between 5 to 10 of them might be black I guess.
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