Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer

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  1. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, about 1 year ago

    That public school method has been outdated since 1927.

  2. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The private sector is almost always more effective. Why do you think parents run to get vouchers for private schools?

  3. jerry200

    jerry200 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Anither repeat.. wonder what the reason is this time?

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @J. Short

    Then why does Medicare operate at far lower cost and more patient satisfaction than private healthcare?
    And for the record, the private sector always wants a PROFIT. Where do you think that comes from? For-profit schools (like the many for-profit universities) don’t plow their money into teaching…

  5. cmusicfan2000

    cmusicfan2000 said, about 1 year ago

    And yet many of them STILL have better teachers that the public schools do

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, about 1 year ago

    @jerry200

    Scott wanted to tell you again. He was afraid you missed the point the first time.

  7. artworksmetal

    artworksmetal GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @J. Short

    The ‘Private Sector’ makes employees take classes that go exactly like this.

  8. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    “Informative”. Is that like “information experience” or “informationesque”?

  9. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    Yes, they want a profit. That’s why they usually do better. Why capitalist countries thrive over communist countries.

  10. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    Are you on crack or just stupid? Medicare is going bankrupt! Just one of the many fraudulent selling points of “Obamacare” is that it would stop the hemorrhage of money thrown into the Medicare sinkhole. This claim was vindicated, ina bizarre sense, when it turned out to be simply a $716 billion raid on Medicare funds (that’s 716 thousand million to you uninfirmed Obama voters). Countless studies have demonstrated that High-School Diploma stay-at-home moms do a better job of educating their children than your Holy Teachers’ Union “Public Education” and looking at the end results of Public vs. Private in terms of career outlook there is no contest, even when the private schools under consideration are Catholic schools that have only recently stopped teaching that the Earth is the center of the universe. So go to the back of the class, with the rest of the ignoramuses and do what public school grads do best; write a 10 page BS essay on how special you are.

  11. infiniterealities

    infiniterealities said, about 1 year ago

    Huh. I’ve been working in public education for about fifteen years. I’ve only used this method in a class if I was training students, for example how to use new software. I would never use it for any deeper learning. Every teacher I’ve known has done likewise. And while our public education system is based on an outdated model, it is gradually moving to a better, more personalized model. For more information, read Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning, by Schwahn and McGarvey.

    By the way, vouchers won’t work. That’s been proved here in St. Paul, where for years parents had open choice of schools to which to send their kids. Guess what? The schools where parents were active participants in their kids’ learning were always the schools where students performed best. The schools where students went because they were just “neighborhood schools,” meaning parents didn’t really make a choice and weren’t involved in their children’s learning (not judging, just saying), performed the worst. Providing vouchers would not have made a dent.

  12. infiniterealities

    infiniterealities said, about 1 year ago

    @Felix The Cat

    “Countless studies have demonstrated that High-School Diploma stay-at-home moms do a better job of educating their children than your Holy Teachers’ Union “Public Education.” Really? Citations, please.

    The FACT is that students perform better in states that have teachers’ unions than in those that do not. See here and compare: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/

  13. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, about 1 year ago

    @infiniterealities

    Then how do you account for the high percentage of Public High School “graduates” who are unable to read their own diplomas? And the fact that people are sending their kids to private schools in bucketloads even though doing that means paying twice? And the explosion of growth in home Phonics teaching kits. I’ll put that against your Holy Teachers’ Union cooked books any day. The whole reason for standardized tests was that the self-generated Teachers’ Union statistics were too unreliable because they were always cooking the books, which, given the most recent Public School scandals, they are still trying to do wherever they can, even now, even if it amounts to feeding the students the answers to the test questions.

  14. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 1 year ago

    @Felix The Cat

    The only high school completers (not graduates) I have ever met who cannot read their own diplomas are severe special needs kids. The only other case where I have found your unfounded assertion to be true is when the diploma is written in Latin.

  15. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 1 year ago

    I expect that many private schools and homeschools perform well purely because of the highly involved parents who select them and are willing to invest significant resources in their children’s growth. Even so, parents select schools based on what they believe to be true about them with very little evidence to go on. In fact, parents continue to select schools that have nothing more to recommend them than an excellent advertising department. In my state, one of the online charter schools has over a 50% dropout rate and only a 25% graduation rate, yet their enrollment continues to increase because they have fabulous advertising.

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