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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Nooooo. It’s all for the children. Like every school district.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    When Dems and union bosses join forces to enrich themselves and bankrupt the citizens.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    When Republicans and capitalists join forces to enrich themselves and bankrupt the citizens.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Who stands to profit from privatization? It’s the GOP that wants to privatize EVERYTHING, including prisons!

  5. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    Typical circle jerk.

  6. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    AshburnStadium said: “Who stands to profit from privatization? It’s the GOP that wants to privatize EVERYTHING, including prisons!”
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    The taxpayer does.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, about 1 year ago

    What ever happened to paying the best teachers a higher wage? Just feelgood talk as overall teachers continue to lose ground. College enrollment into teaching programs is dropping sharply a simple cause and effect that will soon lead to teacher shortages. Another demonstration of the lack of forward thinking politicians.

  8. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Then repeal “No Child Left A Dime”, I mean no child left behind. When you have teachers at well achieving schools complaining about having to “teach to the test” they have no time, no inclination, no incentive to teach the kids to understand. All they can do is teach the kids to memorize enough to pass the tests. We should have bright enough minds in this country to devise a way to gauge teacher/student progress. But with the current system I can understand (but I do not agree completely) the teacher’s resistance to performance based conditions. When you have the teachers on one side fighting for low accountability, and the republicans on the other side wanting nothing but to destroy public education in general you have no way of finding compromise. What we need is some altruism to find the solution for the students, to hell with the teachers and forget about turning our education system into “for-profit” (read lowest standards we can get away with) enterprises. The students deserve better. When we can find that solution, that best of all possible scenarios then we can say to the teachers, here is the deal, take it or find another profession. If we have a plan where the students get the guidance, assistance and resources to succeed, and we pay the teachers commensurate with their contributions to the end goal then the good ones will stay, because they love the kids, they love the work and they are dedicated to the goal. The rest, the ones who are only in it for the money, the time off, the whatever-else-that-isn’t-the-kids (republicans at heart “It’s all about the money and what’s in it for me ababy”) will find it easier to grift somewhere else. And the ones who decide to “stick it out” and don’t care, well they will become evident and the system will need a way to get rid of them too. But this is all ideal, and it will take many parties committed to finding a solution that does not benefit them, parties that are committed to the goal and will derive reward from the benefits their work provides to society as a whole and to the students in general. It can’t be without compensation, but when “What’s in it for me” is the starting point for those involved, we’ve lost before we even started.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    The most financially strapped cities in the country are governed by who?

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Ok, how did we get to median income from cities being in debt?

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Right, tell that to L.A., Chicago, Detroit and California. Some of the highest salaries. If you haven’t notice you can tax the top 10% for everything and still would not pay down the debt.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    No it is a really big state and my question remains the same it is ran by who? State or city it doesn’t matter, it still is in debt.

  13. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I just had to come up with $700 for car repairs today. Where is your garage? I should get the repairs done at cost or less, because I’m sure you don’t work for an “evil” profit do you?

  14. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, about 1 year ago

    Who in their right mind, would want to be a teacher these days?

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