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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 6 months ago

    Tell you what lay off the bottom 5% of teachers, get rid of the unions and all these so called consultants that suck up money and lets see what happens. This country has been throwing tons of money into education with no results, how about something different.

  2. wbr

    wbr said, 6 months ago

    what school dist is this?

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    The Right always has it in for Unions, the first thing the want to remove since they are on the side of business not the workers. In corporate schools teachers are trained by them in narrow ways just to teach the narrow curriculum. Once they burn out they are replaced with another like them. Very limiting to produce very limited students. Nothing more. Do you like that because that is what you are supporting?

  4. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @wbr

    judging from your knowledge of English grammar, it is yours.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 6 months ago

    @jack75287

    Tell YOU what. Let’s pay teachers as professionals who are developing the capability of our country, respect those who have gone on to get advanced degrees to do their jobs better, and help them pay for it. Then people will want to do it, because they can make a living at it. Then they won’t need unions.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    If she was a football coach (highest paid “state employees” in all but about three states) she could sit back on that couch, and get paid many times more! What is education for other than learning to either throw a ball, or grab a beer and watch someone else do it?

  7. wbr

    wbr said, 6 months ago

    no ruff it must be yours because you can not think // because you can not figure out simple abbreviations/// have your caretaker explain them to you

  8. cdward

    cdward said, 6 months ago

    @CDK

    How about we treat teachers with the professional status they’re treated with in other countries. Highly paid, highly respected and with far fewer obligations. At’d be a good start. As to a lot of the costs, we provide transportation for students (which most countries don’t). We blow wads of cash on sports (most countries don’t). And we have huge obligations in caring for students with special needs (rightly so, but very expensive).

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 6 months ago

    And don’t forget: we want them all to be sharpshooters as well.

  10. LCG64

    LCG64 said, 6 months ago

    @jack75287

    That’s like saying you can cut the bottom 5% of you leg and rip off your toenails and you will walk better.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @jack75287

    Tell you what: Let’s treat teachers like pariahs and glorified babysitters, demean them, pay them as little as possible, take away any protections and look for any reason to get rid of them- do that for a few decades and see what we get!
    …oh wait, that’s just what we did. And see what we got?

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

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  13. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @cdward

    Teachers are not paid like a professional status? In most places they make at least the median income for the area, work 180 days per year, and have 2.5-3 months off in the Summer, another 3-4 full weeks of vacation during the year, numerous “professional development days,” and many get paid more for having an advanced degree.

    All of this, with a poor quality of product produced (and yes I understand that parents have an equal part in the matter.)

  14. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Pay as little as possible? Quite funny. I know that they are paid less in some areas, but when I look around my area in New England, that is far from the truth.

    And when you compare salaries of many private school teachers to public school teachers, they work longer hours, stay on the job longer in terms of years of service, and are paid much less than many public school teachers are.

  15. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Me like!

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