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Tony Auth

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  1. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, 11 months ago

    Parents buy a lot for the classroom, too. Not belittling the teachers, ‘cause they’re great, but in our school the parents buy supplies like tissues, chalk, erasers, etc. to stock the classroom.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, 11 months ago

    Another incentive to enter teaching… unfunded daily needs of the student. Teachers often step in and pay these out of their own pocket. Teacher dedication is something we should encourage and this is just one more example of misdirecting funding that discourages entering teaching as a profession. Our loss.

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, 11 months ago

    While teachers pay for student’s supplies, the school boards fly off to exotic locations at taxpayer expense to learn how to get more out of the teachers.

  4. mskemple

    mskemple said, 11 months ago

    Ahab said 1 hour ago that Utah offers it’s teachers the lowest wages in the U.S.A. and he blames it on republican legislators. Once again AHAB LIES , look it up as I did and you will see that Utah is slightly above average for both starting and average salaries for teachers. Maybe if AHAB had actually gone to class …. I hope to god AHAB is not a teacher!

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    @mskemple

    Not quite the lowest, but your numbers are quite wrong as well. And I will cite evidence.
    Utah is 44th for starting salary (http://www.nea.org/home/2011-2012-average-starting-teacher-salary.html)
    And 38th for average salary. (http://www.teacherportal.com/teacher-salaries-by-state/)
    Not so great. At best, bottom quartile.

  6. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Mr. Auth is right… and this has been going on several years. My sister, a retired teacher, told me.

  7. corzak

    corzak said, 11 months ago

    @SkepticCal

    “Public education now accomplishes in 14 years the education that was accomplished in 8 years 100 years ago.”

    umm . . . could it be that students have to learn more than plowin’ and butter churning now?

  8. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Teachers don’t get near the credit due them.
    I don’t know what Ima-hopalong is talking about.

  9. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, 11 months ago

    It takes 13000 for the average public school system to educate a child for the year, far more than the private school average. The NEA should be taking a hard look at that & seeing what they can do better.
    Also, not popular but oh well, one of the biggest expenses of the school systems are the pensions of retired teachers.
    Get rid of the tenure system so we can get rid of he inept teachers. Pay the good ones more. Then bring in school choice so that the public schools will bust their tails to be the best for your child.

  10. wbr

    wbr said, 11 months ago

    USA is in bottom 1/3 in subject as compared with the world but number 1 in dollars per student spent // why does parents not buy their kid a pencil?

  11. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, 11 months ago

    We are educating our children for their future (of mediocrity and poverty).

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Teachers in our small community have long funded class materials out of their own pockets, and there’s often been debate about funding school buses for students, BUT there has NEVER been a call to reduce the budgets for football or basketball teams in the 35 years we’ve been here: including the 5 years I spent on the school district budget committee trying to pass levees for INSTRUCTION, and improving the math, language, and science programs, as well as the technical programs in shop and auto mechanics. The “public” only want s FOOTBALL, not education.


    Which “skeptic”: another challenge to teaching, besides getting kids to stop texting, is the fact that EVERY YEAR in today’s world, more scientific knowledge, as well as political issues, and “information” becomes available to pass on to students than in the previous 100 YEARS! So, curriculum selection becomes more complex, and more “filled” every year, and kids CAN be overwhelmed. Maybe that’s part of the input and distraction problem??

  13. wbr

    wbr said, 11 months ago

    kids pay extra to play football

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