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scientist- I am a recently retired teacher. I taught for over 30 years. I do agree that cheating is not the answer to the problems that some of our students are having. I also know, that while teachers are being blamed for poor student performance, no one has looked at the role that parents play in the educational success of their children.
I know that teachers are blamed if they have a certain number of students failing. They are told that they can only fail a certain percentage, even if more are failing. They are reprimanded and jobs are threatened. Students are given so many opportunities to makeup work missed. Teachers stay after school to tutor, come before school to tutor, and even work on Saturdays. The system offers evening school, summer school, and used to offer night school. They can even make up work on the computer and get course credit.
I would love for someone to look at the pay scale and compare teacher salaries to those of other professions. If blame is to be attached, let it be equally distributed. parents, school board, state and local, and the children themselves need to be made responsible along with the teachers.
The president is being blocked in everything that he tries to do by the republicans. Let's be honest, it is, and always will be about race. It's going to take more than one term to fix the mess that the country is in and was in, before Obama even took office. Try going back to the time that the republicans had control of the country. What was happening then? They had the opportunity to implement all of these plans that they are supposed to have to save the country. The average taxpayer is going to suffer at their hands and the rich are going to continue to get rich.
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