Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wanna know one reason I don't teach below the college level?

These kids don't make it to college.  And their compatriots that do can be bad enough.

It isn't race.  It's culture.  And their culture is race and racism.

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  1. The biggest racist issue here is the racist writer of the article.

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  2. Is it racism, or is it truth that no one wants to admit? I've seen mild examples of that behavior in my college classrooms. And I was roommate for one semester with a girl who wasn't a mild example of that behavior.

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  3. Those students end up on the streets, on public assistance programs, or they end up in jail. The few that do pursue work don't have the skills required to advance past the lowest levels.

    This system perpetuates generations of people that have no real purpose, except to provide votes for political parties.

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    1. And the system that deliberately creates and perpetuates a serf class by race is...?

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  4. I will observe I get a "hinky" feeling off that article; I wouldn't be surprised to find it "debunked"

    However, one thing we do need to reinstate? Discipline that sticks. If I have a problem student in my college classroom, I am within my rights to throw them out if they are disrupting class. If they refuse to leave, threaten another student, or threaten me, I can call campus police (and I trust my campus police; I know the officers), and campus police will remove the student.

    In most public school classrooms these days, teachers can't throw disruptive kids out. Or if they do, the kid's back in the classroom very shortly, usually with their parents enraged because "their little angel" would never do something so bad.

    Some days, I think maybe what we need to do is end compulsory education. Just say, it's there, but if you abuse the privilege, sorry, you're expelled for x amount of time. Have fun finding a job. (Of course, there'd also have to be welfare reform so we just didn't get a nation of dropouts leeching on the people who DO value education).

    But being able to get rid of the disruptive students would help the kids who want to learn. And it might cut teacher burnout, and encourage people who would make good teachers (but don't want to go into the field currently) to become teachers....

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    1. Some teachers have admin that don't support them trying to keep classroom discipline at all. And sometimes, the whole class is disruptive.

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