Results tagged “Time Waster”

What Does Every Plan For Reforming Education Have In Common? Big Goals, No Specifics.

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One of the greatest hurdles to overcome in creating a vibrant education system out of LAUSD is the realization that the difficult work necessary to undo generations of poor public education can't take place until greater specificity is given to the catchy phrases that continue to be proposed as reform. Sadly, much of LAUSD administration is also the product of the same educational system that many years ago failed to give them the analytical skills necessary to sufficiently define and implement a reform model to address complex problems, many of which require something more than just money and "yes or no" answers.

Teacher: I've Been Waiting For Classroom Repairs... For FIVE Years

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How would you like to teach in a class with broken baseboards and ceiling tiles, graffiti and rats? Not only is the room dilapidated, but it's been burglarized one...two...three...FOUR times. Don't worry though, our teacher says repairmen have been to the class on a few occasions over the last half-decade -- they just aren't allowed to fix anything. Sorry, district rules! READ THE EMAIL...

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02 2010

Oh The Irony. Teachers Forced To Take Boring, Useless Classes Too.

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When your in a credentialing program called "Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment", at some point you might expect, well, teacher support and assessment. This isn't the case, says reader Anonymous Valley East (A.V.E.). The sessions -- besides being redundant -- taught A.V.E. how to "...keep my head low... and blend in with the culture around me."

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01 2010
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