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Re: When Did Teachers Become the Enemy?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 07:13:07 am »
My reaction more to the comments in the article than anything:

One of the comments in the article did make the good point that parents have more effect on their childrens' education than teachers, but teacers are hugely important for the sadly large section of children whose parents DON'T care about their education, don't turn up for parents evenings, etc etc. I can't help thinking that loads of the people commenting on the article simply don't care about those kids. Maybe they just think that it's tough luck on them.

Also, where did this idea spring from that teachers defend the current system? I don't think you could find more than a tiny handful of teachers, in the UK at least, who think that the modern Western system is a success, especially with the level of beauraucracy involved. It's just that most of the suggestions coming from the Right seem to be ones that would just make things worse.

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Re: When Did Teachers Become the Enemy?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 12:49:47 pm »
My reaction more to the comments in the article than anything:

One of the comments in the article did make the good point that parents have more effect on their childrens' education than teachers, but teacers are hugely important for the sadly large section of children whose parents DON'T care about their education, don't turn up for parents evenings, etc etc. I can't help thinking that loads of the people commenting on the article simply don't care about those kids. Maybe they just think that it's tough luck on them.

Also, where did this idea spring from that teachers defend the current system? I don't think you could find more than a tiny handful of teachers, in the UK at least, who think that the modern Western system is a success, especially with the level of beauraucracy involved. It's just that most of the suggestions coming from the Right seem to be ones that would just make things worse.
this that is it. Simple formula Teachers + Parental Involvement = good results. I mean when will our country wake up. Too many excuses are at play here when it comes to a education of a child in this county. I'll be damn if I wouldnt be apart of my child (almost had one long story) education. 
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