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#1 Rogerdodger

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

Student snaps photo of napping teacher -- gets suspended!


Mustang Public Schools officials said a ninth-grader snapped a photo of a snoozing substitute with a cellphone last Friday at Mustang Mid-High School.
The student was later suspended.

Now I know why they always say: "Shhhhh! Quiet in the halls!"

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Some are either sleeping...
Or sleeping with their students...
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(Some things should be legal.)

Edited by Rogerdodger, 27 January 2012 - 04:08 PM.


#2 Rogerdodger

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

L.A. teacher suspected of molesting children keeps lifetime benefits...

A teacher charged with 23 counts of lewd conduct in his classroom successfully thwarted attempts by the Los Angeles Unified School District to fire him. In the process, the teacher, who is accused of spoon-feeding his semen to blindfolded children, managed to retain lifetime health-benefits provided by the nation’s second-largest school system.
Former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt also automatically receives nearly $4,000 a month in pension from the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

And some of my friends want even higher taxes, "for the children".
I know where they could get $48K a year.

Edited by Rogerdodger, 02 February 2012 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Law Schools Sued For Lying About Post-Grad Employment

If it isnít clear for whom law schools exist, now it is clearer:

So far twelve schools have been sued. I look forward to learning how the teachers at those schools react. Which side will they take? .


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This lawsuit is particularly exciting, because itís just the leading edge of the wedge.

The truth is that most higher education is a scam. If this case succeeds Ė and I think it has a good chance Ė it has the potential to set off the unraveling of the entire higher education cartel.




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#4 Rogerdodger

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

IF a guy graduates from a law school and then successfully sues them, doesn't that mean that he doesn't have a case? :lol:

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

The higher ed bubble is bursting, so what comes next?

I can buy gas at a convenience store from a college graduate. But I canít fill machinist positions paying $70k/yr. Any idea whatís driving that?

Charles Murray: I wrote a book called ďReal EducationĒ that makes your point as emphatically as I can. I think the current university system is a disaster. Itís also a bubble. When are people going to realize that the BA is literally meaningless at this point, if you know nothing else except that a person has a BA?


There's something of a pattern here. The government decides to try to increase the middle class by subsidizing things that middle class people have: If middle class people go to college and own homes, then surely if more people go to college and own homes, we'll have more middle class people.

But homeownership and college aren't causes of middle-class status, they're markers for possessing the kinds of traits -- self-discipline, the ability to defer gratification, etc. -- that let you enter, and stay in, the middle class.



Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexa...6#ixzz1lWzGR9WN

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

"Homeownership and college aren't causes of middle-class status." That's very true. There's a lot of that mis-reasoning, too. M
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Chicago teachers want 30% raises!

Food police replace another homemade lunch...

Edited by Rogerdodger, 17 February 2012 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:18 AM

TPS police investigate possible TEACHER thefts
"An investigation into possible embezzlement and misappropriation of funds in the Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Department is the first high-profile case for the school district's 4-year-old campus police force."


Here's a funny but true story:
At the beginning of the 2011 school year, my police officer son-in-law went to pick up his son from school.
He was on duty, fully uniformed and driving a city police car and had obtained permission from his superiors to perform this "honey-do" because my daughter was too sick to drive.

HOWEVER, the school would NOT ALLOW him to pick up his own son because he had not yet filled out the paper-work.
RULES ARE RULES!

The next week the school principal was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart. :lol:
RULES ARE RULES!
Sand Springs Principal Accused Of Shoplifting
"Melessa Clark was caught putting makeup in her purse, according to police. They say Clark also switched prices on a mattress pad.
This is not Clark's first allegation of theft. In 2008, police say she went to the same Walmart and was caught shoplifting. Police say the Walmart staff did not press charges after Clark promised not to do it again.
The Sand Springs School superintendent said the district will investigate before deciding on any disciplinary action."

Edited by Rogerdodger, 18 February 2012 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:43 AM

Higher Education is a most worthy goal. But like so many other worthy goals, (i.e. helping the poor and sick) greed and corruption eventually creep in and profiteering becomes the main purpose.

I have often railed about just the cost of books alone, when they can be provided at basically zero cost on an e-reader (after authors have been properly paid for their value, of course).
Perhaps Apple will change that: Apple launches interactive textbook program
http://www.washburnr...78#.T0ElBvXch3o
"The latest product rollout is a three fold approach to bringing Apple's 21st century brand of educational technology into the classroom. In what is a move hauntingly similar to when Apple gave the masses iTunes, iBooks 2 is an approach to educational textbooks that could lessen the need for voluminous backpack filling weights lugged around by students."

Around here, if there are any new big construction projects under development, they are most likely to be Casinos, Medical facilities and "Higher Education" facilities.

It's amazing that the "99%" will protest evil Big Oil or Wall Street, but continue to enslave themselves to a lifetime of student loan debt without the least thought about the greed in Big Education.

Perhaps another bubble preparing to deflate?

From "across the pond":

Teenagers turn their backs on a university education
Impact of tuition fee increases is felt

Courses to close and redundancies loom as applications plummet

Universities have suffered the steepest fall in applications since records began, with the total number of students seeking places this autumn plummeting by 8.7 per cent as the true impact of tuition fee increases is felt.

In all, there are 43,473 fewer applications for degree courses starting in autumn 2012 than there were last year.

Martin Freedman, of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: "We are deeply concerned that many potential students are being put off applying and their career prospects will be damaged as a result. The fall in applicants also has worrying implications for universities' finances now that ... most of their funding is due to come from students rather than the Government."

Edited by Rogerdodger, 19 February 2012 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:08 PM

It's amazing that the "99%" will protest evil Big Oil or Wall Street, but continue to enslave themselves to a lifetime of student loan debt without the least thought about the greed in Big Education.


A professor friend of mine just returned from a year of teaching in China.
Like so many "elites" he admits that the "real world" is frightening to him so he seeks shelter in the University setting where he can draw a big paycheck without the risks present in the business world.

However, although making 6 figures by pontificating, he admits to sleepless nights of worry about his student loan debts.

Isn't this a little bit like slavery, or at least indentured servitude?