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LOOK: Teacher Dresses Up In Awesome Kiss Costume On 'Dress Like A Rockstar Day' (UPDATE)

LOOK: Teacher Dresses Up In Awesome Kiss Costume On 'Dress Like A Rockstar Day' (UPDATE)

Commented May 25, 2013 at 13:47:32 in Teen

“I'm a colleague of this teacher. Rock Star Day was real. No "jk" on the email. Wish everyone would think twice prior to ridiculing the teacher who went over the top to reach t”

Fran Jaime on May 25, 2013 at 18:39:19

“Tell your colleague the costume was great! She rocks!”
Romney's Big Bird Statement Sparks @FiredBigBird Twitter Account

Romney's Big Bird Statement Sparks @FiredBigBird Twitter Account

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 01:36:20 in Comedy

“The point of public television was to provide resources, educational programming, and diversity in media to those who do not have the resources to PURCHASE sign language videos, etc. You may not want to pay for PBS, but if you don't you may end up paying for welfare, prisons, state-provided health services, etc. Another alternative would be to open your home to those without access (and don't judge, because there are a million reasons beyond "They're just lazy" for not having access to services and resources) so they too can experience your purchased videos.”

cbrown4115 on Oct 5, 2012 at 07:18:41

“Back when PBS first entered the market, there were no videos or cable. PBS has remained true to their mission of providing quality, educational and family friendly programming. This is the only free channel that maintains these standards. PBS is in one of the finest examples of "American Values" out there... If Romney feels this way, what's next, the libraries?”
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The Problem of the Disappearing Teacher and How to Solve It

Commented May 18, 2011 at 12:48:45 in Education

“As a teacher who will not be staying in the classroom forever (I'm in my 8th year, and that's plenty), I think much of the reason why teachers leave the profession is that we are not treated as professionals. We have a Bachelor's Degree, most of us have a Master's Degree, and yet we have limited control over our own careers. We're publicly scrutinized and micromanaged, underpaid (yes, we are--it's a separate discussion, though, so leave it for now), we are not consistently supported by the communities we serve, we are not always allowed to advocate for ourselves, we're blamed for others' failures...the list goes on and on. Ask yourself if you would be happy to be judged by a group of random people who don't observe you working--because I have only seen community members be physically present in a classroom twice in 8 years)--and there's your answer. If you're not willing to let a stranger who doesn't know your job, decide whether or not you're good or bad at doing your job, then why would I or any other teacher be any different?”

zSpin2001 on May 19, 2011 at 14:52:23

“I agree with this 100%. I have also said that you can only hire the people that apply for the job. If you want to drive people away from teaching, then by all means let's continue down the damaging road that treats schools as businesses. I have a Doctorate from a prestigious university and taught high school for five years after I finished my doctorate. I still did the research that was required for my profession, but I felt that I should give back. I taught in a school that was poor and needed significant help. The students did spectacular things including publishing some of the work that they did in a peer reviewed scientific journal. I am not teaching high school anymore because the general public doesn't know the beautiful thing that is the public school system. We will destroy it without realizing its worth. It is the golden toad.”