Schools, throw money at the problem....

Re: Schools, throw money at the problem....

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:20 am

I agree Richard, the point I was trying to make is let the teachers teach, the system now has too much Gov. & school board influence. Throwing more money was never the answer IMO, some teachers can teach & others can`t, if you pay the garbage man more it doesn`t make him a better garbage man. My wife did some time as a school nurse in an inner city & she told me some stories that are hard to believe. She also told me about a school custodian that would talk to the kids & tell stories to them & have them all sitting on the edge of their seats listening & learning. He had found his way of teaching even not being a teacher himself.
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Re: Schools, throw money at the problem....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:45 am

samhill wrote:...........if you pay the garbage man more it doesn`t make him a better garbage man.............

Having been in that line of work in one form or another, you get what you pay for. For example, if you pay poorly, your going to get poor help -- if a guy doesn't think he's worth more money, or (more likely in this field) he's not smart enough to know he can earn more, he'll perform accordingly. I've seen it firsthand, & I see no reason why any other job would be any different.

cabinover wrote:The majority of problems today can be traced back a couple generations ago when some whineass decided that you as a child shouldn't be stressed by your parent's rules nor punished for not following them. Then more whineasses got on the bandwagon and brought in psychiatrists to explain their side. As the ball continued to roll things kept going downhill, aided by the NEA, ACLU, and any other "rights" organizations that could be found. We have more teachers and aids in our local elementary school than were in both elementary AND high school when I went.

Now the answer is always to throw money at the problem. You can't walk down a street without seeing the results of this.

I grew up with a boot when I needed it. Didn't happen often but you know what, I learned PDQ what was expected of me. My kids get the same thing if they need it. My most proud moment is when someone tells me that my kids are courteous or well behaved/mannered. My chest just explodes because there aren't a handful of people I can say that about, grown adults or kids.

I couldn't have said it better! This is to blame for a whole laundry list of off-topic issues.............

When I was in school, the schools were so broke that we were using textbooks from the 50's & 60's ( in the 1980's ) that were in pretty ratty shape & completely outdated. I used to enjoy reading the graffiti inside saying "CLASS OF '54" or " BEN WAS HERE '59" & I'd wonder what all these guys are doing at the moment ..... then wonder what I'd be doing that far out of school.

I would have never believed the way things are today socially. :|
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