I am a teacher, and I very much agree. We have too many high paid coaches in high school who sort of teach, and are allowed to get away with being worksheet junkies or worse in the classroom, or gym. Pay should be based on supply, demand and performance. This is an idea that would scare teacher’s crazy, but it is the way the rest of the country works. It is also true that we usually start going crazy when our salaries start being cut, but once our pay is cut the classroom budget has been dropped as well. Why not shift the amazing amount of money we pay for jails and criminal care and move that to education? It might pay off in the long run by not needing as many jails.
If you really want to fix the problem there needs to be more administrative accountability. Also, there should be more non-district oversight. You need someone who is not part of the "good ole boys club" (just a saying, this includes women) that seems to dominate administrative advancement.
This is really unfortunate that these fights happened. However, I would like to comment on the quote Brainerd principle Charles Joynes made about only two Brainerd students being involved, and the rest being from Tyner. I thought the principle was at the game, but now I am wondering. I know Tyner students very well, those where not all Tyner Students in those fights. I would have thought principles would know there class body, but apparently Charles does not!
God does love us all, however why is it that people can not see the beauty in that both ideas actually work together very well. Faith based ideas and the science based ideas have areas that are hard to explain, and actaully can not be explained (Weaknesses). However, if you look at both, they actually do work together. The scientific communities top people who work on evolution theory will tell you they can not explain it all. The vast majority of those people are Christians whose faith is stronger then most, becuase they embrace the true beauty that science helps find some answers but faith provides the really important ones.
I understand the 244.2 million for K-12 school infrastucture but with all the postions being cut it seems like puting the money to keeping teachers might be a better choice for the money.
If a student misrepresents work they are tossed out of the school no matter the reason. A teachers integrity is their responsibility, if she claims she was never taught this I would believe that a lie. UNY is a prestigious school with an excellent reputation for producing quality professionals. In all her education, on her what to a PhD, is it really plausible to believe she was never taught the correct form for showing her published work?