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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:01 PM

Does everyone forget that Trump and his MAGA crowd are directly responsible for much of the teacher

shortage facing this nation now. Embracing the "poorly educated" mocking teaching history, defaming intelligence, and pushing for more money to go to private, religious schools by taking resources from the nation's public schools is coming home to roost. But only the MAGAs are fine with undereducated populace that can't think for themselves. It's main way FOX can remain on the air, appealing to ignorance and racism.

Teachers have long been underpaid for the job they do that most parents refuse to do at home. At one time, education, knowledge, and compassions were noble goals for the majority of the nation. Now it's just the opposite.

We are not heading down the rabbit hole, we are swirling in it.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:08 PM

1. It worked to elect Youngkin

However, one great side effect is that liberal counties like Arlington, Va have been forced to raise teacher salaries to retain teachers. Good, liberal Arlington froze teacher salaries since the 2008 economic collapse. Sometimes an attack by the right forces good people to reevaluate.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:24 PM

2. That is a fact. My district hired more than 150 brand new teachers last year. This year it's 210.

We can't find or keep subs. It is really bad. We have no one to thank but the rabid animals who call themselves republicans. They're making the job undesirable for those who get in it to be the champion for children.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:32 PM

3. Head of Baltimore city teacher's union said another

Major problem, fewer ppl are going to school to be teachers...who can blame them. An aside, next up shortage of librarians?

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:39 PM

4. Yup. Cause and effect has never been in the Republican skillset, unless

the effect they're desiring is to destroy institutions.

Shame that the public isn't wise to this. Not sure why since someone in the media should be asking, why is there a teacher shortage? I guess it's not a headline grabber like, there's a shortage of baby formula?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:11 PM

6. I would suggest there is a teacher shortage

Because thatís the way the fascists want it. Turmoil, crises, hatred, threats to school board members, never ending displays of ignorance. When you donít know how to lead, govern or manage money or communicate in a coherent manner and you spend your time being indoctrinated by Russian Facebook posts you do the above.

Russian leaders have said for 70 plus years they will destroy us without firing a shot. They know the conservative brain.

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Response to BOSSHOG (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:27 PM

9. I agree

Our state-republican state house and governor-would love nothing better than to get rid of public schools. Teachers have been quitting public schools because they donít like how they are being treated by the state, parents and pta. There is a shortage of teachers as well. Canít imagine why.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:09 PM

5. My Magat brother-in-law said he doesn't think teachers need college degrees or training

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Response to hauckeye (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:13 PM

7. Interesting

You sure as hell donít need an education to be a MAGAT.

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Response to hauckeye (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:03 PM

12. And would he have his appendix removed by a high school graduate with no medical training?

Teaching is a profession, and as such it should be higher paying and deserving of respect. Many teachers have masterís degrees and often educational hours beyond a masters. In addition, most of them take advantage of professional development seminars and opportunities to learn new skills or knowledge at teachersí conventions.

Republican treat teachers like people theyíre hired to take the trash out, yelling at them, accusing them of teaching things they arenít teaching, forcing them to remove books from their curriculum, and demanding that they say only what Republican parents and legislators want them to say.

Certainly not all teachers are perfect, but in many areas itís a tough job, especially for those teachers who work in schools that are in poor neighborhoods where theyíre constantly scrounging for classroom supplies.

Republicans are definitely working to kill the whole concept of public schools, to be replaced by for-profit charter schools and white evangelical schools funded by taxpayers. The crazy thing is that this hurts their most faithful votersórural Republicans, most of whom rely on public schools and do not want to see them turned into for-profit or religious schools.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:24 PM

8. The black and brown ones benefit though. Racism then, racism now. JBS.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:32 PM

10. The reason we fund public education is....

...so that we won't be led/governed by moron tRumpers.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:46 PM

11. Used to be parents wanted their kids to do better than them, usually by getting a good education.

Now a lot of them want their kids to be as ignorant and small-minded as they are.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:14 PM

13. Many took early retirement because of covid. It will take time for the new graduates

to get their certifications together post covid, as well. No doubt parent screaming at board meetings has also put people off the prospect of public school teaching altogether.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:22 PM

14. It's a LOT of work for relatively little money.

Public education benefited for decades from women who just really didn't need the money.

I'm thinking of Boomer's mothers like mine; back when a family could pretty much live on whatever a man made. They subsidized the system but those days are long gone and the curriculum is much different now.

No more teaching cursive writing, Music and the Arts ignored, on and on ...

But yeah, all that plays right into their hands.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:57 PM

15. it makes more republicans.

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Response to Samrob (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:29 PM

16. 2 weeks from now I will be starting my last year teaching US History

I teach in a Title 1 school. I spent 21 years on Active Duty as an Army officer and this will be my 21st year in a high school. I am fed up with administration, lack of parent involvement, kids that disrupt the learning process daily that Admin never deals with. New standards every year and mountains of work for poor pay even with three Master's degrees. I know it's time to go and life will be better and my wife and kids will be happy that I'm no longer grumpy and mad at the school system. Between the Army and teaching, 42 years of public service to my nation is enough. Time to retire. travel with my wife, fly fish when I want to, more backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and learn how to play the bagpipes!

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