Let's remember that the topic that brought us to our current engagement is the fact that the government school system of Georgia is putting more and more burden on teachers to do things OTHER than provide quality instruction to the students. It is perplexing to me that anybody would willingly choose to get into government "education" when there are better opportunities in the private sector education.
If you are truly getting into this for the benefit of teaching....then the private sector is where you should go. You can easily get rid of disruptive problem students, the "teachers" that don't pull their weight, and are just there for a check are removed rather quickly! And you miss the constant regulation that local school boards implement. Unfortunately, in this State, there is still too much State oversight, but the private education market is still much better than the alternative!
(Why do you think so many government school teachers put their children in private school)
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - "I have my own experiences,"
I don't just "feel free" to dispute it, I DO dispute it.
Anyone who claims to have worked in both government and private sectors and cannot admit there are just as many inept workers in corporate/private business as in government doesn't have the experience he claims or thinks he does.
My experience is that anyone who rants as you do is still green behind the ears, and somewhat of a sluggard himself - when he can get away with it.
I never said that the private sector does not have it's share of toxic and inept employees. They just don't last very long! It is at times very difficult to get rid of government employees, especially any that are marked with "tenure".
I'm not ranting, nor picking on anyone in particular! Just stating what I know to be fact, But since you want to make personal assumptions, perhaps your vociferous opposition to my statement is that it makes the mirror a difficult thing to see?posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 14:26
[quote][b]dahreese[/b] - @Shawn; "Some start in government, see the ridiculous level of bureaucracy, and RUN to the private sector!
Then, there are those in the government sector that are "not so quality"!
They could not survive in the private sector! Wink
Take that for what you want to!"
Having worked in government, the private sector, and public education; and having had five children graduate from public education high schools, spare me your lack of experience .
You don't know what you're talking about.
Take that for what it is, and no 'wink' either.
Ah.. But you see I do. I have my own experiences, and have seen firsthand the ridiculousness that can go on in government bureaucracy.
I too have worked in government and private! Some good ones may stick around out of selfless dedication The BAD ones are there because it is very difficult to get rid of them, and they know that ineptness does not last in the private sector.
You can feel free to dispute what I have said. You would still be wrong!
Easy tiger. I was just asking for clarification.
No worries. Emotion is one of those things that doesn't easily convey across these interwebsposted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:28
Yep Full time job with part time pay.
The great thing about the Private Sector, is that you usually get paid what you are worth.
I know a number of private sector teachers that make more than I do. I also know of a few that don't!
If you improve yourself, and are proficient, you can earn a pretty decent living.
If the working conditions were so horrible, then the private schools would be closing due to an inability to employ teachers, right?
If they couldn't produce a quality, proven product, then they wouldn't have people buying their product, right?
If parents didn't see the private schools, and their teachers/ mentors, as an improvement over the governments version, then they wouldn't be utilizing that company for their product, would they?
Supply and demand is at work! The teachers have a product to sell the school, the school has a product to sell the parents! The parents are happy with the school because they compensate the school for that product, and the school is happy because they compensate the teachers for their products, and the teachers are happy, because they stay there!
The free market really is that simple!posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:37
Some of the finest educators I've ever known work in public schools. Do you think that public school teachers are not "true" teachers?
Nobody is knocking teaching or mentoring as a profession.
If you are unable to recognize the difference in "public schools" , and "teachers who work in government schools", I cannot help you comprehend it.
There are many places a quality person can earn their keep. Some do it in government, most do it in the private sector.
Some start in government, see the ridiculous level of bureaucracy, and RUN to the private sector!
Then, there are those in the government sector that are "not so quality"!
They could not survive in the private sector!
Take that for what you want to!
[quote][b]loveUSA[/b] - Nobody in their right mind would enter into the teaching profession today.
At least not in government "education" lol
There are still great opportunities for true teachers and mentors in the private sector.posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 09:20
You know our world is convoluted when the Russian President, a former KGB enforcer, outsmarts the American President, A Noble Peace prize winner, by tricking him into NOT going to war!posted @ Friday, September 13, 2013 - 09:27
If you think it's a dictatorship, then how do you know you're at its halfway mark? Cue the 2nd amendment solution comments; which to me only highlights how nutty and off base some people have become in the last few years.
I'm really not amazed that you chose to actually quote the word "QUASI", then immediately try to nullify it in your retort. You liberals have a habit of contorting text to suit your position!
That must be your 1st amendment solution, you off base nut!
[quote][b]Emperor1972[/b] - "..Obama steps into 2nd term.."
And Lady Liberty continues to sink into the cesspool of Obama's agenda ... [/quote]
Trying to be positive, one way to look at it is that are over the halfway mark of this horrible quasi dictatorship!posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 - 07:55
Back in my younger days, I worked in the retail food business and we would chase shoplifters until we caught them. They received several pop knots before the police got there. In today's society I would not do that !!!!!!!
Too many folks scared of TV lawyers nowadays, though society needs a few more thievin noggins knocked!posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 - 07:16
[quote][b]Joe Johnson[/b] -
If the spittle lands on an open wound it can be transmitted.
That is incorrect. Saliva does not carry HIV. Though I would certainly defend myself with extreme predjudice due to the risk of Hepatitis.posted @ Monday, January 21, 2013 - 00:03
[quote][b]the athens resident[/b] - BACON MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE GREAT!!!
Then you can cover her in Bacon and eat it yourself, cause I'd go Jewish before I would EVER touch THAT!posted @ Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 23:50
Will somebody please tell me how this is not a violation of the 27th Amendment of the Constitution?posted @ Friday, December 28, 2012 - 18:34
[quote][b]Associated Press[/b] - Police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/ZA2h7N) that the suspect who survived, a 21-year-old man, was taken into custody and is facing charges including armed robbery[/quote]
Shouldn't he be facing Murder charges as well?posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 23:00
It's up to the parents. It is not my place to decide for another parent, what is best for their child, or how they should raise them.posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 22:57
Best wishes, and Prayers for President Bush, and his family.posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 22:33
[quote][b]Jim Thompson[/b] - In the aftermath of the Friday shootings in Newtown, Mass., that left 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School dead[/quote]
Where is Newtown, Massachusetts? And when was there a shooting there?posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 15:55
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Senator Scott Brown says he now supports a federal ban on assault weapons
By Robert Rizzuto, The Republican
Updated December 19, 2012 at 4:08 PM
"What happened in Newtown where those children were subject to that level of violence is beyond my comprehension. As a state legislator in Massachusetts I supported an assault weapons ban thinking other states would follow suit. But unfortunately, they have not and innocent people are being killed," Brown said. "As a result, I support a federal assault weapons ban, perhaps like the legislation we have in Massachusetts."
I wonder if he will backpedal now that the investigation has proven that the weapons used in Connecticut were not, what the media incorrectly describes as "Assault weapons".posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 13:50
I do not believe that such records are considered "Public Records" and subject to FOIA in the State of Georgia.posted @ Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 23:20
Is that anywhere remotely similar to fabricating the falsehood that Iraq possessed WMD?
[quote][b]louie53[/b] - (I posted this earlier today on a different thread but it bears reposting)
a study at Harvard by two criminologists found that gun control is actually counterproductive:
"The study, which just appeared in Volume 30, Number 2 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (pp. 649-694), set out to answer the question in its title: "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence." Contrary to conventional wisdom, and the sniffs of our more sophisticated and generally anti-gun counterparts across the pond, the answer is "no." And not just no, as in there is no correlation between gun ownership and violent crime, but an emphatic no, showing a negative correlation: as gun ownership increases, murder and suicide decreases.
The findings of two criminologists - Prof. Don Kates and Prof. Gary Mauser - in their exhaustive study of American and European gun laws and violence rates, are telling:
Nations with stringent anti-gun laws generally have substantially higher murder rates than those that do not. The study found that the nine European nations with the lowest rates of gun ownership (5,000 or fewer guns per 100,000 population) have a combined murder rate three times higher than that of the nine nations with the highest rates of gun ownership (at least 15,000 guns per 100,000 population)."
I got it for you right here:posted @ Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 15:43
[quote][b]bosshawg[/b] - @Shawn: that to. sounds like you already been there done that
Yes..Been there, Done thatposted @ Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 09:44
[quote][b]bosshawg[/b] - always watch for the students moving in and out lots of wood and stuff thrown away
Alot of the rubbish left out by them is IKEA style cardboard crapposted @ Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:34
[quote][b]oakwerks[/b] - As a woodworker, I would love access to recycled material... Lumber available at the local big box stores is mostly unusable because of the way it's stored....
If I do find a piece of hardwood that's not bowed, the cost is so high that there is no profit to be made.... I have gone to buying rough oak, drying, and planing it....
I can't find maple or cherry anywhere.....
Have you considered sawmills? There are few local ones that can provide ample supplies for you. Off the top of my head there is one in Shady Dale that would be more than happy to let you come select your wares.
There is also the option of buying a personal sawmill!
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