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Also, Art $10,000 in the DC area can you your boy into DeMatha Catholic High School or your girl into Eilzabeth Seton High School for a year, allowing them to have 6~10 teachers and thus increase their earnings by $48,000 to $83,333.
So do you still think that is a valid criticism, Phillip? (Am I still speaking with “Phillip”?)
(Am I still speaking with “Phillip”?)
No, typing with “Phillip”.
For David Rubenstein, hitting economic jackpot began with education
Every single one of his teachers must have been great for him to become a billionaire.
Last night I saw a wonderful movie about Temple Grandin,the autistic woman who overcame great challenges to become a renowned expert on animal behavior. In the movie it was so obvious that her parents, her teachers and Temple herself, were responsible for her exceptional accomplishment. I immediately googled her because I wanted to hear her speak. At Sarah Lawrence College she gave the most credit to her parents, but also mentioned teachers and other mentors. And of course she herself had an amazing determination to succeed and to overcome her handicaps. It reminded me of the gutsy and heroic Gabrielle Giffords.
I believe that “everyone,” certainly all educated people, know that it takes a partnership among parents, teachers and students to educate a child. Sure there are exceptions but most of us need the help of parents and teachers to succeed. Why are people pretending otherwise? It can only hurt the poorest and the most uneducated among us because they might be tempted to look for others to do the work that they must do themselves. We might wish otherwise, but there are few good substitutes for Mom and Dad. And yes, ultimately the student himself (herself) must want to learn.
Why are you avoiding the question, Phillip? Do you still think it was a valid criticism now that you’ve been corrected?
Anyone wishing to engage in dishonesty can look to Michelle Rhee nee Johnson for guidance.
I admire that way many are willing to look the other way and cut her a wide path that makes the tunnels at the Shasta dam look like straws.
I took my (70) students from scoring at the 13th percentile in second grade to 90% at the 90th percentile at the end of 3rd grade.”
I wonder if it was her failure to be successful with 7 of her students that made herself think that she wasn’t a good teacher and therefore should quit.
How does one study science in a graduate program and become such a steady, impassioned voice for education improvement?
When I did my graduate studies in physics and mathematics I was up against it 24-7 for three years. It was really tough. It pushed me to the edge of my intellectual endurance.
I would like to offer, in the spirit of mathematics and physics an elegant solution to a seemingly intractable problem.
1. Grant parents full freedom of choice in the schooling of their child through fully funded vouchers.
2. Institute national board tests to assess student learning. Eliminate teacher grading.
3. Grant to parents the full right to privacy of their choices regarding their child’s education.
4. Eliminate the DOE and all state departments of education.
Now, you can concentrate on your graduate studies.
You are a talented guy. Stop wasting your time on this issue. It is much like the abortion debate.
Phillip, it was a very simple question I asked you: Do you still think it was a valid criticism now that you’ve been corrected? Yes or no?
And hurry, before your other personalities take the keyboard away again.