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2012-09-30 02:21:56 PM
2 votes:
Lies, all lies. Everyone knows you can't be successful without a government program or unions.
2012-09-30 02:18:13 PM
2 votes:
She didn't build that
2012-09-30 02:15:05 PM
2 votes:
I thought rich people were evil... Fark told me so.
2012-10-01 12:53:11 AM
1 votes:

Vangor: If you believe lesson planning is done during normal working hours on school equipment, you've never spent a week with teachers. Planning period is used for paperwork, meetings, grading, prepping materials, etc.. Before school is for prepping materials. After school is for grading and parent meetings. There are lesson plans which are plans for a singular lesson or unit which covers materials, procedures, objectives, accommodations, etc., and lesson plans which are plans for all lessons this day or week and basically have minimal information such as page numbers. The latter get done in school, but nothing novel is generated there.


Your point about teachers working outside of school hours actually emphasizes how hard it would be to document whether she was on or off the clock when she created the lesson plans she intended to sell for personal profit. I don't know if it is regular practice for school teachers to log and submit their hours--I doubt it. Even if she did, using work supplies/resources and discussing these plans with other teachers at work seems likely, as does using her class as guinea pigs for the lessons.

I've signed conflict of interest as well as intellectual property agreements for several jobs, including my current job. I'd have to run something like this by administrators. Maybe she did. Professors, for example, personally profit from writing books and giving talks. Great for the professor and brings prestige to the school.
2012-09-30 11:11:40 PM
1 votes:

ScaliaDissenting: Seems odd to me, considering that most corporations require employees to automatically assign/transfer rights in IP created on company time, using company resources, etc...


If you believe lesson planning is done during normal working hours on school equipment, you've never spent a week with teachers. Planning period is used for paperwork, meetings, grading, prepping materials, etc.. Before school is for prepping materials. After school is for grading and parent meetings. There are lesson plans which are plans for a singular lesson or unit which covers materials, procedures, objectives, accommodations, etc., and lesson plans which are plans for all lessons this day or week and basically have minimal information such as page numbers. The latter get done in school, but nothing novel is generated there.
2012-09-30 06:16:57 PM
1 votes:

jaytkay: There are some new teaching methods. Maybe they're better methods, OK then we write a new lesson plan every decade or two. But math has not changed.


The methodology always has to shift. What the students need is different student to student and year to year, and our system sadly packages them altogether based primarily on age. Demands on teachers change, and what is required to be taught is often not plausible other than with superficial instruction. This idea I will be teaching place value on the third day of the fourth week and this will require thirty minutes is a ridiculous conception of education which several teachers fall into and parents and administrators often expect. Plus, our education of our educators does not prepare them with materials, and creating authentic learning experiences takes an enormous amount of time which requires years of effort to accrue.
2012-09-30 06:11:44 PM
1 votes:

hasty ambush: gonegirl: OnlyM3: Quantum Apostrophe
* Romney and his wife, Ann, gave 29.4 percent of their income to charity in 2011


How much of that "charity" was straight into church coffers? There's a difference between "I gave money towards mental health programs" and "I gave money to help build a shiny new temple for my religion." It's not a legal difference - the IRS doesn't really care - but there are ethical implications.

Not a mormon but what does the church do with the money :

list of LDS charities

Wheelchairs
Clean Water
Emergency Response
Food
Vision Care
Neonatal resucitation training
Immunization


LDS Philanthropies

Church History

FamilySearch

Latter-day Saint Charities

Perpetual Education Fund

Missionary

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Temple

CES: Elementary and Secondary Schools

Brigham Young University (BYU)

BYU-Hawaii

BYU-Idaho

LDS Business College

Polynesian Cultural Center


Charity Navigator, the newest of several private sector organizations that rate charities by various criteria and supply that information to the public on their web sites, found that, as of 2004, 70 percent of charities they rated spent at least 75 percent of their budgets on the programs and services they exist to provide, and 90 percent spent at least 65 percent. The median administrative expense among all charities in their sample was only 10.3 percent.

In contrast 70 cents of each dollar budgeted for government assistance (69 means tested Federal government programs) goes not to the poor, but to the members of the welfare bureaucracy and others serving the poor.

Link


So most of the LDS charities are aimed towards making more Mormons via evangelism, or helping only LDS people? Color me shocked.
2012-09-30 05:15:38 PM
1 votes:
I am uncertain what to think of this:

On one hand, good for her; getting extra cash for extra work and all (and not letting it change her too much - though to be fair, one million isn't necessarily going to set up anyone for life. Besides, do we know she earned it all in one year? I might have missed that.)

On the other hand, as a H.S. teacher (project based learning, physics and astronomy) I don't think I have any lesson plan that is solely my intellectual property (at least not enough to feel OK selling it). I rake through internet sites (of free plans) and discuss with my peers about nearly everything I do (I actually work with a team of three physics teachers, and we have different levels of input on any one of our plans - It would be difficult to fairly divvy up the earnings)

/Maybe I'm just jealous I didn't think of this earlier?
2012-09-30 04:10:16 PM
1 votes:
Interesting idea, but I'd be curious what her and other teachers' employment contracts say about ownership of the IP rights in the lesson plans... (ie; work-for-hire doctrine).
2012-09-30 03:55:28 PM
1 votes:
Self-made millionaire? No such thing. Her dad probably showed her the website she's selling the lesson plans on.

Raise her taxes.
2012-09-30 03:04:49 PM
1 votes:

gonegirl: OnlyM3: Quantum Apostrophe
* Romney and his wife, Ann, gave 29.4 percent of their income to charity in 2011


How much of that "charity" was straight into church coffers? There's a difference between "I gave money towards mental health programs" and "I gave money to help build a shiny new temple for my religion." It's not a legal difference - the IRS doesn't really care - but there are ethical implications.


Not a mormon but what does the church do with the money :

list of LDS charities

Wheelchairs
Clean Water
Emergency Response
Food
Vision Care
Neonatal resucitation training
Immunization


LDS Philanthropies

Church History

FamilySearch

Latter-day Saint Charities

Perpetual Education Fund

Missionary

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Temple

CES: Elementary and Secondary Schools

Brigham Young University (BYU)

BYU-Hawaii

BYU-Idaho

LDS Business College

Polynesian Cultural Center


Charity Navigator, the newest of several private sector organizations that rate charities by various criteria and supply that information to the public on their web sites, found that, as of 2004, 70 percent of charities they rated spent at least 75 percent of their budgets on the programs and services they exist to provide, and 90 percent spent at least 65 percent. The median administrative expense among all charities in their sample was only 10.3 percent.

In contrast 70 cents of each dollar budgeted for government assistance (69 means tested Federal government programs) goes not to the poor, but to the members of the welfare bureaucracy and others serving the poor.

Link
2012-09-30 02:55:59 PM
1 votes:
Thanks for turning this into yet another politics tab worthy derp fest, I knew you guys wouldn't let me down.
2012-09-30 02:53:13 PM
1 votes:
So she is the one percent but also the person we should thank if we get rich - like her - the damn plutocrat that went into teaching instead of corporate america like obama tells everyone to - but she got rich by feeding off teachers too lazy to work - who cant be fired because they are in a union - so they dont get the shaft from the "man" - while they make retirement deals we cant afford to pay - and she will collect that pension even though she is rich - and she outsourced a union car job by buying a friggen KIA - Which makes her green because it gets good mileage - while she rakes in free advertising from this article so that the rich just get richer and we get more income distribution disparity. She sounds like the greatest lousy rotten greedy wonderful helper to ever make a liberal's constantly pidgeon-holing brain explode.
2012-09-30 02:43:15 PM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Quantum Apostrophe
* Romney and his wife, Ann, gave 29.4 percent of their income to charity in 2011


How much of that "charity" was straight into church coffers? There's a difference between "I gave money towards mental health programs" and "I gave money to help build a shiny new temple for my religion." It's not a legal difference - the IRS doesn't really care - but there are ethical implications.
2012-09-30 02:40:18 PM
1 votes:

JWideman: BumpInTheNight: Daily mail article where the subject actually is pretty cute.
Teacher store that doesn't involve sex?
Feel good story about some of life's true heros getting a windfall?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY FARK?

Cute? Not even British cute. Don't be fooled by the soft focus.


Who are YOU farking, Salma Hayek?
2012-09-30 02:34:15 PM
1 votes:
So she probably borrowed ideas from other teachers, they all share, and then sells them back to teachers who are unimaginative enough to teach 4-5 years olds the science of dinosaurs? Seriously, if you need help teaching 4-5 year old kids about dinosaurs get out of the business, you're doing more harm than good. This is what's wrong with education today, teachers who would pay $8 for a teaching program rather than take an hour and create one themselves.

/mother was an elementary school teacher for 40+ years.
//brother is an elementary, 15+ years.
/// teachers work 9-3, 9 months a year is complete and utter bullshiat
2012-09-30 02:26:39 PM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: Ontos: I thought rich people were evil... Fark told me so.

Is she paying a retinue of fiscalists and accountants to wiggle out of paying taxes?


Is she legally not paying the taxes or not paying them like a Democrat?

www.anniemayhem.com

www.hybridcarblog.com

www.booknotes.org

cnreviews.com
2012-09-30 02:23:50 PM
1 votes:

JWideman: BumpInTheNight: Daily mail article where the subject actually is pretty cute.
Teacher store that doesn't involve sex?
Feel good story about some of life's true heros getting a windfall?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY FARK?

Cute? Not even British cute. Don't be fooled by the soft focus.


For 43 she's pretty cute.
2012-09-30 02:23:34 PM
1 votes:

OnlyM3: Lies, all lies. Everyone knows you can't be successful without a government program or unions.


If it weren't for government programs and unions, to who would she be selling these lesson plans?
2012-09-30 02:17:48 PM
1 votes:

Ontos: I thought rich people were evil... Fark told me so.


Is she paying a retinue of fiscalists and accountants to wiggle out of paying taxes?
 
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