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2013-08-09 09:01:51 PM
What?

[reads article]

the f*ck?

That's as stupid as when they were deriding Obama's girls for having their own private security guards.
 
2013-08-09 09:47:29 PM

BMFPitt: ltr77: Today's education "reformers" remind me a lot of the alchemists of days gone by.  Any moment now, they will come up with a formula that turns lead into gold.  They are certain of it, no matter what science and history tells them.

While anti-reformers just keep pointing at lead and saying that it would become gold if we just added more lead.

Actually, most of the people I have seen that are against the current attempts at privatization of school seem to be the ones most serious about actual reforms.  They are the ones who time and time again ask us to stick with what will work.  Teacher led reform, less testing and more learning, and emulating the best school systems in the world.  The idea of charter schools is absolutely ridiculous, and if you have seen the common core testing coming out of NYC, you would see that although nobody is doing particularly well, the miracle charters (like KIPP) seem to be doing the absolute worst.  This despite kicking out 10x as many students as the public school does.
 
2013-08-09 09:54:48 PM

Gyrfalcon: What?

[reads article]

the f*ck?

That's as stupid as when they were deriding Obama's girls for having their own private security guards.


It is Hannity after all. Bright and balanced isn't exactly what you think of when you picture him. Backpfeifengesicht is the proper term in my grandfather's peoples' tongue...
 
2013-08-09 10:13:06 PM
On the one hand, I do not see why someone cannot be an advocate for public schools, yet depending on their situation, send their children to private schools.  While President Carter was "brave" for sending Amy to public school in DC while he was president, the reality is that there is no way President and Mrs. Obama could send their daughters to a DC public school and still be able to sleep at night.  This does not preclude the president from promoting the benefits of public schools (opposing vouchers for certain school systems is a different story IMO).

Without knowing where Matt Damon lives or what school he sends his children to (they might have special talents that a private school fosters), so it really is unfair IMO to criticize Matt Damon in this instance.

Now if he is opposed to school choice and voucher program for certain school districts, then I would have a problem with that stance.
 
2013-08-09 11:06:01 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: No, he won life's lottery and can afford things that the shrinking middle class and lower classes can't. Probably takes advantage of all kinds of tax loopholes in order to keep from paying his fair share too.


Actually, I believe Mr. Damon works for a living.
 
2013-08-09 11:40:24 PM

EyeballKid: But, it's still cool to home-school your kids to keep them safe from those people and to re-establish the strong academic tradition of 2+2 = Jeebus, which the heathen public schools are scared to teach, right?


I'd homeschool my (hypothetical) kids to keep them away from the derp of school administrators and other petty tyrants.

/in my house, I'M the petty tyrant
 
2013-08-09 11:59:18 PM

Wooly Bully: Truther: Wooly Bully: Truther: No trolling, being sarcastic.

Hey, if you sound exactly like a troll and pick a login like "Truther", expect people to react accordingly.

You ignored the information in that Salon piece. The story of how those schools became so bad has absolutely nothing to do with a lack of "choice", and there is absolutely no evidence that introducing "choice" will make things any better.

When you label everything you disagree with "trolling"...

As other have pointed out, why doesnt he send his kids there and work to make those schools better?  As he TELLS EVERYONE ELSE THAT'S WHAT THEY SHOULD DO.

That's the joy of Fark Politics.  You are right, 100% of the time.

Anyone who disagrees is either a troll, dumb or an evil republican!!

Well that little rant certainly boosted your credibility.



Touché ...
 
2013-08-10 03:17:26 AM
As an educator in, researcher of, policy-maker for, and advocate of public education, I am because the system has deep flaws yet immeasurable value. Were I to have children, I would not send them to the schools I work with, but this is because I have the means and capacity to make the choice, and I work with schools who need my resources, time, and experience. Teachers deserve greater respect, greater pay, and greater autonomy, and we have to rid ourselves of these pay for performance notions in a field with such nebulous outcomes and invalid measures. Damon says this. He, and I, would never have to say this if this were the reality. Same with the value of public education. If we accepted the value of public education, placed our collective resources behind the system, made the drastic changes needed to improve the system, etc., wold never have to say this.

In summation, f*ck you Hannity. Guess I could say this any article which contains your name...
 
2013-08-10 04:34:53 AM
I can see being a public school advocate and choosing not to send your kids there.

talking about matt daemon increases viewership i guess.
 
2013-08-10 07:33:36 AM

tuna fingers: Weird boner happened at this users end.


Were you watching it from a prison shower?
 
2013-08-10 08:54:20 AM

ltr77: Actually, most of the people I have seen that are against the current attempts at privatization of school seem to be the ones most serious about actual reforms.


Really?  The ones I see just want us to throw more money at the existing system.  Generally they talk only about the teachers, and students are an afterthought.

They are the ones who time and time again ask us to stick with what will work.  Teacher led reform, less testing and more learning, and emulating the best school systems in the world.

And there are charter schools based on all of those things.

The idea of charter schools is absolutely ridiculous, and if you have seen the common core testing coming out of NYC, you would see that although nobody is doing particularly well, the miracle charters (like KIPP) seem to be doing the absolute worst.  This despite kicking out 10x as many students as the public school does.

That's not what NYC's own report says.
 
2013-08-10 09:56:18 AM

Without Fail: Actually, I believe Mr. Damon works for a living.


If there's one thing I've learned here on Fark it's that rich people didn't get rich from working and that they have enough and should give more than they do.
 
2013-08-10 12:04:19 PM
BMFPitt:


That's not what NYC's own report says.

I'll just leave this here.  http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/new-york-fails-common-core-test s -95304.html
 
2013-08-10 12:24:22 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: Of course it does. If I'm being forced to chip in for pizza, I might as well grab a slice.


My argument: If you are chipping in for pizza, you should want it to be as good as possible.
Yours: If you are chipping for health insurance you should go play in traffic.
 
2013-08-10 12:24:42 PM
BMFPitt:
Really?  The ones I see just want us to throw more money at the existing system.  Generally they talk only about the teachers, and students are an afterthought.


AHH yes, I forgot.  In Conservative world, we can fix problems without funding.  Never mind that they have been trying things that way for 30 years now with no tangible benefits.  It is time to get back to progressive education, not anymore of this erroneous idiocy foisted upon us by the conservatives.  Look, if you want our schools to perform like Massachusetts then we need to fund them like Massachusetts.  If you want them to perform like Mississippi, then you fund them like Mississippi.  We can't continue to neglect our children and expect the future will get better without any additional resources.  If the problem is teacher quality, then we need to pay teachers more.  It is a Free market solution.  We want better teachers, then we need to attract better teachers.  We don't do that by beating up on all teachers and continue to pay them less than other college graduates.  Currently, the unemployment rate for qualified teachers is around 5%.  There is not a large replacement population out there.  http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/elementary-school-teacher
 
2013-08-10 12:54:00 PM

ltr77: BMFPitt:
Really?  The ones I see just want us to throw more money at the existing system.  Generally they talk only about the teachers, and students are an afterthought.


AHH yes, I forgot.  In Conservative world, we can fix problems without funding.  Never mind that they have been trying things that way for 30 years now with no tangible benefits.  It is time to get back to progressive education, not anymore of this erroneous idiocy foisted upon us by the conservatives.  Look, if you want our schools to perform like Massachusetts then we need to fund them like Massachusetts.  If you want them to perform like Mississippi, then you fund them like Mississippi.  We can't continue to neglect our children and expect the future will get better without any additional resources.  If the problem is teacher quality, then we need to pay teachers more.  It is a Free market solution.  We want better teachers, then we need to attract better teachers.  We don't do that by beating up on all teachers and continue to pay them less than other college graduates.  Currently, the unemployment rate for qualified teachers is around 5%.  There is not a large replacement population out there.  http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/elementary-school-teacher


I've been saying this for like ever. Pay teachers 100k and see how good they get.
 
2013-08-10 01:15:38 PM
Why the fark do people think they should get to pull their money out of the public school system to send their kids somewhere else?

The money you contribute to the public school system isn't to educate YOUR children. It's to maintain an educated populace.

I don't have kids, and I'm not very likely to have them in the future. I don't get (nor do I want) a "voucher" to put towards a motorcycle.

If you can't afford your contribution to public schools AND private school for your children, then you can't afford private school for your children. Just the same as if I can't afford my contribution to public schools and a motorcycle, then I can't afford a motorcycle.

Your contribution to public schools isn't a payment for services rendered personally to your family. It's a debt owed for the upkeep of society.
 
2013-08-10 02:22:57 PM

ltr77: AHH yes, I forgot. In Conservative world, we can fix problems without funding.


Not to mention demonizing them while slashing pay and benefits will certainly make the field more attractive to enter.
 
2013-08-10 07:41:46 PM
Applaud Matt Damon for NOT subjecting his children to the government day-prison indoctrination system.
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Granted he'd probably still suggest YOU send your kids to that government shiathole....
 
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