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(Daily Mail)   Teachers Union gets well rated and reviewed show canceled after one episode for having a factual and accurate portrayal of student life   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 72
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2014-05-04 08:20:08 AM
FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.
 
2014-05-04 08:49:06 AM

staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.


A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.
 
2014-05-04 08:53:29 AM

TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.


Yeah. And? It's May. Sweeps month.
 
2014-05-04 09:03:59 AM
Still not enough pressure to stop bad journalism.
 
2014-05-04 10:45:51 AM

TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.


Still and all, I do wonder how much good educational television the industry isn't making because it would offend someone and mean fewer sales to schools.  How about a real program on why US schools are lagging behind the rest of the world - if that showed that the teachers or the unions are to blame, it would be just as controversial.  If it showed that administrators are the problem, even more so to those who make decisions.

Just a thought...
 
2014-05-04 10:54:55 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: How about a real program on why US schools are lagging behind the rest of the world


I suspect the big problem is that parents are assuming education is completely the school's responsibility.  Parents are expecting kids to learn all sorts of non-academic stuff at school, like they were boarding schools. Come to think of it, boarding schools would be a pretty good investment by the government, and would probably save it money in the long run.
 
2014-05-04 11:32:43 AM

staplermofo: Benevolent Misanthrope: How about a real program on why US schools are lagging behind the rest of the world

I suspect the big problem is that parents are assuming education is completely the school's responsibility.  Parents are expecting kids to learn all sorts of non-academic stuff at school, like they were boarding schools. Come to think of it, boarding schools would be a pretty good investment by the government, and would probably save it money in the long run.


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Would like a word...
 
2014-05-04 11:41:19 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Would like a word...


Children benefit from a little beating and raping now and then.  I know it's out of vogue right now, but society will come back around.
 
2014-05-04 11:49:33 AM

staplermofo: Come to think of it, boarding schools would be a pretty good investment by the government, and would probably save it money in the long run.


Yeah, what we really need are more patents not raising their kids.
 
2014-05-04 12:00:02 PM

BMFPitt: Yeah, what we really need are more patents not raising their kids.


Better to let the government do a bad job than the parents.  The government screws up in reliable ways which should streamline therapy later.
 
2014-05-04 01:07:09 PM
The only "FAIL" was making the show in the first place.
 
2014-05-04 01:16:16 PM

TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.


This.

Also, AFT makes teachers look worse than any show on television.
 
2014-05-04 02:04:57 PM
Good start, Teachers Union. Now go after Honey Boo Boo.
 
2014-05-04 02:33:33 PM
Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?
 
2014-05-04 02:34:53 PM
Butt hurt liberals.
 
2014-05-04 02:35:26 PM
The greatest one on the list of Naughty Teachers is Lisa Robyn Marinelli. I know what you are thinking. She was 40 and not the hottest but damn if she wasn't the most twisted.

The 16 year old kid she banged wanted to date her daughter, so she gave him a thorough interview.

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More mothers should be this attentive to their daughters dating lives.
 
2014-05-04 02:39:42 PM
This should probably bother me, but I can't get too mad about the death of a terrible "true crime" show. Maybe the Discovery Channel will come up with an actual science show to replace it.

/ Or maybe just more trash.
// Yeah, let's go with the trash.
 
2014-05-04 02:40:49 PM
I've met Steve Dembo on several occasions. He's a great guy and my guess is he was internally fighting this and is quite happy to see it gone.
 
2014-05-04 02:41:47 PM

farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?


Well over a decade ago.

And you don't want to know what happened to the History Channel.
 
2014-05-04 02:45:20 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: The greatest one on the list of Naughty Teachers is Lisa Robyn Marinelli. I know what you are thinking. She was 40 and not the hottest but damn if she wasn't the most twisted.

The 16 year old kid she banged wanted to date her daughter, so she gave him a thorough interview.

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More mothers should be this attentive to their daughters dating lives.


She gave him a thorough intercoursing interviewing alright..
 
2014-05-04 02:47:32 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: The greatest one on the list of Naughty Teachers is Lisa Robyn Marinelli. I know what you are thinking. She was 40 and not the hottest but damn if she wasn't the most twisted.

The 16 year old kid she banged wanted to date her daughter, so she gave him a thorough interview.

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More mothers should be this attentive to their daughters dating lives.


If I had to sleep with the mothers of most of my ex's in order to date their daughter, I would never have dated most of them.


BMFPitt: And you don't want to know what happened to the History Channel.


You mean the Hitler Channel? Or this?

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2014-05-04 02:48:22 PM

farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?


Different channel.  The article says it was on Investigation Discovery.
 
2014-05-04 02:49:07 PM

BMFPitt: And you don't want to know what happened to the History Channel.


i haven't paid attention in over a decade - is it still ice road truckers and nazis?
 
2014-05-04 02:51:11 PM

farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?

Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.

Hundreds of cable / satellite channels, and they're mostly the same old lowest-common-denominator pablum these days.
 
2014-05-04 02:55:22 PM

COMALite J: farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?
Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.

Hundreds of cable / satellite channels, and they're mostly the same old lowest-common-denominator pablum these days.


TLC gave us this guy too, I find that worse than Honey Boo Boo.

blog.wfmu.org
 
2014-05-04 02:59:27 PM

Nemo's Brother: Butt hurt liberals.


I'd hope that the teachers would be smart enough to use lube.

Though we still want to protect from butt hurt.  We should supply schools and especially churches with free lube.
 
2014-05-04 03:07:39 PM

COMALite J: Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.


Don't forget Bravo. It's amazing to realize that at one time there were television executives willing to bet that there was a market for high-culture programming such as opera, ballet, and foreign cinema, and sad to recognize that it was probably inevitable those execs would be replaced by the people who brought us  America's Next Top Model.
 
2014-05-04 03:13:54 PM

BMulligan: COMALite J: Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.

Don't forget Bravo. It's amazing to realize that at one time there were television executives willing to bet that there was a market for high-culture programming such as opera, ballet, and foreign cinema, and sad to recognize that it was probably inevitable those execs would be replaced by the people who brought us  America's Next Top Model.


Bravo used to be culture...now it's just "gay culture," NTTAWWT.

I think BET has remained true to its roots though.
 
2014-05-04 03:14:18 PM

BMFPitt: staplermofo: Come to think of it, boarding schools would be a pretty good investment by the government, and would probably save it money in the long run.

Yeah, what we really need are more patents not raising their kids.


They already don't.
 
2014-05-04 03:16:26 PM
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten welcomed the cancellation, saying she hoped teachers unions could work with Discovery Communications to 'showcase the real work teachers do every day'.

The excitement is palpable.
 
2014-05-04 03:17:39 PM
What school district did Subby go to?
 
2014-05-04 03:20:52 PM

BMFPitt: staplermofo: Come to think of it, boarding schools would be a pretty good investment by the government, and would probably save it money in the long run.

Yeah, what we really need are more patents not raising their kids.


Apple, or Samsung?
 
2014-05-04 03:23:30 PM

grumpfuff: COMALite J: farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?
Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.

Hundreds of cable / satellite channels, and they're mostly the same old lowest-common-denominator pablum these days.

TLC gave us this guy too, I find that worse than Honey Boo Boo.

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The medium in Poltergeist is more believable.
 
2014-05-04 03:26:45 PM
Since we're scapegoating the most shiat-upon people in America, what's going to fill this timeslot now that teachers are biatching? will it be black guys who loot after hurricanes? atheist serial killers? transgendered sexual predators? or the old standby, muslim terrorists?

*spins wheel*
 
2014-05-04 03:33:28 PM
So... the Teachers' Society of America has killed another show, eh?  What's their problem?

http://youtu.be/DHmu2vz8z_k?t=1m7s

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2014-05-04 03:35:24 PM

staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.


And so the shakedown begins.
 
2014-05-04 03:37:08 PM

farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?


Renewed for a fourth goddam season.
 
2014-05-04 03:38:13 PM
soon to be replaced by Bad Black People, a purely factual show that even handedly presents true crime events
 
2014-05-04 03:41:35 PM

COMALite J: farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?
Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.

Hundreds of cable / satellite channels, and they're mostly the same old lowest-common-denominator pablum these days.


All you have to do is turn to any of these channels during midday and you'll see why most don't consider them to be very "educational" channels.
 
2014-05-04 03:48:15 PM
Teaching is hard enough.

I've been in high school for 19 years. You didn't even like it for four.
 
2014-05-04 03:51:57 PM

TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.


Regardless of the motives, it would probably do some good. It came out last week that the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2008 deliberately destroyed all of its prior records of molestation and sexual abuse complaints against teachers. It so happens LAUSD is having its ass sued off by attorneys representing kids who've been abused by LA teachers who have been protected by LAUSD. How many TV shows and investigative pieces were done on the Catholic Church when it was engaging in a coverup during the priest sex abuse scandals? Which, oh-so-coincidentally, happened to be the exact period when LAUSD deep-sixed all of its incriminating paperwork.
 
2014-05-04 03:54:09 PM

jjorsett: TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.

Regardless of the motives, it would probably do some good. It came out last week that the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2008 deliberately destroyed all of its prior records of molestation and sexual abuse complaints against teachers. It so happens LAUSD is having its ass sued off by attorneys representing kids who've been abused by LA teachers who have been protected by LAUSD. How many TV shows and investigative pieces were done on the Catholic Church when it was engaging in a coverup during the priest sex abuse scandals? Which, oh-so-coincidentally, happened to be the exact period when LAUSD deep-sixed all of its incriminating paperwork.


Wait, are you trying to complain about the lamestream MSM not covering something 5-6 years ago that they only just found out about a week ago?
 
2014-05-04 04:03:11 PM

heap: i haven't paid attention in over a decade - is it still ice road truckers and nazis?


Nazis would be an improvement. At least they actually existed and at least one of them MAY have believed in the occult. History channel would be in the reasonable vicinity of facts.
 
2014-05-04 04:04:23 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: heap: i haven't paid attention in over a decade - is it still ice road truckers and nazis?

Nazis would be an improvement. At least they actually existed and at least one of them MAY have believed in the occult. History channel would be in the reasonable vicinity of facts.


I'm waiting for the inevitable "Hitler was an ancient alien who worshiped Satanic Freemasons." or something.
 
2014-05-04 04:09:34 PM

TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.


DING DING!

That and it is another craptastic reenactment show.
 
2014-05-04 04:11:51 PM

grumpfuff: jjorsett: TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.

Regardless of the motives, it would probably do some good. It came out last week that the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2008 deliberately destroyed all of its prior records of molestation and sexual abuse complaints against teachers. It so happens LAUSD is having its ass sued off by attorneys representing kids who've been abused by LA teachers who have been protected by LAUSD. How many TV shows and investigative pieces were done on the Catholic Church when it was engaging in a coverup during the priest sex abuse scandals? Which, oh-so-coincidentally, happened to be the exact period when LAUSD deep-sixed all of its incriminating paperwork.

Wait, are you trying to complain about the lamestream MSM not covering something 5-6 years ago that they only just found out about a week ago?


Up to now the MSM has been pretty much AWOL on the most recent teacher sex abuse story, which has been ongoing for over a year ever since teacher Mark Berndt was discovered to have been feeding semen-laced cookies to his students. The revelation about the destroyed records only finally got out because the plaintiff's lawyers dragged it out via discovery. At least that's getting some short-term coverage. We'll see if this translates into any investigative pieces on the LAUSD orchestrating a massive coverup as in the Catholic priest scandal, or whether the media will just go back into its slumber.
 
2014-05-04 04:15:45 PM

COMALite J: farkbot42: Since when did the Discovery Channel air non-educational crap? I thought it was science, nature, and engineering shows?
Since when have any of the specialty channels (with the exception of sports and 24-hour news channels) stuck to their named specialty for long? Cartoon Network for years now has had lots of live-action shows and movies. MTV no longer does many music videos. SyFy does a lot of non-sci-fi, to the point where they even changed their name. The Learning Channel gave us "Honey Boo Boo." The History Channel gave us the "it was aliens" guy.

Hundreds of cable / satellite channels, and they're mostly the same old lowest-common-denominator pablum these days.


At least A&E had wiggle room in their names.

Arts & Entertainment. Though, I don't find it very entertaining, many people do anyway.

I'm giving at American Movie Classics a pass, even though they're showshowing Pearl Harbor today (Movie? yes. Classic? no) and have a schedule full of TV shows. At least their original TV shows might someday be considered classics.
 
2014-05-04 04:16:54 PM

jjorsett: grumpfuff: jjorsett: TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.

Regardless of the motives, it would probably do some good. It came out last week that the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2008 deliberately destroyed all of its prior records of molestation and sexual abuse complaints against teachers. It so happens LAUSD is having its ass sued off by attorneys representing kids who've been abused by LA teachers who have been protected by LAUSD. How many TV shows and investigative pieces were done on the Catholic Church when it was engaging in a coverup during the priest sex abuse scandals? Which, oh-so-coincidentally, happened to be the exact period when LAUSD deep-sixed all of its incriminating paperwork.

Wait, are you trying to complain about the lamestream MSM not covering something 5-6 years ago that they only just found out about a week ago?

Up to now the MSM has been pretty much AWOL on the most recent teacher sex abuse story, which has been ongoing for over a year ever since teacher Mark Berndt was discovered to have been feeding semen-laced cookies to his students. The revelation about the destroyed records only finally got out because the plaintiff's lawyers dragged it out via discovery. At least that's getting some short-term coverage. We'll see if this translates into any investigative pieces on the LAUSD orchestrating a massive coverup as in the Catholic priest scandal, or whether the media will just go back into its slumber.


Google of "Mark Berndt" finds articles about him by:

HuffPo
ABC
NBC
Local area papers(ie LA Times)
Daily News

And that's just page 1. FOX, CBS, and a few other local papers all show up on page 2.


Google of "LAUSD cover up" has ABC, NBC, Yahoo, some local papers, and the Daily News on page 1, with more showing up on page 2.


So...how are they not covering his story?
 
2014-05-04 04:19:00 PM

grumpfuff: jjorsett: grumpfuff: jjorsett: TuteTibiImperes: staplermofo: FTFA: Observers noted the network may have feared that a union backlash would hurt sales educational products it provides to schools.


This is a pretty good example of what makes educational television and school management so awful.  The missing preposition is a tasteful bonus.

A show about teacher sex scandals isn't so much educational as it is as ratings grab to take advantage of the lascivious tendencies of viewers.

Regardless of the motives, it would probably do some good. It came out last week that the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2008 deliberately destroyed all of its prior records of molestation and sexual abuse complaints against teachers. It so happens LAUSD is having its ass sued off by attorneys representing kids who've been abused by LA teachers who have been protected by LAUSD. How many TV shows and investigative pieces were done on the Catholic Church when it was engaging in a coverup during the priest sex abuse scandals? Which, oh-so-coincidentally, happened to be the exact period when LAUSD deep-sixed all of its incriminating paperwork.

Wait, are you trying to complain about the lamestream MSM not covering something 5-6 years ago that they only just found out about a week ago?

Up to now the MSM has been pretty much AWOL on the most recent teacher sex abuse story, which has been ongoing for over a year ever since teacher Mark Berndt was discovered to have been feeding semen-laced cookies to his students. The revelation about the destroyed records only finally got out because the plaintiff's lawyers dragged it out via discovery. At least that's getting some short-term coverage. We'll see if this translates into any investigative pieces on the LAUSD orchestrating a massive coverup as in the Catholic priest scandal, or whether the media will just go back into its slumber.

Google of "Mark Berndt" finds articles about him by:

HuffPo
ABC
NBC
Local area papers(ie LA Times)
Daily N ...


Guess he just can't get enough semen.
 
2014-05-04 04:19:33 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: How about a real program on why US schools are lagging behind the rest of the world


Like the fourth season of The Wire?
 
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