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(CNN)   Students tease five-year-old for looking like a boy. Teacher chops off her own hair to show solidarity. "What better way to show them that you can look any way and still be true to yourself and that you can be whoever you want?"   (cnn.com) divider line
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2019-02-19 10:54:41 AM  
And that, helicopter parents, entitled parents, and parents for whom the phrase "personal responsibility" is an unfamiliar term, is how you "lead by example," especially when it comes to children in their most impressionable years.

/Also applies to politics, particularly current politics.
 
2019-02-19 11:08:28 AM  
And this is why I love teachers.  They are underpaid and underappreciated but still make sacrifices every day for the benefit of their students.  Hero tag is tardy.
 
2019-02-19 11:32:22 AM  

whatsupchuck: And this is why I love teachers.  They are underpaid and underappreciated but still make sacrifices every day for the benefit of their students.  Hero tag is tardy.


Public school teachers are probably one of the most undercompensated, and certainly one of the most professionally underapperciated professions in North America, if not the world.  The shiat they have to put up with would drive any politician completely to drink, but they not only do their job, they often go well above and beyond and even out of pocket to the point where it's practically expected of them these days, and that sucks.

And yet they keep on keepin' on because they love the kids and they love teaching.  It really does take a very particular and especially empathetic kind of person to be a good teacher.  I had a few of the really good ones growing up, and though I didn't then, I certainly now truly appreciate they impact they had on my life.
 
2019-02-19 12:55:31 PM  
Public school teachers make $150,000 a year and they only work for 4 hours a day and they get the whole summer off and they get unlimited salad bar with purchase of steak and potato in the teacher's lounge.
 
2019-02-19 01:18:19 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Public school teachers make $150,000 a year and they only work for 4 hours a day and they get the whole summer off and they get unlimited salad bar with purchase of steak and potato in the teacher's lounge.


I want my kids to go to your public schools.
 
2019-02-19 01:21:28 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Public school teachers make $150,000 a year and they only work for 4 hours a day and they get the whole summer off and they get unlimited salad bar with purchase of steak and potato in the teacher's lounge.


Don't forget their government-issued Teslas.
 
2019-02-19 01:27:31 PM  

Truck Fump: Rapmaster2000: Public school teachers make $150,000 a year and they only work for 4 hours a day and they get the whole summer off and they get unlimited salad bar with purchase of steak and potato in the teacher's lounge.

I want my kids to go to your public schools.


What about his churches? Or his institutional learning facilities?
 
2019-02-19 01:29:22 PM  
What a lovely and caring teacher. I am still in touch with my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Main. She's in her 90s and still sharp as a tack.  She's also the oldest living Rose Bowl Queen. When I was a little girl, I thought she was the prettiest lady in the world.

I read this anecdote about a teacher a few years back in Reader's Digest - The Whisper Test.  I got dust in my eyes reading it.
 
2019-02-19 01:31:30 PM  

McGrits: Truck Fump: Rapmaster2000: Public school teachers make $150,000 a year and they only work for 4 hours a day and they get the whole summer off and they get unlimited salad bar with purchase of steak and potato in the teacher's lounge.

I want my kids to go to your public schools.

What about his churches? Or his institutional learning facilities?


Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?
 
2019-02-19 02:16:20 PM  
Dusty in here...
 
2019-02-19 02:17:09 PM  
it's awfully damn misty in here today
 
2019-02-19 04:27:56 PM  
As a kid whose mother gave her a pixie cut in kindergarten... I sympathize for the kid. I got teased, too. Kids can be evil little farks.
 
2019-02-19 06:08:04 PM  

bobug: As a kid whose mother gave her a pixie cut in kindergarten... I sympathize for the kid. I got teased, too. Kids can be evil little farks.


Better than being a boy who's mother makes him grow his hair long. They've been known to turn into serial killers.
 
2019-02-19 06:14:30 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: bobug: As a kid whose mother gave her a pixie cut in kindergarten... I sympathize for the kid. I got teased, too. Kids can be evil little farks.

Better than being a boy who's mother makes him grow his hair long. They've been known to turn into serial killers.


It's true. We may never know how many lives were claimed by the Hanson trio.

It still counts if Mmm-Bop made their victims want to stab themselves to death, right? I think that counts.
 
2019-02-19 09:23:16 PM  

Psychopusher: whatsupchuck: And this is why I love teachers.  They are underpaid and underappreciated but still make sacrifices every day for the benefit of their students.  Hero tag is tardy.

Public school teachers are probably one of the most undercompensated, and certainly one of the most professionally underapperciated professions in North America, if not the world.  The shiat they have to put up with would drive any politician completely to drink, but they not only do their job, they often go well above and beyond and even out of pocket to the point where it's practically expected of them these days, and that sucks.

And yet they keep on keepin' on because they love the kids and they love teaching.  It really does take a very particular and especially empathetic kind of person to be a good teacher.  I had a few of the really good ones growing up, and though I didn't then, I certainly now truly appreciate they impact they had on my life.


Try being a museum registrar in an obscure small town museum with no budget and below-minimal staff, and being paid less than teachers. And constantly dealing with people above you who do not understand why you are constantly pointing out issues that are actively damaging the artifacts and creating health problems for employees and visitors. And constantly dealing with local trouble makers who worship Reies Tijerina and resent that some random fat pale Polack is in charge of preserving their artifacts, while outright saying to your face "this isn't your history, why are you here" and "this isn't your history, what gives you the right to interpret it".
 
2019-02-20 09:01:13 AM  
Could've used a teacher like her when I was in first grade and got a pixie cut. This being the mid-90s it was actually pretty fashionable, but kids are jerks...It led to years of being picked on, until I finally gave in and started growing my hair out in sixth grade. I cut it again sophomore year of high school and it's pretty much been short since then. I just can't stand having all that hair in the way.
 
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