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4 days ago  
My mom taught me to read.
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.


Mine did, too. Then again, she was an English teacher, so the headline works for me, at least.

/ try going to the same school your mother teaches at
// and yes, I ended the above sentence with a preposition
/// off to dangle some participles
 
4 days ago  
Yeah, I can't read. I only know enough to know the headline and complete this sentence. Other than that, completely illiterate. Really, not a stitch.
 
4 days ago  
I learned reading and typing from an Apple IIc and ran into trouble when they tried to teach me to write with cedar pencils I'm allergic to. Oh, he aces his tests but doesn't do his homework. His writing is shiat but he's reading Foster while the curriculum is child approved. He's not multiplying the way we tell him to. (I later found my grasp of mathematics was more in line with ancient Egyptian than what they were teaching)
 
4 days ago  
If you have a deep and abiding contempt for societal structure and the American economic class system that compels you to live on the fringes of capitalism participating infrequently while using aerosols in a manner inconsistent with their labelling then thank the public education system.
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.


Mine too (but mainly Dad, and most of it by example). But probably not out of altruism. "A reading child is a quiet child."
 
4 days ago  
Thank you, Joe P Meyer, my high school physics teacher, who convinced me to swing for the fences.
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.


Your mom taught me a lot more than that.
 
4 days ago  

Winterlight: GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.

Mine did, too. Then again, she was an English teacher, so the headline works for me, at least.

/ try going to the same school your mother teaches at
// and yes, I ended the above sentence with a preposition
/// off to dangle some participles


Same here. Mom was a 4th grade teacher. First day of 1st grade I looked around the classroom and said the hell with this, walked down to my mom's classroom. She scolded me like I was just another student, walked me back to mine. She said I didn't speak to her for a week.

/teacher
//SW fan
///a good day
 
4 days ago  
And if you need a larger font, thank HTML.
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.


I'm ashamed to admit what your mom taught me
 
4 days ago  
Sure, we can read the headline, but not the article. This is still Fark.
 
4 days ago  
I've lost all respect for teachers. Here in Portland they are such coward. Private schools have been in class for a long time. Public school teachers who don't want to work at school with kids can fark off.
You suck!
Fark you again!
Do your job!
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.


Same -- schools in our area were perfectly OK and it seemed like everyone came out with appropriate reading skills, but having a parent or other out-of-school person who encourages kids to read well ahead of 'schedule' is a huge help and a big advantage in the classroom.
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.


My father taught me. I was an english kid in a french school in Quebec during the 70s. I was basically ignored, except when it was fight the english kid at recess time.
 
4 days ago  

Hey Nurse!: GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.

I'm ashamed to admit what your mom taught me


I have no such shame. It was a very educational class.

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4 days ago  
I just want to take a moment to thank my 6th grade English teacher for making me read Homer's "Odyssey." And also my 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English teachers for the same thing. Time well spent.
 
4 days ago  
I actually learned to read at four from my Nana who read me so, so, so many books. I just picked it up, I started to recognize smaller words and started sounding out bigger words and the next thing I knew I was reading on my own.

I did like most of my teachers though, and I liked school too. I have educators in my family so I know how hard they work and how much they spend out of pocket to help their students thrive.
 
4 days ago  

BobCumbers: I've lost all respect for teachers.


Most MAGA have. It's a pretty American mindset to disrespect and undervalue education, which explains Q-pidity.
 
4 days ago  
And though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall


Love that line so much that I married a teacher.
 
4 days ago  
Thank a teacher? For what? For pouring their derision upon anything we did and exposing every weakness, however carefully hidden by the kids?
 
4 days ago  
Wayne's World - Oscar Clip
Youtube et0bdMeSvjE
 
4 days ago  
I've mentioned this before: our daughter is a teacher in inner-city schools. With our (her parents) heritage in suburbs and "nice" urban neighborhoods we were not ready for the daily horror show that is an inner-city school. Poverty on this order has its own baggage train (impedimenta) of other problems.  There is a check list of trauma that cause lingering to life-long problems in a child. If the child has multiple of these the outlook is bleak. If the child has almost all of them, a humane teacher becomes like a WW1 triage nurse. If most of your children are similarly afflicted even if you're strong, you're probably playing in Injury Time. There's only so much callus your spirit can acquire. Then, when society's hate mongers turn you into whipping post ...

I could try to list the harrowing trauma, but then you might imagine that I'd exhausted them. Or worse, exaggerated them.
 
4 days ago  
I learned to read before I ever met a teacher. Who is waiting until school to learn to read? Doesn't seem like a good move.
 
4 days ago  

ChrisDe: GRCooper: My mom taught me to read.

Your mom taught me a lot more than that.


Giggity!  Wait, wut?
 
4 days ago  

yakmans_dad: I've mentioned this before: our daughter is a teacher in inner-city schools. With our (her parents) heritage in suburbs and "nice" urban neighborhoods we were not ready for the daily horror show that is an inner-city school. Poverty on this order has its own baggage train (impedimenta) of other problems.  There is a check list of trauma that cause lingering to life-long problems in a child. If the child has multiple of these the outlook is bleak. If the child has almost all of them, a humane teacher becomes like a WW1 triage nurse. If most of your children are similarly afflicted even if you're strong, you're probably playing in Injury Time. There's only so much callus your spirit can acquire. Then, when society's hate mongers turn you into whipping post ...

I could try to list the harrowing trauma, but then you might imagine that I'd exhausted them. Or worse, exaggerated them.


I can't imagine a job that would scare me more. Hat's off to her.
 
4 days ago  
To everyone saying their mom taught them to read: don't worry, I've already thanked your mom's.
 
4 days ago  
No one taught me. I learned to read by myself through trial and error.
 
4 days ago  
I taught myself how to read. Aesops fables every night. I could read before I could walk well. I still can't manage talking well.
 
4 days ago  
If you can read it in English, thank a soldier.
 
4 days ago  

Fonaibung: BobCumbers: I've lost all respect for teachers.

Most MAGA have. It's a pretty American mindset to disrespect and undervalue education, which explains Q-pidity.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​c​le-9539721/Youll-never-white-Racist-bl​ack-teacher-berates-Latino-cop-calls-m​urderer.html#comments
 
4 days ago  
I can't say for sure who taught me to read, it seemed to just come to me but we were a reading family so my parents and older brothers were great examples and probably taught me in an informal way. I had some good teachers who advanced my reading experience and some who allowed me to go way above my grade level so I was always challenged.

The good teachers far outweighed the bad, and I had a few exceptional ones on top of that.
 
4 days ago  
I appreciate some of my teachers
Van Halen - Hot For Teacher (Official Music Video)
Youtube 6M4_Ommfvv0
 
4 days ago  
9 out of 10 of my teachers were worthless. That's a 99% suckage rate.
 
4 days ago  
There was a teacher strike the year I started first grade.  I learned to read from Sesame Street.
 
4 days ago  

aseras: I taught myself how to read. Aesops fables every night. I could read before I could walk well. I still can't manage talking well.


I was in the hospital for a month when I was 4; an older kid in the same hospital ward taught me to read a little. When I got released and had to spend 6 months bedridden at home, I was able to pick the rest of it up on my own. This was in the old timey days when kids' shows were only on Saturday mornings.


I had some great teachers through the years. Much respect for them, it isn't a job I could do.
 
4 days ago  
Thank you teachers!

Just don't ask for any more money.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

BobCumbers: Fonaibung: BobCumbers: I've lost all respect for teachers.

Most MAGA have. It's a pretty American mindset to disrespect and undervalue education, which explains Q-pidity.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-9539721/Youll-never-white-Racist-bl​ack-teacher-berates-Latino-cop-calls-m​urderer.html#comments


Posting Daily Mail AND smarting your own post?
 
4 days ago  
And ask that teacher what you're doing on FARK
 
4 days ago  
RAISE THEIR PAY.
 
4 days ago  
Hmm. Mr and Mrs. Goldfus, Ms. Day..Mrs. Hemme, Mrs. Smith who went out of her way to find me books for English class that I hadn't read. She introduced me to Arthurain legend, and Ayn Rand among many authors my contemporaries never would/will read.
 
3 days ago  

Fonaibung: BobCumbers: Fonaibung: BobCumbers: I've lost all respect for teachers.

Most MAGA have. It's a pretty American mindset to disrespect and undervalue education, which explains Q-pidity.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic​le-9539721/Youll-never-white-Racist-bl​ack-teacher-berates-Latino-cop-calls-m​urderer.html#comments

Posting Daily Mail AND smarting your own post?


That was a wonderful teacher berating the police office. I'd guess she is a Public school teach who is afraid to go back to work. Any luck at all and her name will get out and she will be fired.
 
3 days ago  

BobCumbers: I've lost all respect for teachers. Here in Portland they are such coward. Private schools have been in class for a long time. Public school teachers who don't want to work at school with kids can fark off.
You suck!
Fark you again!
Do your job!


Too bad it sucks so bad where you live. I blame the citizens.
 
3 days ago  

Current Resident: [Fark user image 850x550]


I know plenty of teachers who get paid very well and get all those sweet summers and winters and spring vacation off.
I think it all depends on the School district.
 
3 days ago  
I know people in the $60 to $80k range.

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3 days ago  
While I appreciate a number of my teachers and things they taught me over the years. Reading wasn't one of them. Mom had me reading before I hit kindergarten. By second grade any interesting book being read to us in class I'd get from the library and finish. Waiting for the in class reading session would take far too long.
 
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