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(Yahoo)   South Dakota's solution for lack of educational funding? Squid Games: Teachers Edition   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-12-12 11:32:42 AM  
"With everything that has gone on for the last couple of years with teachers and everything, we thought it was an awesome group thing to do for the teachers," Ryan Knudson, Director of Business Development and Marketing for CU Mortgage Direct

Ryan, has anyone ever punched you in the face?
 
2021-12-12 11:37:40 AM  
They really don't see how embarrassing this is for them, do they?
 
2021-12-12 11:47:01 AM  
Sounds like making it rain in a strip club but with struggling teachers instead of single moms
 
2021-12-12 11:47:04 AM  
This is where we are as a nation. Teachers don't have funding for pencils, so they have to humiliate themselves by scrambling for crumbs to entertain a jeering crowd.

3 cheers for American exceptionalism.
 
2021-12-12 11:47:43 AM  

Exluddite: They really don't see how embarrassing this is for them, do they?


The embarrassment is the point. See, teachers aren't human. We're machines who are only present to please the consumer/customer and to push the party line. We don't have families or feelings or wants. Nope. Just machines. And for those who don't fit the mold, the system pressures, pushes, and pulls you until you either wear down and decide to conform because it's easier or you leave, creating a void that they can fill with a new teacher who doesn't know any better. 

It's the perfect system.
 
2021-12-12 11:54:42 AM  
I was at the game last night. My friends and I were shocked this was actually happening. I'm so embarrassed for my state.

And yes, my friends and I said they might as well make them do it in a tub of Astroglide to make it official
 
2021-12-12 12:26:43 PM  

tudorgurl: Exluddite: They really don't see how embarrassing this is for them, do they?

The embarrassment is the point. See, teachers aren't human. We're machines who are only present to please the consumer/customer and to push the party line. We don't have families or feelings or wants. Nope. Just machines. And for those who don't fit the mold, the system pressures, pushes, and pulls you until you either wear down and decide to conform because it's easier or you leave, creating a void that they can fill with a new teacher who doesn't know any better. 

It's the perfect system.


I hope there is some serious backlash from this stunt. There is just so much wrong with it.
 
2021-12-12 12:41:34 PM  

Exluddite: tudorgurl: Exluddite: They really don't see how embarrassing this is for them, do they?

The embarrassment is the point. See, teachers aren't human. We're machines who are only present to please the consumer/customer and to push the party line. We don't have families or feelings or wants. Nope. Just machines. And for those who don't fit the mold, the system pressures, pushes, and pulls you until you either wear down and decide to conform because it's easier or you leave, creating a void that they can fill with a new teacher who doesn't know any better. 

It's the perfect system.

I hope there is some serious backlash from this stunt. There is just so much wrong with it.


I doubt it. The public loves to watch us grovel.
 
2021-12-12 2:46:52 PM  
At leaat now we know which teachers sold the most magazine subscriptions and wrapping paper sets.
 
2021-12-12 4:36:17 PM  

Exluddite: tudorgurl: Exluddite: They really don't see how embarrassing this is for them, do they?

The embarrassment is the point. See, teachers aren't human. We're machines who are only present to please the consumer/customer and to push the party line. We don't have families or feelings or wants. Nope. Just machines. And for those who don't fit the mold, the system pressures, pushes, and pulls you until you either wear down and decide to conform because it's easier or you leave, creating a void that they can fill with a new teacher who doesn't know any better. 

It's the perfect system.

I hope there is some serious backlash from this stunt. There is just so much wrong with it.


Nope SODAK don't care. Not that many years ago they cut pay and refused raises and watched their teachers disappear. They complained about it but it killed them to consider raising wages.
 
2021-12-12 5:27:37 PM  
The money, meant to go toward either their classroom or school, was donated by CU Mortgage Direct.

fark "CUM Direct."
 
2021-12-12 5:29:47 PM  
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2021-12-12 5:30:56 PM  
JFC. This country is doomed
 
2021-12-12 5:32:46 PM  
That's the dumbest thing I've read today.  South Dakota should be ashamed.
 
2021-12-12 5:32:54 PM  
It would be nice to see a bunch of generals do that for a new tank. That is so messed up and I bet they will be shocked when more teachers and young people leave the state.
 
JFC
2021-12-12 5:33:02 PM  

RoboZombie: JFC. This country is doomed


I appreciate the heads up.
 
2021-12-12 5:33:25 PM  
As a career public school educator in a much better state, this is still frightening as hell. Goddamn Republican pieces of filth.
 
2021-12-12 5:33:29 PM  
Jesus Christ that is horrible.
 
2021-12-12 5:34:47 PM  
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2021-12-12 5:34:48 PM  

tudorgurl: Exluddite: They really don't see how embarrassing this is for them, do they?

The embarrassment is the point. See, teachers aren't human. We're machines who are only present to please the consumer/customer and to push the party line. We don't have families or feelings or wants. Nope. Just machines. And for those who don't fit the mold, the system pressures, pushes, and pulls you until you either wear down and decide to conform because it's easier or you leave, creating a void that they can fill with a new teacher who doesn't know any better. 

It's the perfect system.


Yeah. In the classic book Class by Paul Fussell, he had a great examination about how teachers are considered the servants of everybody, even servants and the unemployed. Profesors, he notes, are fancy servants. If they don't want to be treated like teachers, professors raise their status by calling themselves "educators" which is a trick invented by the Ivy League schools. But the USA has a long history of treating even Educators as babysitters and not much else. In research on American education, the idea of a school is usually just pump and dump: lecture and hope the students memorize; therefore teaching is considered low-effort labour.
 
2021-12-12 5:35:28 PM  
Why does the article act like this isn't really farking sad?
 
2021-12-12 5:36:09 PM  
 
2021-12-12 5:36:34 PM  
This is so pathetic and sad. First thing I thought of was The Money Tree that was on some game show (couldn't find the vid). So here is the embarrasing Money Booth.

Harry's Money Booth!
Youtube AMrNKuZeHHQ
 
2021-12-12 5:37:11 PM  
And if teachers were to get second jobs as actual strippers they'd be fired.

*shakes head, walks off*
 
2021-12-12 5:37:37 PM  
Can 1 or 2 mid/upper management and the teacher salary funding problem would be solved.
 
2021-12-12 5:38:28 PM  
"Sorry kids, but since your teacher is so fat and slow, we don't have funds for heating this winter. Just FYI. LOL!"
 
2021-12-12 5:39:50 PM  
Teaching should be an honorable profession.  We pay bad, we treat them bad and those parents treat them like shiat.  I always tell teachers "thank you" and I'm just a crazyuncle that has no kids.  When low life mofos like me do a better job showing respect to teachers than actual parents........shiat America is farked up big time.  I hope any farkers who saw this BS in real time, took a chance to tell the assholes in charge that this is bullshiat.
 
2021-12-12 5:40:05 PM  
Is this a deleted Idiocracy scene?
 
2021-12-12 5:43:19 PM  
I feel like we should just consolidate things down to one Dakota.
 
2021-12-12 5:45:05 PM  

Peki: And if teachers were to get second jobs as actual strippers they'd be fired.

*shakes head, walks off*


All the smart teachers know you can make way more through OnlyFans.
 
2021-12-12 5:48:00 PM  
Sigh. Im glad mrs.4335 is teaching not for the paycheck, but because she wants to, and there was an offer for an emergency cert plus (NDA). Why? Because she takes her paycheck and reinvests an amount i do not know into her classroom. She asked me last night if i wanted her to look through receipts to see how much she has spent. I said no. Why? Schools, especially in rural areas, are not funded enough. Special ed even more so.

I picture it as 'i have more than enough to live on, lets pay some of that forward to kids who need it.'
 
2021-12-12 5:49:23 PM  
That is farking insulting.  At least make the children do it.
 
2021-12-12 5:49:32 PM  
The words "shool funding" and "marketing" should never be used together.
 
2021-12-12 5:49:52 PM  
Demeaning yourself to serve others better is... well it is what it is.

This is not teachers letting pies be thrown at them to raise money for charity, This is a 3rd party, for entertainment, demeaning teachers to get money to serve the basic needs of students.

I can hear it now in SD. "You all libs are just too damn sensitive today and cannot take a joke or have fun." But the only response is, " dude, this is not funny, or fun. We just want you all to fully fund teachers. If after you do that you wanna do a laughalympics for a pizza party then ok."
 
2021-12-12 5:50:41 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I feel like we should just consolidate things down to one Dakota.


They purposely made it 2 so conservatives would have more say in the Senate
 
2021-12-12 5:54:11 PM  
Is the state going to tax their "winnings"?
 
2021-12-12 5:54:28 PM  
The teachers of that state need to walk out.
 
2021-12-12 5:56:59 PM  
Was this the entire staff of the school? What happens if someone refuses? Do they get fired or is it the usual stalking/death threats to get them to resign?
 
2021-12-12 5:57:33 PM  
. . . wait, can we distribute FEMA money in Kentucky this way?
 
2021-12-12 5:58:34 PM  
I do believe there is something amiss when you use the Murica tag, and then make a South Korean reference in the headline.

I get it, it's current.  It's a fitting reference.  But it's still bad form.
 
2021-12-12 5:58:52 PM  
Bet:  South Dakota rule they can't be vaccinated to participate (clearly maskless).
 
2021-12-12 6:01:04 PM  
This is the hardest time I have ever had trying to figure out if something was satire. Or maybe I just really hoped it was.
 
2021-12-12 6:01:10 PM  
"With everything that has gone on for the last couple of years with teachers and everything, we thought it was an awesome group thing to do for the teachers," Ryan Knudson, Director of Business Development and Marketing for CU Mortgage Direct, said. "The teachers in this area, and any teacher, they deserve whatever the heck they get."

There is a profound disconnect here.  Money could be donated directly but instead it must be tied to humiliation.
 
2021-12-12 6:02:18 PM  

durbnpoisn: I do believe there is something amiss when you use the Murica tag, and then make a South Korean reference in the headline.

I get it, it's current.  It's a fitting reference.  But it's still bad form.


Why?

Would a Hunger Games reference instead have made you feel better?

Murica is a state of mind.  Currently that state of mind is not only obsessed with a nihilistic South Korean show, but is itself nihilistic.
 
2021-12-12 6:02:54 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I feel like we should just consolidate things down to one Dakota.


One giant consolidation of suck?  Interesting.

Now's probably not the time to remind America we only have two Dakotas because the republicans were gerrymandering congress, is it?
 
2021-12-12 6:04:03 PM  
So what I'm hearing is next time CEO ask for bailouts...
 
2021-12-12 6:04:38 PM  
Plus no paper shopping bags for the money? They had to stuff the money down their shirts?

Classy as fark there, guys.
 
2021-12-12 6:04:48 PM  
I actually think we should rescind both Dakotas state status and make them a territory again
 
2021-12-12 6:05:32 PM  

pacified: I actually think we should rescind both Dakotas state status and make them a territory again


As an option, maybe we just hand it back to the tribes?
 
2021-12-12 6:06:32 PM  

rohar: Mad_Radhu: I feel like we should just consolidate things down to one Dakota.

One giant consolidation of suck?  Interesting.

Now's probably not the time to remind America we only have two Dakotas because the republicans were gerrymandering congress, is it?


Back then Republicans were the progressive party that freed the slaves and reigned in the abuses of capitalism, so it seemed a good idea at the time.
 
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