Those same politicians even manage to keep a straight face on corporate television when they state that unions need to be stopped because they manipulate the democratic process knowing all along how many corporate entities do the exact same thing. And those politicians benefit greatly from that.
GET A DOG, LITTLE AUGIE!! YEE-HAW!!
Totally ONE SIDED view so politicians can move the money to protect the wealthy all the while deamonizing the teacher proffesion.
It goes along with much of what is wrong with American society, they care and protect very little when it comes to the value of education and culture.
Last edited by copernicus; 07-13-2012 at 01:58 PM.
Are you saying that there's no chance that any teachers or unions have any alterior motives, ever? That their only interest in any of this is the children?
If you believe that, PM me about a bridge I have for sale in Brooklyn.
I'll also read Murdoch's Sports section (NY Post), as it's usually the best paper coverage of NY sports (at least for Yankees stuff).
The brain skills you learn in art and music need to be exercised just as much when you are young as math and English. studies show that kids with exposure to art and math do better in all other subjects.
Besides that, I make my living as a graphic designer, There are many careers where and art or music background is important. for me I could have done without every math class after 6th grade tbh.
I understand where you are coming from, there are limited funds so maybe we need to cut to the core. we just disagree within what that core should be I guess.
Look, I LOVE Art and Music, more than most tbqh in my real life. I'll never be criticial of those who choose to persue an interest in art and music.
But art and music are extras to basic education, not primaries. Art and music should not come before math, reading, writing and a few other basic-life-skills every citizen requires. If you teach a child about art before you teach him about basic bookkeeping, you've done him and all of us a disservice in the name of enlightenment.
For me, it's not an either ot argument. It's a priority argument, teach X, Y and Z first, and do it right, and IF you can fit in Q afterwards, by all means, do so. But if you fail to teach X, Y and Z BECAUSE you're teachign Q, then that is a sad failure to properly prioritize.
Art and music can and should also be persued outside, above, and beyond basic public education, by parents. If parents fail, thats not on the education system either.
so I studied those so called extras, and now make a great living because of one of them.
Last edited by FF2®; 07-15-2012 at 06:55 PM.