“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

why don't you put on your boxing gloves, go out in the garage, and pound on the public-school teacher hanging out there for awhile?

Of course, another problem with public education is a public that badmouths teachers based on what they think they know, but don't.

1. This was a national AP article. Tenure for public school teachers doesn't exist in Texas. Oh, wait, at some point you can (theoretically) get a two-year(!) contract. Yay!

2. As a result, I've seen teachers dismissed from their positions fairly easily. Some were "bad teachers"; others were just disappeared for vague reasons no one would talk about.