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Old 10-06-2012, 14:49   #80
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Originally Posted by devildog2067 View Post
Imagine if the narrative of the Chicago Public School teachers' strike had been "Give us the 17% raise we asked for, and we'll double the number of kids graduating high school reading at their grade level" or "we'll cut the dropout rate by 50%."

Imagine a real negotiation, instead of a bunch of people demanding more just because "they deserve it."
Not possible. You cannot teach those unable or unwilling to learn no matter how much money you spend.

First, teachers need to dress in a professional way for professional pay.

Second, we need to turn the tables; make a public education a privilege not an obligation.

Test out the kids early on and send those with low aptitude to trade school.

Anyone with a bad attitude gets banned from school completely to prevent disruptions in the classroom.

The age of reason is 7 not 18.
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