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by Charles
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Education
Topic: How can teachers demonstrate their value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: How can teachers demonstrate their value?

Not sure I understood your last sentence.. The last sentence - as garbled as it was - was making two points. One, a kid won't perform that much better in a private school than he will in a "good" public school. And two, a "good" public school pretty much means a school with higher performing peers....
by Charles
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: How can teachers demonstrate their value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: How can teachers demonstrate their value?

Many teachers will tell you they don't believe in any type of evaluation. There argument was that their jobs are so unique that no fair method was ever possible. I have always felt that this a pile of you know what. Any and everyone can be (and are) evaluated no matter what the job. What the teache...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Forum
Topic: Historical Misnomers
Replies: 35
Views: 795

Re: Historical Misnomers

It may not be all that historical, but it is a little hysterical... We have Lake Forest, which never had a lake until one was dug, and still doesn't have a forest. Apple Valley has never grown an apple in it's life. The last time there were any antelopes in Antelope Valley was way before they got a...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Is alcoholism a disease or lack of will?
Replies: 13
Views: 1163

Is alcoholism a disease or lack of will?

Some people believe alcoholism is a lack of will of the person. They approach their lives like this and if they have a medical issue they do everything by the book. They refuse to believe it has anything to do with it being a disease. http://www.alcoholaddict.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/alcoholi...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: How can teachers demonstrate their value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: How can teachers demonstrate their value?

The high performing kids would be expected to go on to college level courses. The ESL kids are expected to learn English. Too many kids are pushed into the next grade level that haven't even grasped the basics of the grade they're in. That is a setup for failure for the kid, the school, and big pro...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Welcome and Board Announcements
Topic: Server errors?
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Server errors?

The logs say we've had over 1300 501s and 503s in the last 2 days. That's about a years worth, normally. Apparently page names are getting appended on links. Like instead of "...viewtopic.php", it's saying "...viewtopic.php.viewtopic.php." Has anybody been getting these? I'd like to track down what...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: The Off Topic Forum
Topic: Historical Misnomers
Replies: 35
Views: 795

Historical Misnomers

The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Breed's Hill The gunfight at the O.K. Corral was fought in an empty lot across the street and down a few doors from the corral. Pickett's Charge was actually Longstreet's assault. The Holy Roman Empire....well.... The 1969 "Soccer War" fought between Honduras ...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Most vertebrates descended from ancestor with sixth sense
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Most vertebrates descended from ancestor with sixth sense

"A study in the Oct. 11 issue of Nature Communications that caps more than 25 years of work finds that the vast majority of vertebrates – some 30,000 species of land animals (including humans) and a roughly equal number of ray-finned fishes – descended from a common ancestor that had a well-develope...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: National
Topic: Thomas Sowell: Reverse Racism
Replies: 52
Views: 510

Re: Thomas Sowell: Reverse Racism

Lets face it, the Obama Admin. is made up of racists and bigots, as well as tax cheats and people who are just plain incompetent. Obama has said in one of his comic books that he came to despise his Mother's race, and that he had a serious dislike of his Grandmother. He said he'd stand with the Mus...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: The Economy
Topic: What would YOUR "I am the 99%" sign say?
Replies: 65
Views: 997

Re: What would YOUR "I am the 99%" sign say?

Parrotpaul wrote: Here's a list from NBC.... Ten companies that make billions from the government.

When they win, you win - if you have their stocks in the mutual funds that comprise your portfolio. I don't care if some CEO makes $50M, as long as he gets that stock to grow.
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Education
Topic: How can teachers demonstrate their value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: How can teachers demonstrate their value?

oceanvue wrote:I would count apples
Or, they could be rated similarly to how a lot of other people are rated in life: By how attractive they are.
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Education
Topic: How can teachers demonstrate their value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: How can teachers demonstrate their value?

By how prepared the student is for the next step in their education.. Do they really know the subject, or are they just parroting.. (No, Paul, this is no reference to you.... ) How would a teacher who teaches a bunch of high performing kids rate compared toa teacher who teaches a bunch of ESL kids?...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself/Test
Topic: The State of Public Education
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

Re: The State of Public Education

Greetings, Is anyone else upset over the current state of affairs with our public education services in California/Orange County? I have watched my child's public education services be depleted year after year by budget cuts that show no concern for public education whatsoever. Why is nothing being...
by Charles
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: High School
Topic: Girl football player sits out game after foe threatens forfe
Replies: 19
Views: 603

Re: Girl football player sits out game after foe threatens f

Girls can play on guy teams but guys can't play on girl teams.
by Charles
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: How can teachers demonstrate their value?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

How can teachers demonstrate their value?

Here's a question for parents and all other tax payers. How can teacher's demonstrate their value? It seems that people in industry are valuable to the company they work for when they bring in revenue or increase productivity. Teachers, however, don't bring in revenue nor can they increase productiv...
by Charles
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: The Economy
Topic: Good News & Bad News
Replies: 25
Views: 459

Re: Good News & Bad News

slowyoroll wrote:No offense but the last thing I would do is post where I work on this board with all of these radicals..
This board might just be a reflection of what the "normal" guy down the street thinks but we have the keyboard equivalent of a big mouth. Who knows, I might be your next door neighbor.
by Charles
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Thomas Sowell: Reverse Racism
Replies: 52
Views: 510

Re: Thomas Sowell: Reverse Racism

Thomas Sowell's latest column is timely for a discussion that has been taking place on this forum. J. Christian Adams, a prosecutor from the Justice Dept. was prosecuting the case against the Black Panthers who intimidated voters in Philadelphia when Eric Holder dropped the case. Adams resigned in ...
by Charles
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: The Off Topic Forum
Topic: Death Pool - 2011
Replies: 232
Views: 4578

Re: Death Pool - 2011

Captain Insano wrote: Not so. John Entwistle, the Who's bassist, died in 2002. In bed, with a stripper, of a cocaine induced heart attack.
Oops, you're right.