The left says we need to hire more teachers. This is a well played tactic. The argument usually prevails because the argument becomes framed as “pro-children” and “pro-education”, when advocating hiring more teachers.
However, this ignores two very important things. The first, this advocacy ignores the great potential harm teachers can do. Not all teachers are good. It is better not to have a teacher, than to have a poor teacher, especially during a child’s formative years. Poor teachers have the power to do unredeemable harm to children. They can ruin them intellectually, socially and morally. To simply say more teachers is an answer to anything is a vacant argument, and it shouldn’t be allowed to be framed in the manner it has been. This is over.
The second thing the argument ignores is that after year after year of additional funding and hiring more and more teachers, we can not say we are in any better position than before. In fact, we see, to a point, that there is no demonstrable evidence that more teachers equal a better outcome for our children. It has simply been a burden on the taxpayer and a money funnel for teacher unions.
Consider the two imbeciles, presumably with teaching degrees, and how they’ve conducted the most base of teaching responsibilities.
A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a district spokesman said Friday.
The police report alleges the teacher chose to show the child “why bullying is bad” by instructing his peers to “Hit him!” and “Hit him harder!” It also states that the second teacher intervened only after one of the children hit the boy hard on his upper back.
“Twenty-four of those kids hit him and he said that most of them hit him twice,” Amy Neely, the mother of 6-year-old Aiden, told KENS-TV. …Neely said her son is not a problem child and that this was the first she’d heard of teachers having issues with him.
The mother added — and the police report confirmed — that some of Aiden’s classroom friends told him they didn’t want to hit the boy but did so because they were afraid not to.
She said she learned about what happened to her son after a teacher who witnessed the incident and intervened went on to report it two weeks later. Linscomb said Neely filed an official oppression complaint against the teachers with the district police department earlier this week.
Linscomb said other students had perceived the boy as being a bully. That’s when the teacher went with her students to a nearby classroom and sought disciplinary advice from her colleague, he said.
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Ahh, the fruits of leftist instruction. It’s so cute when potential totalitarian tyrants are put in the classroom to instruct the most impressionable of children on how to be a totalitarian tyrant. These teachers, after all, are products of the very same educational system.
Consider this. These teachers, again, presumably have degrees in education. Clearly, they weren’t taught on how to deal with children having a problem. Instead, their minds were filled with leftist mush and taught the most corrupted way of conflict management.
My GOD!!!! Neither one of those two know how to correct a 6 year old? And they’ve been teaching other children? One of them clearly longer than the other! What sort of damage has she done to other children? What sort of learning takes place when fear of this sort is instilled in a 6 year old? What did they teach the other children when they were made to line up and punch the 6 year old?
And then we have advocates who simply state we should hire more teachers. Yes, locking our children up with potential sadistic imbeciles for hours a day, that’s a good plan, Pol Pot would be proud.
The very suggestion of hiring teachers as a stimulus plan is one of the most disgusting ideas I can conjure. These are our children and grand children. Putting them at risk and using them for political purposes is a crime against decency. They are not tools, and they are not pawns. It’s a disgusting idea to use them as such.
It is time to quit thinking of our educational considerations in terms of money spent and teachers hired. It doesn’t work, it hasn’t worked, and it works toward the detriment of this country.