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Teachers and Teachers Unions 

Teacher writing on chalk board
Often the link I share with you all has little or nothing to do with my comment. There was just something in the article as I read it that sparked a though. In this case the article is about a teacher in Ghana who is teaching the students how to use a computer. The only problem is, they have no actual computers so he's drawing the screen on the board and explaining to the students what it would lo...
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Girl, 5, suspended from school for playing with a stick | Daily Mail Online

It's a stick, not a gun, and she's five.
First off, it's a stick, not a gun. If teachers want to inform children about gun violence that's fine but I have issue with suspending a child from their school for a stick or pointing a finger and going "bang!" as these things don't actually fire bullets. I know that's surprising to discover but they aren't real firearms. "The youngster picked up the stick which she found in the school yard and ...
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Textbook Banned in Connecticut for Accurate, but Insensitive Content

Slavery was bad.
Maybe Pink Floyd should have sung "we don't need no public education, we don't need no thought control..." in order to be more accurate. Attacking public education (and make no mistake that's just what I'm doing) brings immediate backlash from people. "Do you want our kids to be stupid?!" "Sure, let the Chinese just pass us up!" "How can our kids compete?" "Teachers are underpaid!" ...
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