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CHICAGO TRIBUNE – I THINK I KNOW WHY YOU HATE TEACHERS | Teachers Fight Back

CHICAGO TRIBUNE – I THINK I KNOW WHY YOU HATE TEACHERS | Teachers Fight Back:

CHICAGO TRIBUNE – I THINK I KNOW WHY YOU HATE TEACHERS

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The headline and follow-up story  in today’s Chicago Tribune was about teachers who had abused kids and somehow were not in jail.
The lead editorial was about the state committee that is working on teacher pensions.  Some of what the committee has been thinking about was revealed during the last few days. The committee’s work isn’t over and their proposal may be changing, but the Tribune is already screaming, “it doesn’t go far enough, it caters to the unions, it won’t solve the problem”, and on and on.
I always thought the excessive teacher bashing by the Tribune was because of its anti-union, anti-public worker, pro- corporate, anti Democratic Party, and  blatant support of big business and moneyed interests. I was wrong.
I have now concluded that all the editorial board members of the Chicago Tribune were people who had some terribly traumatic experience with teachers when they were in school. One board member was probably denied a washroom break by a teacher when they were in 2nd grade, resulting in a terribly embarrassing trauma.  One board member probably had their 7th grade science fair project awarded only a C grade even after they spent 

Back to school, but without books and basics in Mississippi | Hechinger Report

Back to school, but without books and basics in Mississippi | Hechinger Report:

Back to school, but without books and basics in Mississippi

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RICHTON, Miss. — When Superintendent Noal Cochran had an open teaching position in this quiet town, he looked for applicants at the bottom of the salary ladder—those with as little experience as possible. When he needed a new football coach, he wanted a rookie “straight out of college” who would accept a smaller stipend.
And when he needed new textbooks, he chose history over physics or chemistry—subjects less likely to need updating.
“When you’re trying to survive and make payroll, you really don’t worry about textbooks,” Cochran said of his district, which serves about 700 students and has been underfunded by a total of $5 million since 2011, according to The Parents’ Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy group that supports public schools.
Noal Cochran, superintendent of the Richton School District, says more funding would help him upgrade his schools, which were built with materials containing asbestos during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. (Photo: Jackie Mader)
Noal Cochran, superintendent of the Richton School District, says more funding would help him upgrade his schools, which were built with materials containing asbestos during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. (Photo: Jackie Mader
Cochran detailed his penny-pinching priorities for this small community east of Hattiesburg on a recent morning in front of the elementary school, where exposed pipes and electrical wires snake along ceilings. The school compound is mix of dilapidated brick buildings and aluminum trailers next to a field of rusty playground equipment.
With school underway throughout the state, superintendents like Cochran have few options for meeting their districts’ many needs, from classroom supplies to coaches. Since 1997, Mississippi has only fully funded its school 

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