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Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

I don't join the comments section much, but I gotta say, I rarely get so many people saying I got it right. I know people will be all over me in the next post no matter what it is, but I'm going to enjoy this brief moment of positive vibes while it's here.

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by David Safier on 05/17/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Cessna Needs a Home

Why so negative about pit bulls? They are not a social problem at all! Their a loving dog and very loyal to the family.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Miles Perry on 05/17/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “If You Think the TUSD Board Election Was a Knock-down, Drag-out Fight, Take a Look at L.A.

It's unclear whether Safier is trying to imply that the struggles over the TUSD Board were cast in the same mold ("privatization," or public district / union vs. charter) in which he says the L.A. struggles are cast. If he is implying that, he is wrong. Neither "faction" / coalition in the TUSD Board battles was pro-Charter, pro-privatization.

There are in fact many different kinds of "education wars" going on both locally and nationally. When it comes to figuring out what's going on or how to vote at the local level, it comes down to understanding the details of the business -- and the conditions in the schools -- in the districts in question. Some public districts are well managed. Others are not. This whole "privatization" narrative has the effect in some cases of throwing a cloak over instances of mismanagement by lumping all public districts in with the "good guys" in their fight against the "villainous privatizers." That's a unique form of B.S. that has developed in our contemporary education media scene that voters would be well advised to develop a way of detecting. If they don't, they may in many cases waste their votes on poor "leaders" who will, in office, do more to undermine the cause of public education than to support it, in spite of what they say during their campaigns.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Caveat Emptor on 05/17/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

You are correct and the world is wrong. Again. Or sometimes.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by gcb1 on 05/17/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Don't 'Toilet' in Front of Mailbox!

Not in my front yard! That's the Tucson we have been forced to know and love. I am introducing Doggie Diapers next month that I want the City to purchase with their sales tax increase. What a load.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dog's Best Friend on 05/17/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Everything Homebrew

The email is incorrect. It should be support@everythinghomebrew.com

Posted by Josh Ratliff on 05/17/2017 at 12:35 PM

Please remove this event is has been canceled!

Posted by Tucson Capoeira on 05/17/2017 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Don't 'Toilet' in Front of Mailbox!

What a poop nazi...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by danehick sux on 05/17/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

I want my surgeons to have real world experience, what's with all of this schooling and expensive training? Why, my uncle could gut a fish in 30 second flat, filleted and ready for the grill. He'd a made a fine surgeon without all that fancy book lernin.

18 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Indivisible on 05/17/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

Don't worry about the colleges. They will accept anybody with the ability to pay, especially if they pay with tax dollars. They have been accepting TUSD students that couldn't read or write for years.

4 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Betty Lou on 05/17/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

As someone who was convinced that Trump was conspiring with Russians last Augustand talking about itI can relate to the slightly embarrassing position of calling everyone else wrong, and that nagging feeling of self doubt. But the operative word in graf one is "any" and your reading is certainly correct. The other reporting deserves a correction.

The net effect is that Arizona has decided to conduct an uncontrolled experiment in using trainers as teachers. Unfortunately, this may not prepare students for future learning. You only need to ask yourself how many terrible corporate trainers have wasted your time to know this is a risky plan. Or just count how many were good. That's a lot quicker.

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 05/17/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

It amuses me immensely to think that some people think they can just walk in off the street and start teaching. These new "certified" teachers are in for a very, very, very rude awakening.

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Robert Davis on 05/17/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

You are completely right. The relevant sentence in the bill is "...meets ANY of the following requirements:"

In the course of earning an undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I was subjected to far too many professors and teaching assistants who had no idea how to teach, so I had to teach myself. At the university level, instructors don't need any teaching credentials other than a bachelor's degree. That's bad enough, don't subject early learners to such a low standard!

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by G on 05/17/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Danehy

Why does anyone feed the troll, CW13? Why, although he hates Danehy, does he read him like his religion requires it?

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Vietnam Vet on 05/17/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

What is going to happen when schools lose their accreditation and no Arizona high school graduates will be admitted to college? Does the governor even know anything about this small roadblock? Apparently not.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Vietnam Vet on 05/17/2017 at 8:06 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

you are spot on. the relevant word is "or."
What's deeply disturbing to me is that there is no regard for the the fact that teachers need to be skilled in education, not only their subject matter expertise.

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Sherrie Posternak on 05/17/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

Anything that breaks the stranglehold of the union/educational establishment and associated group think can't be too bad. From what I've seen an educational degree doesn't do much to make you a better teacher than other relevant life experience and/or education.
I wonder what the criteria are for firing them (or any teacher) if they're found to be incompetent?

5 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 05/17/2017 at 6:12 AM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

It's a common sense law. That in itself explains why libby Safier is against it.

We need teachers with real world experience, not professional teachers. This is especially true at the high school level.

5 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by Bob V on 05/17/2017 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Cessna Needs a Home

LIKE them myself but she is a pit bull....Causes social issues at the least..

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jerry Kelly on 05/16/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Best Auto Repair

What location is the best? According to Yelp many horror stories.

Posted by driver on 05/16/2017 at 7:27 PM

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