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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2013, 02:06 AM

2. It Depends

In the fifties many schools had discipline strong enough that students did their homework when a teacher was working with another student. Between home and school kids knew they better behave or else. This allowed the teacher to teach more and babysit less. Today many classrooms are full of high maintenance students and if a couple are regular trouble makers much of a teachers lessons for the day could be ruined for all.
We also did not have complex issues like guns showing up in school,students very behind because they live in shelters,language issues,pressures from higher authority that fret over test scores and not students learning. In some schools unusual text books are showing up with rather twisted history or the elimination of many topics of science. This sort of facts vs fiction could start a heated discussion between students and or teacher making the teachers job more of a referee then an educator.

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