You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

My AP Psychology teacher had my class watch [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Education Donate to DU
Duct Tape Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:31 PM
Original message
My AP Psychology teacher had my class watch
Advertisements [?]
a Jon Stossel special on education reform. I had to sit through thirty-nine minutes of the usual criticisms of teachers, teacher unions, and public schools. The video absolutely ruined my day but what's worse is that I'm afraid some of my classmates have fallen for Stossel's crap. I'm making sure that my friends know the truth but I won't be able to reach my other classmates. I suppose showing such videos would be alright if my teacher followed it up with a discussion about the realities of charter schools, but he only made a few short comments.

I won't write a long piece about why the special was wrong, because I know that many intelligent people on here have already taken the time to expose the charter school b.s., but I must point out that I find it quite sad that one of our most basic rights is being challenged so openly. This isn't a case of fighting to achieve a universal right, e.g. a single-payer healthcare system, but a case of having to protect a right that we've had for a long time now. I encourage those who are on the fence to really consider the ramifications of these currently popular reforms. Do you really understand what America would be like without a strong public education system?

To the teachers on this forum, I'd like to say thanks for all the hard work you do. I am aware of how hard it is to be a teacher and I want you to know that you have a friend and supporter in this high school student.
Refresh | +17 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Education Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC