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Old 07-15-2018, 09:06 PM
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You got it right the first time. Now over in Russia, they think we spell it wrong.

When we grew up and went to school
there were certain teachers that would
hurt the children in any way they could.

By pouring their derision
upon anything we did
and exposing every weakness
however carefully hid,...by the kid.

But in town it was well known,
when they got home at night,
their fat and psychopathic wives would thrash them
within inches of their lives.......

Ahhhhhhhhhh !i
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:17 AM
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[QUOTE=pgm554;435918]We're not supposed to get political on these threads,but this has been a an issue for a very long time.

My music related vignette is as follows:

6th grade report card day ,one of the students in my class gets ill.
I'm a patrol boy at the time ,so teacher asks me to walk him home.
He shows me his report card (basically all failing grades for most of the school year).

We move on to middle school ,and from there I don't see much of him around.

Cut to my sop****re year and I'm playing Pomp and Circumstance at SR commencement.

I see that student walking down the aisle graduating 2 years ahead of me.

A little thing called social promotion dictated that he graduate with his own age group regardless of academic performance.

There was a point in time where a high school diploma was worth something,but that has long since gone by the wayside.

And we're talking about the Leave it to Beaver era.

As for spell editors ,maybe they're broken.
Seems I can't use the term sop****re (sophom0re) without being censored.



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First, yes ... we try to keep posts/threads NON political, religious, etc ... and the reasons for that are most obvious, and especially so in today "political climate", as it were! That said though ... I agree with you cats completely! Course, this would be a whole 'nother discussion, and on a forum that supports that content. Nothing wrong with this thread so far though! Also ...

... the reason S O P H O M O R E was edited/censored in your post .. and, it's the way the software was set up/written, as David and I have nothing to do with it, nor do we always agree with it! .. is, S O P H O M O R E contains this "word" within it's spelling: ... H O M O... It's that simple! Ridiculous to edit/censor? ABSOLUTELY! But, it is just the way it is with this particular software. There ARE ways around it as you just saw me write, but that is up to the OP's discretion/choice. Carry on!

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Old 07-16-2018, 07:30 AM
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We're not supposed to get political on these threads,but this has been a an issue for a very long time.

My music related vignette is as follows:

6th grade report card day ,one of the students in my class gets ill.
I'm a patrol boy at the time ,so teacher asks me to walk him home.
He shows me his report card (basically all failing grades for most of the school year).

We move on to middle school ,and from there I don't see much of him around.

Cut to my sop****re year and I'm playing Pomp and Circumstance at SR commencement.

I see that student walking down the aisle graduating 2 years ahead of me.

A little thing called social promotion dictated that he graduate with his own age group regardless of academic performance.

There was a point in time where a high school diploma was worth something,but that has long since gone by the wayside.

And we're talking about the Leave it to Beaver era.

As for spell editors ,maybe they're broken.
Seems I can't use the term sop****re (sophom0re) without being censored.
Everyone gets a trophy.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: Old Man Rant: How hard is it to spell cymbal?

there are also the legendary AVIDAS Cymbals, caution because they are not shoes!
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:50 AM
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Loved the Einstein pic Zenstat! I guess this is not an original rant.

As for the state of education commentary...I would agree that US k-12 education as a whole is having a tough time adapting to today's world. I have taught physics and AP physics C in public schools for just shy of 30 years, and although my situation is certainly an exception, it gives me hope. I get a steady stream of truly brilliant students. They have real "work ethic" and social/political awareness, but they also come from generally stable and supportive homes...that is the KEY.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:33 AM
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Everyone gets a trophy.
Therein lies another of today's problems.......not everyone wins, not everyone gets a trophy....there are winners & losers in the world, and kids need to know this.....otherwise we end up with what we now have.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:18 PM
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Ludwig-dude has it right. As an ex-teacher, my last run-in with a principal was over 'teaching to the test'. To hell with grammar, spelling, or creating a sentence that conveys a complete thought that supports a rational point in a paragraph.

I was told more than once, that it was my responsibility as a teacher, to read into the answers students gave and to be...understanding...so the best evaluation would be reached. Needless to say, after the district warehoused all the English grammar books and then asked me to teach creationism in my science curriculum, I left teaching.

I don't want to get political and be censored so I'll leave it at that...my intentions were to only voice my personal experience and how those experiences lead to poor grammar and spelling...I feel sorry for employers who have to read resumes and applications from our students.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:29 PM
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Is now a good time to bring up how much it kills me that people can't say/spell/type out Slingerland or Ludwig?
Is it that difficult?
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:36 PM
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HBO had a documentary a few years ago about graduating high school and the principal told one of the students all you need do to graduate is to come to school .

That's it ,no homework ,no tests.

Just show up and you will graduate.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:13 PM
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Ludwig-dude has it right. As an ex-teacher, my last run-in with a principal was over 'teaching to the test'. To hell with grammar, spelling, or creating a sentence that conveys a complete thought that supports a rational point in a paragraph.

I was told more than once, that it was my responsibility as a teacher, to read into the answers students gave and to be...understanding...so the best evaluation would be reached. Needless to say, after the district warehoused all the English grammar books and then asked me to teach creationism in my science curriculum, I left teaching.

I don't want to get political and be censored so I'll leave it at that...my intentions were to only voice my personal experience and how those experiences lead to poor grammar and spelling...I feel sorry for employers who have to read resumes and applications from our students.
I wasn't trying to be political either, just tell it like it is. If that offends others, well...I'm sorry that the truth offends you but it's today's reality. Deal with it.

As far as your experience as a teacher, it's a sad thing when you are trying to do the job at hand, teaching, and you can't because the system by design won't let you. THAT is a major problem anyway you look at it. The system is broken, like many other things in the US, and desperately needs to be fixed and fixed properly. How does it help society as a whole if the education system pushes out nothing but stupid people with zero basic skills with zero common sense?

Again, not trying to be political, just stating things as they really are. Personally, I hope I'm 6 foot under by the time that generation takes over running things......my parent's generation didn't do so well at it, and my generation hasn't been any better (probably worse)......
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