quote: Blame the teachers all you want...
quote: None of the teachers wanted them
quote: I don't think the OP was referring to the teachers at all.
quote: I call BS on this one. ALL of the teachers didn't want a new laptop, right...
quote: Teachers are underpaid. Plain and simple.
quote: It is a pay problem, from the start...here's why:
quote: That's what teaching, heck. capitalism is supposed to be like. Value. NOT profit ("whatever they are willing to accept" = profit for the employer, not value for the employee).
quote: What do you think fair pay for a teacher would be?
quote: It's absolutely mind-boggling that anyone thinks that teacher pay is OK, and/or that we don't have massive education problems stemming from piss-poor teachers. Our kids graduating high school have abysmally-low skill sets
quote: Done with this "discussion" - anyone and everyone trying to assert anything different than what I've stated is clearly a prime example of the education problem themselves.
quote: They just didn't want to give up their right to bargain as a group.
quote: Middle-aged schools are tore down and replaced with far more expensive campuses, but often appear to be built with cheaper materials and standards. School district doesn't care; they've got a budget, and if they don't spend all of it, then it might look like they don't need as much tax revenue next year. Can't have that!
quote: Never said he was. It was a general statement.
quote: Oh and so you know, in case you didn't read the entire article either, the money spent was voted on by the public.
quote: To improve every neighborhood school by; repairing outdated student restrooms, deteriorated plumbing and roofs; upgrading career/vocational classrooms and labs; providing up-to-date classroom technology ;
quote: but people entering the teaching profession don't do so for personal gain.
quote: Oh, and, my mom never used her Mac Book.
quote: Wow that was a nice waste. Then why didn't she sell it to fund the classroom with supplies then? If I were in the exact same situation she was that's what I'd do.
quote: Education is not a right?
quote: CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTIONARTICLE 9 EDUCATIONSECTION 1.A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
quote: California's compulsory education laws require children between six and eighteen years of age to attend school, with a limited number of specified exceptions...When legal action is needed, district attorneys have three options they may use to prosecute offenders. As described in Figure 1, the penalties associated with these options vary in severity—ranging from community service or participation in a parent education program to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
quote: So now California's laws apply to the rest of the country?
quote: Please cite me the line in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights where education is made a right. Or in any other federal or state law for that matter.
quote: The question is, where did the $13 million for these iPads even come from?
quote: While the idea behind the iPad deployment is sound, many were curious as to how the district was able to pull off a $15 million bill from Apple for 26,000 iPads in a total of 340 classrooms.The answer is Proposition S funding, which was passed in 2008 and offered money for classroom technology. Each iPad was purchased at $370 a piece.
quote: Proposition SSchool Repair and Safety MeasureSan Diego Unified School District To improve every neighborhood school by; repairing outdated student restrooms, deteriorated plumbing and roofs; upgrading career/vocational classrooms and labs; providing up-to-date classroom technology; improving school safety/security; replacing dilapidated portable classrooms; upgrading fire alarms; and removing hazardous substances; shall San Diego Unified School District issue $2,100,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, requiring independent citizen oversight, annual audits, NO money for administrators, and bonds issued only if NO estimated tax rate increase?
quote: The students will likely be using iBooks, which is an ap
quote: Apple's tax benefit. CrApple use this tactic to influence our youngs mind. iPod is a good product when you are playing just a music. When your PC crashed then you are done, iPad and iPhone applied the same way. YOURS media that you did not purchased from iTune because your friends were sharing with you and I would say a good bye.