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Oklahoma schools go on 4-day weeks so teachers can work at Walmart on Mondays to make rent

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by Utopia Realm, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Utopia Realm An immortal Wu.

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    Welp, this is certainly fucked up. Can you imagine going to Walmart there and your teacher is sacking your groceries cuz' they need to make a payment by the end of the month?
     
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  2. Chelydra Devour them all.

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    And people wonder why there are so few good teachers? :maybe
     
  3. Darkmatter Lion's Sin of Pride

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    Wages for teaching are shit, and the shortage will only get to the point where there might not be many teachers left in the state. Oklahoma isn't the only state that has to deal with shortage of teachers; I know Florida is going through the shortage. Between shit wages and an Exam that's nearly impossible to pass, it's bound to happen.
    We're bound to reach crisis-levels of shortages...
     
  4. Kitsune `★.。・:*:・ Retired Staff

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    Wow, that is messed up on so many levels. T_T Our educational system and teachers need to be valued a lot more.
     
  5. Superman Well-Known Member

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    Even more reason we must fund our defense!
     
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  6. Dark Wanderer In the Shadows

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    Such a shame, and I thought my state was bad.
     
  7. Sherlōck High Functioning Sociopath

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    They can just join army & go to war instead.
     
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  8. RAGING BONER Rape Culture Enthusiast

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    the average citizen only needs to know how to read basic words, write phonetically and manage simple addition and subtraction...

    these are all things we learn well before the 5th grade; everything aside from that is daycare that became a necessity due to liberal child labor laws.
     
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  9. mr_shadow Minister of State Security Moderator

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    GREAT AGAIN! :bury
     
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  10. Unlosing Ranger Rebirth and destruction, again and again

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    Not fully inaccurate, much of what is in schools is just the same thing repeated at you over and over.
     
  11. The Kamal Haasan Crazy Hour Well-Known Member

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    University level teachers, some may need more respect. Wat is the worse that happens if i do not value a high school teacher?

    As a leftist why do you like Prussian style factory learning for 12 years?
     
  12. Kitsune `★.。・:*:・ Retired Staff

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    Not sure if I’m understanding your point, but one could say that the formative years of a young person’s mind matter far more. College is elite in a sense but the early foundations of learning matter a great deal.
     
  13. mr_shadow Minister of State Security Moderator

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    Primarily because there are some things that everyone needs to know in order to be a functioning and decent member of society. And the baseline of required education to get a job actually seems to be rising as automation and outsourcing make more and more low-skilled jobs superfluous.

    And secondarily to give all students a common frame of reference, which fosters social cohesion. If everyone regardless of race, religion or locality learns the same curriculum at school, then they will have a better foundation to understand and communicate with people from other communities than their own.
     
  14. Huey Freeman The Gent

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    Who said they want you guys educated any way? :hmm
     
  15. Huey Freeman The Gent

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    What Boner is trying to say is that you guys be slaving away so shit like calculus, history, basic laws shouldn’t be on your mind. Now shut the hell up and go get me my coffee you peasant.

    Of course somethings may have gotten lost in translation
     
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  16. Gunners .

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    It's only going to get worse. When you have a group of people who stack the deck in their children's favour, why would you trust them to invest money in the system that educates your children? So that all kids will compete on an even playing field?

    Vote smarter.
     
  17. Amol Chief of Wisdom

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    So when America is having Defense Budget 10 times that off China?
    That is important thing.
     
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  18. Subarashii Obaa-chan

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    The world gets dumber
    Less people go to college
    No jobs for university teachers
    :zaru
    If you don't have a good high school education, how do you expect to get into university?


    I wonder how they could fix their problem :hm
     
  19. EJ populist left

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    I agree with this entirely.
     
  20. Subarashii Obaa-chan

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    #1 thing people should know (in the US): difference between there, their, and they're :lmao
     
  21. Xiammes All For One Administrator

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    Jesus Christ Oklahoma seems to be turning into a shit hole, sounds like its going to dissolve itself.
     
  22. Subarashii Obaa-chan

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    Is OK the "shithole" trump was referring to? :hm
     
  23. Catalyst75 Well-Known Member

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    Might as well have been, I'm surprised the struggles Oklahoma are suffering weren't bigger news, this is the first I have heard of it. The biggest fear I have is that its just going to get swept under the rug, like the tax reform and reduced regulations will fix the issue.
     
  25. Parallax Never Forever Retired Staff

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  26. Chie Well-Known Member

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    Options

    1. Apply for a job at a private school.

    2. Work another job at the weekends.

    3. Get a cheaper apartment.

    4. Get married and split the rent.

    5. Apply for welfare.
     
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  27. Undertaker elect the dead

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    Walmart should build "schools" and sell "knowledge".
     
  28. Parallax Never Forever Retired Staff

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    how does this solve the mess that the Oklahoma public schools are clearly underfunded?
     
  29. Ghost_of_Gashir Mider T's mom's a hoe

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    TBF...Oklahoma was always a shithole.
     
  30. Chie Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't. It solves this teachers particular problem.
     
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