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And the Teacher Bullshit Continues….

I got a decent, yet typical response to my previous post. It appeared on Facebook thusly: 

People who work over time get paid extra and those on salary usually earn a salary that is fair considered the hours they work. Teachers work way more than 6.5 hours per day. Yes, they chose that profession because they are passionate about changing lives. Wanting decent pay to support their families is not victimization. When was the last time most parents chaperoned a field trip, volunteered in a classroom, or volunteered for lunch duty? Most working parents send their kids to school and then after care and by the time they get home they spend a few hours with their kid. Some send their kids to school sick, unkempt, without lunch money, or snack. Many teachers pay for snacks and treats for their students…out of their own pocket without any expectation of reimbursement…because they love their students…your children. Next time you want to say that we “choose” this profession…why don’t you say “thank you for choosing this profession. It’s because of a teacher that I know that my child is well cared for when I have to work, that I can go to work and not worry about my child’s well-being”. Since most parents aren’t “qualified” to educate their own children as stated in a previous post…parents would be screwed if all the teachers went on strike tomorrow. Parents need to work together with teachers and schools for the benefit of their child. Only then can you really see the true measure of a child.

I replied: 

If the salary is unfair, quit. If you have a skill set that applies to more than one occupation, go do it and get your fair pay. If your passion is in education, go start your own school. These things are possible. I’ve done it. I’ve cofounded a school on a shoe string budget making far less than poor public school teachers. And we can’t afford benefits. We don’t get students based on zip codes or quasi-traditional modes. We attract them by our successful track record and word of mouth. 
I do it because it’s my passion, but the big difference is, I don’t expect other people to pay for it, just my customers. And before you start on the wealth bigotry, they’re some of the poorest people you know on private scholarship and non-public assistance….and I don’t cry foul when my life’s plans don’t pan out. The public model is neither agile nor flexible. It produces boxed standardized knowledge. It leaves dozens behind. It wastes more Money than most small co ops take in. 
As far as this changing the world nonsense, if that’s the egotistical and entitled attitude I’m going to take every time I walk in the door, no wonder I’m gonna find pitfalls everywhere I go. The sanctity of education leaves no room for the daily pitfalls and the true failings – which are essential for success – of human life. It’s that sanctity of education that put unfair expectations on teachers and tells them that they deserve to be paid a kings ransom. Do you want a competitive wage? Enter the competitive market. The public model is not competitive- it’s coercive. Just look at the shaming that we put on homeschoolers and people who want to opt out of standardized testing, and God forbid you talk down to a school, or a cop, or a fireman, or soldier, you’re practically run out of town – thankfully only buy tough guys on Facebook. 

Try running a private school which has to compete with the perception of, “free public school.” It’ll cure your entitlement real quick. What we can do with a fraction of the money the Dept of ed wipes their feet on is breathtaking. There’s where your increased salaries lie. The increasing administrative and maintenance costs. Not to mention the worthless text book and testing rackets. Mafiosos are jealous of that one. 
Parents wouldn’t be “screwed” if teachers all went on strike. I would relish the day. Private entities would

Fling open their doors and lower prices…supply and demand..which public school doesn’t have to consider…

They’d have to wake up and find new ways of teaching and learning. They’d take an active part. As much as we love their kids (and honestly, we don’t love them all..we don’t always even like them all) the gaping hole in the market would force small private schools to lower prices, accept more students, innovate …all the things government education has failed to do since selling your kids down the river to the Common Core plantation. 
And schools would have to realize that they are no

More entitled To the children as they are to their parents’ money. 
News flash: homeschool co ops are all over the place. And doing amazing. 
Yes. It is a entitlement and victim attitude.
The arrogance of down talking parents…leaves me speechless. Who are any of us to tell a parent what they are qualified to do with their own children? I can’t even….

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Ugh. Teacher Victimization Day again, already. 

So this bullshit post is going around. 

Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit! We can get that for minimum wage. That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That …would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to……… 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan– that equals 6 1/2 hours). Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day. However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations. LET’S SEE…. That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year. Wait a minute — there’s something wrong here! There sure is!
The average teacher’s salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student–a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!
Heaven forbid we take into account highly qualified teachers or NCLB…
Make a teacher smile; re-post this to show appreciation ♥ all you out there! Standing up for our children’s educators, one of the most important people in our kids lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

It is so chock-full of entitlement and victimization bullshit that I have a hard time commenting on the post. Mostly just the fact they can’t form their own political or social political opinion, They just have to keep reposting bullshit is probably my biggest trigger.

Let’s talk about the fact that the whole world knows you don’t get rich being a teacher, and the whole world knows that you don’t work during the summer, per se.  as a teacher, I didn’t get drafted and then Shanghaid into some shit I didn’t know I was getting in, so I’m not a victim. I chose a career and matches one of my many skill sets. I’m not a one trick pony. I bet you warranty either.

If you feel like your salary is unfair, fucking quit- if you don’t have a skill set that is competitive in the free-market,I’m sorry you accidentally became a slave to the common core – get out. The reason a parent, or teacher, or that many administrators who had a choice when the states sold them down the river to the biggest most corrupt plantation to steamroll through our occupation since the new deal. Sorry about the mixed metaphor.

But every time you sanctify education and subsequently act as if you’re entitled to more money in civil society is willing to pay and then act like victims ,you set a standard  that doesn’t leave any room for error. And every time you think you’re “changing the world” as a teacher, put your ego down and get off your high horse and feed it your desk Apple , it’s probably hungry from carrying you around. 

 Public-school teachers literally get paid from other peoples money whether those other people like it or not. Public-school teachers get paid from a well of compulsory taxation that includes payers who don’t even have children in that system. It’s one more bloated and failing economic disaster, just like every other government entitlement program. I know that’s not why you became a teacher. 

You sound like a middle school student who didn’t do his homework and thinks it’s unfair that he’s getting an F, when you complain about your salary. How much of other peoples money do you think you’re entitled to?

 

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My favorite things about the Trump presidency. 

My favorite things about the Trump presidency. 

New favorite things about the Donald Trump presidency: 1. I still think #ThisIsGoingToBeHilarious

2. The return of the antiwar left. 

3. The sudden realization that government only has powers enumerated, delegated, and limited by the constitution. 

4. The continued creative relabeling of collectivist policies – this time somehow called “conservatism.”

5. Unfortunately sensitive nature of calling out the hypocrisy of those two applauded expansion of powers for the last 16 to 24 years and are suddenly against it. Myself included to an extent, only I found it was easier to simply accept it instead of fight the notion.

6. The conversations around attempting to reclaim the word conservative, from conservatives and the word liberal, from liberals.

7. The reactions of the “liberals” when you applaud them for being so constitutionally conservative lately, and the reactions of conservatives who suddenly find themselves being more classically liberal and they thought.

8. Trump’s Twitter. 

9. The newfound conscience of the Hollywood left and the paradoxical fake gravity we continue to give their make-believe for a living opinions on our reality.

10. The cries of “criticism” and “hate” from anybody who has just decided to or Dane themselves in the waters of political discourse.
What did I miss?

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Conservative Hippyism Concepts

 

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A Fearless Platform 

By Arvin Vohra via Facebook 

Libertarians: It’s time for a fearless platform.
If 2016 showed us one thing, it’s that timid positions are neither necessary nor effective in current politics.
Our current platform is designed to technically be accurate, while not scaring anyone too badly. This is a losing proposition. A clear, inspiring, and immediately comprehensible platform is far better than the fine-print pretending to be marketing we have now.
Take the education plank, for example:
Education is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability and efficiency with more diversity of choice. Recognizing that the education of children is a parental responsibility, we would restore authority to parents to determine the education of their children, without interference from government. Parents should have control of and responsibility for all funds expended for their children’s education.
What it means: Eliminate all public schools. Let people choose between free, world-class, online offerings, homeschooling, and private education in any form. 
Intransigent supporters of public schools won’t be fooled by the current obfuscation. Opponents and potential opponents won’t be inspired. 
Our job is to convince people of our positions, not to mask our positions and pander. In order for people to be able to be convinced of our positions, they first must understand exactly what the position is. They must understand that we oppose all forms of welfare, all public schools, the entirety of the drug war, all warrantless surveillance, all laws against adult prostitution, the FDA, Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, etc. It would take a week to figure that out from our current platform. It should take 5 minutes. 
I intend to support only candidates for platform committee who will commit to an honest, comprehensible, fearless platform.
In Liberty,
Arvin Vohra

Vice Chair

Libertarian Party

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Conservative Hippyism Concepts

 

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Free market lesson 1

“Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Think things, not words.” In words, many see a need for “social justice” to override “the dictates of the market.” In reality, what is called “the market” consists of human beings making their own choices at their own cost. What is called “social justice” is government imposition of the notions of third parties, who pay no price for being wrong.”

Thomas Sowell (1930-) American economist

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2016 in Conservative Hippyism Concepts

 

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Noble Stockholm Syndrome 

“Proud To Pay My Taxes”I still notice some people saying, “I’m proud to pay my taxes!” And it’s still pathetic, for several reasons.

1) Being “proud” that you did something you were FORCED to do is absurd. If you voluntarily contribute to the well-being of your fellow man, great. But it’s not charitable–you get no credit for compassion or generosity–if you had no choice in the matter. Taking “pride” in being robbed is looney.

2) Unless you completely approve of everything “government” does, then being “proud to pay your taxes” means being proud to pay for things that YOU oppose, and think are a bad idea. How much of a schizo do you have to be to express pride in funding things you don’t even want or like?

3) Even regarding the “government” services you want (ignoring how inefficient and wasteful “government” always is), why feel “proud” to pay for a service? Is it especially noble and selfless to BUY STUFF?

4) If you think giving money to politicians constitutes “contributing to society,” you’re delusional. Getting robbed by a carjacker, or just flushing your money down the toilet, does far less harm to society than “paying taxes.”

If you are “proud to pay taxes,” look up “Stockholm Syndrome.” You only feel “pride” because you were TRAINED to feel loyalty to your political masters, and to feel good about blindly obeying their “laws” and paying the tribute they call “taxes.” That doesn’t make you a good person. It makes you a good slave.“
— Larken Rose

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2015 in Conservative Hippyism Concepts

 

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I’m still not two-party. Thankfully. 

I’m still not two-party. Thankfully. 

What Would the Dude Do?

When referencing the right-so called conservatives-who are really just sheep in wolves clothing anyway, using big govt to impose lifestyles and restrictions- the left likes to use the term “Teabagger.” And the dummies actually coined the term! That’s all that was needed for justification, minimizing rationalization and denial. 
Teabagger is an offensive sexual reference. And it’s known and intended. Leftists operate with impunity and use this language so cavalierly. Then they have audacity to claim the mantle of morality. Could you imagine the cry-bullying if this was directed toward the sensitivities of leftists? “hate! hate! Witchcraft! Safe-space!”
I wonder if the youngest constituents of either pretend opponents even understand the historical reference. How about the modern resurgence of tea-party? Can you recall the impetus? Rachel Maddow made fun of the sexual reference first, she’s untouchable. 
The TeaParty has left the fiscally appropriate origins of its name and has been bandwagoning every bullshit capital “R” republican (RepubliCON) cause. 
Don’t get me started with the Fisher Price- My First Political Simplicity toy showroom that is Occupy Democrats

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Conservative Hippyism Concepts

 

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