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Campaign Promises

While purusing the Sunday paper, I came across an article describing some local candidate forum held over the weekend. Apprently they either weren't able to say a lot or what they said was pretty boring because the article was skimpy on specifics. What caught my eye was a position of Randy Dutton. He wants "higher standards for teachers." My interest was piqued... what kind of standards?

In looking at his website, apparently those standards will be raised by carrying a gun to school, finally; "full days of school"-whatever that means - personally I'd love to put in business hours. No more 5 am wake ups; increasing the number of k-8 schools - because those kindergartners don't swear enough; sending disruptive students to placed like Habit for Humanity - babysitting is what people volunteer for; and teaching more American History- too bad that with all the testing, no one ever gets past the Civil War...

I'm not sure how any of these apply to teachers, unless is making sure everyone breaks that Civil War wall during the school year... but I sure wish it meant that if you taught the students that don't have parents who'll sign up for vouchers (or live in an area where there are private schools), who learned at age 5 that F*&% was a verb, adjective and noun, or couldn't find a Habit for Humanity group you got hazard pay.

Oh well, I still have hopes for that full day thing. Imagine... only working from 8 to 5, with an hour lunch and two full pee-breaks!


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