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Teachers.  My sister-in-law, and Her daughter-in-law, and another of my sister-in-law's, and my Mother-in-law, and My sister and daughter-in-law are teachers but wrong side of the family for this story,  I asked at a family get to gether what is meant by "Four Times Less" or "Ten times less".  I get a half dozen dumb looks.  I know by the context of the tv commercials doing this means 1/4th or 1/10th.  I wanted Somebody, Anybody to explain the logic that a number "Times (Multiplied) by X is 1/X, but I get dumb looks.  Maybe it's because these are teachers in 1st thru 6th grade.  Maybe I need a HS algebra teacher.  But I was not impressed.  Guess maybe the teachers today are too busy teaching 5 & 6 yr olds how to reboot their computers.

I always had a really high math aptitude, but generally poor math teachers, especially in HS.  My Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry teacher in HS was totally incompetent.  I went to my physics teacher for help. About 2 years after I graduated the school board finally had enough complaints they broke his tenure and fired him. His daughter was my Sister's best friend all thru HS and both of them admitted he was bad.  In business, every place I've ever worked you have a certain level of performance to maintain, or they point you to the door.  Why doesn't that apply to teachers too.  Oh, and for the record, My Calculus prof in college was just as bad if not worse as my HS teacher.

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2 hours ago, Indy Farmer said:

Who is "they"? I went through the public school system. My wife teaches in the public school system. I assume your kids did too? Who are these people teaching Marxism? That's a way too overly broad statement. In reality there's only a very small subset of US youths that have any idea about it, and the only reason they make waves is because they're the most vocal. The vast majority of us stay quiet and enjoy the benefits of capitalism.

     "Who is "they"? Who are these people teaching Marxism?" 

Two links discussing the leftist slant in North American universities, and the suppression of freedom of thought. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.spectator.co.uk/2018/09/the-neo-marxist-takeover-of-our-universities/amp/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4280778

20% of professors in the humanities self identify as Marxists. 

Liberal professors outnumber conservatives 17 to 1.

        "In reality there's only a very small subset of US youths that have any idea about it"

Exactly, young minds full of mush who are easily manipulated and indoctrinated. Most Americans have absolutely no clue as to the absolute catastrophe of Marxism. 

     "The vast majority of us stay quiet and enjoy the benefits of capitalism."

This is exactly what the radical, vocal minority would have you do. Remember, what goes on in the universities today will be going on in society in 30 years.

Those who aren't willing to fight for their liberties aren't likely to keep them.

 

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1 hour ago, DOCTOR EVIL said:

and for the record, My Calculus prof in college

Chuckle, I easily solved THAT problem!  

best, randy

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A comment on the teacher topic.    When oldest son was in 5th or 6th grade we received a note from his teacher about how he was not doing well, applying himself, etc.    I took the note, circled in red the spelling errors, graded it, and sent the note back along with a copy to the principal.   

PS: it turns out he needed glasses and we never knew it. Glasses solved most of the problems.   (The attitude must be an inherited thing from his mother.)

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27 minutes ago, dads706 said:

A comment on the teacher topic.    When oldest son was in 5th or 6th grade we received a note from his teacher about how he was not doing well, applying himself, etc.    I took the note, circled in red the spelling errors, graded it, and sent the note back along with a copy to the principal.   

PS: it turns out he needed glasses and we never knew it. Glasses solved most of the problems.   (The attitude must be an inherited thing from his mother.)

Despite his/her poor spelling you should have thanked the teacher for bring that to your attention that prompted you to check into your son's eyesight.

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8 hours ago, Indy Farmer said:

Who is "they"? I went through the public school system. My wife teaches in the public school system. I assume your kids did too? Who are these people teaching Marxism? That's a way too overly broad statement. In reality there's only a very small subset of US youths that have any idea about it, and the only reason they make waves is because they're the most vocal. The vast majority of us stay quiet and enjoy the benefits of capitalism.

"They" is my grandchildren.  I went through the public school system too.  My dad taught and coached in public schools most of my life.  I served on the local school board in the early '80s. 

These people teaching Marxism are some, but not all, of the teachers in the public school system here, in small town USA.

I'll argue with you on this one.  If my statement was overly broad, socialism wouldn't be nearly as popular with the high school and college age kids as it is today.

I will agree with you on the fact that a small subset of US youths have an idea about it (actually understand what it is), but the majority of them seem to think it's an o.k. idea, without knowing that it's been responsible for upward of 100,000,000 deaths in the last hundred years.

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15 hours ago, mikem said:
15 hours ago, mikem said:

Idiot politicians have no problem spending money that isn't theirs.

 

On ‎1‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 8:33 AM, Reichow7120 said:

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers. 

 

15 hours ago, mikem said:

Or money that doesn't exist, either, for that matter..........:blink:

Mike

 

 

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I guess I’m lucky then because I had pretty good teachers growing up all the way to college?  I think the best one was hs chem and physics, kind of a weird duck that made us do things in ways that were hard to understand but made my college and professional careers so much easier, still remember that guy some 20 yrs later.  Don’t recall being taught Marxism either, I must have been absent that day?

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, cjf711 said:

 

Don’t recall being taught Marxism either, I must have been absent that day?

 

 

 

 

 

Me either.  I do recall however that mandatory reading was Masters of Deceit which is of course is100% anti-Marxism/Commieism.

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10 minutes ago, Atilathehun99 said:

Me either.  I do recall however that mandatory reading was Masters of Deceit which is of course is100% anti-Marxism/Commieism.

You know one funny thought I have though when I log into red power is that my employer will browse the server history and think my terminal was going to some socialist or communist site.  Lol 

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22 minutes ago, Atilathehun99 said:

Me either.  I do recall however that mandatory reading was Masters of Deceit which is of course is100% anti-Marxism/Commieism.

I'll bet that was painful. 

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11 hours ago, scraglycat said:

I'll bet that was painful. 

Not in the least.  I was young and only later became to know it was written in the height of the "Red Scare".    

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