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Re: Poland's teachers protest over pay

Wildhelps, I agree with everything you said except that spending more resources will somehow improve results (this pertains to the US).

K-12: There are many school boards (in ONE county, there are single states with several) in the US with billion (that’s BILLION+) dollar budgets. Granted, mandatory busing (stupidity in the 21st century) takes up large portions of these budgets, we are talking about obscene amounts of money. At the end of the day, test results speak for themselves and clearly illustrate that there is no correlation between money spent per student and test results or grades.

Second, Teacher Unions are the cause of many problems in education (US). They’re preoccupied with politics instead of teaching, there have been numerous scandals involving embezzlement, and they fight any mandatory measures of accountability.
Anyway – this could go on forever but my only point was that throwing money around won’t solve the problem.

And as far as defense budget: Forget about the fact that our military guards our freedoms and protects our interests for a second. Think about how many high paying jobs are created and the ripple effect on local economy (including universities) whenever a defense –related manufacturer opens up a production facility anywhere in the US.

Re: Poland's teachers protest over pay

First let me say this has been one of our most substantive threads in months...

I agree that there is malfeasance in education throughout the world. And there is corruption and malfeasance in defense budgets as well.

Blackwater. Halliburton.

Wherever there is (any) government spending, there is probably also some malfeasance. I saw it as soldier in the U.S. Army, I saw it as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, and I have seen it as a teacher in the U.S. and in Poland.

Re: Poland's teachers protest over pay

malfeasance - that's a word one seldom comes across

Re: Poland's teachers protest over pay

Sounds like a cajun dish

Re: Poland's teachers protest over pay

Ant to mange to use it so many times in a couple of lines deserves respect indeed.

I will have one with rice please