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Cartoon Strip: Nota Bene by Leonardo No. 80 - Education: X-tremeGlen Bledsoe Salem-News.com
This is the eightieth installment of the Salem-News.com original series "Nota Bene by Leonardo" by Salem cartoonist Glen Bledsoe.
(Earth: X-treme) - If the article in The New York Times "New York Measuring Teachers by Test Scores" seemed a bit odd to you (why would anyone teach in NYC when the City hangs a "kick me" sign around teachers' necks), it's because your perspective is confined to this world and this world only.
There are other worlds which are populated with teachers who enjoy being underpaid, under-represented, given the mathematically impossible task of making every student "above average," and being humiliated for their efforts.
The next time you hire a high school drop-out and he can't make change, you know where to cast your eyes -- never mind the kids taking calculus who wouldn't be caught dead working at a fast food joint. You know the problem couldn't possibly be poverty, crime, gangs, drugs, school under-funding and adults who have abdicated their role as parents.
It's gotta be the gang that sits around the teachers' lounge all day drinking coffee.
(Warning! This comic is rated XS for Extreme Sarcasm and portrays situations with sarcasm and satire which may not be suitable for sensitive neo-cons.)
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