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Topic: America's Teachers: Heroes or Greedy Moochers at the Public Trough?
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Greg Goodknight

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Re: America's Teachers: Heroes or Greedy Moochers at the Public Trough?
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:12 PM
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On 12/17/2012 11:32 AM, Michael Paul Goldenberg wrote:

From Mikey's linked article:
"Teacher Theodore Varga said that as gunfire echoed through the school,
a custodian ran around, warning people. He appears to have survived; all
the adults killed were women."

Yes, all the dead adults are women. Checking the staff directory, of the
52 employees who rated a listing, only Mr. Varga and the head custodian
*were* men; the other 50 were all women (I doublechecked all the unisex
names) While many of the women were so obviously heroes on Friday, just
how effective are feminine ghettos at reaching vulnerable boys and young
men who desperately need strong male role models, not to mention better
math instruction?

Maybe what we need is affirmative action to get men back into the
schools. How does staff at a place like Sandy Hook end up being 96% female?

- -Greg

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