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    Filed at 8:56 pm under by dcobranchi

    …is brought to a fine art in this Op/Ed.

    The sorry state of the schools is everyone’s fault. Except the teachers, that is.

    So, who’s to blame? Not the teachers, many of whom spend their own money so their students can have papers and pencils. Teachers face overwhelming challenges, from classrooms filled with students who speak little or no English, to handling abusive — even violent — parents upset over little Johnny’s low marks.

    Blame weak school boards and frightened administrators for bowing to parental pressure when higher standards are demanded. Blame parents who are too busy, don’t care and have no respect for teachers. Most of all, blame special interest groups and lawyers with their own agendas.

    Those poor, pitiful teachers. They put up with so much. You know, we really ought to give them all a big raise.

    2 Responses to “BLAMESHIFTING”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 10:31 am

    For some reason I get the feeling that the NEA doesn’t qualify as a “special interest group…with their own agenda” in the writer’s mind.

    Comment by
    September 22nd, 2004
    at 2:27 pm

    This is yet another example of teachers whining, “when they are good they are mine, when they are bad they are yours.”