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  1. XClown1986

    NC teacher march Wed. 5/16

    No I don't think it is the expectation, but I think this generation is just more willing to stand up to injustices (as seen from other demonstrations for other causes across the country). I think that the older teachers are willing to fight harder knowing that the younger generations aren't just like "well if they are sick of it, give the job to me." We are banding together and fighting for each other instead of competing for an opening. I think that's why teachers were quiet for so long is they were afraid they would just be asked to resign and then they would give the job to someone else. Teacher jobs can be hard to get and when you get one, you certainly want to protect your status. This is why tenure is often a point of debate. I know that is still the case in some parts of the state. A friend of mine from grad school teaches in a county that didn't close for the day, and she said that the teachers there were afraid to be part of the rally. That's ridiculous.
  2. XClown1986

    NC teacher march Wed. 5/16

    I get your point, and I do understand economics. However, speaking as a high school teacher that had to take a job in Duplin County (my first year teaching) when I lived in New Hanover County (an hour drive) because the jobs were scarce in my discipline, I can tell you they have other ways to fill the position. It would cause a stir but not solve the problem. They bring in teachers through many programs like Teach for America by bribing them with paying off a small percentage of their student loans for each year of service in a school that is in need of educators. They will stick a substitute in a classroom long term if they have to (I would know, I was hired in March of 2016 to take the place of one). They will recruit new graduates as soon as they cross the stage with their degree. They will find a way to keep it afloat. They will sacrifice quality to meet minimum requirements. Principals are at the mercy of the school board to make sure that each student makes it through each year and that graduation percentages are up. They will straight up pass a high school senior that missed 60 days in a semester and is failing all of his core classes as long as he shows up to a week of summer school and take the EOC. They. DO. NOT. CARE. The school system has been rear-ended ever since Bush approved the No Child Left Behind Act. Since then, teachers are blamed for poor grades, poor attendance, low final exam scores, while also receiving no incentive when they manage to reel in as many students as possible to make the school look good on paper. There is a round of applause, a thank you, and a subtle suggestion of "we better do it again next year or things won't be so joyous." Meanwhile, the teachers are so exhausted after exams that they really do need the summer to recuperate mentally and emotionally. I know some teachers that have to work 10-12 hours daily and up to 70 hours per week total to meet the demands of the position they have been put in. That is insane when you consider that we are paid for 40 per week. These kids depend on us and when we get upset, frustrated, or quit, they think they are to blame. I actually had students say to me many times "why are you a teacher? I would quit. These kids are bad and your job is hard." or even "you are going to leave us aren't you? No teachers stay here." It's soul crushing because it isn't the kids' fault that the system is the way it is. I don't want to quit and leave them. I want the government to support our future and reinforce the structure of education to ensure that the future of our state and our country is promising. Teachers are leaving the profession at an exponential rate and that proves there is always someone else willing to step in and fight through the garbage because they know it has to be done for the kids. Enough is enough.
  3. XClown1986

    Mike Rucker

    He looks like he has cancer. Or a really bad meth habit.
  4. Deandre Hopkins covered a hotel room in his own poo right before the draft. Still went first round and has had a good career.
  5. See how the Saints used Ingram and Kamara. That's how it should work
  6. XClown1986

    Donte Jackson on Punt Returns

    And Donte would look at you like you were nuts and say "run ME down?!"
  7. XClown1986

    Antonio Garcia released from Patriots

    Worked out well for us when they gave up on Kyle Love, so sure.
  8. XClown1986

    The team under Tepper

    Our new logo: (For those that don't get the reference: https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/2/21/17036216/david-tepper-brass-testicles-plaque-carolina-panthers-owner)
  9. This article contradicts LaCanfora and Gantt's report. If anything it says most people with knowledge of the situation either don't have a clue, or give the slight edge to Navarro. Published last night. https://www.wcnc.com/article/sports/nfl/panthers/panthers-new-owner-is-still-a-mystery/275-550984843
  10. YESSS!!!!! MORE OF THE SAME!!!!!! “Tepper has a pair of brass testicles. Cartoonishly huge and grotesquely veiny, they are affixed to a plaque inscribed with the words THE MOST VALUABLE SET OF ALL TIME and are not at all out of place in Appaloosa’s offices, which resemble a high-end sports bar—all polished mahogany and flat-screen TVs and black-and-gold Steelers paraphernalia—or a wealthy frat house. (“We had this client, they make breast implants,” says a former employee. “He loved to keep them on the desk, he’d love to throw them around.”) Appaloosa is staffed almost entirely by men.” https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/2/21/17036216/david-tepper-brass-testicles-plaque-carolina-panthers-owner
  11. XClown1986

    Panthers signing Kenjon Barner

    I think there are 3 locks. CAP, CJ, and McCaffrey will all make it. The question is if we want to keep a 4th back on the roster or have a practice squad guy. I personally don't see a 4th back on the roster as it stands right now. We have too many (more) talented guys at other positions that would have to be cut to make room. Don't see that happening.
  12. XClown1986

    Panthers signing Kenjon Barner

    We needed another special teams/utility back to mix in. I seem to remember him having some ok moments for the Eagles. We could do worse for a camp body.
  13. I had the same thought. My immediate reaction wasn't a good one when I read it.
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