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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    There was some special on TV the other night with the premise "What if we treated teachers like celebrities!" It was an award show, I think -- I didn't watch it for very long -- but they brought in teachers from all over the country and had the red carpet, the paparazzi, crowds of people lining the walkway to scream at each teacher as they arrived while the teachers stood there looking awkward. I guess the idea is that teachers are so important that we should treat them like celebrities; unfortunately, the only common link I could think of between teachers and Hollywood stars is that both are overrated.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand the value of a good teacher (and considering the number of bad teachers in the system, a good one is even more highly valued), but this notion that teaching is the most important profession ever is stupid. There are a lot more people besides teachers who are critical for encouraging a child to grow up to be a moral and productive member of society. Teachers are just one cog in a highly complex machine, but the way some people act, they're the only cog.
    I do have to sort of agree with this except: Celebrities are of essentially zero value to the nation or the world. Even a mediocre teacher is more valuable than the top celebrity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    There was some special on TV the other night with the premise "What if we treated teachers like celebrities!" It was an award show, I think -- I didn't watch it for very long -- but they brought in teachers from all over the country and had the red carpet, the paparazzi, crowds of people lining the walkway to scream at each teacher as they arrived while the teachers stood there looking awkward. I guess the idea is that teachers are so important that we should treat them like celebrities; unfortunately, the only common link I could think of between teachers and Hollywood stars is that both are overrated.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand the value of a good teacher (and considering the number of bad teachers in the system, a good one is even more highly valued), but this notion that teaching is the most important profession ever is stupid. There are a lot more people besides teachers who are critical for encouraging a child to grow up to be a moral and productive member of society. Teachers are just one cog in a highly complex machine, but the way some people act, they're the only cog.
    Yes, let's treat teachers just like celebrities. A group know for the narcissistic tendencies. What could possibility go wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    Yes, let's treat teachers just like celebrities. A group know for the narcissistic tendencies. What could possibility go wrong?
    It already has gone wrong.
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    Children?!?! unlikely, but Trump scares me.
    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Children?!?! unlikely, but Trump scares me.
    Well if you weren't a red diaper doper baby...
    "Heaven offers nothing that the mercenary soul can desire. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to. There are rewards that do not sully motives. A man's love for a woman is not mercenary because he wants to marry her, nor his love for poetry mercenary because he wants to read it, nor his love of exercise less disinterested because he wants to run and leap and walk. Love, by definition, seeks to enjoy its object.” C.S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    It already has gone wrong.
    True, but adding in Hollywood narcissism into the mix likely won't help.
    "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Children?!?! unlikely, but Trump scares me.
    Can you actually name a 'scary thing' he's actually done yet? Beyond defeating Queen Clinton that is...
    "The man from the yacht thought he was the first to find England; I thought I was the first to find Europe. I did try to found a heresy of my own; and when I had put the last touches to it, I discovered that it was orthodoxy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilpixieofterror View Post
    True, but adding in Hollywood narcissism into the mix likely won't help.
    In my experience, teachers are already a pretty narcissistic lot. I think the years of calling them "heroes" and overstating their importance has gone to their heads.

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