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Standardized testing is no way to judge a teacher

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Standardized testing is no way to judge a teacher I go to school every day. Without teachers, there would be no school. Teachers seem to be the mom or dad of the classroom, because they seem like they are always right. Along with that, they always seem to be there to help you, because that is their job. Teachers are the heart of all education. As a student, I understand that. Unfortunately, the current system ...

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May 14, 2013
6:32 a.m.

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Colin, while I respect the points you make the fact is our kids are dopes. Your union is less interested in the three "Rs" and more in money and indoctrination. Singing Obama songs in class and promoting left wing socialist agendas is not what teaching is supposed to be. Testing wouldn't be needed if your union didn't use tenure
to protect the worst of the worst put in front of our kids. Break free of your union's radical leaders and the DNC. Get back to teaching and I for one will get behind you.

May 16, 2013
12:04 a.m.

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Phils2008, it appears you didn't get the help for your ADHD that the public system should have provided. Otherwise you might have made it through Mr. Buyck's letter and seen he's not a teacher but a student. Or, a "dope", as you put it.

Mr. Buyck, thanks very much for your well-thought out and constructed argument. Sometimes you need not go much further than here in the comments section to find the muttering masses that otherwise aimlessly wander downtown Schenectady or Albany.