Teachers Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction Too

They’re going to strike if you want them to work for their paycheck, whether in a classroom or online.
I hope POTUS goes through with the idea to redirect all DOE funds directly to taxpayers on a per-child proportional basis. Let parents decide where the best options are for $12,000 per child and get rid of these union mob bosses and their stranglehold on America’s families
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Who Is Funding Them?

The folks at the Leonine Institute didn’t like that I’d screenshotted Tony Fernandez’ comments yesterday and they unloaded both barrels on me today on Twitter; research assistants, associate fellows, even a seminarian who accused me of lying. For those of you who remember the Church Militant doxxing, it’s a familiar pattern.
What in the world is it that gets into these Catholic apologists (often recent converts), that causes them to go so far off the rails so quickly? They lack even a basic grasp of Catholic morality, prove it through their detraction and calumny, but presume to lecture the faithful on finer points of fringe theories?
Who funds these people? (Oops, not supposed to ask those questions, right?)
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Failure to Communicate

My children’s teachers send notes home with the textbooks asking for my estimation of their books in several categories. The Wife was visibly relieved when I quickly volunteered to review, comment and sign on the 53 different forms brought home by the seven enrolled there. Now I suspect she intercepts the children before they bring the books to me. Here’s why:

I know that what the teachers want is my assessment of the physical condition of the book so that when my kid drops it in the kitty litter, runs over it with his bike, spills Ramen on it, leaves it at soccer practice when it starts raining, uses a corndog as a bookmark, or allows #11 to use it to write the one word he knows in 37 different crayon colors and then seal his work with his unique “day old chocolate milk” mark, that I’ll be on the hook for it’s degradation from “fair with binding that appears to have propped open the garage door in three different families” to “are you kidding me?”.

However, I use the forms to send my feedback on the curriculum itself. I comment on science books that teach modernist theories contrary to the Catholic faith, math books that fail to explain the theory of “zero” or “infinity”, or history books that regurgitate Yankee propaganda about the War of Northern Aggression. My expectations are not unreasonable; it’s not like I expect them to explain to 8th graders the travesty of the 17th Amendment, … Read the rest

My children’s teachers send notes home with the textbooks asking for my estimation of their books in several categories. The Wife was visibly relieved when I quickly volunteered to review, comment and sign on the 53 different forms brought home by the seven enrolled there. Now I suspect she intercepts the children before they bring the books to me. Here’s why:

I know that what the teachers want is my assessment of the physical condition of the book so that when my kid drops it in the kitty litter, runs over it with his bike, spills Ramen on it, leaves it at soccer practice when it starts raining, uses a corndog as a bookmark, or allows #11 to use it to write the one word he knows in 37 different crayon colors and then seal his work with his unique “day old chocolate milk” mark, that I’ll be on the hook for it’s degradation from “fair with binding that appears to have propped open the garage door in three different families” to “are you kidding me?”.

However, I use the forms to send my feedback on the curriculum itself. I comment on science books that teach modernist theories contrary to the Catholic faith, math books that fail to explain the theory of “zero” or “infinity”, or history books that regurgitate Yankee propaganda about the War of Northern Aggression. My expectations are not unreasonable; it’s not like I expect them to explain to 8th graders the travesty of the 17th Amendment, … Read the rest