Teacher aids are a great tool for improving teaching, and learning.Find cuts somewhere else.
Okay, here is a chance for the parents to volunteer, or for all our fine
compassionate liberal friends to volunteer to be bus aides. Don't tell me
that this job can only be done by paid, certified union member government
employees, or that some rule requires that- change the rules.What
happened before the feds started passing out money to schools for aides on
buses?A cynic might ask how much good is really being accomplished
by sending some special needs kids to school at all? Sure, it sounds like a
great idea, but is the cost worth the actual benefit to the child?
No DN Subscriber, it seems like it's time for our CONSERVATIVE types to
step up. As for the liberals it seems like they're more willing to put a
paid professional in that position who will show up every day to work, has had
some training and perhaps some inclination to want to do the job. Plus it might
give somebody a JOB!
To "Howard Beal" who knows better how to deal with your special needs
child, you, or the aid? Why can't liberals take responsibility for their
own family's care?Wouldn't it be better to use the money
spent on special needs aids (not cheap) and hire more teachers?
@RedShirtMITShouldn't conservative parents also volunteer? Why
is it just liberals? If I recall correctly a vast majority of Utahns are
conservatives, so wouldn't it stand to reason that there are more
conservative parents than liberals? Not sure why you decided to
single out liberals.
To "CHS 85" conservative parents do volunteer, so why should I say they
have to volunteer? They go even further, they also are the ones who are more
likely to homeschool their kids, ensuring a better education than what the
public schools offer.You just don't like the fact that I
pointed out that liberals would rather pay somebody else to take care of their
@RedShirtMIT"You just don't like the fact that I pointed
out that liberals would rather pay somebody else to take care of their
responsibilities." Wow. All us liberals are just a bunch of
welfare-receiving slackers who don't care about our kids. Yeah. You got
us all pegged. My wife teaches in the most conservative area you
can imagine (Herriman) and has two Kindergarten classes of 25 students each and
no classroom aide at all. Last year she ahda classroom aide for one hour a
week. She asks for volunteers every month and has a sign up sheet on her door
for help from the parents. She gets one or two volunteers a MONTH. You can get on your moral superior conservative soap box, but where the rubber
meets the road, when actual volunteers are needed, none bother to show up.
To "CHS 85" maybe you should re-read what I wrote.I never
said that "liberals are just a bunch of welfare-receiving slackers who
don't care about our kids". I said that "liberals would rather pay
somebody else to take care of their responsibilities".This is
evidenced by liberals wanting government to take care of the poor, needy, and
eldery rather than doing it themselves. They do the same with the environment.
Look at Al Gore. Rather than actually cutting back on his Carbon emissions, he
just pays for somebody else to do that.