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Tiny: You are so sweet!! Thank you! Knowledge is something we all need throughout our lives no matter what our IQ is or no matter how many degrees one has. I’ve always had a saying, “A degree a teacher does not make.” Many times in the classroom if a student would ask me a question for which I had no answer, I would simply tell them, “I don’t know, but I will find out for both of us!” I was never sorry for such an answer and the kids never gave me a hard time about it. Learning is never finished…even in Heaven! :yes:
[/quote]Absolutely Spot on. Well said.
Due to the special needs of my Autistic Daughter, I battled Liberal thinking teachers and administrators, through 4 lawsuits and 6 times pressing charges for battery by students. One teacher watched it happen, and tried to protect the students. Others turned a blind eye. The administrator at the EC dept had nightmares about me. She said so.
I came to a bad conclusion from this experience that left me dejected and despondent regarding school officials and teachers. One lady actually told me, in front of my attorney, that the fact that she had a phD made her more fitting to make decisions regarding Audrey’s education, and suggested that Audrey could not be successful on a Collegiate Course of Study, and that I needed to pursue a Vocational Course. I asked her if she could build a house. She said no. I asked if she could build and repair her own computer? She said no. I asked if she could rebuild her car engine, play the guitar and piano, paint a landscape or tell me what fertilizer to use, to get bigger cantaloupes in my garden? She said she couldn’t. I said that from where I sat, she wasn’t as smart as me. You would have thought I painted her poodle red. She got soooo angry.
As it turned out, Audrey graduated 55th out of 405, and is almost done with her AS degree. So much for the Superior Intellect. But you encourage me. Maybe all the good teachers are not yet gone. Have a nice day. I am headed home, soon.