Even if it is a bad curriculum, a professional teacher should be able to meet *some* standard.
Wrong: unless you are making up "some standard" to mean anything which would be contrary to what the word "standard" means.
they get new students every year, if the classroom was interesting last year, it will be interesting this year.
Wrong: if this were the case, then the same system that was used to teach 50 years ago would hold the same interest today. Each class, and each student are a little different and depend on their culture, what other schools they attended, what has changed in society. All these thing affect what will interest the students. In fact my wife is working on her masters to address this exact issue most schools have.
teachers are valuing their own entertainment and egos over actually doing the hard work of teaching.
Wrong: Every teacher I know (since my wife is a teacher, I know a few) values the students interest and ability to get as much out of their class more than anything. From entertainment, to stress levels (due to competing expectations from parents, students, administrative staff), to low pay. The fact that they continue to teach despite all the things you say they bitch about, means they care more about the students than anything else.
grading papers all night that you didn't need to assign in the first place
sounds like you bitter about having to do homework yourself. You know practice is how your brain actually learns and 'papers' are how you do that for most topics.
The best teachers I ever had all had one thing in common: they were lazy.
Best because the class was easy for you, or best because you got the most out of class. My experience was completely opposite from your statement. My best teachers (especially in college) were the ones that gave us the most difficult problem we could solve. My lab groups and I spent many, many hours outside the classroom, and the prof spent a lot of extra hours providing feedback and being available. But I learned so much from that class that I still use today.
5 minutes before the students, left 5 minutes after, and gave their all when it counted: in the classroom, teaching
To think that being their for just the class time is all that is needed goes against what pretty much every person who has studied teaching methods professionally.
If a kid can pass the test, the kid has learned.
Complete Epic fail on this one. passing a test means one thing, the student passed the test. It can (not always) mean they know nothing about the concepts at all except what is on the test. Hell, you can give them the answers, and voila, they can pass the test and know nothing (which has been in recent news for even standard testing). So, you really don't know anything you're talking about, and sound just like some bitter person who was made to go through some things that you think were irrelevant, and haven't actually understood what you did get out of those exercises. Or maybe you're special some how and know everything already, in that case, how about teaching yourself since you're obviously the only one who 'gets it'. To the point of laptops. The reason they don't affect test scores is because there is nothing in these test that requires knowledge about computers. A laptop per student won't necessarily bring new methods that help the student learn, but it does mean that those methods can start to be introduced to see if they can have an affect on test scores. The laptops are just the medium. The content is what needs to be studied.
When the receiver downloads the attachment, the electrical current and molecular structure of the central processing unit is altered, causing it to blast apart like a large hand grenade
Postulate: no greater crimes
Such as growing clones of yourself for the purpose of transfusing their blood to prolong your own life.
symptoms can take years to show up
Would the machine be able to tell either? It could be that the brain changes over time (as a person relives the trauma) that makes the symptoms visible.
In the business/tech world you can either grow organically, or accept venture capital to grow bigger, faster to try and take advantage of market opportunities.
To do so means you give up some rights, have to have some IP protection or something to help guarantee that the VC investment has a chance to pay off.
Most reasonable people don't expect everything to be free, but I think most are tired of the VC/Labels emptying your pocket for products that suddenly don't seem worth it which is why opensource is starting to take off, but also why some started pirating media. If the media cost and convenient access were inline with more inline with a majority of the population's thoughts, I think most would choose to buy the media rather then download illegally.
Instead of looking at 'pirates' as people stealing their product, they really should consider that a sale lost due to price/convenience offering. This is better then the business/tech world which can only guess at what their sales might be if they changed their price/convenience offers.
True some will never pay, but then there is nothing you'll ever get from them.
Just because you don't see a fancy new product from Kodak showcasing some new patent technology doesn't mean they don't make anything.
Some companies do spend money on R&D to license that tech to companies who don't want to spend the R&D money.
The business is not worth the requirements, other industries may take a second look.
Toy manufacturers burned by recalls of leaded toys.
pet food makers burned by customer's pets dying from poisoned pet food.
Software, music, and movie producers having product pirated (on the mass production scale).
Electronics makers having products copied and sold or even counterfeited.
It doesn't mean companies will stop getting stuff made cheaply. Just not cheaply in China There are a number of other places cheaper then the US or Eastern Europe to outsource to without the number of problems that come up with China.
The fact that Google has the balls to stand up, lay out some demands (not going to censor), and be the first to potentially pull out sure does seem like challenging a superpower
my meat does not have it
Are you sure? What did you 'meat' eat?
After watching Food, Inc. I've started looking for grass fed beef, and free range chicken meat.
Its a little tougher to find (not at the supermarket) and a can be quite bit more expensive.
Also this same issue can come up in products other then corn. Round up ready is also in Soy. I couldn't find much on other Round up Ready products, but a short google search showed Round up ready lettuce is on the way.
they will either dismiss you outright
So, how would that change GP's process?
get a court to sign a gag order
Then share it with one (or a couple) trusted friends who can release it if you are unable to.
DRM == RENT
Which for the film industry would be fine as long as the cost is appropriate.
I really have no objection to the DRM on something I've paid a rental price for, which these days is moviesPerMonth/$9 which is my Netflix rental fee.
I've bought ~2 movies in the last 3 years with gift cards, and recieved 2 movies as gifts during the same time period.
I watch about that number of movies per month now with Netflix either by DVD or streaming.
If their methods increase what I can watch at the cost point (or near that cost point), I'd be fine.
If they think I'd pay $19.95 for something with those restrictions, they're further along the crazy path then I thought.