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.
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.
Some of my readers ask me what a "Serial Port" is. The answer is: I don't know. Is it some kind of wine you have with breakfast?