I’m sure you’re correct. TFA’s perfect applicant is probably someone exactly like you. I will say, though, that my son’s gf did get very close to quite a few of her students, and has gone back to Philadelphia twice this year to visit them. Interestingly, she felt she had the most positive and lasting impact on the pregnant girls, who were receptive to her argument that they owed it to their babies to stay in school. (Most of them planned to have their own moms, around 30, provide childcare.)
Also, I’m sorry to say it but there’s a lot of dead wood among teachers. In her high school, there were 5 or 6 teachers who spent the whole day in the break room, not teaching. I think they actually called it the rubber room. They were there because they had been deemed unfit to continue teaching, but union rules prevent firing them. So they collect full pay and play poker.
There’s a reason TFA has been incredibly successful. Just having a teacher who’s smart and gives a shit helps.
90Abbot May 31, 2012 at 10:22 am
“It was funny how that dearcupid link was full of ‘you go girl’ support from other females, using shaming language on the bf and calling him insecure.”
These flapping lip cheerleaders, promiscuous themselves obviously, conveniently never mention all those other men who benefit from the sexual service. They call the bf insecure as if he is somehow obligated to accommodate these excuses for women and yet make no mention of how “insecure” the other 22, 56 or 70 would be if it was going to be anything more than sex.
Its an anonymous cock. Its an “insecure” man. Its the same man.
91Ted D May 31, 2012 at 10:33 am
Susan – “Please don’t confuse my own background with my Mission Statement. ”
I’m not, but I’ve had this discussion a little bit with Escoffier before, and now more than ever I’m really seeing the disconnect here. I get that UMC women may be seeing a shortage of “good men”, but honestly that isn’t even close to the worst problems out there. I’m starting to feel a bit like I’m on the lower levels of a sinking ship, and the people on deck are still partying and having a good time. And the discussion about “starting a family after 30″ just really drove that home to me. My So went to college AFTER she had two children so she could earn more to try and keep up living in New Hampshire. My ex-wife never finished college, and I didn’t manage to get my degree until just a few years back because my employer paid for it. I know several people that are currently using Phoenix U. or other online colleges to finally get a degree as well, and these are folks in their 30′s and 40′s. I guess I’m saying that most of the people I know didn’t have much of a choice, or at least most of them didn’t see that they had many choices. And my daughter who is graduating from high school this week has several friends that are pregnant and under 21 years old. These aren’t stupid girls. They have been to my house, had dinner at my table, and told me about what they wanted to do with their lives. One of them was afraid to tell me she was pregnant, but she told her parents by text message…