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Old 01-20-2005, 04:59 AM   #61
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Re: Long Term Trends Affecting Young Dreamers


Good for you.

In the 1950's a maiden aunt died(aka the Swedish maid) and left my Dad 10-15k in mutual funds. I was in the 7th grade - so I asked how a maid had so much money and what's a mutual fund? Dad a lumbermill guy who got out of high school in 1933 - "Stocks are bad'. Sold them and bought a house. I went to the library.

When he died in 1989 - we found 5k in a money belt hanging in the closet.

The school of hard knocks in education is not recommended. Never bought commodities futures though - about the only mistake I didn't make.


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... especially since "No Child Left Behind" was passed. *My impression is that teachers are overloaded ...
Received today from Division of Human Resources:

"Notification of NCLB Compliance (Highly Qualified Teachers)

The HR office is pleased to inform you that you have successfully completed the process required to be a Highly Qualified Teacher as outlined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB)...

You have completed a Certificate of Compliance form ...* These forms have been signed and have been placed in your Personnel file...

We thank you for your patience and cooperation in the implementation of this law."

Alrighty then.* I was given a form.* I check off a couple of boxes, signed and dated it, returned it and waited, oh about 2 years, and lo and behold, I have "completed the process" to be deemed a highly qualified teacher.* Not that I am or am not highly qualified in fact, mind you, but the process has been successfully completed.* Parents of school children can rest assured now that No Child will surely Be Left Behind as this form has been filed in my jacket.* Now, where is the next flaming hoop through which I may be required to jump?


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