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Waiting for Superman
Transcript of Waiting for Superman
0 1st was formed in 1857 in Philadelphia
--Goals: slaves, literacy, salaries
0 2nd (Chicago Teachers Confederation) in 1897
-- mainly local and salaries
0 1912- Merge to AFT after unfair pay levels but few strikes
0 Strike Wave of 1946-- war and working conditions
0 Wisconsin 1959- collective bargaining law
= more membership and strikes
0 What is the Lemon Dance?
0 What is the Rubber Room?
0 Tenure is the reason why teachers are forced to spend months in the rubber room.
0 Tenure was originally intended for professors
0 Michelle Rhee was against tenure
0 Tenure guarantees a job for a lifetime no matter how poorly a teacher teaches
Specific Things and Rhetorical Devices
0 StudentsFirst Foundation
0 New Teacher Project
0 Became chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools in 2007
0 Closed down 23 schools
0 Compromise with the Teachers Union
0 Teacher wished her children would drown and posted it on facebook
0 Teachers do nothing except once a week minimal tasks in the rubber room
0 One teacher in Florida demanded that her students call her "Ms. God."
0 Join unions to band together and prevent criticism-- mandated
0 Squo= low membership and turbulent leadership
0 Merit pay= threat
0 Teachers Union refuse to allow high performing teachers a higher salary
0 Trials for teachers can take up to 5 times longer than criminal trails
What will this country's school system look like in 10 years?
History of Teachers' Unions
The Lemon Dance and The Rubber Room and Tenure
More Interesting things
0 The film is exaggerated
0 Guggenheim proves his point of lacking teachers
0 The film, although stretched, is still accurate and proves a good point
0 Makes sense teachers want raise in squo but too far and unions ineffective
0 Waste tax money to do nothing
0 The education system will be completely corrupted
0 Teachers will completely revoke proper teaching
0 Students will give up the hope of a future
0 Teachers Union will have taken over
0 Education Depression
0 The situation will be irrevocable
But if Changes are made...
0 Some make a concerned effort to change things
0 Tenure rules can be changed or revoked
0 Support students instead of the educators
0 If change isn't in the near future, the walls will crumble
0 Reform can be interior or exterior
0 Change starts within the people of America
0 Teachers unions have progressed through the years, somewhat in a downward way
0 Teachers are protected under the law on tenure subjecting them to sitting and doing nothing, but still earning money
0 Michelle Rhee went head on against the ways of the Teachers Union in attempt to reform it
0 The education system in America has taken a turn for the worst in some cases and can become un-fixable in the near future
0 Guggenheim made excellent points and pointed out flaws that needed fixing regarding the education of the youth of America
0 All students are directly affected by
the affairs of the education system in place
0 When youth are affected by such things, their future becomes at risk
0 Laziness is contagious from teachers to students
0 Students are subjected to subpar education
0 Davis Guggenheim uses Michelle Rhee, colorful graphs and cartoons, political rallies, and emotional music to convey his argument
0 Michelle Rhee as a martyr
0 Pathos and Logos are used in luring the audience in
0 Tenure 1st when NJ help professors
0 Women discriminated-- pants, pregancy, married
0 Tedious, not carried over
0 Sued= teachers rich
0 NYC rubber room eliminated
0 Harlem's children zone better
0 Increased opposition after Michelle