Monday, June 03, 2019

Why Superior People Should Never Work for the Public Schools

Admittedly, RT is a bit of a fake news site, but they did link to the actual court filings, so I'm more inclined to believe this story.

The short version is this:

If you are smart, have a brain, have hustle, and simply an IQ above 100, there is no reason you should ever work in public education.  It's not only no longer a meritocracy, but it's petty squabbling and office politics.  It is also CATTY which is an unfortunately by-product of it being a disproportionately female dominated industry.

Like Corporate America, you take a "pass" on this "career" and get your ass into contracting, entrepreneurship, self employment, shit even welfare is better than working in this insane asylum.  Do not subject yourself to these types of industries.  And certainly to not become financially dependent on them.


Robert What? said...

Due to a series of circumstances, about ten years ago I found myself at a NEA convention. I bigger collection of slow witted, ugly aliens you could never hope to see.

heresolong said...

Slight push back. I am a high school math teacher at a small public school. I like it. I like having summer off. I like having a couple weeks at Christmas. I also like the kids and teaching them something. I (mostly) ignore the politics and do my thing. I think I have positively influenced at least some of the kids in the right direction. I make decent money and actively resist any suggestion that I take on low paying extra duties like coaching.

Where I push back against Cappy is that I can't think of a good reason why NOT to take a teaching job. I know he despises teachers but work the system. I have a good gig that leaves me plenty of time to work my side hustle (I'm a mechanic) and lots of time to travel. In the past fifteen years (coincidentally about the time I started listening to Cappy) I have paid off all my debts and am close to paying off my house.

I do put some caveats on the recommendation. First of all you should have some real life experience. Don't go into teaching right out of college. How do you have enough knowledge about anything not taught at college to pass on to the students? Second, teach at a small school if you aren't going to go private. Small schools have a much better likelihood of having a positive school climate where parents care and people know each other. Much easier to actually make an impact.

Anonymous said...

Well, they forced men out of education in the name of feminism, now diversity is forcing out white women.

Suck it up, buttercups. You reap what you sow.

Anonymous said...

My dad gave me similar advice about the military, the police, and the fire department: "Son, they're set up for the middle of the bell curve. If you're in the top 10% or bottom 10% of IQ, you're going to be miserable. You're a smart kid. If you choose it as a career, find a niche that caters to the smart kids - the Nuclear Navy, special forces, parts of the Air Force. You'll have to make a conscious decision to fit in and play the game."

He was right. I served with a few very smart people, and a majority of middle of the road people. You often didn't know just how smart someone was except by how effective they were. Being "one of the team" was more valuable than being "the smartest guy on the team".

maruadventurer said...

Funny this. Russian school structure very similar to the US. 12 forms in total. The difference is the 'Will'. Teachers and admins demand that students learn. No namby-pamby crap. The parents do too.

Survivorman said...

Public Education was the first institution that was taken over by women.

The results (such as they are) speak for themselves..

Anonymous said...

There is nothing about you, or your life, that isn't pure cringe, Aaron.