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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3374 on: June 16, 2020, 12:16:01 PM »
I think it needs to end, but I've thought that for years.

It's a sham "holiday" for government employees and kids.
In most of Latin America, it's called "Day of the Race."
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3375 on: June 16, 2020, 12:18:06 PM »
In most of Latin America, it's called "Day of the Race."
Hell thats every day here
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3376 on: June 16, 2020, 12:20:09 PM »
you don't already? add that to the list of problems i have with you people.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3377 on: June 16, 2020, 12:31:03 PM »
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3378 on: June 16, 2020, 12:33:37 PM »
I've got a question for teachers like @OrangeAfroMan and @CWSooner ...

What really happens on those "staff development days"? I just have this vision in my head that it's a bunch of teachers sitting around drinking margaritas and bitching about their lazy entitled students and their overly meddlesome and unreasonable parents...
We usually attend a semi-interesting presentation by a guest speaker while most of the teachers are surfing their smartphones.
Unsupervised teachers are no better than unsupervised students.  Sometimes worse.
We sometimes actually work on making connections across the curriculum, or on vertical or horizontal alignment.
The coaches are often absent.  They have "coach stuff" to do.  Supposedly.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3379 on: June 16, 2020, 01:52:04 PM »
My kids once told me about a "Diversity Day" at Ohio State.  They thought it was amusing.  They graduated from a HS that is 57% black, and 25% white, give or take, and were at OSU which is more like 85% white.

My kids have a sense of humor a bit like mine, but they groan at Dad Jokes.

I hope they can come visit soon.  The one in C-bus would drive down.  The one south of Austin would prefer to fly.  My step kids are in SF or France.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3381 on: June 16, 2020, 02:41:05 PM »
I've got a question for teachers like @OrangeAfroMan and @CWSooner ...

What really happens on those "staff development days"? I just have this vision in my head that it's a bunch of teachers sitting around drinking margaritas and bitching about their lazy entitled students and their overly meddlesome and unreasonable parents...
We all sit in the library listening to the admin and coaches take turns presenting things we mostly already know.  What those days are NOT is time to be productive doing teachery things.  

There's lots of filler, too.  Always an "ice-breaker" to begin, in a room full of people who know each other all too well.  A long lunch.  A breakout session/book report on common-sense ideas from an article - they'll give us 45 min to read it and ready a presentation, which could all be done in 10 min.

It's boring generally educational-based, obvious stuff.  
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3382 on: June 16, 2020, 02:46:25 PM »
Wow... Sounds like it's tedious AND useless... What a combo ;-) 

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3383 on: June 16, 2020, 03:04:06 PM »
It's awful.  
All of us just want time in our classrooms to do the 20 things we've been meaning to do if we just had more time.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3384 on: June 16, 2020, 03:15:53 PM »
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3385 on: June 16, 2020, 03:18:58 PM »
like you???
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3386 on: June 16, 2020, 03:19:39 PM »
In the fatal shooting of a black man by police in Atlanta last week, officers’ body cameras captured about 40 minutes of footage, but not the critical moments that end with one of them opening fire.

In Oklahoma City, it took police more than a year to release video from the arrest of a man who died in custody. It came out months after the officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing, and shows them struggling with the man as he says “I can’t breathe.” One officer replies: “I don’t care.”


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Nationwide, police departments have rushed to ramp up the use of body cameras, which have been hailed as a potential equalizer that would show the unvarnished truth of an encounter with officers.

But the cases in Georgia and Oklahoma highlight why the technology’s benefit has come into question amid protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd and calls for sweeping changes to American law enforcement. With budget crises looming and cries to “defund the police,” some are asking whether the tens of millions of taxpayer dollars spent to outfit officers with cameras has provided the accountability and transparency expected.

Advocates and officers agree the technology’s broad adoption has been helpful, but its value is dictated by the policies and practices around its use: Cameras improve transparency when departments care about transparency.

“They were going to be a panacea to all of the problems we’re facing,” said Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum. “Body-worn cameras have their limitations and they’re certainly not a panacea, but they do have valuable uses.”

This month, four Atlanta police officers were fired and criminally charged over an incident in which officers pulled two college students from a car and hit them with stun guns during protests late last month. The police chief, who resigned Saturday, told her staff she expected the footage to reinforce that the officers did the right thing, but it did the opposite.

But that case was unusual. Cameras have largely failed to deliver swift accountability because the release of video is frequently long delayed or denied entirely, said Harlan Yu, executive director at the civil rights and technology nonprofit Upturn. When footage of a controversial incident is released, Yu said, it’s often only after intense public outcry.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3387 on: June 16, 2020, 03:23:35 PM »
The then Chicago Mayor sat on the Laquan McDonald video for about a year, and only released them after he won re-election. That's not a good look.
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