Ah! More bad conjecture without data from Zok! This is the mistake that Zok makes and just keeps on making.
"Thinks these teachers work alone,
Zok has no fuckin' idea what I think until I tell the presumptuous prick what I think. Don't fuckin' tell me what I think, you low-rent Kreskin.
"when the schools are littered with ed assistants, counselors, specialists, advisors
None of whom reduce the number of students a teacher has responsibility for and none of whom makes Zok's math right.
"Typical Charles Mas who voted for 'classroom size' initiative -- when 2/3rds of jobs are non-classroom Union gigs.
Zok has no fuckin' idea how I voted because Zok doesn't know that I don't live in Washington State and couldn't vote for or against I-1351. Yet another brilliant example of a presumptuous conjecture presented as a fact when, in truth, it's completely wrong.
"Classic Charles Mas who doesn't look at the bloat of the roster before figuring out hes a sucker. THREE vice principals!l in ONE school -- and they not even responsible for advising, attendance or facilities.
And, once again, not one of them reduces the number of students for which a teacher is responsible. Zok, rather than acknowledge an clear error of fact, chooses to raise a lot of off-topic facts that don't correct or mitigate the error. Dude, you were just plain wrong. Why do are you incapable of acknowledging that? What is your damage? Will Zok be able to acknowledge these errors in fact? I doubt it. See a doctor. You have a problem.
"Usual Charles Mas who pities a teacher that rolls 6 classes, with assistants, plenty of in-service days, and 17 weeks off with full pension at 20 yrs.
Again and again we see erroneous conjecture in the absence of data. Please review my comment. I made no mention of any pity - or any other emotion. Zok is the emotional one here. I merely corrected Zok's math. The stuff about the in-service days (which may not be teaching days, but are working days for teachers) and the "full pension" are also just plain wrong. More conjecture in the absence of data or research and, of course, yet more error in presumption.
"Question: If it's unfair -- why are they lined up in droves?
Question: Who ever said that anything about unfairness? Not me. I just corrected your math mistake, you buttsmear, and pointed out your failure to learn about a topic before you shoot off your dumbass mouth. And who are the "they" who are lining up in droves? Teachers? Students? Pronouns without antecedents?
This habit of jumping to incorrect conclusions and making pronouncements is bad enough. The inability to acknowledge the error, however, goes beyond a character flaw and reflects mental illness.