Re: 700 NYC teachers are paid to do nothing
Teaching in the American education system is more about babysitting a bunch of ungrateful shits than it is to actually teach. That and to make most of them learn to pass a state standardized test so the school district will get more money. When you get to a decent college/university, the high school stuff seems exponentially easier than freshman college classes. That's the way it is in Texas, but there are plenty of other good examples of bad states/practices that make the American education system something to be laughed at.
We need to re instigate corporal punishment and not bothering with the race card. That'll solve most of the bull shit that makes the lives of the underpaid teachers miserable.