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Illiterate Teacher
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Posted 2/13/08

sadoka wrote:


a1q2s3 wrote:


sadoka wrote:


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Is it true?
Perhaps you can post some references/link/article of something?
I've never heard of this.


you can go onto CNN and type in Illiterate Teacher and you will find what you are looking for it pretty funny and shocking


O.k., I will but is pleases readers to simply provide an easy one-click link, rather than searching for the subject.


yes but a long time when i was younger my mother put a block on my computer so i can't go onto News sites no matter how hard i try...yes i tried cracking the code it does not work soo yea sorry bout that


Wow that is sad and your 14 years old, your should have a talk with your mother. Don't worry I'll post a link.

http://www.propeller.com/viewstory/2008/02/12/illiterate-teacher-taught-high-school-for-17-years/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.10news.com%2Fnews%2F15274005%2Fdetail.html&frame=true

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Posted 2/13/08

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John Corcoran has always been illiterate.Since Middle School, he cheated his way through Middle School chaeted more through Highschool(even dated the valedictorian) and intensified cheating through College yes he has a High School Diploma and College degrre....in education even though he cannot read, write, or spell. He then became a teacher!! He has been teaching for the last 17 years!!! He finally admitted being Illterate at 50 years old....he now has become a Successful Real Estate Developer.. So what do u think about this??

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I would offer a link unfortunatly my computer is special so just go any search engine or CNN and type in Illiterate teacher if something like this does not seem possible to ya.


this proves that stupid people can make it big.
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I don't think he was stupid since he was able to make it this far. But it shows how you don't always have to follow the rules to succeed. (and he seems to be flaunting the fact that he taught for 17 years as an illiterate. wtf. lol) The US education system and children sure benefited from people like him.
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I don't think he was stupid since he was able to make it this far. But it shows how you don't always have to follow the rules to succeed. (and he seems to be flaunting the fact that he taught for 17 years as an illiterate. wtf. lol) The US education system and children sure benefited from people like him.


you would have to be pretty blunt to have to cheat ur way through.
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Posted 2/13/08
My mother said that when she was growing up, there was a math teacher in her high school that did not actually know any math, he faked his credentials, and she said she felt sorry for the people who had him as a teacher(this was in Trinidad and Tobago, not the US). But yeah pretty sad. It sucks when you can't read, or write. It sucks that he didn't learn, but I guess, if he found a way to make it work, then good for him.
Posted 2/13/08
WWOOOOOWWW!!! how di he do that?!? and what kind of school are they running?!? honestly, i can't believe he got through Middleschoool and College unless he paid his Professors. thats gotta be it?!
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so he learning way is oral and visual then?? huh??no oh shit.. then he cant read the test questions right??
its impossible!!!
Posted 2/13/08
So THAT'S why the educational system is failing us....


I wonder how the college he graduated from feels about all this? After all, this guy cheated his way through their school.
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So THAT'S why the educational system is failing us....


I wonder how the college he graduated from feels about all this? After all, this guy cheated his way through their school.


im sure they are preparing the electric chair.
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Posted 2/13/08

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tobydiah wrote:

I don't think he was stupid since he was able to make it this far. But it shows how you don't always have to follow the rules to succeed. (and he seems to be flaunting the fact that he taught for 17 years as an illiterate. wtf. lol) The US education system and children sure benefited from people like him.


you would have to be pretty blunt to have to cheat ur way through.


As well as having a lot of moral restraint. I'm very well educated yet have cheated and involved myself in fraudulent activities. I don't think cheating or law-breaking is exclusive to people like him. If you have a steady mindset with analytical insight; cheating can be a breeze. *granted there are outside factors such as bad luck and secure systems to prevent these actions.*
I'll assume that cheating was a lot easier in his times since it was during the 50s and 60s. (also taking in for granted lower mental conditioning of cheaters since the challenges were drastically juvenile in comparison to today as well.)


JuliaRhys wrote:

So THAT'S why the educational system is failing us....

I wonder how the college he graduated from feels about all this? After all, this guy cheated his way through their school.

^
The nature of this problem in education has always been an obstacle for us. Did the system fail him as a child; thus, a part of a cycle of failures in our educational system? Exactly when is a person morally/mentally mature enough to take responsibility for this sort of behavior? He is definitely to blame but is he solely to blame for this situation? Lobbyists, parents, social culture, economy, businesses, government figureheads, politics, students, teachers, etc. Which of the many factors affecting the education system poses the most obstacles and which are also the ones we go after first(on a realistic scale)?
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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

im happy that he wasnt my teacher LOL
Posted 2/13/08

Kenshin1986 wrote:


JuliaRhys wrote:

So THAT'S why the educational system is failing us....


I wonder how the college he graduated from feels about all this? After all, this guy cheated his way through their school.


im sure they are preparing the electric chair.


Only in Texas....hahahaha.
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Posted 2/15/08
Hahaha. x] Awesome.
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Posted 2/15/08
I am impressed !
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yup inpressed
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