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On 05/30/2017 12:50 PM, Elfen Magix wrote:
> When I was teaching,
How did you get a job teaching. I am trying to do that currently, and
the channels to do it are not easy.
> I gathered a few Open Source Education Text Books (free as Downloadable .pdf files), including: Science 6 - 9, Math 6 - 9, and History/Social Studies 6 - 9. I got them for my principal who was looking for various resources (text books) for her classes. She was rather miffed at the fact that is was a .pdf file and it costs nothing, all she had to do was print out as many books as she wanted.
she was getting kickbacks?
> What she did was to order a couple of copies of text books from the assorted NYC DOE "approved" sellers (Random House, Scholastics, et al) and then go through their try out period.
My understanding, actually, which involves the educational presentations
we did in 2000, that the Department of Education is NOT ALLOWED to use
anything other than materials approved for NYS Depart of Ed and that
mean they needed to be approved by the board of regents of Florida and
> After the try out period, instead of buying the text book set and distributing the text books, she took the textbooks from the trail set and made copies of it and distributed the copies as the text books. The money she would have spent on buying text books, she pocketed.
How did she get cash?
> Yet she would not touch the free Open Source material I offered her. Which is funny, because I used the Open Source material and my students scored higher on the NYS tests then the rest of the school.
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