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SoBronxSchool Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:21 PM
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An Inane Soliloquy Of Venting
Shitty day today. Needed to vent.

I am thisclose to being fed up with teaching. With education. With the NYC DOE.

I'm tired of hearing the rhetoric of "students first" or children first." It's all bullshit. The more one claims its about the students, the less it is.

This "passing the buck," shit ain't working either. The only people out there who do not pass the buck are the teachers. Everyone else, administrators, parents, superintendents, short mayors with several Freudian complexes, chancellors, Tweedies, politicians, school shrinks, hedge fund managers, when are they going to see what we see? When will their eyes be pried open to not only look in the mirror, but to look around at the true reality?

How can a teacher teach, a child be educated, when in a classroom bursting at the seams has over 30 students with at least 3 major behavioral problems? I'm not talking wise asses, I am talking students that when they don't get their way have serious outbursts that turn violent. Throwing chairs, flipping over desks, and attacking other students. And believe it or not this happens every day.

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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:13 PM
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1. Until administrators get serious about discipline
schools won't improve.

It's really a pretty simple solution. Enforce the rules. Deal with the trouble makers. Not many administrators are willing to do so.
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sulphurdunn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:45 AM
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2. The whole argument
for school reform is that you can have functional schools in dysfunctional communities if they are run for profit by the same people mostly responsible for the dysfunctional communities. It is no more complicated than that.
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