Thursday, October 25, 2012
I'm burning the midnight oil to wrap up this semester, grade piles and piles of late work. Really, a district wide policy that allows for late work for an entire quarter teaches what life skill exactly?
As we wrap up these last two weeks going into the election I want to take every, single blowhard politician who gives lip service to education and junk punch them.
But first I want them to walk one day in any teacher, any school, any level. Then they can justify cutting budgets, freezing salaries for years on end, or coming up with ridiculous names like Race to the Top that just demoralize.
If you want real education reform, it starts at home. It takes an enormous investment of time and energy (from everyone) and yes, money.
So to any politician on any level, you want my vote, show me that you value what I do and don't use me for political gain.
ps- Also don't run your campaign out of my mailbox. If only I could take all that wasted paper used on campaign fliers and use it in the classroom for a useful purpose.
Oh wait, I just did. I used it to teach propaganda techniques and money spent by special interest groups.
Posted by heather v at 10:17 AM