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Response to Pterodactyl (Reply #30)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:44 AM

34. Rebuttal from a former public school administrator

1: So you use your school as a babysitter, since the "after school" programs are good? You like the fact the teachers are "at-will" employees that have to worry minute to minute about their jobs. You like union busting?

2: Your like the character building? Where are you as the parent? Absentee? It's now everyone else's responsibility to raise and build your kid's character. So your "charter school" will have all the responsibility of being your kid's parent, but none of the rights?

3: Uniforms? I fought against this as a principal because I realize that conformity ruins critical thought. I remember old news reels of students in school uniforms when I was an undergraduate. . .they were from the 1930s. I had a hard time understanding them because the narration was in German.

4: Don't these schools do enough damage forcing children to think the same. . .now we want them to dress and act the same?

5: Yes, I was a progressive administrator. This is why I don't do it anymore. I was not an automaton.

Parents like you make education a real pleasure.

I'll quote Rage Against the Machine:

I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
I've got no patience now
So sick of complacence now
Sick of sick of sick of sick of you
Time has come to pay...
Know your enemy!

Come on!
Yes I know my enemies
They're the teachers who taught me to fight me
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are american dreams

In your case, it's not just the teachers. . .but the parents too. Education is dead in America, and parents like you are holding the bloody knife used to stab it in the heart. I weep for the future. I'm glad I'm an expat teaching history and government in an International IB school.

I can teach any way I want.

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