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Lorax Donating Member (307 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 12:12 AM
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6. Glad I got out.
National standards? National curriculum? I wonder how that will apply to special education. Special ed. teachers are being crushed by the demands of getting their students to meet state standards. I can't even imagine how much worse it's going to be.

I struggled with the decision to leave teaching. I even told myself that maybe it was only temporary. Maybe, if NCLB was fixed and standards were revised for special needs students, maybe I would go back to teaching. Maybe if the demands on teachers could be reduced by something even close to reasonable, I would go back to the classroom.

I'm glad I didn't bet any money on that. Looks like I'll never be going back. The other day my husband and I were discussing the possibility of me returning to the classroom. He response to me was, "I'd rather see you dance on a pole than go back into a classroom. It would be less damaging, both emotionally and physically, than teaching."

(Not that I"ll be dancing on a pole any time soon. ;) )
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