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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. Hmm. Hard to add to your list but I'll try.

1. People (mainly elected officials) who believe they know what's best for our kids even though they don't KNOW our kids and don't even live in the children's community.

2. The assumption that teachers are the reason schools are failing.

3. The assumption that schools are failing. They are not but no one's listening to those of us being blamed for the failure (see #2 above).

4. The failure to meet the needs of the children by providing wrap around services.

5. The excuse that we can't afford what we know we need to do to meet the needs of our children (see #4 above).

6. TIF financing and other shady tax giveaways which steal needed revenue from our public schools.

7. Stupid administrators who believe none of the above matters and if we were just better teachers we would see great growth in student achievement with the meager resources we have.

8. Administrators who refuse to support teachers and blame us for poor classroom management when they refuse to enforce the Code of Conduct.

9. Anyone who believes the answer is instruction while ignoring classroom management. This is why half of our new teachers quit within 5 years.

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LineReply Hmm. Hard to add to your list but I'll try.
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