So you are one of the thousands of administrators in the state making 100k+ a
year while our schools crumble and new teachers live on poverty wages. Are you
the assistant administrator to the assistant vice principal, to the vice
principal of the principal?
The only reason I am bitter is for the kids, not me. I have a pretty good job
in the IT field and make plenty of money. This is not about me: it is about
the quality of education our kids get.
On 4/26/10, sped wrote:
> On 4/26/10, Merrill wrote:
>> The only reason many teachers hate NCLB is that a Republican president
>> was the one who was behind it. If Obama had put it in place, you would
>> be celebrating it right now. The unions make sure that all the teachers
>> follow orders from the DNC.
> No. If you would bother to pay attention, you'd notice I am an
> administrator. I know you haven't been allowed to work in public schools,
> despite your strong desire to do so, and so you may not know this, but an
> administrator is not a member of the teacher's union. In fact, we're
> frequently at odds with them.
> If Obama put NCLB in place, I would be as disgusted by it as I am. I am very
> upset that it has been allowed to continue as long as it has under his watch.
> It was designed to destroy public schools, to maroon poor and disabled
> students in an underfunded, shunned system, and to funnel public money to
> wealthy, white, religious schools. You've done nothing to disprove what I've
> said, as you've done throughout this conversation, but simply thrown more
> fallacies onto the fire... Something tells me you're a Tea Party member.
> Imagine if I gave you a test, and said you were a failure if you got ONE
> question wrong. 99% doesn't cut it. If you miss one you are a failure and
> an idiot, immoral, and so on. It's the same thing with NCLB. 100% of all
> students reading at grade level, including those with severe learning
> disabilities and new immigrants is obviously designed to have everyone fail.
> It's salt in the wound that such a program was adopted with no additional
> funding or support.
> Imagine if I gave your child a test, and declared him an imbecile if he
> missed ONE question. You'd, of course, scream your head off about how
> terrible I was as a teacher (though you desire and envy my job). And, for
> the first time ever on this site, you'd be close to right.
> Again, you kind of strike me as the rejected lover who now calls the object
> of his affection all kinds of names. You hate them and everything they stand
> for... unless they'd consider taking you. You hate the public schools, but
> still lament not being employed by them.
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