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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Teachers remember when...

You could write a kid up for chewing bubble gum? What about for being disrespectful or disrupting classes?

You could fail kids who made no effort at all, were constantly late or rarely attended?

You were valued colleagues instead of easily replaceable cogs who could be talked down to by administrators?

You had the responsibility and authority to do your job, not just the responsibility.

You could be creative, innovative and go at a pace you felt was appropriate for your students.

You were trusted to do your job?

The test was just part of education not education?

You felt like you had a decent chance to make a difference?


1 comment:

  1. So sad and so true, I see my husband growing older by each day. He teaches in a low performing high school and is under constant scrutiny and ever changing demands and standards that keep him up most nights past midnight and then up again before 6 am to go back for another day.

    He is losing his enthusiasm.

    It is so sad.