If you start pushing school vouchers again I will clean your clock with the facts you are omitting. You will look like the clueless shill that you are, and by the time I'm done you'll be wishing you avoided this conversation. This will take up a tremendous amount of my time to do the research*, and I am not being paid to work 16-hour days like you are. So I will be very cranky.
Hugs and Kisses,
*Ask your friends what that word means.
P.S. Don't forget that you first got my attention by attacking teachers. How many posts have I written just for that reason? Hundreds. But go ahead, make me angry. Again.
Friday, May 8, 2009
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Teachers may not enjoy disciplining their pupils but they have to be able to do it effectively, especially if they have large classes or unruly children. I remember that, to do it well, one really needed the ability to stay on someone's ass for a long time and wear them down with facts and with their mistakes. Paper trails have to be made, one had to have specific incidents and dates written down, and, depending on the administrators, it may help to have other witnesses. And one has to do it calmly, but also be prepared to be ruthless. In fact, I remember that this is one skill I was bad at and that's on reason I quit teaching after my first year.
This is all a roundabout way of saying that Megan better watch out 'cause I think you'll anihilate her and her dumb ideas if you put your mind to it.
The elite would love to stop paying for public education. Scratch a voucher proponent and you'll find a corporation.
I worked in a school with extremely poor discipline, for multiple reasons. It taught me a lot. I did what you describe--record the situation in minute detail, follow procedures to the letter, and explain every rule and consequence over and over. It didn't always work of course but it let me teach under most circumstances. (I quit when I had kids.)
On Megan's clock, I don't think "16 hours" means what she thinks it means.
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