Monday, February 11, 2008

Good Ideas For Inhibiting School Growth (I)

I was unable to provide supplemental intervention instruction to two students after school today because they had to attend court-mandated anti-tagging "classes," as a result of being caught in possession of a Sharpie.

There's no need to belabor the obvious, but I gotta think that far less good is served by prioritizing continued interaction with the criminal justice system over an afternoon spent interacting with me, learning to read.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand fully and could not agree more.

11:29 PM  
Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Oh I don't know, friend-- if they go to you instead, they may use their new-found literacy skills (or is it skillz?) on a wall somewhere....

Can't have that, now, can we?

7:56 PM  
Blogger TMAO said...

Lock em up!

Lock em up!

10:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Education is failing due to issues involving more subtle forces than reform needs.

Deprivation of quality resources in an environment conducive to abuse is the problem, and the solution is legislation of workplace anti- bullying laws that will prevent employers from coercing otherwise ethical employees to break the law under threat of constructive discharge.

The alternative is crony socialism, which is the political environment we are currently attempting to influence. The problem is you will not make such a system work through reform. You have to replace the politics, and to do this the cronies have to go.

You can chase cronies off with workplace anti-bullying legislation.

Get involved and make a real and lasting difference in bringing quality education back to California through lobbying for anti bullying legislation. This is the most effective way to improve education - by allowing teachers who have a conscience and can actually make a difference back in the classroom.

Currently, a teacher who reports abuse of a child by a staff can be terminated through constructive discharge. Surprised?

See what you can do to put a stop to this, NOW!

10:34 AM  

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