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Mar. 8th, 2005 | 08:06 pm
気持ち: tired tired
音楽: Japan-A-Radio: Hirai Ken!!!

Okay... I am exhausted. I have a Special Ed student in my classroom, but he is not been tested or marked for SPED. Imagine how he continually sets off my class!! Yes it is very tiring, and yes I am extremely upset about it. Everyday, it is a constant battle between me and him. Under my breath, I am thinking, "You frickin' kid!! I like strangle!!" On the outside, I am like, "Well, you need to leave my classroom!!" Then I write out the referral, and it is toodles.

After I extinguished all behavior problems, I was able to teach the rest of the class!! Yay!! I was content with doing that.

Tomorrow is the first day of HSA (Hawaii State Assessment). EVer since the NCLB mandate, I have been fearing education more and more each waking day. To me it is sad to see Children losing out on education because of these state tests. Those of you not in education do not understand the full extent of the harshness of these tests. Schools are revamping their curriculum in order to pass these tests!! That means, PE, ART, Music and more are being thrown out the window more and more each day because of these tests. Pretty soon, there will not be "Public Schools." Bush and his administration wants to do away with public facilities in order to change everything in to some "Private" corporation, education included. It makes sense though. The government makes money off of private businesses and loses money from public services. How long will this last?? Who knows?? I do not think it fair for our students though, but that is the sadness behind these ridiculous state tests. It is so ridiculous, I am reconsidering teaching in a public school. Why should I? My job and the stake of all teachers and schools ride off of the performance of a students who refuses to pay attention in class due to whatever problems that child is having with their home life. Lawmakers don't see that, nor do they care. If my career the fate of the school I am at rides on these tests, then it is not worth it. there are too many children who are going to lose their right to a "proper" education because of policies and mandates such as "No Child Left Behind." They should have named it Every Child Left Behind" or better yet, "Po Children Left Behind" because ultmately that is what is happening in our country today. don't believe me?? Look at the schools in your state. What social demographic are we looking at with the "failing" schools. If the answer is low-income, guess what, I was right. Poor children are being left behind. Under this mandate, schools will lose their federal funding, and the state MUST pay to restructure the school. All teachers are fired, administration is also fired and a new company comes to take over the school. Will this really happen? Who knows, but find out in future exciting reports on education. Take care and good night!!

If what I have wrote upsets you, write a letter to your congress representative, or the president voicing your concern!! I know I will!!

Comments {3}

From: sweetie348
Date: Mar. 10th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)

I choose not to teach right now even though I do have a degree b/c our state's educational system is awful. Good luck with yours though.

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a very bad addiction

From: kimyoochillin
Date: Mar. 10th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)

Ah I was totally going off about that No Child Left Behind crap with my friends. Its dumb and i agree, "EVERY CHILD LEFT BEHIND."

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From: hisensei808
Date: Mar. 13th, 2005 10:27 am (UTC)

Glad to hear you agree! Thanks!!

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