Monday, December 5, 2011

Visiting the BLOG

It's really tough when you realize that you "blog" less than twice a year. But, then again, I don't have that much to say that anyone would want to read. As most of you know, I teach in an Elementary School. I will say that the students are coddled beyond belief. They are so spoiled that if they every even tie their shoes on their own... the adult near by will utter the universal chant... "good job". Most students get a "good job" for simply breathing or walking. It's a sad situation.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Government takes over Public Schools

It was bound to happen. The government creates their list of "standards". These are absolutes demanded by the state. They then codify these standards and all schools must write lesson plans which use these standards and only these standards.

Where is the club? The government does inspections and evaluates the plans. If the the plans are not to the standards that the government require they list the school as failing.

The government can require the school districts to use proprietary software to write the plans. The plans are then stored on server farms. This gives them more control over monitoring the teachers and making sure that the predetermined standards are followed.

What is really odd - this isn't Communist China, or North Korea. It's New Jersey in the United States of America.