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Lesson Plans

Re: private vs. Public schools?

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Wed, 3 Feb 1999 22:09:04 EST

I taught in 3 Catholic schools in 3 towns and my car was my office, storeroom,
etc. I had to do this to be full time. I had an artroom that wouldn't pass
code in 1 school.
I had 3 of everything, 3 open houses that were major productions, etc. I
couldn't keep kids for lunch or after school until the following week, then I
had to chase them down. One principal was concerned about the school board,
also needed tuition from the kids.......It showed in how the teachers were
We had verrrrry small budgets, but worse yet, the 6, 7, 8 gr kids were not
used to learning in art, wanted to just get the materials and start, didn't
want DBAE, thought art, music, pe and computer were not real subjects nor we
real teachers, wanted to relax, have a good time.......I had to sit on the 6,
7, 8th gr for 2 yrs.
You did not have the state goals to follow, you could do anything you wanted.
But you get stuck making costumes & masks for programs, plays. You hold up
the class from going on for everyone to finish, then put in extra time at
lunch to get them all finished in time.
The pay was $10,000 less.
I like my job in 1 public school for $10,000 more. I can't believe I stayed
for 2 yrs in the last job. There's much more I could enlighten you with. I'd
never go back.