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As for dumbing down, in our district you are only allowed to fail a certain
percentage of the students (10%) so you HAVE to pass the rest of them EVEN
IF THEY DON'T SHOW UP TO SCHOOL!! Talk about asinine.
As an elementary art teacher, I am required to give I,S,H. I hate it, but as
this is a district policy and there are 30+ elem. art teachers, even if I
throw a huge fit it only makes little waves. Unfortunately.
One more thing that bugs me! When students come to art class is when the
reg. teacher has their conference. As long as that teacher gets their
conference nobody cares what I do in my room. Trust me, I have tried
everything I can think of to help generate interest, but still, nobody
cares. I could worship Satan for 45 minutes and as long as the teacher got
their conference that would be fine. Argh!
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