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Re: Dumbing down & talk quiet

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ricki fromkin (fromkinr)
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 16:03:20 -0400

Donald Peters wrote:
> I appreciate what everyone out there is saying and I'm glad some of you work
> in schools where students will get quiet if you wait for them, but for me
> that is not a reality. Tried it. Doesn't work.
> As for keeping them after school? They BEG me to stay after school. School
> is my kids favorite place. They feel safest here. Learned right away three
> years ago that I couldn't use that as a punishment.
> 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!
> Pat
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