In a message dated 9/12/04 9:05:41 PM, BluesTruth@aol.com writes:
> In Chicago, where I teach, I have a very small room (110 year old school
> when there were only 10 students in a room!!) with only 30 or so chairs.
> Because of the "No Children Left Behind" act, the kids are not being bused
> anymore (no funding) , 2 counselors,2 caseworkers, several teachers & aids were
> also let go. You see, there was no funding for this "No Children Left Behind"
> nonsense .When the kids were bused, our class size was okay--30 or so was
> the average. Now...without busing, the class size has jumped up to approx. 47!
> So, of course, it's up to us teachers to deal with all of this madness. I
> asked our Principal if I can get some more chairs (she was shocked--she had
> no idea I didn't have enough chairs !) and I am still waiting. My solution:
> The children are sharing chairs, believe it or not!!
I am in awe of you. Those people in the White House should be required to
come and teach in your classroom for a week before they are allowed to make any
more education policy. I wish you strength.