I'm at a point now where I'm increasingly feeling like I can't write about the issues facing an urban high school teacher in Baltimore City, where it seems more and more like "getting the numbers" is more important than educating the children. I posted some things over the weekend that I took down, just because of fears of repercussions. We really, really miss Sara Neufeld.
Inside Ed has pretty much died, and no one seems to be covering city schools anymore. It's too bad. Checks and Balances are needed right now.
I can talk about how miserably hot it is in the building right now, and how asking students to learn in the temperatures and humidity they are seeing is a challenge.
I can talk about the wonderful time I'm having with my 9th graders right now, as they finish up their years and, between whines, realize they've come a long way over the last ten months.
I can talk about books I'm thinking about teaching next year, like Tim Winton's Cloudstreet, which I'm currently reading.
I'm ready for the summer, though. Need a paradigm shift.
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