Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Politics of Teaching


Back home and back in the classroom today. It was a very good and productive day at the capitol. As I reflect back upon the good work accomplished and think about how flawed systems can be and how flawed we are constantly reminded that the education system must be, I wonder if everyone knows that the criticism is of a system which operates mostly on volunteer hours. I wonder what the system would be like if we tightened it and teachers, staff, and administrators clocked in at 7am every morning, took an hour to themselves at lunch then clocked out at 4pm to never attend a meeting, worry about a student, create good policy, grade, or professionally develop beyond the 5 day 7am-4pm work day. The pay per hour would certainly look a whole lot better and teachers might really get summers off. Imagine that.

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