Monday, June 28, 2010


Today was the last day of school! It's over! I still can't quite believe I made it through this school year without quitting or getting fired, but somehow it happened. What a relief. I think it still hasn't completely hit me yet.

Not very many kids showed up today, since it was a Monday and only a half day. I spent much of my morning trying to ignore the fact that report cards were frantically being prepared even as the principal was pressuring teachers to change students' grades to make them higher. No, I am not kidding. The place is so corrupt, it makes me sick. Completely unethical. I am so glad to be out of there. I never have to do recess duty again! Or stairwell duty, or listen to the students curse, or be insulted and disrespected on a daily basis, or worry about getting pushed around (literally). There are students I will miss, and I feel sorry for them, because they're trapped in that place. I'm so grateful I'm free!!!


1 comment:

  1. Although, with many years' perspective on my strict and demanding Long Island public school elementary education, I see some failings, ever more clear are the advantages of their strict discipline and high academic standards. Charter schools might be a good idea in concept, but in execution, so many abject failures everywhere. Artichoke, on to better things, graduate school, and then employment where you are appreciated.