|Even Miss Crabtree would be vilified, yes, Miss Crabtree!|
What on earth do these education deformers know about teaching? The very first thing is a near insurmountable task of making many of these children care about anything. But we try and try and though it is sometimes thankless and often without any real results, you do get to see those standardized test scores at the end of the year and reminisce "Yeah, hey what ever happened to what's his number? 789478 ? Did he ever graduate?"
And what happens when the kid and their parents do care? They are invited to a charter school. I watched it today in the hallway at school. A parent was in with his bright and smiling, young daughter and they were coming to tell her teacher that she was leaving. Teacher, "...oh back to Puerto Rico?" "No, to the charter school," she said.