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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 06:15 pm
ah, gotta love the state. they just cut another $300 per pupil from district funding for this year with undoubtedly more to come next year. this state is a sink/hell hole. so i'm sure we're in for another round of teacher layoffs since we can't possibly cut admin or their salaries and it's not like teachers do anything in the educative process except fuck it up unlike all those management types the business model of public education cannot do without.

but, for better or worse, the trimester is over in less than 20 class periods. of course we still don't have a viable final exam as the bitch who was supposed to revise it for the last two years still hasn't gotten around to it and doesn't want to give us a test she in 'good conscience' can't continue to give as it doesn't 'do justice to either the course or students.' stupid bitch has had two years teaching this course and has one prep all year as opposed to our having multiple preps and still hasn't gotten this done or right. i'm tired of having to cover/pick up the slack for the dead weight in my department.

yeah, i'm bitter as hell. but that's probably because i'm sick and cold and the weather sucks here.
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 02:08 pm
...comes the current push to Leave Every Child Behind. cuz biology, you know, is not enough.

as one of the two largest states buying textbooks, and i'm not sure california has enough money to buy them this year, as texas goes, so goes the rest of the nation. cuz publishers really only do a couple of minor revisions to the book they can get texas to sign off on.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124753078523935615.html
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 09:43 pm
incoherent rambling )
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Saturday, May 16th, 2009 07:57 pm
so this is what i apparently do for fun on a saturday )
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 07:40 pm
caution: rant ahead )
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Monday, May 11th, 2009 09:00 pm
watching this i wasn't sure if i wanted to cry or throw up or simply slap someone or something.

if you take the time to watch this, an excerpt of arne duncan's interview, make sure you read the comments too.

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/518/index.html#viewerComments