Tuesday, May 22, 2007
All You Need is Love.....
Lately all we hear about is how much money Bloomberg is spending to improve education, yet he does nothing to change one of the real problems--class size. Kids will perform better for teachers who believe in them, for teachers they think really care about them. I don't care whether you have a PhD in education or think you are the education mayor, the real solution is caring. I've had kids pass my class and get 90's on the regents when they are failing everything else. I gave my D kids a test yesterday. Two of my lowest achievers finally got marks in the 80's. One of them said "I did it for you. You believe in me and I want to pass for you."
If teachers were not so overburdened with C-6 assignments and 34 kids per class, we could show them all that we believe in them. Instead of spending money on useless surveys and private consulting groups, the government needs to spend the money where it can do some good. The Beatles sang about this long before it became an issue in education.