I heard a rumor ( I really don't know if it is true or not so I am making no claims to its authenticity) that an AP informed a bunch of Suits that the class they were about to enter was one of the lowest functioning groups in the school. The kids heard this. When the group entered, the kids protested and refused to speak. The teacher ended up doing a chalk and talk lesson all period.
No matter how I come across on this blog, I really am a meek, mild mannered person who gets intimidated easily. But, when someone I love or care about gets hurt, I bare my teeth and my inner beast breaks loose.
Had it been my class, that beast would have made an appearance. No one hurts my kids and gets away unscarred. I might not be the best teacher around as far as discipline or even getting material across but no one cares about these kids as much as I do. I would have stood up to that AP and the Suits and shouted as loud as I could
"HOW DARE YOU COME IN HERE AND INSULT MY STUDENTS? THESE KIDS ARE SOME OF THE FINEST KIDS IN THE BUILDING AND MAYBE EVEN THE WORLD. HOW DARE YOU LOOK AT NUMBERS AND PUT THEM DOWN WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE OFNow, come in, and apologize to them. Tell them that the only thing low functioning was your mouth a few minutes ago."
I would have held my ground until the rubber room police came to escort me away.
Disclaimer: Do not assume that this happened at my school. I have no way of knowing whether any of this is true or not so take it with a grain of salt. This is just another way for me to avoid posting what I am avoiding posting--my reactions to the Quality Review.