Sunday, June 08, 2008
I met Coach Susie at a party this weekend. Susie works F status at the school she retired from. She coaches a bunch of elementary and middle school teachers on the art of teaching math. She went on and on about what a valuable function she serves for her school and how wonderful the principal is, keeping the best interests of all her students first. Her school, an alternative school has no special education students or students that score below level three. If, on the rare chance that one does score a one or two, that child is burnt at the stake.
Coach Susie made me think of the F status people 15 More Years is always complaining about. This woman spends a good part of her day doing data analyis and test coordination. This data analysis is necessary so students can be trained for the tests and not to many will be burnt.
By the way, everyone in Coach Susie's school went to the end term party because it is such a jovial place to be.