Sunday, September 26, 2010
Difficult Conditions Makes Cranky People Cranky
Teachers aren't the only ones over worked. Guidance counselors have way many kids on their case loads and there is no physical way for them to know all of them, let alone help them. For most, the kid is just a name on a page and even the most conscientious has an impossible job.
No matter what anyone thinks, working in an over utilized, over stuffed building like the one Packemin is in, is not good for anyone. It causes short fuses and it makes people say and do things they often wish they could retract. Today's emphasis on grades and standardized exams puts undo pressure on everyone and pushes all to the breaking point.
I might not have to worry about certain things, but seeing what goes on and passes for an education hurts. Seeing how the school system has deteriorated under the terror reign of Bloomberg makes it impossible to sit back and say and do nothing.
I apologize to anyone who has been hurt by anything written on this blog, but I don't retract anything I have written. The majority of the people that work at Packemin HS, whether they be teachers, counselors, paras, school aides, cafeteria workers or security are fine hard working people. It is conditions they work under that are not so fine.