Please disregard everything I said all year about how you should only pass students who have learned something and have passed exams and the regents and pass everyone who came to class and sat for the regents. We all know they didn't have a shot in hell of passing, but that does not matter. We have to perpetuate the myth that they will graduate and be college ready. I know many of you know these students are not even ready for high school math, but we have to keep our A rating and keep our school looking good. The colleges will make them take remedial math, but that is not our problem, it is the problem of the college, something I care nothing about. Once the kids leave our school, they are not our responsibility anymore.
I want to thank everyone for all the time they spent tutoring students. But, please do not let this go to your head. The slightest little thing you do that displeases me will cause my memory to go blank on these good deeds. I will not hesitate to throw you under the bus. For those of you who are new, just ask some of the older teachers about how I handled Ms. Pissed Off. She always did everything and more than I could ever want from a teacher, but, when she disagreed with me, well, you don't want to know what I did and what I tried to do.
You have no idea how grateful I am to be surrounded by people who are afraid of their own shadows and do everything I ask