Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Today may actually have been a new low for me in my teaching career, at least in terms of hating students. Today, we had to entertain our seniors while other grades were testing (this is one of the completely ridiculous ways in which we stop educating people to measure their education). Someone decided they should take a practice SAT. I already knew this was a bad idea, as I had to get them to register, and they quite rightly pointed out that they had already taken it, and been admitted to college, so aren't likely to ever retake it. However, the admin insisted, so I volunteered to help them out. What they failed to mention was that we weren't going to administer it-- instead, they brought in a guest from Pearson review (one of the big test prep companies). to do it. the students booed her down, and she left. As she was leaving the building, she saw me, and came over and asked me why I bother coming to work every day. Sadly, I had no answer for her.
And, as if that weren't enough, went to my radiation appointment, which had been moved back fifteen minutes, and waited another 45. they actually finally took me when I got dressed and said I had to leave, as it was already 6 o'clock, and I still had dinner, etc., to do. Anyway, got home very late to discover that my daughter was a bit freaked out because police helicopters had been circling, and a cruiser kept driving by.