As If I Don't Do Enough.....
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I teach Health, General Science, Anatomy and Physiology, P.E., Advisory and next year I have to teach G.R.A.D.S-- a class for teenage parents. I am supposed to help them set goals, become better parents, choose a method of birth control, set up and help them keep their WIC appointments (a program, one of the many I DO NOT believe in), talk to them about relationships, breast feeding, teach them to be "caring" individuals.....etc. and so forth.
Since I am at an alternative high school, the superintendent is pleased with the thought as a local medical branch will pay half of my salary and give me an aide to run off papers for the class. I AM NOT happy with the prospect! How much time is it going to take to be a parent, guardian, priest, teacher, secretary, banker, jailer, loan officer and personal assistant? I do most of the stuff already because people have children and then leave them for someone else to raise. I raised my children and I DO NOT want to raise someone else's children and grand children.
I know mistakes happen but..if you have a program for every little thing that a teen does, and said program gives them a check to pay for the little problems, what is the incentive not to keep doing the same things?
I guess I am just getting cranky. I know my check keeps getting smaller and I keep getting asked to do more and more. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired of teaching but I am having trouble getting the last three classes I need to go forward and do something else. The holidays are coming, the husband is laid off and I need to find more time to ride!
Sorry for the rant.