What she wore: tweed skirt with white, two shades of pink, and purple; pink long-sleeve tee, two tone pink slides. Well received.
Well, this was one of those days. According to the gossip, seven of our students were expelled today in the middle of the day. I won’t bother to point out the irony of expelling a kid in the middle of the day and then sending them on to take a science test–I just sat there in shock when I heard. Our kids are SO young and have their whole lives ahead of them. These students were expelled for being involved with gang activity. I’m not judging, but there are some kids who SUCK the energy out of classroom and these aren’t those kids–one of the ones being suspended is the reason Mr. K goes to work every day. It’s hard to imagine how we’ll get on without them. No one has worked harder than we have to get our kids ready for the benchmark and now they’re expelling them the week before the test.
The thing that really bothers me is that they never tell the teachers what is going on–if we’re having a gang problem, we have to hear it from the kids. The administrators tell us squat and then expect us to do our job’s effectively. How is this possible? We could even HELP administrators. I could name who’s in what gang better than anyone–I’m on the front line every day. They know there’s a problem, but they leave it up to me to break up the fights, and then don’t tell me what’s going on.
To add to this, I had to sub for Mr. K (his daughter’s having surgery first thing tomorrow morning) in his fourth period and the class was HORRIBLE. It was just a sucky end to an even suckier day.
I’ll be better after I finish this rum and coke.
At least the weather’s pretty.