Monday, March 24, 2008
Taxachusetts and Insane Educators
I just heard on the radio that a major meeting occurred here in Massachusetts. School Superintendents from all over the state met and one of the main discussion points concerned the label "chronically under performing" that many schools in Massachusetts have earned. It seems that the language impacts teachers' egos and self-esteem. What better way for a highly paid educators to spend their time? Let's think of a new phrase to identify poor performance, a kinder gentler way to label the failures. Let's not spend any time on fixing the reasons schools aren't making it. Let's coin that phrase and now let's talk ways to make people raise their own property taxes so we can hire more psychiatrists to deal with the poor self images which result from those harsh phrases the teachers and children have had to deal with. High Fives all!