Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Militant


Yesterday was an interesting day at work. Actually everyday is VERY interesting. Some of you know that I’m ready for a career change. Not because I don’t love the students but education is a joke in the USA. I am currently teaching my students parts of speech and rules of punctuation. Yes, 8th graders!! Why? Only because the State's writing test has changed. Students haven't been learning these things for a few years now. We have done a major disservice to our youth (breaks our the violin with a sad song).

I was feeling some kinda way about the comments made regarding the Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers. Really?! We should just suck it up because we chose a low paying professions?? Clueless individuals making decisions and those comments. I’ve invested in myself beyond what my salary will ever be teaching.

I think back to my first few years of teaching. I would always adopt a child or two or three. Last year I made it a practice to bring breakfast goodies and snacks for kids who would come to class hungry and grouchy because I knew it would be a problem trying to teach them when the belly is rumbling.

All I need to know is who to call to get more involved in this war on what we call education. Our children deserve better than teaching to the test. Please keep all educators in your prayers.

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Blazer: Old Navy (OLD)
Tee & Necklace & Earrings: Forever 21
Cargo Pants: Banana Republic (OLD)
Wedges: W Shoe Store
Handbag: Zara Shopper


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11 comments:

New York State of Mom said...

I feel like I just left school and in 8th grade we were so far ahead of where the kids are today. WHAT HAPPENED??? Love the outfit by the way, now I gotta go pull out my old cargo pants lol cute shoes too

Ticka said...

You are all in my prayers! Our educators are some of our most valuable resources and when I say that I DO NOT take you for granted, I mean it. Thank you a thousand times over for being there for our babies.

You look so cute!! And I must say that I am loving your hair!

Whitney James said...

you (all) are in my prayers! hang in there :-)

on a better note, i LOVE your hair and your outfit is great!

~nic
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High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Yes maam! I'm right there with you! I keep all of us in my prayers girl. Now this is my kind of outfit! I love the pants!

Naturally Nae said...

Lifting you and all educators in prayers! It's so important that are kids have a good education and you seem to be doing so much and I'm sure parents are thankful!

I'm loving everything about your look in this post!!! Gorgeous!

YoyosFashions said...

Love this look!! You look great!!

ClassAKAlyChic said...

Yessss! I agree whole-heartedly! I'm a teacher in NC at the high school level and unfortunately it doesn't get better as the students grow up. It gets worse! I would always say if teachers don't have the students' best interest in mind then they should give it up. Education is not the place to be just to collect a paycheck.

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ClassAKAlyChic said...

I got so caught up in my comment and forgot to mention your outfit.... Yes ma'am!!!! Love, love, love the look!

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TyshaJames said...

Ok! I want those Cargo pants! i love the parachute style and the strings at the bottom! This Look is ALL me! Casual chic! And that bag I missed out on! oh well *kanye shrugs* you rock it well boo!

xoxo TY

Carsedra McKoy said...

Very cute outfit, I love your hairstyle!!!

I am not a teacher but I know some and they complain about the same things. Someone out there doesn't understand how the changes they made are affecting our children. That is one of the reasons my son is home schooled (outside of him being Autistic). I am praying for all teachers (those that actually care) because you all have a hard job and I commend those of you that take it seriously and really take care to really do all you can to help the youth.


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Style & Poise said...

So cute!! Girl, give me that bag!!!

Roni
www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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