12 January 2007
The thing about working for the school district is that I'm learning a lot about public education, and sure enough, I've discovered that it's so screwed up that it's a miracle that anybody learns anything at all. Actual education is a priority far below either political agenda or political correctness. The mandates and standards set at a national, state, or district level are completely unrelated to anything that can and does happen in a classroom. This is Reality. Teachers are resigned to this fact, and if students learn anything, anything, it is because schools are filled with dedicated, altruistic people who truly believe in what they are doing, and accomplish great things despite all the ridiculous requirements and political nonsense that they must endure on a daily basis.