Ahhh... school is back in session and I'm glad to be back.
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love my work!
Teaching these kids is a dream... they're almost always happy and cheerful, they enjoy learning and they're polite and friendly as can be! No one brings guns to school!
Unlike the McMerican public schools where I've taught.. the students/parents don't have the 'somebody owes me something' attitude, their parents aren't dodging responsibility and blaming anyone and everyone (especially teachers for some reason)....instead of emabarking on a little introspection regarding the issues they face personally and with their kids... and by and large THE STUDENTS DO THEIR HOMEWORK!
Another interesting thing.. our kids are healthy! They eat reasonable meals (rice, meat and vegetables.... not ALL deep fried! How could that be?) and our lunch room sells damn good food! I never ate in a lunchroom at a public school where I worked back home! A quick read of 'Fast Food Nation' or viewing of 'Supersize Me!' will remind you why.
It might sound like Utopia... and, of course, it's not... but it's as close as I've found to Shang Ri La in a job and a work place yet!
So why is it that the 'richest' and most 'powerful nation' on Earth can't figure out how to educate it's public? Maybe it's in the way we define 'rich' and 'powerful'....
Hmmmm.... the land of the free.. and well fed and angry! GO MERICA!