Ever wonder how all those philosophy classes will come in handy?
I’m a preschool teacher and I have three, four, and five year old children in my class. I don’t quite feel as if it is a disservice to them, but I (fairly) often get really frustrated with the fact that public schools put such an emphasis on incoming Kindergartners knowing so much academically, but don’t care nearly as much about their social and emotional skills. (justa-puff)
Standardized fucking tests, having these in effect does NOT teach students how to deal with the subject matter, instead everyone learns how to test well. I was one of those pain in the ass students , no homework, bullshitting an essay minutes before class, yet I always aced tests and projects, why because I learned the material. The SAT PSATs are the greatest disservice we could do to education. (nocsha)
As an English teacher, it’s what’s not in the curriculum that is the most infuriating. There are 0 lessons for grammar or how to put a sentence together. In fact, on the state writing test, only 2 of the 10 points are for English conventions. I’ve tried to squeeze in a grammar lesson here and there only to be told they don’t want to see that kind of instruction. (punkin152)