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ABCs of Teachers Left Behind
by HBF Teacher
Thursday, July 30, 2009
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ABCs of Teachers Left Behind

 

students Absent 4 out of 5 days

Budget cuts send many teachers home

overcrowding in Classrooms is not a joke

Deadlines that require after 8pm and

to do lists are Endless and regenerative

Faculty favorites do little work

Teaching = exhaustive, Grueling hours because of

Hostile, disrespectful students

Piles of paper – Immense and monotonous

Juggling meetings and grading papers

Fear of being stabbed with everything and a Knife

Lack of security

stress induced headaches; Major aches and pains

Necessary – most of it is not   

unattainable Objectives

Preparing students for tests they don’t care to pass

lunch breaks too short to even be called Quick

Resting a moment – unthinkable

limited Supplies

Tennis shoes for hundred dollars, but they can’t buy pens and paper

Furloughs, Unpaid, making a small take home even smaller

Vain administrators ignore teacher needs

June and July is all We wait for

X-rays sometimes needed

Parents don’t talk; they Yell 

Zero tolerance for teachers who speak out

 

 

No Teachers Left Behind

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/7/2010
ah yes, and too often so true in part or in total

another HBF, first grade here
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/30/2009
Sounds like the rant of a very frustrated teacher indeed. It's too bad that not enough emphasis is placed on our educators. They are preparing the future and yet their job seems thankless. Well done.

Anna
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/30/2009
DONE WELL AND ENJOYED THIS WORK OF A TEACHER'S RIGHTFUL 'VENT'. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
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