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  •  I taught English formany years (2+ / 0-)
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    Temmoku, worldlotus

    now i am a social worker in the schools. Home with another bout of fever ( my 2nd in 3 weeks, the first was the flu then strep, from which I never recovered, now a bad sinus cold, it has been hell this year and parents keep sending thekids in sick because they can't stay home with them ) I was out six days with the flu/strep and a lot of my kids freaked out as a result; having someone to talk to really helps. What gets me is the lack of traditional shop programs for the nonacademic kids; they have to choose between vo tech and a regular HS, and a lot of them don't like vo tech. I spend my day cutting deals with teachers to get a kid a D....and a lot of them time the kids doesn't come through with his end of the bargain.

    •  The non traditional programs are vanishing (3+ / 0-)
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      Temmoku, leftangler, worldlotus

      And it is very very sad to see. I loved auto shop and even wood shop when I was in school. It opened my eyes to new fields and gave the students who could not fit into the typical student roll, a chance to excell. The school I am at now has law, health, film, fine arts but none of the "shop" classes. There have been several complaints about it but they have not done anything to change it. It seems as though we are sending a message to students that these avenues to success are no longer acceptable. Again, it is very very sad to see. I would like to thank you for your work as the SW though. You guys have a very tough job and should be commended on a regular basis for it!

      If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.

      by Ash Leatherman on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:41:32 AM PST

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