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Whether I had wanted to or not, I interviewed for summer school today.
How did it go?
For a metaphor, imagine: romantic date, with candles alight and mood set. Across the mother’s-best linen tablecloth, the prettiest girl you’d ever hope to woo. Things get off to a rocky start.
I’m not sure what to say, because I realize there are very specific things she wants to hear. I’m nervous and unsure. After what seems like a year, my mind is frozen, still. I say the first honest thought that pops into my head.
“You look like someone who likes donuts.”
That was my summer school interview today. It was a living, breathing faux pas. I never know how to say what I want when I want to say it. Continue Reading »
“How could we successfully legislate education reforms?”
My master teacher paused for a moment. This did not compute, so I broadened the question.
“Or, what should we get rid of?” She had an answer to that, at least.
“Well, I’m glad you said that, because I was going to say, ‘outlaw No Child Left Behind.’ The federal government has no place in the classroom. That’s something that’s best left for states to decide.”
What reforms could California do, then? She had pretty good suggestions. Continue Reading »