One Florida Teacher Rants – End the Stupidity.

Yep. I teach all year for Tuesday’s Florida FCAT Writes Test.

I have about 150 eighth graders and over 90 percent must pass

for my school to qualify for an A.


But, here is the kicker…

Even though I have made my 90 % for three years now,

and will probably again this year,

the fact is, under the new laws, I am evaluated based on reading scores.


And,  some of the kids I do not even teach.


Lol … I have to laugh to keep from going insane.

Either way, my kids will ace the writing on Tuesday,

and they will leave my class with some self esteem and writing skills.


I,  however, can not guarantee or control the fate of my job.


Over twenty years teaching for this state,

and this is the thank you they give me

the year my daughter starts college.

Teachers are not against accountability, they are against stupidity.

Let me try to grade one of my students based on some other kid’s scores.

Yea, that won’t happen.


End the Stupidity.

Save our Schools