My first #education video blog! Right after I filmed this, my cat started crying that horrible “I’m gonna die if you don’t open this door” cry… And I’m kinda dressed up because, contrary to what I want to believe, teachers sometimes have to work on the weekends ;)
It always bothers me when a public school teacher or administrator tells me that they send their kids to private schools. Like the owner of a restaurant that doesn’t think their family should eat there.
I completely disagree. Teachers don’t own their school… they are only in control of their classroom. And they get a first hand view of what’s going on in public education. And teachers aren’t liking what they are seeing. And yeah, they are fighting to make it a better place, and they do everything they can for the children in their classroom. But regardless of my place of employment, I’ll send my children to the best possible school I can. And it may seem unfair that I have an inside look and an understanding of education and so can make a better choice than some other parents, but each parent has that special perk they bring to their child, and I’ll be damned if I’m called a hypocrite for using mine. My children will go to private school until public schools cut out some of their standardized testing, reduce class sizes, and promote the use of non-traditional teaching methods like montessori.