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.
Did you not leave the house? You may not have graphed a parabola or solved for x, but I bet you used logical reasoning. It kills me to see and hear stuff like this. Mathematics is not only about solving equations, but about logic and problem solving skills in practical, complex ways. It’s seen in the arts, in politics, and is part of our history. We are a society that craves technology, yet we degrade and mock STEM subjects and careers, and the result is fewer and fewer people going into science and technology and mathematics and engineering jobs.
So if you really didn’t use algebra today, maybe you should rethink how you’re contributing to society.