Jabberwocky for 2005 June 20 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (1) Deterioration of the Educational Systems: One of my students told us this morning that at the high school he graduated from in Long Beach, the teachers are behind a plexiglass wall and lecture the class through a microphone. If a student wants to ask a question, they have to press a button.

I thought I had it bad my seventh period class at East High School. Or, always, fourth period at Chipman. They turn into carnivores before lunch.

He also told us all about the metal detectors in every classroom door and the police patrols. This kid sort of doesn't know how to behave in a college classroom, and is it any wonder?


Posted by Marianne Morse at Tue Jun 21 2005 09:58

I have to comment on this, even if only to say that I am glad I'm out of it. I still want to teach art. But it IS getting more brutal as I have seen it since I began teaching in 1964, and there were problems then. I had no idea it was so extreme. And, what is it with 4th period class anyway? They ARE carnivores.

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