Sunday, June 03, 2007

I changed by not changing at all

Apathy Jack writes:

The more things change...

The Education Review Office visits schools every three or four years to audit them on the way they’re doing things. For a while there, visits to Hoodrat High were scheduled annually, because we weren’t to be trusted unsupervised with the minds of the young for more than eleven or so months at a time.

The exhaustive list of improvements they demanded before we were put back onto the regular cycle included: teachers showing evidence of basic competency; delivery of lessons with actual educational merit; and departments with high failure rates proving that they were, at the very least, trying to do something about the problem.

In a few weeks, ERO visits the New School. Their focus is to check what procedures we have in place in the event of South Auckland being struck by a pandemic disease.

I’ve never seen a school with so little to complain about...

The more they stay the same...

“Any chance of you doing some work?”
“Aah! I didn’t see you there!”
“No you didn't.”
“You know, Sir, when you smile, it looks like the smile psychos on TV have before they torture and kill people.”
“Yes. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to all do some work. I’m still used to the Hoodrat way of doing things, and I was allowed to hit students there, so you all better watch out.”
“Ha! This girl thought you were serious for a second.”
“Why are you laughing? She’s right, I am serious. Now get back to work!”

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