Thursday, January 24, 2008

I promise I’ll get my head out of Hoodrat one day...

Apathy Jack writes:

So, looking in the Education Gazette at the ad to be a Social Studies teacher at Hoodrat High. It reads:

This is a strong, well-resourced and dynamic department with high expectations and excellent teachers.

Now, I can’t argue with the well-resourced part – singularly scrupulous lot, those Social Scientists, lacking the thieving bastardry that one develops when teaching a real subject. However, in terms of being a “strong” department with “excellent” teachers...

Three of the four teachers left at the end of 2007. The one teacher who remains will, in a week or two, enter her second year of teaching.

Seriously, there’s optimism, then there’s false advertising laws...

4 comments:

Stef said...

I was having lunch today with a friend of mine who was telling me excitedly about how a colleague had been deputy HoD of Hoodrat's English department.

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

Apathy Jack said...

Oh, you need to tell me who that is.

(Of course, what with privacy issues, you should probably just email me rather than posting it here...)

Stef said...

sorry,
Re-reading my post it should read 'had been made' as in she's taking up the appointment this year.

Apathy Jack said...

Hey, I still want names and details. Most of brain is out of there now, but there'll be people I care about tapped there for at least two more years, so I need to keep myself ahead of the game. Email me.