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Ms. Friendly

This blog is being chronicled strictly for self-indulgent purposes, as well as a means of rant!  🙂  Aside from ranting, I need written evidence for myself and the rest of the world that “people are strange when you’re a stranger.”

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7 responses to “Ms. Friendly

  1. bug56

    April 3, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Interesting how our blogs are such a sharp contrast. You deal with students in an inner city area; I am a student in a more upscale area. But it’s not like I don’t see where your coming from. I’ve moved around a lot from brooklyn to staten island (that school was awful, reminds me a lot of yours) and at the current moment, New Jersey.

     
  2. msfriendly

    April 3, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Please leave a link to your blog.

     
  3. bug56

    April 4, 2008 at 5:03 am

    ohoh… sorry bug56.wordpress.com

     
  4. Pablo

    December 18, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Re: your question about book proposals at http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/2007/02/how-to-write-nonfiction-book-proposal.html

    Here is a good resource. Your local libraries may have a copy.
    How to Write a Book Proposal By Michael Larsen
    http://books.google.com/books?id=-N1OCJj2XMcC

     
  5. Jbingpow

    February 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    http://www.acfb.org/projects/kids_in_need/

    dont know if you know anyone who might benefit from this, but thought maybe you would be able to share it with some peeps who might
    love your blog
    http://sellcrazyelsewear.wordpress.com

     
  6. Mr. Smithers (not really)

    June 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I teach in a Title 1 school. I’ve been doing this now for the past five years. I am quitting after the 2009-2010 school year because the frustration totally overwhelms the joy.

    I’d guess 20% of my students actually want to be in my classroom. I have devoted so much time to “making a difference” while being held back so many times, while the vast majority of students don’t care, they don’t try, they have no interest in being in school. So, sometimes I will ask the truly apathetic “If you’re not going to participate, if all you want to do is goof off, then why don’t you quit school so the rest of us can actually learn and do something positive with our lives?”

    I spend so many hours attending pointless “required” meetings. The administration only preaches about the numbers – the high stakes test scores. That’s all the P & AP’s really care about. It’s not about the students, it’s certainly not about the teachers. The whole system is so messed up that I am just glad to get out. Why do I have special education students who require 100% of my time, with not a single para-pro to help out, and while trying to balance their special needs, ultimately, everyone else in my classroom gets neglected. Oh, you think I’m doing it wrong. Fine, I’ve heard all the arguments which support inclusion, NCLB, blah, blah, blah. The arguments are mostly bull shit.

    I think reality will bite so many students in the ass so hard when they get out of school. Someday they will reflect and truly regret that they did not take advantage of their educational opportunities. But, then they will blame everyone else except taking responsibility for their own actions. Then, when they are scrambling to make a living, when they realize they blew it, their opportunities for living a decent life are going to be nonexistent. They will have no job skills, no education, no people skills, and then their social pattern continues – blaming others, wanting more, not willing to work hard, making it more difficult for everyone else, sucking the resources from those who are eager to use them to improve their lives and make a positive difference.

    Yes, I cannot leave public education soon enough. Good riddance to the “vermin in embryo” of our society.

     
  7. Scorpio Woperchild

    May 14, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Good Morning Ms. Friendly —

    Just wanted to drop you a short line to let you know that your blog has been reviewed at Ask And Ye Shall Receive, per your request… (or perhaps on request of someone else on your behalf)

    http://iwillfuckingtearyouapart.blogspot.com/2010/05/incomplete-education.html

     

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