Tuesday, May 26, 2009

trust no one

This should be about wrapping up the year. But it's not. It's about getting screwed. It's about trusting those in decision-making positions to make reasonable decisions and trusting that things would work out for the best. It's about being fooled by and disregarded by the very person you trusted to take you seriously and hear you out.

And it's about getting royally screwed and written off. Despite what they say, it's not really about children. It's not really about working hard, getting results, and using data to make informed decisions. It's about politics, about using people, about jerking around good teachers to make up for the faults of others.

It's about being backed into a corner. You can either stay and take it in silence or be forced out only to find out that you've been sabotaged in your escape.

So, when it comes to education in New Orleans, take some advice from Mulder and company: trust no one.

1 comment:

Taylor said...

I don't even know the specifics of what happened to you because, frankly, I'm sick to death of talking/writing/reading about education when nobody gives a damn.... but I'm certain that you are right. I can't believe the things that are allowed to go on here. It's sickening.

And it's not about teaching the children.