Reaching the Teaching Breaking Point

By Bryan Toporek — December 16, 2009 1 min read
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Mei Flower may have reached a breaking point after receiving an e-mail from her principal that appeared to be an advertisement passed off as research regarding testing.

Its main message seemed to be, "See, you guys, I TOLD YOU that taking a practice ACT every week doesn't hurt the educational process!"
I almost had an aneurysm right there on my classroom floor and, in fact, I'm still so angry right now that I am pounding these keys like I WANT to pound our curriculum director.
This year, due to new unnecessary "reforms" made by this man, my job is ruining me. I have never been so tense and angry for such a long period of time. In fact, I have named my anger; it is now known as The Eternal Flame of Burning Rage, and it is growing by leaps and bounds.

And then Mei Flower crafts an e-mail response to her principal...

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.