Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I had a dream that I didn't pass the state exams and was going to have to repeat third grade.  Clearly the stress of test prep is getting to me.

I came home and followed a link on another blog to a transcript of a Rush Limbaugh show.  I know that guy's a maniac and no one should listen to anything he has to say, but nevertheless, let's take a look at what Rush has to say:

"Can we get rid of the myth once and for all that school teachers, anymore, are these average, ordinary, next-door neighbors who are just doing everything they can to further the educational experience of your children?  That's not who they are.  They are left-wing activists, active members of unions who are oriented first by a political agenda, second by their own well-being, and your kids come last.

Could these people who are making what they're making as a result of state and federal accidents, could they earn that money in the private sector on their own? Do they have the skills? Do they have the talent?  Could they?  Do they have the ability to even do what they're doing now reasonably well? The whole educational system has been co-opted by people who have found an easy way to a good living, and they realize it and they don't want to give it up without a fight.  It's always about the money."

Definitely, Rush, I know I certainly became a teacher because I was all, "Easy money!"   

I don't know how to prove it to these jerks, but please believe me when I say: I work so hard for these children.  I dream about these children.  I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about how I can best further the educational experience of these children.