Friday, February 4, 2011

Education Politics

I have no interest in getting into administration or being anything in education other than a classroom teacher. So, that's my personal background to this.

Anyhow, I pretty much stay out of all the politics in and around the school. Other teachers are in and out a lot, our district opens other schools and principals are being moved around, etc. I just don't really keep up with it.

There seem to be big changes going on at the state level this year (with Tennessee's influx of money from Race to the Top and proposed plans of how to spend the money), but I don't really keep up with it.

Basically, I love teaching and as long as I make enough money from it to live fairly comfortably, I'll do my best to take care of the kids who come into my room and progress their learning as much as possible. Maybe it's just optimistic to think the rest will take care of itself, but that's where I am.

Is that a crazy viewpoint?