Here’s a rant the likes of which you rarely see on She’s Right. Sometimes my inner-bitch just takes over, I guess.
I was just reading this article about a group of teachers (and Progressive Party pols) criticizing NCLB (No Child Left Behind). They argue that the teachers don’t have time to teach because they are “teaching to the test.”
Here’s what I don’t understand. Why aren’t you people complaining that NCLB is unconstitutional? Forget this “teaching to the test” crap. Yeah, I have to teach to the “test” too. The damn VTDOE makes me prove that I am not educationally neglecting my children, so I have to periodically take time out of our real learning to work on our stupid portfolios.
Here’s a newsflash: read the effing constitution. The Federal Government has no right to control education. Tell them to take their money and stuff it. Oh, yeah, but you need the federal money. Yeah, well if you want to prostitute yourself, then stop complaining that your pimp is too harsh.
At least you get money for it. I have to waste my time reporting to the government that no longer considers people innocent until proven guilty when it comes to educational neglect and I don’t get a dime. In fact, I have to pay for everything, including my reports to the state. I must submit to an unlawful search and seizure of my private papers, or they will take my kids and force then back into those dreadful g-schools. (That’s government schools for all of you who are not part of the paranoid homeschoolers radical fringe.)
Oh, yeah. It’s not illegal because I consent. That makes it so much better.