[Reblog] NC Teacher: “I Quit”

This is the result of your job being strictly managed by the numbers. Many of us, irrespective of occupation or industry, are in the same exact boat. Life doesn’t need to be this way, and I applaud her for leaving.

Diane Ravitch's blog

A letter from a disgusted teacher:

I QUIT

Kris L. Nielsen
Monroe, NC 28110

Union County Public Schools
Human Resources Department
400 North Church Street
Monroe, NC 28112

October 25, 2012

To All it May Concern:

I’m doing something I thought I would never do—something that will make me a statistic and a caricature of the times. Some will support me, some will shake their heads and smirk condescendingly—and others will try to convince me that I’m part of the problem. Perhaps they’re right, but I don’t think so. All I know is that I’ve hit a wall, and in order to preserve my sanity, my family, and the forward movement of our lives, I have no other choice.

Before I go too much into my choice, I must say that I have the advantages and disadvantages of differentiated experience under my belt. I have seen the other side, where…

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2 thoughts on “[Reblog] NC Teacher: “I Quit”

    • Thx for commenting, and I believe we can…but not under the current model we live under and teach today. There needs to be a fundamental shift in how/what we teach ourselves and the next generation to prepare for the future and real life.

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