When You Think You Have It Bad
This was one of the high schools, that along with the one Dr. Mad Scientist is at now, had nearly all the teachers fired/reassigned due to poor performance.
Thank god he ended up where he did. Although a lot of what they describe in this article isn't too unfamiliar (the scheduling problems specifically). I'm also a little bit paranoid for Dr. Mad Scientist. His room still doesn't have a working lock on his classroom door so shit like this could easily go down in his room when he's not there.
He's already had stuff stolen from his classroom (partially his own fault for trusting in his fellow humans to do the right thing and respect another person's property), but it could be worse.
I could write volumes on what I think about this disparity in urban v. suburban schools, but it's all been said before.
I think Dr. Mad Scientist summed it up nicely when he had finished subbing for a class last spring at the high school in the town where we live (only a mere 7 miles from Newark).
He said after listening to them complain all day about what they didn't have in the midst of all the sparkling facilities and resources they DID have, he wanted to smack them.
How easy to forget that it could always be worse.