Teachers: LuAnn Fox (high school English); Elaine Jardon (middle school math); Jason Steliga (high school science)
This week, Besty DeVos is back. The Secretary of Education gave the commencement address recently at Bethune-Cookman University and boy, did it get ugly. Then, we talk chronic absenteeism, what federal DOE officials have called a “hidden crisis” in American education. But it’s not just the stereotypical trouble-making skippers that miss a lot of class. Finally, we tackle a new Pediatrics study that says bullying is down...way down. So why doesn’t it feel like it to our teachers?
Watch excruciating video of Betsy DeVos’s Bethune-Cookman commencement address.
Read some eyebrow-raising federal stats about chronic absences.=
This Pediatrics study says bullying in American schools is dropping precipitously.
Kids These Days:
Luann: Students taking Advanced Placement tests aren’t supposed to talk, text, or tweet about the exams on test day. But they do.
Jason: Chance the Rapper was in town. His students’ heads exploded.
Elaine: Even though she’s still on maternity leave, her students are grade-grubbing at the end of the semester. Ah, the satisfaction of being able to delete on their emails...