A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Carnival of Education 202

is up over at Steve Spangler's blog

and it's a good one! Go see!



At 12/18/08, 10:05 PM, Blogger Kim Hughey said...

Excellent post, Ms. Cornelius. You have expressed my sentiments exactly. There is no level playing field in education. I can't see my school ever being what our state considers an "exemplary" school because 68% of our student population is economically disadvantaged. All of the exemplary high schools in our state are from wealthy districts. I have a feeling if you took all the teachers in those exemplary schools and plopped them down into our high school they would get the same exact results as we do.

There are just so many things that are totally out of our control. And yet we press on and never lose hope that we can make a difference in these kids lives. Some days I feel as if the job is just too big and I want to give up and then some days I feel as if I could conquer ignorance and apathy with my own two hands.

Have a great Christmas break!

At 12/21/08, 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't have an e-mail listed... ? or did I miss it?

At 12/22/08, 6:50 AM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

It is head_apeAThotmailDOTcom

At 12/23/08, 8:25 PM, Blogger Deb Sistrunk Nelson said...

Just wanted to stop by to say Merry
Christmas & Happy Holidays!


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