.by Anura Guruge
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I happened to meet this teacher, away from school, yesterday evening and as is my wont I struck up a conversation. I will not identify the teacher and to even preclude gender identification will refer to the teacher as ‘M. T.’ for Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms. Teacher.
I had met ‘M. T.’ before. So, as is my wont of late, I eventually brought up ‘Common Core‘ and the implications thereof. As was to be expected ‘M.T.’ had lot to say about the matter and the Board’s decision to cast a vote against it, though what that meant nobody is sure.
I asked ‘M.T.’ as to why teachers like him did NOT attend School Board meetings where C.C. was being discussed — and especially the August workshop which had a special section devoted to ‘C.C’.
‘M.T.’ knocked my socks off by saying that ACS teachers were NOT aware of School Board meetings, when they take place, or what transpires at them!
WOW. WOW. WOW.
Talk about being GOBSMACKED.
Now ‘M.T.’ is not a spring chicken. But, I am sure ‘M.T.’ is younger than me — as most people are.
If Deanna can find ACS School Board meeting schedules, postings, agendas and YouTube ‘tapings’ you surely would think that ACS teachers would be able to do the same — albeit, Deanna being very good at finding things on the Web.
So, I ask, still in shock, how we can rectify this. ‘M.T.’ says I SHOULD ask the Principal, Sydney Leggett, to post a notice in the Teacher’s Lounge. [As it happened, I saw Mrs. Leggett, serendipitously, when I dropped by the SAU office this afternoon, around 1 pm, to file, yet another, ‘Right to Know’ form. I asked Mrs. Leggett to oblige. I will follow-up with an e-mail.]
Again I was GOBSMACKED.
This was October 9, 2013.
I felt as if I was back in 1973.
How low-tech. Please ask the Principal to post a paper notice in our lounge. How quaint.
No e-mail. No Facebook. Nothing electronic. Nothing fancy. Just a paper notice.
So many things I can say, BUT I will abstain.
I really have no axe to grind with the ACS teachers. Most of them do a bang up job in what I think are trying conditions. So I don’t want to cause them any additional discomfort.
I will just be on Mrs. Leggett’s case to make sure that the Teachers know about the Board meetings.