miércoles, marzo 30, 2005
i got suckered into attending a meeting held by the local teachers union. dues alone are close to $500 annually. holy christ. i was also informed that there's a bill on either the house or senate floor (sorry, my memory is horrendous) pushing english-only education by transitioning kids to english via 1.5 hours daily of some sort of computer program, effectively eliminating the need for bilingual teachers. that is so feasible considering the pathetic numbers of computers that a) are in individual classrooms and b) actually work consistently. nevermind the notion that an actual person might be slightly more effective at differentiating learning than a computer. i thought bilingual ed was safe here in texas, but these days nothing seems to be certain in the wild world of education.