Doesn’t this song just make you feel so…happy? It does me!
I feel like I am on the verge of something exctiting…but I am not sure yet what exactly!
On to another note….this makes me so angry!!!
“We are setting up that cycle of poverty for him and his family,” Dr. Janet Dunlop said, the Chief Academic Officer for the Broken Arrow school district.
She is talking about one student who did not pass the ACE tests that are required to get a diploma.
Dunlop said it’s because his family’s house caught fire and he was homeless while supporting a disabled mother and autistic brother.
“That’s a lot of weight to put on one child and meet these ACE requirements,” she said. “He has worked so hard and has passed all but one test.”
I have mixed feelings about this, yes students need to be held responsible but you are really going to base how much they learned in 13 years to test! How about actually, taking care of the situation as it goes, when they are in 6th grade and can’t pass English. Instead we pass them through classes just because of “No Child Left Behind” – then we don’t let them graduate when they are Seniors because they can’t pass the test. Does this make sense to anyone? Or is just me!
I have seen Juniors and Seniors who can’t read and write but somehow they got through, do I think they will pass this ridiculous test? Probably not, then what? – tell them… ” I am sorry, you didn’t pass the test, you can’t graduate now… repeat or drop out. Those are your options.” Who’s fault is it anyways?? The teachers who passed them in elementary school, middle school and in high school for fear of not getting your numbers up! For the fear that your school will be on the dreaded “list” and you will lose your job.
It’s such a double-standard and makes me righteously angry.
Sometimes I actually want a teaching job (that’s my degree) but then I get so angry at the public school system that I can’t even…
Sorry… this post wasn’t really supposed to go that way, I just wanted to voice my opinion on this!
My littlest Brother graduated high school this weekend. (Please ignore the horrible picture of me and that face my brother is making!)
Here is a video that describes today for me: [It’s Monday and rainy.]
I have been watching a lot of The Wonder Years on Netflix – so I am really inspired by the 60’s/70’s currently.
Why didn’t my mom make my lunches like this!! Jealous of this kid.
What?! Serioulsy. I don’t like this… it’s all kinds of wrong!
Wow! This is not funny…this is actually scary. A lion at the zoo is trying to eat a kid through the glass.
Good advice if you use instagram!
Barbie would be a freak in real life?! – She would be really out-of-porportion.
Now… for a song:
(this is such a super cute song!)
So here goes…
Reading: Well, I haven’t started yet, but I will be picking up Helen Keller in Love. I also wrote a pre-review post already. I am pretty excited about it. There is also another book recommended by a girl I work with at the church that I will probably read soon too.
Watching: My favorite TV shows as of now are: Modern Family, The New Girl, Parks and Recreation, and The Office (Yes, I still like it, even with Michael gone.) I usually set aside some time on Thursdays and I watch these on Hulu. I have to say I look forward to this small amount of time every week. This is really the only time I watch tv. (Unless you count the news running in the background while I get ready every morning, or if I am at someone else’s house and they are watching tv.)
Working on: Getting healthier, in general. Trying to eat healthier and excercise more. Just overall make better decisions in life.
Thinking about: My weekend – it’s already crazy busy! How am I going to fit everything in?
Anticipating: Change. I need it. I feel like I have been stuck in a rut for a while now. I can’t wait until something exciting happens or changes!!
Listening to: If you haven’t realized it yet from reading my blog, I am like Zooey Deschanel’s biggest fan! Haha… so I am actually listening to my She & Him Pandora station… and wouldn’t you know it… I am actually listening to Zooey now. There are a lot of other “new” artists I am learning I really like also from station.
Eating: Apples with peanut butter. My new favorite snack for now!! 🙂
Wishing: I was on vacation now. Any place better than where I am at. I love Oklahoma but I gotta try something new! Give me some mountains, a beach, a city – anything.
Link up if you want and tell me what you are currently doing.
Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to just be – like a gypsy. Just doing what I felt like doing at the time and not worrying about money, bills, my commitments, etc…
This song describes those kind of feelings.
Sometimes I daydream a lot … What if I was a hippie/gypsy… What if I was a rockstar… What if I was a Mother… What if I lived here… or there…What if I had lived during those times. (insert really any period.. I think about all of them. haha.) I like to think about things like that, it’s kind of fun.
– “but I [really] was born a red-dirt girl” — and there is nothing wrong with that!! 🙂
Although, how fun could it be to live in an airstream?