“Assumption is the mother of all f*** ups,” Travis Dane
Reblogged this on mwandikiden and commented:
children in private schools will always perform better than counterparts in public schools one because of over strained teachers and reading materials it a usual scene in public schools where students share reading materials surely how would one expect the students to perform better than those in public schools who mostly their parents and care givers are rich enough to provide for their every educational needs..that the plain and candid facts private and public schools will never be at per.
I taught for five years in a decile 1c school in south auckland. 90% of the kids were well behaved! I know shocking isn’t it. They had real respect for adults and as long as you were fair they responded to classroom discipline well. Many of them I will never forget as they taught me so much about race, culture, enjoyment and suffering. I taught refugees who would panic when the westpac rescue helicopter flew overhead, I taught a little girl who hid with her mum in a garage after daddy got drunk and hit her mum. He’d lost his job and the resulting family chaos was so hard to see. The brightest boy I taught, he would have been above standard in national standards easily, pulled a knife on my release teacher, when she cornered him in the classroom. I defended his actions, had spent months building up his trust after Cyfs sent him to live with his father because his mother had sexually abused him. His father beat him after this incident as he had to leave work to pick him up from school. And yet this boy would have passed national standards, what I worried about was that he ‘d drop out of school, join a street gang and end up dead or in prison. Home environment is everything and sometimes poorer homes are a lot healthier than richer ones but more often than not there is a price to pay and the children are the ones paying it.
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