I was a badass too! It was like a badge of honor. Secretly I hated it but publicly it made me kinda cool.
Conversely, publicly my parents hated it but secretly they kind of liked my "stick-it-to-the-man"ness.
That's probably why I have trouble understanding school now.
Thank you! Now I can blame my parents!
I can 't blame my parents; thay never did any harm,
but I understand the "stick-it-to-the-man"ness.
Let 's take a step back, for perspective here.
The purpose of running a public school
is to deliver information to younger members
of the public (who r less likely to know those data) and to facilitate
their intellectual digestion thereof by competent, articulate explanation.
It is NOT
the purpose of the public schools
the public employees; let them go to Disneyland
or to a local tavern. The teachers r there to serve
who sit in those chairs.
There is NO REASON
that any citizen shoud take pride
in pleasing his employees or in jumping thru hoops of their invention.
I have no
reason to brag of what a good impression I made
on a stern clerk at the Motor Vehicle Bureau.
created government to serve US
it shoud serve US
; we shoud not serve IT
Let 's keep sight of these priorities.
Bearing in mind that the teacher is working for the public in front of him,
, his employers and his customers, shoud be discussing posting
signs about how well he has pleased THEM
, how satisfactory HIS
not the other way around.
Maybe the students shoud vote
on his salary
or any bonuses,
and on his fringe benefits and send the results to the School Board,
(elected by the students). If a teacher has been so injudicious as to be rude
to the citizens he is educating (I have seen that happen),
the class shoud vote on an appropriate penalty,
e.g., having him write on the blackboard 100 times:
" I will be polite to my employers. "