“Please excuse the interruption. Teachers, bus ____ is late. The students are just arriving. They will be fed breakfast and sent to class. Please to not mark them late.”A number of observations here. This is the third day in a row for this announcement. It has been repeated numerous times in the last five weeks. What is the problem? It it the driver? Is it the students? Don’t you think someone could work this out?
Since when is the school responsible for feeding kids breakfast? What happened to parents. This is part of the nanny state that is trying to take over the raising of your children.
Do you wonder why kids are not learning much? Three reasons here. First, they are in the cafeteria eating a free, tax payer funded breakfast while the teacher is teaching. Second, the teacher fills the time with busy work until they get there but there is still less time for them to learn. Third, the rest of the kids are robbed of an education because they are waiting for the late ones to have a catered breakfast.
Then there is something that never seems to occur to administration. I don’t have any idea or way of discovering which students are on bus number ___. Students who have a habit of being tardy hear this announcement and use it as a creative way to wander around campus with a get-out-of-jail-free card.
Aren’t you glad that the teachers of Chicago got a 16% raise. By the way, that was already agreed to, it was not the cause of the strike.
Welcome to the world of public education.
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