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This is Eating Me Up
Old 08-14-2018, 05:20 PM
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We have 3 sections of 3rd graders. One class was down quite a bit of students. Our principal told us to just move kids around.
Room 1- 21 students
Room 2- 24 students
Room 3- 25 students

The teacher who has the low count came into my room and told me exactly who she wanted. The second grade teacher was in my room and said she was the highest students in that entire grade. That teacher doesn't have a relationship with the child she just wanted to her because she is a high student. I found this to be annoying. Then I felt pressured to pick a boy and just gave her one. I realized later he was only way above male in academics.

This teacher goes into the other room. The other teacher had a different situation going on. She is going to be gone that first week so had to send out email to all parents welcoming them to her classroom and talk about how she is gone (parents in the other rooms haven't found out their students teacher). She said she could have the one child that the email didn't go through. The one child who didn't have an email was her highest student. The teacher with the low count said- "Oh, I can't take your highest that is rude." That is EXACTLY what she did to me though. She took my highest overall student. I felt she thought because we are friends she can do that to me, but not the other teacher. I'm also frustrated I gave over another high student. I want to just move past it all. Does anyone else think is rude?
The most disgusting part- when did teaching be so much about scores? We are pressured so hard at our school for good grades. This is the part that breaks my heart. I should want the students that I can make more of an impact on in terms of academics. I should want to be challenged. I shouldn't want certain students based on any scores.

Can anyone relate to be on this? I am annoyned with the other teacher and myself for letting it bother me/caring so much about scores. This the longest post I've ever written.

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