Suggestions for improvement
- Give the teachers the opportunity to teach! Let them have input in the curriculum. Go back to teaching the well-rounded child rather than just ELA and Math tests. Give them music, art, band, gym, sports, Chess in the schools. Let them do projects, have school literacy celebrations, take field trips, etc. Help them to be exposed to areas that they can find interest in, careers in, and even success. Allow them to grow and become a child that is a contributing member of society that is fully informed about all parts of society, not just math and ELA tests.
What I like about the company
My company has over 35,000 employees. Within my school, the administration is supportive and innovative, however the DOE ties our hands repeatedly. Trying to help students has become more difficult due to policies that either do not support the entire child's needs, or the school's ability to help the child. We are given very few opportunities to give our input into what happens in our classrooms and with our students. Policies are made with little teacher input and doesn't always benefit the school, or the child's needs.
What I dislike about the company
We spend so much completing paperwork, often the same paperwork, that we have even less time to work with our students. Funding so low that students are denied the opportunity to grow as a well rounded child. They are denied simple basics like art, music, band, gym, etc. These are the things that our students love and make the students want to come to school. Many of our students come from low income neighborhoods and would not receive these opportunities unless they are exposed to these in school. Many of our students are ENL and need the opportunity to grow and express themselves in a language that is not just math and ELA. Our students deserve the world, and they are given only a very, very small block