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  •  5th Grade teacher, HERE! (none)
    I teach fifth in a rural/small town in Ventura County, CA. My student population is 95% Hispanic, mostly 2nd-3rd generation.
    My class is self-contained, so I'm to cover every subject imaginable! And with 31 students, that can be tough.
    I have a Master's in Humanities, Bachelors in History.
    My school system as I said is in a rural area, so our resources do not overflow. But I think that my Superintendant follows the "trickle-down" theory of very few funds coming down to my large (700 students) school and the district office overflowing with juicy positions that seem to appear as if out of nowhere. My school of 700 just "lost" our Vice-Principal, leaving our universally loved and respected principal on her own. We're still pissed about that.

    California will be looking at more budget shortfalls, as you probably read about in the frontpage diaries today, so this is and will be a huge problem. NCLB, don't get me started! But right now, it seems my district is my biggest problem!

    Someone please tell me, why are the R's afraid of Democracy?

    by MichaelPH on Thu Nov 18, 2004 at 05:02:11 PM PST

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