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“I’m glad to see you. I wanted to say not one of your kids passed the AP exam.”

February 19, 2011

How nice of the Fremont administrator to tell that to an ex-Fremont teacher who happened to be on campus.   Yes this is the type of unnecessarily cruel comment made by someone who feels overly secure in his arrogance,  and in his job.   Anyone who doesn’t see why we need to keep seniority rules to protect vulnerable teachers from arrogant vultures such as this has forgotten what real administrators should look like.  Real, professional administrators lead by example and are supportive.

Like the teacher who was the unfortunate recipient of that remark, some years I had kids pass the AP test, but not other years. However, all students benefited from the AP curriculum and in fact a recent study showed that simply taking an AP test means a student will be more likely to attend and FINISH college because they have a realistic view of what college work will look like.  The value is in the journey, not the destination.

You also have to wonder about the motives of someone who jumped ship from the classroom to administration at such a young age.  He obviously didn’t care about kids and wanted nothing to do with teaching yet wants  to lord over those who do.

“Those who can’t teach….administrate.”

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