I’m tired of this crap.. I’m spending more time on paperwork than I do with my students..Why were computers invented, if not to make paperwork easier..Every week, it seems, some bureaucrat with nothing else to do comes up with a new form, a new requirement.. Faculty meetings are much more about CYA strategies than improving learning..I could have retired five years ago, but I loved my kids and didn’t want to go before they graduated.. Now, I changed my mind…I am going to retire this year to get away from this paperwork nightmare..
While the national conversation about education would never be the same, stunningly few of the Commission’s recommendations actually have been enacted. Now is not the time for more educational research or reports or commissions. We have enough commonsense ideas, backed by decades of research, to significantly improve American schools. The missing ingredient isn’t even educational at all. It’s political. Too often, state and local leaders have tried to enact reforms of the kind recommended in A Nation at Risk only to be stymied by organized special interests and political inertia. Without vigorous national leadership to improve education, states and local school systems simply cannot overcome the obstacles to making the big changes necessary to significantly improve our nation’s K-12 schools (Wikipedia)