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 "There is no perspective when it comes to abuse. 

There is only abuse."-K.W.

 

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"Public education is being mobbed and bullied."
--Kim Werner

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A Piece Full World's goal is to end bullying in our schools.  When employees are safe from workplace bullying and children are safe from school bullying, we transform our schools into places of honor, courage and character. Ultimately, we transform our world. One school at a time, we put together the pieces of....

A Piece Full World.

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"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
--Gandhi
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"Real progress requires pushing and shoving and urging and cajoling and coaxing – and then pushing some more (courteously when you can, not so mannerly if the former doesn’t work)."  
--David Lawrence Jr., The Children's Movement 
 
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 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of (School District's name) are representatives of the (School District's name). As such they are expected to conduct themselves, both in their employment and in the community, in a manner that will reflect credit upon themselves and the school system. Unseemly conduct in the workplace is expressly prohibited.


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"Be ashamed to die before you have won some battle for humanity."

Horace Mann

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 Public education is being mobbed and bullied


My heart sinks.  My panic grows.  Overkill.  Overkill. Overkill.  The Florida Department of Education and the State of Florida's legislative branch is overkilling testing with "thousands of instructional- aligned standards resources (https://portal.fldoesso.org/PORTAL/Sign-on/Resources/Available-Resources.aspx)"; required monitoring tools, 'formative assessment' with accompanying instructional resources (isn't that redundant?); "learning tools for administrators to support 'continuous improvement'; another monitoring (and, oh yeah, a reporting tool--to whom do those reports go?) and yet another "recording and reporting" tool.  

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  Don't they have anything better to do?

These "tools" include: CPALMS and elPREPs and IBPT (whoops! I meant IBTP-now that makes a difference!) and PMRNs.

These tools do not include teachers' and students' ingenuity and creativity. These tools do not include wonder and excitement.

These tools do not dare address people's hearts and their brains, for each person's is different.  Each is unique.  Each has much to offer and, although the standardized tests proponents purport to honor that uniqueness, they do not.  For just the word "standardized" indicates a rote "we-are-all-alike-and-so-we-all-learn-alike-and-we-will-all-succeed-or-we-will-all-fail-together." 
 
There will be a scant few who, through these standardized tests, will demonstrate their "greatness."  They may only be great at taking a test or typing, but that does not matter.  They will sit atop a mountain of held back and discouraged children.  They will be "air-lifted" to an elite university where they will receive internships and scholarships...while the rest of the mountain of children is left behind.

But even the former FCAT stars are worried about the new FSA' "higher and more rigorous standards." Even they are fretful that they will be left on the mountain...

And what of the now thousands and thousands of held back, discouraged, diploma-less children?  What of that mountain?  

What of that mountain?  

What of that mountain--ever growing, ever more stinky with the rotting creativity all of the IPTPs and PMRNs  and CPALMS--that they and their like have built?  What of that?

Let's plop a putrid--hold your nose--pile of teachers' careers on top.

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School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of (School District's name), regardless of their position, collective bargaining status or role, because of their dual roles as public servants and educators are to be bound by the Code of Ethics..to create an environment of honesty and integrity...the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all..strive for professional growth and seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity...to achieve and sustain the highest degree of ethical conduct.