My School: Focus 46
Posted by aphillieteacher on September 23, 2010
The city has come out with a description of schools that are deemed “persistently dangerous.” They should have included a photograph of my building because we are definitely the poster child for the following:
To be designated a Focus 46 School, a campus must have an average daily attendance of under 90 percent, more than 40 percent of the school’s population must be chronically truant with 10 or more unexcused absences, or the school must have five or more violent incidents per 100 students, including other criteria.
Maybe the other criteria includes students telling the teacher to f*ck herself when she asks them to put away cell phones or stop their incessant talking (?)
Yes, I have had a very hard day. Teaching three different new classes for five periods is taking its toll on me. The students, however, seem to have plenty of energy reserves.