Last night, the Delaware Met had their formal review public hearing at the Carvel Building up in Wilmington. About six students and four parents showed up. The school’s acting head of school, Teresa Gerchman with Innovative Schools, didn’t show up. Two students gave public comment about their teachers not giving instruction, and frequent “breaks” including smoking, ordering McDonalds, and leaving the school to go to the store. One parent asked the Delaware DOE to shut the school down, and two others want them to stay open. I think the students win this one, and I’m glad they had the bravery to speak up about their concerns with the school. I can’t wait to see this transcript!
2 thoughts on “Delaware Met Students Speak Out About Teachers Smoking, Taking McD’s Breaks, & Not Teaching”
In defense of teachers:
-giving instruction is hard
-breaks are delightful and rejuvenating
– smoking is highly addictive
– we’ve all been programmed to order McDonalds since we were children – it’s delicious
France literally does nothing but take breaks, smoke, and eat unhealthy food and their students regularly out perform US students. It was Socrates himself who said, “I cannot teach anyone anything…”