Whew! Finally the computer is up and running again. We had a trojan that dumped our system files on by one. Good thing my husband was savvy enough to get it running again without us losing one single file. Yippee!
The end of the school year is here finally. I am so burnt out, and I need a vacation. I mean being a parent and all these backdoor deals that were made this year to further erode the demeanor of teacher's and parents, my brain can't take to much more of this. Ha! Ha!, just kidding. Now more underhanded deals are going to be made in the next two months while they think we are asleep.
My middle guy graduates from Benjamin Cardozo tomorrow. I can not express to you how much I am glad to be the hell out of there. Well I bet not any more than my son. He hated the place. Complained almost every single day how the school was filthy, overcrowded, and just a very unfriendly place.
He said the only thing that saved him was that he was big and could see over peoples head in the hallways and everyone basically knew who he was. He is pretty memorable. I said it to my husband when I went to visit middle one at work and saw him coming up the block to meet me.
That boy is a walking redwood.
Little one also needs a break. He is a wee guy and is born in December. He is also tall and his appearance and vocabulary and overall brilliance (sorry the boy is brilliant), makes people forget that he is not "emotionally" ready for his grade. His academics are but his maturity level is not there yet.
He has had a hard year, but I have noticed that damn he is smart. Tutoring rocks!!! I bet he would not be as advanced as he is if I did not demand that he get tutoring to have him excel.
Still having a hard time understanding division by subtraction thingie, that is not only confusing the shit out of me, but other parents as well. Yes we do talk to each other while we are waiting for dismissal, not just wondering what the hell is taking you so long to dismiss our kids. Oh wait, we do that too.
Which leads me to my other bitch fest. While I was listening and reading about the new DOE bungles and crap fest of stupidity, I had no place to spew.
So why in the hell are we outsourcing jobs to firms to help OUR children be placed in middle schools, pre-K's and next year Kindergarten. Oh, oh, I know, I know....is it because you took away our district offices, our Regions, our control. Is it?
By making parent's dangle on your string while we waited to find out what middle school our child was to attend did not cause grief at all. Having to bring siblings attend different schools next year is not going to be a problem either. That was a good plan though Joel. I have to admit it, it was a great plan to disenfranchise parents and make the middle class flee from your schools in record numbers.