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 "Inner hurricanes become the foreboding odd silence of the hurricane's center.  Cowards become heroes." K.W. 

 

 "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

Click here for your state's model "Bullying and Harassment" policy!

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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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Click "No Place for Hate!" The Anti-Defamation League has terrific resources for creating a school wide bullying prevention program!

 

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

Horace Mann

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Click for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Click here for U.R.A.J.E.R.K: A humorous play starring Mr. Bully Boss and Captain Effective Leader.

School Board Rule: Code of Ethics states: All members of the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 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.

 

 

 School Board Rule:Responsibilities and Duties states: All persons employed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools are representatives of the School District of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 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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"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 of Florida
  
 

 

My VAM SCORE reeks...

 

My VAM (value added) score is based on--let me see here, I want to get this outrage exactly right--seventeen eighth grade students' science scores and 23 students' FSA Math scores.  My outcome for the math students is -3.541 with a standard error of 1.319.  


Ironic humor:  I don't know what the hell that mathematical equation means...except a lower salary.  Maybe that's why "my (23) students" did so crappy.

I am a school counselor.  My school has close to 1,100 students....and my evaluation reflects 40 of those students' math and science test scores.  That is so outrageously wrong. Clearly wrong.  Wrong in the purest sense.  Laughable.  Pathetic, really.  Sad.  Depressing.  Uninspiring....  In my FACE wrong!  Make me ANGRY! Exasperated! WRONG!  

What is wrong with YOU, state legislators and board members and "Education Advisory Committee" members?  Peekin' from around the "Bush" (policies) that this wonderful state of Florida allowed? How will you defend affecting a hard working school counselor's salary with 40 science and math scores?!  Cough up my "highly effective" 750 dollars!  

Let me tell you a little about me and how that ugly score--and its standard error of 1.319 and its VAM Ratio of -2.6846--makes me feel.  It makes me mad.  It also makes me laugh.  Are you such a pompous lot that you believe this bs?  Do you know what it all means? Well then, EXPLAIN IT TO ME! Give it to me straight, my man/men!  Give it to me without deviations and standard errors and ratios.  I want to know, baby!  How did you choose those 17+23 children? How are they and their math scores tied to me, a school counselor and my salary?

 I know this "mathematical equation": "My salary - 750 dollars for earning "highly effective" = less money in my pocket.  I know this too: Poor scores (wherever the hell they come from) + below average evaluations from devious principals= NO JOB for wonderful, upstanding, honest, hardworking educators. 

And here's what it indirectly means for me too:  Going to work anyway.  Doing my best anyway.  Loving children.  Being creative, kind and patient ANYWAY!  For it is hard for some, my clueless state leaders. It is hard for wonderful educators who sacrifice hours and hours to you and your tests and test prep--iReady and the likes--to receive indecipherable VAM scores and not have an inkling what they mean.

And no one's been able to make me understand.  No one.

Because no one really understands it.

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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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