TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! FORMER KCPS TEACHER EXPOSES ONGOING DYSFUNCTION!!!
We've heard a lot about the turnround of the KCPS . . . However . . .
TONIGHT LET'S FEATURE THIS EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS TESTIMONY FROM A FORMER KCPS TEACHER OFFERING AN INSIDER PERSPECTIVE ON THE LACK OF REAL PROGRESS!!!
Testimony From A KCPS Teacher
As a previous teacher of the district, I was told by my administrator to dumb down my curriculum. I did not understand this since I had taught the same students at another school in the district and the students were more than capable of doing the work.
Students were often treated poorly and verbally abused by teachers and administrators. I was given a set of students that were supposed to be out of control( dancing on tables, yelling at teachers, fighting in the classroom), needless to say I did not see any of that behavior in my students.
In fact I was asked why I was the only teacher who would listen to their concerns and address them.
My students enjoyed learning but so many of them did not understand why not a single faculty member would listen to them.
If students are bored, they will not retain the information you give them. You have to make the information valuable to each student not just one.
Differentiated instruction was often laughed at by administrators who were old school and they did not believe in it.
Teachers would not stop fights or even try to stop them verbally. Out of approximately 35 teachers only 4 or 5 would try to stop them. Often these fights were involving children less than 14 years old. I am sorry but there are not that many children that will push through a teacher to fight another child so why not protect our children? My heart is saddened and I will never teach in that district again. I currently work with abused and neglected children and the abuse is still occurring. I pray the state gets the opportunity to take it over.