the-metres-gained said: If I had you as a teacher I’d never want to disappoint you.
Oh! That is awesome. If you are the student you portray yourself as on the internet, I’m sure I wouldn’t be ever be disappointed. ;-)
One of the major problems in the community I work in is attitude. Education is not valued. At best, it is seen as a means to an end (some job that pays more than waitressing or fast food for the single mother of four), which is why I’m inundated with last-minute half-assery at the end of every semester. It is an unfortunate confluence of poverty, culture, and Catholicism (which has been joined by a few other “religions” in the past few decades in the general suppression and exploitation of poor people) that creates this attitude of families that no one should do better than anyone else and that informed, independent thinking of any kind is bad. I have started so many blog posts over the past few years and they always turn into ranting and raving. How any parent, grandparent, brother, sister, cousin, aunt, etc. could wish their family to do worse than them just boggles my mind. Thankfully, attitudes are slowly changing. It is going to be a very long road though.