Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday's Hair Puller

Here's one of those things about This Teaching Life that doesn't leave me scratching my head but makes me want to pull my hair out in clumps:

The first semester ended this past Friday. Not coincidentally, the grading period also ended this past Friday.

Some computer-generated reports needed in order to give grades for all first period classes were only distributed to teachers Monday morning.

So why on earth did our school's office mandate that grades for some 900 students must be turned in Monday afternoon, just 30 minutes after the students went home?

Where's the logic in that? Where's the rhyme or reason?

I can remember when teachers here in our part of California's "Imperial" Valley used to be considered as "professionals" and had about a week to generate their grades rather than one weekend.
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