the D-List

Check this story out and then come back to me. Bahamas D Average

Ok, so you’ve read it? What are your thoughts on what the government can do to improve exam grades? BGCSEs stem from the British education system. As we were a British colony, we still follow many British traditions and procedures of doing things. It is a sad state for our education though. My issue comes with the fact the the government could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a gambling referendum and minimally invest in our future i.e. kids and their education.

Of course I know that it is a cyclic situation when parents can’t invest a lot of time in their kids’ schoolwork because they have to work extra hours just to support their family or they themselves didn’t receive proper education. It takes a village to raise a child and this big village that is our country is not putting as much effort as it needs to. Instead, they blame teachers, who are expected to be everything and then some for 20 + students every day. I’ve heard some colleagues that are teachers say that they have given many a students lunch money and have had to buy much of their supplies out-of-pocket. Why are the classrooms lacking the necessities???

I know for a fact that I was not a D-student, nor were any of my friends. And it wasn’t because I went to a private high school. Five of the smartest people I know all went to government (public) schools. All students don’t have that natural smart or talent but they should not be left behind because of it.

What say you?

Teacher, Teacher

Back in the day in primary school teachers were up at the top next to parents. Their word was pretty much gospel even if you couldn’t stand them. When a teacher entered the room you had to immediately get up from your chair and greet them. I remember my friends and I dragging out “Good mornin’ Ms. a Kinney, good morning friends” It was a slow death if you had to listen to it but it made me wonder if kids today still do that — stand when a teacher enters the room.

As of late I have also been working on a project with the National Teachers Hall of Fame in an effort to raise awareness about them and hopefully get more people honor the teachers that may have made a difference in their lives. You can donate to the hall and include the name of a teacher you would like to honor, purchase a block to put on the wall of fame or make web connections. My classmates and I want teachers and students alike to share their photos, letters and stories of the teachers they want to honor.

My classmates (l-r) Ayat and Kelsey along with myself in the National Teacher's Hall of Fame

My classmates (l-r) Ayat and Kelsey along with myself in the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame

With the tragic deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary, we all can see that there are teachers that go above and beyond their duty to educate children. They have given their lives protecting them so surely one dollar to an organization dedicated to honoring the memory of those lost and those still here should be a small task.

If you have pictures, letters or stories that you want to share of how your teacher has impacted your life, send emails to:

Twitter: @TeachersHall
Facebook: nationalteachers.fame

One of my favorite teachers was my 3rd grade teacher Ms. J. Mckinney. She was not the best singer, lol, but she was pretty great and speedy writer on the chalkboard. It was in her class that I first started writing, even though it was basically me copying word for word the Mary-Kate and Ashley Adventures.