Austin ain’t weird … but TAKS sure is.

I’m tired and I want to go home.

Now.

I have one more day left on my Austin adventure and then it’ll be time to head for home and the loving arms of my very sick hubby.

Heck, I’ll take a sick husband over a group of crabby math teachers any day! The only benefit to being here rather than home is that I’m avoiding his germs.

I thought this trip was going to be as much fun as my past adventures have been when the TEA has invited me up to spend a few days with them.

It hasn’t.

I think it’s because what we’re doing is incredibly stressful and we all KNOW that even though we’re making what we hope are the best decisions for our students, that these kids are going to fail.

Miserably.

And it breaks my heart.

I want my mommy. : (

ed. note: I’m still tired and still very frustrated. I’ve had a few hours to mull over the events of the past two days.

I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all of my students able to work at grade level.

I wish I could make the test easy for every kid in the state that has to take it.

I wish I could do a lot of things but the reality of it all is I can’t do anything but pray that the students that will be taking these federally and state mandated tests don’t freak out so badly that they end up throwing up because of the panic and stress that they will inadvertently be under because their teachers (namely me) aren’t successful in treating TEST day like “just” another day in their lives.

and I still want my mommy …

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