Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Update ...

I couldn't let it go, and it kept bothering me for a variety of reasons. So I just sent the following e-mail to the person mentioned in my last post.


I was just going to let this go, but it's been really bothering me since last Saturday night at the banquet when you made your extremely offensive remark against a person that happens not to be white.

One, I'm saddened that you think it's okay to blurt such stuff out in public (let alone think it), and two, I'm insulted that you think I must be of a like mind. I'm not, and I don't want you to harbor the impression in the future that I think like you apparently do.


At least I feel better about taking some action.

Okay, back to math ..... I've heard through the grapevine I may have a class of 30 students. Oooh! Now I know (sadly) that this may seem like a nonevent to others, but in a classroom where I'm to use those long tables as "desks" as opposed to actual desks, it's a tight squeeze. It's going to be a cozy year.


  1. My classes are all sitting at 27-30 right now. We are having to make do with one less math teacher due to budget issues. Not looking forward to it. I'm trying not to panic, but the prospect of a class load of close to 180 is pretty frightening.

  2. That's an easy situation to just "let go." Thank you for being brave and not doing so. I hope DD is receptive.

  3. Mrs. H: Oy! We didn't hire more teachers either, though we added a grade level. I'm thinking that must be it. And 180 ..... by my calculations and how many I had last year, that's up to 25-30% more time to grade papers and tests and such.

    Carlberg: Thank you ... it felt much better today knowing I at least took some action.

  4. Congratulations on your courage.

  5. Thanks, Sue :). Maybe I'll be a little quicker on my feet next time.

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