Did that title get your attention? This is a statement I heard spoken this morning in the school office when I first arrived. Now this might be something you expect to hear in a middle school, maybe especially on a Monday morning. But today is a teacher work day. There are no kids in the building. It was not a student who made the statement. Isn't that sad?
This morning on Michigan Public Radio, there was a report about a new bill introduced in the Michigan legislature. Right now, teachers in Michigan have to obtain 6 continuing education credits every 5 years. The bill being introduced would remove this requirement. Taking college classes is what this teacher was referring to when he expressed distaste for school. I know what he meant about hating school was the scheduling, the cost, the "sit and get" of many college classes.
But we have a lot of kids who hate school. Do they hate school for some of the same reasons this teacher hates college classes? What are we doing to make school a place where students can say, "I love learning!"?