Friday, June 27, 2008

A Very Gneiss Blog

There's no blog out there that gives a better feel for how schools really function - the loves, the hatreds, the joys, the sorrows, the daily, hourly idiocies of the NYC school system than Have a Gneiss Day. A tough gal with a tender heart, Gneiss expresses all the frustrations and excitement of teaching. She's the kind of teacher most NYC principals look askance at because she sees through the bullshit. As a critic of BloomWeinKlein, she falls into the small camp of voices that see the world the way it really is. She would be called a status quoer by the Joel Kleins, Al Sharptons and their band of merry makers, but if I were going to start a school she would be at the top of my list. Actually, I would sit back, put my feet up and let her run it. No Ms. Wannabees here. Yesterday she said goodbye to her favorite kids.

2 comments:

  1. Norm- I'm shocked, flattered, and very honored! This was a nice surprise on my first day of vacation. For once, I am at a loss for words, except to say thank you, and may the force be with you!

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  2. Extremely well deserved and looking forward to the day when your moniker is "0 more years." Keep sloggin and bloggin. - norm

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