I taught a "Street Law" class today and I think it went pretty well. I was not terribly impressed with the classroom teacher. I came early and sat through what I thought was a study hall. About ten minutes before the end of the period, the teacher started going over the answers to some kind of homework with multiple choice questions. This consisted of the teacher reading the question and having kids in the class call out answers ("B!" "D!") until someone said the right one. Then it was on to the next question.
Here's the shocker, though: I talked to the teacher between periods and said "So, I understand that I'll be working with the A.P. Government class." He says, "No, the class that just ended was the A.P. class. The next one is just the regular class." (shudder)
Public education is bad. Real bad. Could that be my fish to fry?