Science[Casual Christmas] I am a 17 year old eastern european and I research how well two different bacteria species (isolated from oil refinery) can biodegrade oil and it's aromatic compound. AMA!
Dec 29th 2017 by Keegipeeter • 11 Questions • 3233 Points
I am a principal at an intermediate school (grades 3-5) in rural New York. Friends and family are always asking what, exactly, do I do at my job. I thought it might be fun to have strangers ask me that same question. Throwaway account, but I am real, and ready to shed some light on the illustrious occupation of school administration!
Proof - https://imgur.com/a/vUgl6
why do we eastern europeans always start off, "I'm from eastern europe. . ."?
Do kids still stand for the pledge of allegiance? Have you ever had to warn a teacher to not push their political/ideological beliefs in children?
I think that the "other" world thinks that we can't escape from the past of USSR
Good question. We play the Star Spangled Banner every morning and also recite the Pledge. I have not had any issues with kids being disrespectful or non-compliant. When I was a teacher, the school I worked at had a small Native American population. Those students never stood, which is sort of understandable. Our rule was they were allowed to sit quietly during the Pledge as long as they weren't being disruptive or disrespectful to those students around them that were observing the flag.
I've been fortunate not to have too many issues with teachers pushing their own agendas on students. That kind of thing tends to happen more at the high school level. The closest I came was when I was an assistant principal at a middle school during the Trump candidacy. Most of the Social Studies teachers decided they would rather avoid Trump entirely than wade into that quagmire. (I agreed with their decision, by the way.)