Tuesday, April 27, 2010

THIS IS MY SISTER

This is my sister Tracy. She is a quilter too....a hand quilter at that! Also a mother, grandmother, school teacher, wife, Sunday School teacher.....etc. etc. etc. You get the picture. Yes she can do it all. She didn't want her picture taken, but I said I had to have one. Even though she is younger I look up to her in many ways. She is as honest as the day is long. She is a very caring person and is a good school teacher. Her class is taking California State tests these next few weeks. One everyday and although she is stressed, I know her students will do well. The teachers are evaluated on the children's test scores (which I think is crazy). Remember her in your thoughts!

4 comments:

Needled Mom said...

She sounds like a delightful person to know...or be related to!!!!

Allie said...

She CANNOT be a grandmother. Sorry, I don't believe it! Lovely quilt she's holding.
I think those tests are nuts, and to evaluate the teacher by how well the kids do is also nuts!

Brenda said...

Wow...you folks have the best genes! My grandma never looked like that! LOL!
There are states where children are graduating from High School and cannot read, no kidding. The states had their hands tied because of tenures and finally they found a way of circumventing the tenure system by using the new testing system. It was a BIG deal in MA a few years ago... but c'mon! In a state where you have Harvard and MIT, Boston College and UMASS to name a few...the state kids couldn't get in because their Schools sucked. The year when they decided to establish this teacher evaluation system in MA the failure rate stetewide was like 70%!!! How is that possible?! It was such a shocker that the parents were calling for a clean sweep of all the teachers... it was BIG, HUGE! I live in NH , right across the border so we read all about it...
Teacher testing is the best thing that has happened to many states. It's the best way to weed out bad teachers. The good teachers are really the only ones that get the short end of the stick. Isn't that always the way? The bad apples always spoil it for everyone. But the children benefit from the good ones, and those are usually not afraid of fighting the good fight and doing what needs to be done for their kids.
I'll bve saying a little prayer for your sister and "her" kids. Testing is so scary.

Tracy said...

You are very kind to me!! Thanks for the nice words.