When I was younger, I was idealistic and thought politics did not exist in education. Yes, I was
I have been teaching AP Psychology since 1992, the second year of the course's existence. I have been teaching the course successfully since then and have been an AP reader twice. As you can imagine, my passion for the subject is quite strong given my involvement with this blog and other activities.
So after making a decision, my school has decided to give the AP program I have created to another teacher. I still get to teach regular psychology, but the AP numbers have not grown to the satisfaction of the deciders, so AP was given to an English teacher who recently got a doctorate in counseling psych. As I sit here and write this, I am torn between laughing at the absurdity of the situation and doing something with the rage that I am feeling. Numbers--that was the sole reason. Let's give this a try and see what happens was the rationale. The words arbitrary and capricious come to mind.
So here is my question. Are there any schools out there looking for AP Psychology teachers? Preferably California--SF Bay Area to avoid licensing hassles, but I would consider most places. I still have a job, but am now actively seeking another position where I can teach AP Psych.
Sorry for using this blog for a personal platform, but I just wanted to inquire. If you would like to see my CV, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any advice or insight you may have.
posted by Chuck Schallhorn