Hopefully I wasn't too rude, but I'm just really sick of all of the school/teacher bashing that is popping up on facebook lately. Yesterday it was an (obviously fake) article about how schools are micro-chipping kids to turn them into government drones. Today I read an article about how kids don't have ADHD. Rather, teachers are making them sit for too long. Some other facebook friends got into a discussion how the things going on in schools today are just proof that the end of the world is coming. I'm so irritated, so I posted this: It really bothers me that people seem to have one of the following impressions of schools today: 1) They think that schools are run in a way similar to the way they were when they were in school. This means that they know everything about school. Even if you graduated from high school 5 years ago, I guarantee that today's elementary classroom is very different from when you were in school. 2) They think that public schools have become worse over the years. The children are out of control, and the teachers (and government) are out to get them. I would challenge anyone to spend a day in a classroom to see the great things that schools and teachers are doing these days. I've seen so many negative things on facebook in the past few days, and it just really angers me that people have such false impressions of public schools and "the system." Don't believe everything you read. I hope it didn't come off as rude...I usually don't get into things like this on facebook, but I just felt compelled to say something.