"Why School is Evil" by Adam, Depressed Student Teacher
I thought I could change the world, but I am just a government tool of opression and brainwashing. I'll be a fully licensed teacher/tool in about four months. I might as well hang up my brain now while I'm student teaching. Its just going to get worse.
I'm student teaching at the same place I went to high school: Columbine. The same place where 13 students were murdered. In 3 years, 17 students were killed or killed themselves. Two were shot at an after school job at Subway and they still haven't got a clue why. One shot and killed his father and himself the year before the shooting, and the star basketball player hung himself in his garage the year after the shooting.
Naturally, I'm teaching English and Social Studies.
I want to destroy their concept of the world, and make them better. Make them tougher. Make them question everything that they were ever taught, so they won't be devoured by the system. They need to be themselves.
Now I'm teaching there and saying the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning as required by the Colorado State General Assembly.
I'm a tool.