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Saturday, September 23, 2006

What does a teacher do in Today's Iran?

Nope! You are totally wrong if you think teachers are thinking on how to improve their teaching methods or things like that.

Today was the first day and there were almost no classes because things hadn’t been preplanned as usual. The just sorted the classes out and then let them go home with no sense of achievement on their first day of school.

Back to my answer:

The physical education teachers have their own shop and sell things.
The Science teacher has his own taxi and is a taxi driver after school.
The Geography teacher is a real state agent after school.
The least but not the last surly is the English teacher who is a vendor and sells all kinds of stuff.

I dont have a second job yet but am thinking about it!

Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to nag about the lowest salaries which are paid to teachers now. What I meant by this post is to say:" How do those higher-ups really expect us teachers to teach with no worries where we have so many problems that will surely affect the students "education" as well?"

When our "dear" government doesn't give a fuck to education and teachers so I think to myself:" well, to hell with the students and their so called education!"

All above mentioned things aside,I try to do my best as long as I have the energy but until when?


Anonymous persianarchitect said...

I think you have every right to be angry and frustrated; it is your right to get a second job, for as far as rights are concerned it is everyones right to live as humanly as possible.

By the way would you allow me to add you to my blog's list.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teacher we are in the same boat!it's a shame that education ministry as well as health ministry is chaotic like that.who knows and above all who cares that my major was in health sciences but right now I'm unemployed looking for a job in vain even low position. in this country high position job for us that currently don't have exprience, is a tale ! we don't have this right to occupy a job which ignites our passion with enough salary! I myself have found that looking for a job is futile and continuing my post education is second best option, but at this point I am getting cold feet since I know after graduation in master I will be unemployed again and...oh it will be worse and than my position right now!!!

A hopeless from Iran.

3:54 AM  
Blogger Dr O2 said...

Well it is exactly as you put it! They don really care! They got more important issues to think of than education! God is Knowledge!!!

Sadly the only path they lead you is to become one of them. Rules of survival :-S

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From "The Onion"

"Report: Iranian Science Teachers May Be Enriching Students
September 26, 2006 | Issue 42•39

WASHINGTON, DC—A recently released Pentagon report is raising new worries that Iran has been operating several large facilities designed solely for the purpose of enriching mass quantities of high-grade students.

"We have reason to believe that specially trained Iranian science teachers are taking raw, unrefined brain power and bombarding it with knowledge at accelerated levels," said U.S. Undersecretary Of Defense For Intelligence Stephen Cambone at a Tuesday press conference. "If current levels of student concentration remain this high, Iran could be a mere five to eight years away from developing an atomic scientist."

Leading analysts believe that the teachers are using a widely applied enrichment process in which students are isolated from such elements as family, play, and cartoons, and are rotated through seven separative work units over the course of each day. This cycle is repeated for months, until the students are made highly reactive to reading matter, which enables them to absorb large amounts of information in short periods of time.

The students are then continually exposed to heavy material, taught to achieve critical thought, and finally graduate to a state of explosive productivity.

Hard evidence that would support the Pentagon's findings includes a top-secret syllabus, acquired by the CIA, which indicates that Iran may begin testing their students, possibly without warning, as early as next Friday. Reconnaissance-satellite images also reveal the presence of two Tehran–area facilities identified by intelligence sources only as "P.S. 235" and "H.S. 238."

Despite the Pentagon's announcement in mid-June that Iran had halted its nuclear-science program, additional satellite photos taken in early September clearly show 40-foot-long buses transporting multiple loads of students to these facilities in the morning hours between 7 and 8 a.m. Some images also reveal a short, 20-foot-long bus thought to contain a smaller number of highly volatile, non-reactive, and extremely dense students.

"While we believe that a majority of these students were developed within Iran's borders anywhere from 13 to 17 years ago, there is also evidence that they are importing older students from former Soviet republics and Pakistan in what officials have dubbed an 'exchange program,'" CIA Director Michael Hayden said.

Although no one is sure exactly what is being conducted inside the accelerated core curriculum, a team of UNESCO inspectors who visited suspected Iranian enrichment facilities in 2004 found a number of microscopes, Bunsen burners, centrifuges, and reference materials, including a stockpile of instructional materials and textbooks covered in brown paper wrapping intended to obscure the material's subject matter.

In a nationally televised Oval Office address Tuesday, President Bush expressed the concern that if Iran is allowed to enrich its students unchecked, many of them could end up anywhere, with some potentially landing in major university centers in New York and Los Angeles.

"The U.S. stopped enriching its students decades ago, and we call upon Iran to do the same," Bush said. "If the Iranians do not put an end to this program by the middle of December, and impose final examinations, they could face further isolation from the international community."

As the U.S. awaits a response to the ultimatum, American intelligence continues to monitor a rumored late-afternoon summit, consisting of a series of secretive bilateral meetings between parents and a female science expert known as Mrs. Bakhtiari."


Hold on now! Is this report accurate? Are you yourself guilty of enriching students?

-Troy Z

2:57 PM  

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