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'Apparently it's not enough to say that 'lots of people think we do a jolly good job' anymore.'
'In hindsight, I believe that our oversight was shortsighted...'
Please wait to be yelled at.
"It's one thing for the National Commission to comment on the quality of teaching in our schools. It's another thing entirely for you to stand up and call Mr. Costello a yo-yo."
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"These days we try not to focus on 'facts'."
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'Ms. Trent, would you go down to the third grade and get one of the computer techs?'
'Ms. Peters, hold all calls. I'm busy implementing yet another hastily conceived and unproven education innovation.'
"Mrs. Martin is here. She's the new substitute teacher."
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"Rosalie—your poor performance this year has reduced your parents' investment in you by almost seventy per cent."
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'...do I want to risk putting up with someone like me?'
'Watch out for her. She lets you do all the talking.'
'We'll discuss your misbehavior in a moment Billy, but in the meantime, why don't you help yourself to a nice piece of candy?'
'I can eat a full lunch in five minutes and it takes you half an hour. That's why I'm the master teacher.'
'Do you realize that the only change we have had in this school in the last decade is a change in our phone number?'
'The principal is busy right now, so I have to put you on hold. Would you like to hear our mission statement sung by the school chorus?'
'Let's go to our education reporter for more underreporting of school success stories.'
'I wish you would come to me first with your grievances, instead of going directly to the United Nations Committee on Human Rights.'
"I wouldn't say your son is a bad child. He's gifted at disruptive behavior."
Books on running a successful school,
'The scores for our latest standardized tests are disappointing. We have to articulate a coherent policy of obfuscation.'
"I'm desperate to hold on to our good teachers."
'A hacker broke into our computer and, in an act of random kindness, organized our student files.'
'I connected my food processor to my computer, in case I have to eat my words.'
'Al, this is Jack. He's with the Committee to Eliminate the Board of Education. Jack, this is Al. He's with the Committee to Increase Funding for the Board of Education.'
'Ms. Green, I'm reviewing our school's latest standardized test scores. Please send in a grief counselor.'