I am so upset. Most of my experience with teachers has been totally positive. Just this one makes me so mad. My son plays a bari sax and is VERY good (I am not just saying that cuz I am the mom!). In his previous school he earned an award for his playing and was a part of the Jazz band. We moved to a new school and the band is small..and has 2 bari sax players now and no jazz band (they used to have it, but the teacher is too busy for it) and I have been trying to get lessons for my son so that he can get better..but there really is no point in this school. They do not do competitions or other such specials, they tour once every 4 years and all the money raised in the 4 years goes to the one tour (even if the kid is a freshman this year and cannot go because in 4 years they will be graduated). The kids are not really encouraged to excel unless they play a certain instrument (it is a school that specializes in one thing) and I have been crying because of something stupid.
I posted two photos of the band to my blog and was reamed because of it. I should not have done that without permission and besides, I am not a professional. Now, I KNOW that kids should not be on the net. I did NOT put any names other than the school and my son. I never put names online. It makes me mad because if someone posted a cell phone shot to myspace that would be ok..but I get in trouble. The very worst part is that this is a teeny town and now my son is going to have to stay in that class for 3 more years and I only hope the teacher does not take out his frustration with me on my son. The teacher already thinks my son is heading for trouble because he is alone all the time. (he does not have too many friends, he has lots of acquaintances). Thankfully, he is the only teacher who feels that way. Others have said that my son is a loner, not alone and one said my son reminded him of himself as a student in hschool.
Anyway, I am just upset and thank you for reading. Upon re reading this, I need to say that my son will get to go on the tour this year, but still has to raise money for the next one in 4 years.