So the administration at San Rafael decided, with no new information, and with only 8 days left in the semester, that they don't want student teachers running a class of English Language Learners, so I'm going to be teaching econ instead.
I have a number of concerns with this.
1. I have never, at any point, taken any class on economics, and my knowledge of the subject comes mainly from the newspaper and what I have read in my own time. That's all well and good, but it hardly helps me with things like the supply and demand curve
2.My conception of economics is diametrically opposed to the conception of economics that is taught as fact in public high schools.
The California Standards say : Students will Understand the role of a free market economy in establishing and securing personal liberty...
this is an issue, as I believe that the statement "free market economy establishes and secures personal liberty" is, at best a lie, and at worst, a malicious lie.
3. I am going to be teaching second semester seniors (very different from first semester juniors), who have literally never met me or heard of me and who have no idea that they will have a new teacher for the second semester.