Participants: Catherine & Nazbah; Education; School administration
Nazbah: Part of embodying oppression is to not be able to tolerate shame or guilt, right? Or to not be able to, um, tolerate, uh, questions, or feedback, um, and it’s a sort of top down hierarchical system. And that’s what we’re taught. You know and all the way through my grad program like that’s sort of the mindset that I was taught until I got into this other program where I was like, “oh, I don’t know everything but I should do my best to make sure I learn enough and know enough and continue to learn so I can be the best practitioner possible”. Um, and a lot of it is because I want to make sure that this person gets the best practitioner and I can see the person, right? And I can help them the best way possible. Um, and when you have educators who are really under accountable in so many ways, administrators, it’s not about educating students, it’s really about them looking good. Right? And really kowtowing, not kowtowing but really, uh, making sure that they look good in certain people’s eyes, right? I mean it just reminds me of when Arden was saying that the same principal coerced the students to give her good –what was it? Good feedback?- good feedback in a survey so that she could present that as a part of being nominated for being like a principal of the year or something.
Catherine: Which we found so ridiculous.
Catherine: Because she obviously was…
Nazbah: So disconnected.
Catherine: …so manipulative to our daughter, and so she didn’t fill it out.