Three businessmen and three
businesswomen will be dropped in an elementary
school classroom for 6 weeks. Each business person will be provided
a copy of his/her school district's curriculum, and a class of 28
Each class will have five learning-disabled children, three with
one gifted child, and two who speak limited English. Three will be
with severe behavior problems.
Each business person must complete lesson plans at least 3 days in
with annotations for curriculum objectives and modify, organize, or
materials accordingly. They will be required to teach students, handle
implement technology, document attendance, write referrals, correct
make bulletin boards, compute grades, complete report cards, document
communicate with parents, and arrange parent conferences. They must
supervise recess and monitor the hallways.
In addition, they will complete drills for fire, tornados, and shooting
They must attend workshops, (100 hours), faculty meetings, union
attend curriculum development meetings. They must also tutor those
who are behind and strive to get their 2 non-English speaking children
enough to take the Terra Nova and EPA tests. If they are sick or having
bad day they must not let it show.
Each day they must incorporate reading, writing, math, science, and
studies into the program. They must maintain discipline and provide an
stimulating environment at all times.
The business people will only have access to the golf course on the
but on their new salary they will not be able to afford it anyway.
will be no access to vendors who want to take them out to lunch, and
will be limited to 30 minutes. On days when they do not have recess
the business people will be permitted to use the staff restroom as long
another survival candidate is supervising their class. They will be
with two 40-minute planning periods per week while their students are
If the copier is operable, they may make copies of necessary materials
this time. The business people must continually advance their education
their own time and pay for this advanced training themselves. This can
accomplished by moonlighting at a second job or marrying someone with
The winner will be allowed to return to his or her job