I sat in the room of saddened and anxious teachers, some of whom had dedicated up to 10 years with my district, waiting to hear about some RIF settlement that our district and union had negotiated on our behalf. As
As well intentioned as it is, the goal of equity in all branches of education is doing a disservice to the goal of, well, equity. I’m searching for a word here. Maybe I need to make one up. I need
I’m really struggling with my feelings about tenure. Currently, the conversation goes as follows: “Hey, I got tenure.” “Cool, pass the mustard.” When, in fact, it should be: “Hey, I got tenure!” “Are you kidding? That’s fantastic! Holy %^$#@, you
So, in a move reminiscent of a 12-year old girl caught up in the riot mentality of rumors, I believed the whisper I heard about not getting my Whiteboard for 2 months. But I tell you now: it was false,
The Carnival of Education #174 has arrived and tweenteacher has once again been invited to the party.
How does an administrator control the quality of their staff if the union won't let them transfer an ineffective teacher? According to The Washington Post, some unions are loosening up on their hold over administrator's rights.
In every school there is a teacher who actively cheers on the failings of his/her own school. When they walk by, it's like a wake of smog has engulfed you.
Why does the union stand in the way of getting rid of a bad teacher? Doesn't that undermine the work of other teachers?
How do you get rid of a cruddy teacher? The administrator has to do their job.