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Posted by Conspiracy Theorist on 11/14/2019, 8:49 am, in reply to "Re: Resigning
If you think that said shortage and the way things are is in any way unintentional by the right wing Powers That Be in this state, you're sorely mistaken. This is just more steps in the plan to destroy public education and replace it with voucher-paid private schools and faith-based education. This has been the stated plan of the right now since the 1980s, when all of our public schools somehow became "failing" all at the same time, and all due to one book being published.
Why else are teachers in this state constitutionally prohibited from organizing and calling strikes?
Why else is our retirement being systematically attacked?
Seriously. Stop letting social wedge issues divide us. Look at the actual voting record of the people in office, and decide if you want things to continue. Both parties have their flaws - but which one is actively seeking to destroy our livelihood?
Wake up, folks.
Yep, was treated like dirt for many, but not all, years when I taught. Ratings didn't matter, getting numbers up didn't matter, trying to go the extra mile and be a team player didn't matter. i dealt with incompetent bullies who kissed their way up the administrative ladder. When I finally was able to retire, I had no regrets. I only missed the kids and the actual teaching so after a few years out, I came back. Now that I'm back I refuse to put up with B.S. from anyone. Admin. was going to try and pull a fast one with some classes a few days before school started and I flat told them that if they did that I would hand them the keys right now, this second and they could start looking for a new band director (first football game was in 6 days). Funny how quickly they "solved the problem" and how nice and pleasant they were to me. I think public schools need to be overhauled and I think it needs to start with administrators and supervisors. There needs to be more rights for teachers and how we are treated. The way things are now, there will be a teacher shortage in 10 years or less. Or at least a shortage of GOOD teachers. All that will be left are over paid babysitters. Oh, and administrators.