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Re: Employment and Quarantine
So, we need to wait 2-3 years to see if a superintendent's direction is working, but we can just simply toss a 5th grade teacher after a year and not wait to see if that teacher's direction is working? And someone responsible for 22 can do more damage than someone responsible for thousands? I don't follow that. And, I can personally attest to the fact that a corrupt superintendent won't get tossed right away. I've worked for more than one who was allowed to cause immense damage to the district causing test scores to plummet, quality teachers to quit and the budget wasted on extra administrative assistants and new assistant superintendents, all while the school board sat on their hands and did nothing more than be a rubber stamp for the superintendent. And the 5th grade teacher can't get her job done due to lack of materials, micro-managing and constant interference. Not sure how long you've been in education, but I've been in almost 40 years and have seen it first hand. Brand new superintendents do NOT need iron clad 5 years contracts. They should be under the same scrutiny that we place teachers. Actually, they should be under more scrutiny since they hold more power.