A critical View of Teachers

  1. thaivalentine profile image57
    thaivalentineposted 7 years ago

    According to the pro-education reform documentary Waiting for ‘Superman,’ one out of every 57 doctors loses his or her license to practice medicine.

    One out of every 97 lawyers loses their license to practice law.

    In many major cities, only one out of 1000 teachers is fired for performance-related reasons. Why? Tenure.

    Consider New York City. The New York Daily News reports that “over the past three years [2007-2010], just 88 out of some 80,000 city schoolteachers have lost their jobs for poor performance.”

    Then, from "The Huffington Post":
    NEW YORK — Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid their full salaries to sit around all day playing Scrabble, surfing the Internet or just staring at the wall, if that's what they want to do.

    Because their union contract makes it extremely difficult to fire them, the teachers have been banished by the school system to its "rubber rooms" _ off-campus office space where they wait months, even years, for their disciplinary hearings.

    The 700 or so teachers can practice yoga, work on their novels, paint portraits of their colleagues _ pretty much anything but school work. They have summer vacation just like their classroom colleagues and enjoy weekends and holidays through the school year.


    In my opinion, this is ridiculous.  If teachers need to work in the summer its because EVERYONE has to work during the summer.  And long hours.....there is no such thing as the 40 hour work week anymore.  Plus, what value do you put on the price of tenue...what other profession has a job where its literally impossible.  Plus, check out this video by John Stossel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bpb9DymmoU

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "October 2009 Stossel left his long time home on ABC News to join the Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel," Is there anymore to say.

  3. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The number of threads you post and the topics you choose? Makes one think about YOUR motive?

    Are you attempting to make yourself look like a fool?
    Are you attempting to shed some light on particular aspects of America?
    Are you attempting to show off your lack of knowledge?
    Are you planning on some action from what you learn about posting?

    While you bring attention to other problems, you bring attention to yourself. Thus, shedding the light on yourself, which then brings into question....your individual character?

    So, I guess I am interested in knowing your motivation? Do indulge?

    Just remember, when YOU are in the spotlight, YOU are under Critical View from everyone else.

    Just a thought.

 
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