Friday, September 05, 2008
It seems my friend is not the only teacher the system wants to get rid of that has been deemed an ATR this semester. There is at least one other teacher in the school in the same predicament. This problem is not local to my school. I met a guy over the summer who told me he will also be an ATR this semester. He has been teaching for over twenty years in a large school that is NOT being closed down. It did not make any sense to me as to why he would be an ATR until I heard this...today.
So now it seems that schools are taking away programs from teachers they decide are unsatisfactory and turning them into ATRs. I fear this will have a very negative affect on all the good teachers who are ATRs, through no fault of their own.
On another note, the ATR has been covering for a new teacher who is waiting for her finger prints to come through.
(Note: I am not an ATR or in danger of ever becoming one. These stories need to be told.)