Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Teachers Uniting To Make A Difference


The teachers were fed up with their young, incompetent AP.  She was not well versed in her subject, she often refused to make decisions, and when she did, they were bad ones.  She never took responsibility for them.  Yet, she had no problem taking credit for the accomplishments of others and she was the queen of barking orders and glaring.  These teachers decided to take matters into their own hands.

The teachers began meeting after school hours in undisclosed locations.  (They were afraid of repercussions before they were ready to present.)  They knew alone they could do nothing but there was power in numbers.  They also knew the rest of the administration would do nothing to help them.  Administrators stick together and defend their own no matter what misdeeds.  They could toss expensive books, promote cheating, harass teachers without reason and it was okay.  Generals always defend their second in command.

The teachers came up with a game plan.  They secretly photographed things going on in the school.  They started sending these pictures, along with detailed letters to local politicians, newspapers and even bloggers.   Since efforts in the building accomplished nothing, they decided to take their fight outside.

I wish them well.  The teachers want to get back to the business of educating students.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is more than one way to skin a cat!

Anonymous said...

I wish them well too. i know a school that sounds a great deal like this one, incompetent administrators, poor command of the English language, bias towards certain teachers and certain backgrounds, retaliation for asking questions. In short, a very toxic environment. Big difference is in my school, the teachers are too afraid to do anything.

Anonymous said...

This could be my school (it's not- but it could be). When will the DOE catch on that making a pisher with no spine an AP is the ruination of many good schools? OR, is it part of their master plan?

dkzody said...

Oh, the hew and cry of teachers--just let us do our job. Will there ever be a time when this will be true for all teachers? I have been gone from teaching for 3 1/2 years, but I keep hearing this plea.