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Monday, June 23, 2014

When morale is down and attrition is high, one must choose their words carefully, a lesson Superintendent Vitti would be wise to learn.

This isn’t just coming from me. Morale is down, Vitti and the new board having squandered their “hey we’re not the old super and board” bounce, and attrition is high even among those that aren’t surplussed for some often BS reason or another.

Which makes me wonder why the super takes seemingly every opportunity possible to bash the staff. He did so in last weeks study by the teacher hating group The New Teacher Project and in an article about the new teacher residency program. Through sifting through all the negative one truth rang through and that was veteran teachers matter.

Not by using TFA, not with this handful he brings in through the teacher residency program and not by surplussing or firing teachers are we going to turn this around. The only way we are going to do that is by engaging and supporting the staff, another lesson the super would be wise to learn.

1 comment:

  1. Did you see the excellent Letter to the Editor about supporting teachers in yesterday's (or maybe Sunday's) T-U? The author made it clear that he thinks the Legislature is the problem, not teachers!