Friends I heard about a lack of books all year long. Then she blamed the state for Duval's poor salaries this past December.
She is right the state has been terrible but the thing is other districts have had to endure the states shameful behavior and still managed to pay their teachers more than Duval has, in some cases a lot more.
Then in February the Superintendent said DTU under Terrie's leadership is the most accommodating union in the nation.
At yesterday's One on One community activist conference Superintendent Vitti gushed about Duval Teachers United, he said they were the most accommodating union in the nation. He then implied that unions may be problems elsewhere but not here siting that since he has arrived there have been 36 or 37 memorandum's of understanding, that is alterations to the contract. What we got for those alterations is unclear to me. Teacher morale is worse than ever, communication with the district is abysmal, discipline remains a huge problem and most teachers I know feel overwhelmed.
Then today she alluded that teachers were retiring at higher than usual rates because they were baby boomers.