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Monday, February 27, 2012

The Times Union disrespects teachers... again!

Jim Schoettler wrote an editorial in the Times Union about what we need in our next school superintendent. He talked to the mayor, presidents of colleges, former school board members and education advocates. Do you know who he didn’t talk to? Teachers.

What's the one field where the people that do it are not even considered worthy enough to be asked their opinion? It’s the same people last asked about education issues? Teachers.

If he would have asked me I would have said, we need a superintendent that is interested in doing the right thing even if it is the hard thing. Somebody who is committed to rigorous classes, disciplined hall ways, multiple curriculums that serve more kids needs and who realizes teachers are the districts number one resource and they must be treated with respect not like easily replaceable cogs or yoked farm animals. They need to be collaborated with not dictated too because unlike the mayor, presidents of colleges, former school board members, education advocates and newspaper reporters, they know about the issues in the classroom and have the best ideas how to fix them.


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