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Reply #9: I agree that teachers should be respected, perhaps honored for the job they do... IF they do it well [View All]

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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 08:20 AM
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9. I agree that teachers should be respected, perhaps honored for the job they do... IF they do it well
The cases you cite are probably influenced by contact with teachers who don't give a crap (I've had dozens of them from Grade 1 all the way through college). These are the teachers that need to find another occupation but "tenure" keeps them from being fired. I believe in tenure, I just think there should be some minimum standard that has to be kept or tenure is revoked.

I also believe that it is the fault of the school board and school administrators when a bad teacher is kept on staff. There are, as the saying goes, far too many chiefs and not enough indians in the school system. And the chiefs think they have all the answers and won't listen to the people who *actually do have the answers*... the teachers on the front lines.
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