171 teachers are no-shows on first day

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    171 teachers are no-shows on first day | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/08/2010

    Same thing happened last year. With so many teacher layoffs across the country, you'd think Phila. would have a glutton of applications. Why is this still happening?
     
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    Unbelievable. You'd think any teacher would care enough about the kids not to do this.
     
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    Tenure. It can be your friend, it can be your enemy.

    Most of those teachers probably have enough sick/personal days to take off for the whole year.
     
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    Given the state of discipline in schools in general, they should be grateful the rest of them showed up.
     
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    True.
     
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    Maybe the school district wasn't able to pay them the salary they felt they were entitled to receive. This happens all over the country - and unfortunately it says a whole lot about how little these teachers care about their students. It should be very disturbing to the parents of these children. Tenured or not, they should lose their jobs for this kind of behavior. There are too many qualified and unemployed teachers who would love to step in. If they are acting as a union strike they don't have to be rehired.

    Personally, I think the parents should have way more say-so and control over the schools their children attend - and government should have less say-so and control over the schools.
     
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    Cause we know that people go into teaching for the money.

    Cause we know that teachers have no bills or families of their own to support.

    Cause we know that teachers are selfish bastards.

    Cause we know that administrations don't try to take advantage of teachers by holding students' welfare hostage.
     
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    Granny, there needs to be a discussion and consensus as to what schools are for, and how same should be accomplished.

    There are too many mixed messages, and too may constituencies...

    1. During the sixties, New York City saw a teachers’ strike, followed by the first ever collective bargaining contract for teachers (1962), followed by strikes and contracts in cities across the land. Teaching changed from respected vocation to public employee union, with a corresponding change from collegiality to labor vs. management between teachers and administrators.
    This genie will hardly be put back in the bottle.

    2. Schools have become political rather than instructional...i.e., who should control same, whether direction should be local or federal, special accomodations for each and every group and sub-group, whether the purpose of school is social or educational.

    3. Should techniques be based on Dewey (Progressive) or Hirsch (traditional).

    Chester Finn's book "Troublemaker" gives an excellent view of much of the background for this discussion.
     
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    In Maine, teachers are not allowed to strike.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Damn, that there's funny!:clap2:
     

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