Can a union teacher be fired?

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Can a union teacher be fired?

  1. No. Never.

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  2. Yes, under certain circumstances.

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  1. DontBeStupid
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Simple question.

    Can a union teacher be fired?

    I see a lot of people answering this incorrectly. So lets see who thinks what and get this cleared up already.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Yes, but it's a very complicated & lengthy process. And that process costs Taxpayer dollars.
     
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    Not easily. or even necessarily with just cause.
     
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    Will a straw man ever persuade intelligent people?
     
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    Better question: Is a union teacher fired more often than simply shipped to a different school?
     
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    Of course! After several rape convictions and a murder or 2.... Or he could take the short cut and stick a Romney bumper sticker on his Hummer.
     
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    I'm SOOOO glad you want to clear this issue up.. I have a dandy NYCity teacher firing flowchart right here.

    http://reason.com/assets/db/12639308918768.pdf

    As you can CLEARLY see --- firing a union teacher is such a simple process..

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    Hang in there.. Just a few more simple steps..


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    Ahhh -- there you are.. Hey moron -- the practical answer is NO.. You CAN'T fire a teacher without STEALING vast sums of time and money from education... It's like asking --- Can I get a handgun permit in New York City?

    :cuckoo:
     
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    Depends on how the MOU is written.
     
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    They can be fired, but it's rare. The worst teachers on the planet are protected from being dismissed due to poor job performance. Most get fired because of lewd behavior or other reasons that have nothing to do with their teaching skills. Tenure was originally meant to protect college professors from being fired because of their political views since they often wrote papers on political issues. Now, public school teachers get tenure after a few short years and then it's nearly impossible to get rid of the bad ones.

    Only a small percent of teachers are actually fired compared to other career fields. The link below gives some stats. They can completely let the students down and still enjoy job security.

    Keeping Bad Teachers in Front of Students | Teachers Union Facts
     

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