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Forum Post: The current state of affairs for Teachers...

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 7:24 p.m. EST by wtf (10) from Brooklyn, NY
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Here is how US teachers are being handled now:

  1. Layed off or fired (with NO due process whatsoever)

  2. Black listed because they failed to educate kids that don't care about education and have no support at home. (with the full support of the media which has been nothing but a lynch mob towards teachers)

  3. Then, the districts get permission from our government officials to seek teachers from overseas (Philipenes) to hire at half the cost. (with the full support of the media which doesn't expose this)

note: WE the PEOPLE are nothing but a commodity. (if you think I'm making this up, go to google my freind, the same is happeing to nurses.)



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[-] 1 points by Delora (1) 12 years ago

"Black listed because they failed to educate kids that don't care about education"

I cannot even begin to express how problematic this statement is....

[-] 1 points by OneofBillions (22) 12 years ago

You spelled friend and Philippines wrong. And is this the stuff you're talking about? http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/18/local/me-filipino18

[-] 1 points by melbel61 (113) 12 years ago

where is this happening? my husband, brother, mother in law and countless others I know are teachers and none of what you listed above is happening? the first three years you, as a teacher in NJ, are basically 'on probation", then in your tenure year, if you are a good teacher, more than likely you will get hired. happened for my husband twice (he left one district on his own accord). so not sure what state you are from but maybe if you are a teacher in one state, move to another?

[-] 1 points by LibertyFirst (325) 12 years ago

I agree that the government is doing a terrible job managing education and is not treating teachers appropriately. I would LOVE to have free choice in education my child, but I can't afford to pay private school tuition on top of the huge property tax bill, most of which is for the schools. If the government got out of the business of public education and consequently stopped taxing me to support it, I'd be thrilled to pay all that money and more to send my child to a great school with a great, well paid teacher :-)

[-] 1 points by melbel61 (113) 12 years ago

bravo LibertyFirst, once the government has gotten involved with education, the cost goes up and the quality goes down. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of wonderful schools and teachers out there, but they are becoming increasingly rare and the cost is outrageous. good luck to you and your child