On 6/09/13, anon wrote:
> The answer, to be blunt, is to butt out.
> If you are such a great teacher, you would mind your own
> business instead of trying to stir up trouble yourself.
> On 6/08/13, anon wrote:
>> I would like to get an administrator's perspective about
>> our situation at work. We have two teachers at our school
>> who are causing a lot of trouble but our principal won't
>> get rid of them. They both gossip tremendously, complain
>> about everything, and are causing a lot of division in our
>> teams. They are also mediocre classroom teachers without
>> classroom management and inability to collaborate with our
>> special education department.
>> The principal won't get rid of them because one teacher led
>> a team of students to win first place in a regional science
>> competition taking the students to the nationals. The other
>> teacher has great connections with theater programs and
>> puts together decent plays.
>> Are these accomplishments worth putting up with these two
>> teachers who cause so much problems? By the way, both are
>> new teachers and can be fired without reason.
It is a problem because teachers, even those on probationary
contracts, must go through a due process procedure in order to be
fired. It must be demonstrated that they are lacking in some
area in which your district/state evaluates teachers. Then they
must be given time to improve and reevaluated. Most teachers can
improve to a satisfactory level if they try.
The type of teacher you are talking about are usually crazy like
foxes and will demonstrate improved behavior as long as
necessary, and then gradually revert back to their evil ways. I
have seen it many times. Their needs to be a change in the laws
in order to simplify this process, and a way to encourage good
teachers to help in the process of weeding out bad teachers in
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