Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?
    Posted by: Other Options on 12/10/13
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    In my opinion teaching is like any other job, and anyone can be "black
    listed" in various ways. In teaching we saw when my kids were just beyond
    elementary school a principal in our neighborhood school really stack the
    deck against one teacher by putting all the problems and poorer performing
    students in her class as he did not like her. It only takes a year or two
    for Mr. or Mrs. XX to get a bad rep from simply having a bad class, and yet
    some may never consider that it started from an administrator's direct
    instigation by simply stacking the classes a certain way.

    Similarly, of course, principals may talk at various meetings etc or even
    give one another call whether they are or are not supposed to. I also know
    a parent who is a teacher and has perhaps taken a lot of absentee days due
    to "migraines," and it is obvious that she has been moved around not only
    schools but levels of art instruction. It could be because they find her
    not as dependable as others or whatever. But in essence, there are various
    ways to select out teachers as in any sector of work. Others it might be
    being passed over for promotions, given seeming impossible projects or
    deadlines, bad reviews etc. It seems that you took a wise move in giving a
    reasonable reason for resigning and not 'belly aching" too much to others
    about what you perceived as unfair treatment. Often those who complain can
    win the specific fight, but lose the war.

    n 12/10/13, rc wrote:
    > I resigned from my county at the end of the year (2011-2012). My
    > letter of resignation stated I was going back to school. In truth I
    > was thinking about ending my career in education. I really needed the
    > year off. I went back to work this school year and I am happy with my
    > decision. I have never had trouble getting an interview in the past,
    > as I have several very to find certifications. Well when I tried to
    > return to my old county I could not get any interviews. I really
    > believe it was because the county was so small that my principal could
    > tell other principals about me before I even had a chance to
    > interview. Even though I know I am a good teacher I know I would
    > change some things about how I handled the year I left. It was a new
    > principal so she only knew me from that year. Point is I ended up in a
    > good school in another county, even though I am almost certain my old
    > principal was preventing me from getting a job in my old county. The
    > smaller the county the harder it is to move on.
    > On 12/10/13, lca wrote:
    >> Personally, I thought that post was funny, and got the message
    >> across... no, there is no "blacklist". The closest thing I can think
    >> of in real life would be the fact that a person's certification can
    >> be revoked either temporarily or permanently for certain criminal
    >> activity and endangerment to minors. That is the only way a person
    >> can be "banned" from teaching across multiple districts and it is
    >> only done within legal boundaries, etc. But, this is done by the
    >> state not by admin.
    >> On 12/09/13, Gimme A Break wrote:
    >>> You're in an administrative position? I hope not for the sake of
    >>> the kids. If you are, then we no longer need to wonder why the
    >>> kids are the way they are today.
    >>> On 12/08/13, Yes. wrote:
    >>>> There is a secret file kept in the Department of Education in
    >>>> Washington, D.C, called the Blacklist File. When an
    >>>> administrator does not want a teacher to get hired for another
    >>>> job, he logs in to the secret website (only administrators are
    >>>> allowed to know the url) and enter the name and social
    >>>> security number of the teacher in question. From that day on,
    >>>> the teacher will never be hired anywhere in the entire world.
    >>>> Administrators are warned to never speak directly of this
    >>>> secret file or website, but only to hint of its existence with
    >>>> such phrases as "heads will roll" and "will be dangerous to
    >>>> your career". Once entered, a name can never be removed from
    >>>> the dreaded Blacklist. A movement is currently afoot, however,
    >>>> to change the name of the list because some are concerned that
    >>>> its current name infers racial bias. Other colors were
    >>>> considered, and the most popular of the choices for a new
    >>>> title seems to be the Purple List. There is some concern that
    >>>> a small tribe in Northern Siberia has used the color purple as
    >>>> its tribal color, though, and the use of the word "purple" to
    >>>> refer to persons who are outcasts from the teaching profession
    >>>> might have a negative effect on the public relations of this
    >>>> tribe of nomatic hermits as they move further northward into
    >>>> the more isolated regions of Siberia.

    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/06/13, by Donna.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/08/13, by Yes..
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/08/13, by hahahahahahahahahaha!.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/09/13, by Gimme A Break.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/10/13, by lca.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/10/13, by rc.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 12/10/13, by Other Options.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 8/12/16, by CL in AV.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "blacklisted"?, 11/13/16, by In NYC, yes!.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "blacklisted"?, 11/19/16, by lca.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 1/19/17, by anon.
  • Re: Can a teacher really be "black listed"?, 1/19/17, by anon edit.