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Subject: Re: California Schools are Broken Date: 3/26/2007 11:27 PM
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"I see it is rated pg-13. How old were the kids who were watching it? What did administration say about its showing? The teacher show it often? I don't see the link of one (questionable) event and the student's entire school year wasted."

The district has a firm policy that nothing other than a
G rated movie can be shown without prior approval and only for educational purposes. So really, he totally messed up.

Now let's address the fact that we had duty on the same day. I watched the girl's restroom, he was supposed to watch the boy's restroom right next door. I was there every duty day without fail. He never showed up, even after being ordered to. It simply is not fun for a female teacher to supervise a male restroom along with the female restroom. So I should cover for him when he stuck me with his job???

OHHH and as a special ed teacher, I am not in charge of scheduling. ARD/IEP committes determine LRE not a specific teacher. My students go to the regular ed teacher that they get.

Once, back in Louisiana, I was able to remove my students from a regular ed teacher, but only because that teacher REFUSED to allow my students to come to me to have their tests read. My students complained to me about their science teacher. I didn't believe them. I HEARD her, with my own ears,tell them that they were not allowed to leave the room to come to me. I complained to the principal who suggested I set up a team meeting.

I then set up a team meeting where I explained to everyone on that particular team that these particular children had the modification of having their tests read. If the students asked, the teacher was required, by federal law, to allow those children to come to me.

That didn't work. So I met with the science teacher individually, and went over each student's modification sheet and explained to her that according to federal law, she MUST allow those students to come to me for testing.

I then heard her, with my own ears, call my students "Too stupid to pass" so she wasn't going to let them come to me. I had been informed by my students that there was to be a test ahead of time so I was standing outside the door to escort my students to my room at that time.

I marched myself into the principal's office and demanded that my children be removed from her classroom... The principal told me to hold off, she was trying to get said teacher "promoted" to district so she wouldn't be such a liabilty.

And that's exactly what happened less than a week later. She should have been fired, but she wasn't because we "need supporters" and the union prevented the firing of a totally incompetent teacher once again.

I don't worry about being considered incompetent because I'm not.

But perhaps you are right. Perhaps it is best that completely incompetent teachers get to keep their jobs. God forbid we have standards for teachers. And yet we wonder why we are paid like day laborers???

I simply do not understand how anyone can possibly defend keeping incompetent teachers in classrooms.

Ginger





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