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(NYPost)   For The Children: NYC erases 'unsatisfactory' ratings of lousy teachers, if they agree to quit. Fark: Removing the negative rating helps them land jobs in other schools   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2013-01-07 06:37:02 AM  

Guest: Wulfman the teacher who got the email may be female and in that case it would be accurate to properly mention her gender. However, the article also mentions in general the moving of incompetent teachers and still always mentions she or her and it could have so easily added him or he or used more general neutral wording. No matter how much you want to YELL at people it does not change the fact that this article was written in manner that mentions one gender a lot more than another when it should not have.



I suggest that you write a letter to the author of the piece demanding that the female teacher who is being referenced be called "he" sometimes in the article.
 
2013-01-07 11:51:31 AM  

titwrench: This has nothing to do with Sandy Hook. So as I said before if you came here to thread shiat then just log off and keep your idiotic comments to yourself. If you have something constructive to add to the conversation then by all means present your argument. Otherwise STFU.


This post was your fourth in the thread, never offering anything of value yourself. Merely trying to control things like a miniature tyrant. Thou doth protest too much, methinks.

/and now I've gone and done it too!
 
2013-01-07 02:38:45 PM  

mgshamster: Bontesla: Dafatone: RexTalionis: The teacher rating system is intrinsically flawed. Teachers who tend to get "unsatisfactory" ratings are also the teachers who work with children from poorly-served schools or have special needs or have a lot of students who are new immigrants. The teachers who get satisfactory ratings tend to work with wealthier-better off students who all speak English.

This.

The current climate of hunting down "bad" teachers is part of the problem. The focus should be in teacher training and improving teacher performance. We need teacher-positive solutions.

And what sort of training do you propose for teachers refusing to teach?

What ever it is that Finland is doing.


Outlawing private schools?
 
2013-01-07 03:14:34 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: mgshamster: Bontesla: Dafatone: RexTalionis: The teacher rating system is intrinsically flawed. Teachers who tend to get "unsatisfactory" ratings are also the teachers who work with children from poorly-served schools or have special needs or have a lot of students who are new immigrants. The teachers who get satisfactory ratings tend to work with wealthier-better off students who all speak English.

This.

The current climate of hunting down "bad" teachers is part of the problem. The focus should be in teacher training and improving teacher performance. We need teacher-positive solutions.

And what sort of training do you propose for teachers refusing to teach?

What ever it is that Finland is doing.

Outlawing private schools?


Private schools are not outlawed there; they're just nearly indistinguishable from public schools.
 
2013-01-07 04:06:07 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: mgshamster: Bontesla: Dafatone: RexTalionis: The teacher rating system is intrinsically flawed. Teachers who tend to get "unsatisfactory" ratings are also the teachers who work with children from poorly-served schools or have special needs or have a lot of students who are new immigrants. The teachers who get satisfactory ratings tend to work with wealthier-better off students who all speak English.

This.

The current climate of hunting down "bad" teachers is part of the problem. The focus should be in teacher training and improving teacher performance. We need teacher-positive solutions.

And what sort of training do you propose for teachers refusing to teach?

What ever it is that Finland is doing.

Outlawing private schools?


Paying teachers more and having the kids stay with one teacher until 6th grade. I like that idea a lot because it prevents a lot of buck passing in younger years.

However, there's one common factor that really needs to be addressed in America:

Poverty and it's implications: Mental Illness, Violence, Lack of Proper Nutrition, Impulsiveness, and Hopelessness. Throwing more money blindly at the problem won't help matters, it's a systemic and interconnected problem.
 
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