Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site, and you should know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted herein.
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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Duval's HS social studies teacher experience a cruel joke
I tried to tie the title it into April Fool's day but I couldn't make it work, that being said what the district wants them to do is no joke.
Here is an email sent to many of the district's HS social studies teachers.
The Social Studies Department will be providing professional development for Economics and American Government teachers on April 6th & 7th. Please view the attached flyer for the time, date, and location of the training session you are scheduled to attend.
If I have omitted anyone in error, please forward this information to them.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Um, April 6th and 7th? When schools are testing and teachers are reviewing for the CAST test? This by the way has nothing to with what is happening this year, which begs the question why couldn't this with until things slow down?
The answer is it definitely could and this is just one more example of a tone deaf administration that doesn't take into account what teachers are doing or going through. It's like they don't even care and we wonder why so many teachers are unhappy and are making contingency plans to leave.