Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Is this the way to improve the teaching profession?

There are some things that need to be acknowledged:

  • Teacher bashing is alive and well, they get blamed for a myriad of problems not of their creation
  • Teaching is a hard profession
  • There are bad teachers who have been teaching for a long time
  • The teaching profession can and should be improved
  • Teachers should be at the forefront of change in their profession

“Teacher Protections Violate Student Rights, Calif. Judge Finds”

“California’s laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal unfairly saddle disadvantaged and minority students with weak teachers, infringing on those students’ right under the state constitution to an equitable education, a state superior court judge ruled June 10.”

“The tentative ruling in the high-profile case strikes down the laws in question. It will be finalized within 30 days, and spells what appears to be a complete victory for the plaintiffs, nine California students and their families.”

“The landmark decision in Vergara v. California says the state’s constitutional guarantee includes having equal access to quality teaching—a step beyond the right to sufficient instructional time and money that rulings in previous equity suits have established.”

This argument is far from over, and this is not the time to start throwing blame around. However, we do need to ask if all the facts truly being considered? In addition, who financed this court case suit and why?
Time to follow the money and let every aspect of this come out before rushing to decisions.

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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