Teacher appreciation week comes to an end, did Obama even notice it happened.

Probably not as he declared this charter school week.

A Charter School Teacher wrote into the Diane Ravitch blog
and this is what she said about all that appreciation she was getting.
“I’ve been an educator in Columbus, Ohio since university.
In my 8th year, I currently earn 34,000 before taxes at a 9-12 charter school.
I can be fired at any time. I have no tenure, no union, and scarce resources to
teach. I also act as a librarian, though I wear no such title nor do I earn pay
for wearing this hat. Students come in and depart through a revolving door of
enrollment procedures I am not privy to. I’ve seen two administrators at two
different charter schools resign because they were stealing. One continues his
work at another charter in the city. My family needs the money I earn, so I
must teach, but I just pray a public school gives me a chance.”
This is what Diane Ravith had to say.
Bear in mind that almost 90% of charters are non-union, that
charters may fire teachers at will, that charter teachers do not have tenure,
that many charters are known for high teacher turnover due to the stress of
longer school days, and that many do not hire certified teachers. In some
states, like Ohio, charter teachers earn half as much as public school
teachers, because the charter teachers are typically younger and less
Mr. President it would have been better had you kept silent
and let teachers think you were a douche with terrible education policies and a
palpable disrespect for teachers rather than to make your idiotic proclamation
and confirm it.

for nothing.

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