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  •  Yeah, I pretty much agree with everything (6+ / 0-)

    you wrote.  The teachers that last until retirement are usually about as good as they get -- in my school we've retired an English teacher and three math teachers in the last five years that are some of the best teachers I've ever seen.

    They finally forced out the horrendous math teacher, career changer from business!, who's been ruining students' lives for the last fourteen years while teaching them absolutely nothing.  He's taking early retirement, but he's still hanging on until the spring.

    We've been having trouble filling foreign language positions.  They got rid of an incompetent Latin teacher before he could get tenure, and though his replacement was much better the guy quit after two years.  So they eliminated Latin...  And there's a Spanish position they simply can't fill.  The first one left after two years, the second was denied tenure (unfairly) and the third one, a recent college graduate, realized she didn't have what it takes to be a high school teacher.

    Oh, and my principal?  Former athletic director...

    Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
    ¡Boycott Arizona!

    by litho on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 06:20:19 AM PDT

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