Skip to main content

View Diary: Welcome to the culture war against teachers, coming to a theater near you (257 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Or, suggests that (0+ / 0-)

    anyway for some reason teachers are less likely to pass the probationary period in union states.

    •  The tenure clock (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      ranton, JerryNA, TheDuckManCometh

      is a substantial incentive to evaluate, mentor, and then pass judgement on new teachers before the buzzer sounds in March of the second year.

      In California, it's two years, which means that there's really no time to just let a new teacher go unsupervised - and so new teachers, in schools with good administrators, in schools that aren't 100% new teachers every year, get a lot of attention from admin, and either mentored or counseled out. This is a good thing.

      It makes no sense at all to keep a marginal teacher longer.

      Of course, this is not at all how people imagine it works.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 09:02:01 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site