Aug 21, 2008

DC Teachers Will Wear Black in Protest !

By definition a 'protest' means an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid. On Friday, DC Teachers will be wearing black in protest to the back to school morning rally with Chancellor Michelle Rhee. As we have learned from the independent Hart research poll results , a majority of DC teachers disapprove of the Rhee/Parker tentative agreement . Many are concerned about swapping long earned job protections for hefty raises. In solidarity, talks of this small unorganized effort has spread from school to school. So rarely do we hear of DC teachers being civilly disobedient against our leaders. Join us if you dare. We'll be there, dressed in black. Posted By: Candi Peterson

5 comments:

Living in the District said...

I think it's pretty ironic that teachers are mad about losing your 10yr to get a raise when the top of the every page the blog says "It's not about a salary- it's about making a difference!" If you want a raise it's pretty simple...give up the 10yr. At any other job if you perform poorly you will 1.) not get a raise or 2.) be let go. If you all are indeed good teachers, which I am sure there are then you should have nothing to worry about!

On the other hand, I hope things are resolved soon for the students sake.

Peace said...

Title IX ! Sullivan ? Cannon ?Draconian ? Is there administrative remedy in the real world ? YES ! Proceedual inadequacies compromised ? Institutions comply !How's funding for OCR under NCLB ? Title 7 ? 34CFR 106.3 down,ready set ! Defense is on go ! The interpretation is everything ! Title VII right of action ? Balance of interests and equalization of fair proceedures ! All provisions met operationally in American school buildings is critical !We have to make sure the teacher's and principles have what they need to be successful and provide resources that benefit the students. How many teacher's go into education for the money ? Oh come on and that's not realistic viewing 10% on NCLB and a law unfunded ! Technicals flying and see flags on the play ! Go defense !Hope things are fairly resolved as well!We need teacher's and principle's to report to Congress for realistic perspective and positive changes toward resolve !The yankee doodle could blow the high wind off the frying pan and remain calm cause bees can't sting and make honey at the same time !Hang in there !Change is on the way Washington !McCain and Obama did agree,DC schools is a mess !Ya never hear them agree and that could have been a first!

Anonymous said...

Ther is something to be said for the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America viewing reasonable results of why the teacher's and some principle's are upset !Are fair proceedures deprived of any substantial liberty or property rights and what happened to due process with the Rhee reform ? Meet the needs of school buildings and you'll fing less proceedual violations !

Anonymous said...

Riding fast and send in revise before publish viewing recognized typo's !Incompetence will not be tolerated !It's a week-end ! Cut the James Brown on and let's dance !We see your crisis bargaining !"Give it up and turn it loose !" Appearance of impropriety & stipend ? What does Rhee think she's taking off with that basketball ? Get that ball and slam dunk it without a technical!"Get on the good foot !" Relax,had my shot for transmissible spongiform encephalopthy of the mouth ! You gotta pray to keep a sense of humor reading all this !Constitution Basis Article, Section 6 ! "The right of the employee by and through a labor organization,to bargin collectively shall not be denied or abridged !" "Get up off of that thing !" Today we are all the color of a rainbow and there is a pot of gold !Defense!!

Anonymous said...

Where does Rhee think she's going with that basketball ? Sweat in our eyes !Call academic affairs and proceedures ! Not fake,it's a FAPE ? Get that ball defense !