Sep 28, 2008

The Washington Teacher Blog of the Week !

Thanks to the NYC Educator for featuring my blog as Blog of the Week. Here's what she said about The Washington Teacher on Saturday- September 27, 2008

"Here's a real DC teacher dealing with the union-busting, teacher-bashing, no accomplishments, no proof of ever having been an effective teacher herself Michelle Rhee. " Posted by NYC Educator at 11:48 AM

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

You deserve the honor. Your blog is excellent.

Nas

Anonymous said...

She writes well, but not truthfully always. Or better yet, she leaves some things out!

Candi said...

What I don't get is why are you checking out my blog since you claim that I am not truthful. BTW its hard to take you seriously anonymous poster.

mommilan&jr said...

I hit anon, by accident... u know I am very outspoken and never scared! You do write well, but you do leave things out... what do you need clarification on?

I really want to believe that you are a good person, and not undenaiably inconsiderate of our feelings on this contract. I want to believe that there is some understanding of our side on the support the contract table... but I feel as though you block all of our feelings and bombard us with your own. How about reporting on our side or dissecting it and try to understand it... your intellegent, can you do this?

Candi said...

Mommilan- Perhaps there is something in particular you would like to see on my blog. Do you have an article that you would like to see posted ? Please advise.

Dorsey said...

mommilan&jr writes "I want to believe that there is some understanding of our side on the support the contract table..."

I find it interesting that you try to hold Candi to this standard but not the DC Teacher Chic. Not once have I seen you argue or suggest the she should include the viewpoints of those who disagree with her. I am just wondering if it is because she supports your position.

Dorsey said...

Candi

I really enjoy your blog. It is insight and informative. It is definitely an alternative to the bias reporting seen in the Washington Post. Keep up the good work!

mommilan&jr said...

dorsey... positivity is key! Negativity is not... this is why I ask Candi to do more on this blog then show the worst in DCPS... DCTC does both...

u all got your wish today-no contract... now what????

Idiots!!!!

Candi said...

I don't know how Mommilan defines negativity but calling people idiots is negative. Perhaps you can expand your coping skills as well as your vocabulary to just say we agree to disagree. Warning: I delete all personal attacks on this blog. For that I offer No apologies.

mommilan&jr said...

"Idiot" was originally created to refer to "layman, person lacking professional skill", "person so mentally deficient as to be incapable of ordinary reasoning".[6][7] Declining to take part in public life, such as democratic government of the polis (city state), such as the Athenian democracy, was considered dishonorable. "Idiots" were seen as having bad judgment in public and political matters. Over time, the term "idiot" shifted away from its original connotation of selfishness and came to refer to individuals with overall bad judgment–individuals who are "stupid". In modern English usage, the terms "idiot" and "idiocy" describe an extreme folly or stupidity, and its symptoms (foolish or stupid utterance or deed). In psychology, it is a historical term for the state or condition now called profound mental retardation.[8]

mommilan&jr said...

Please tell me that I am wrong and why....

Please tell me why the group of individuals that say you deserve an honor, and agree with you, and took this opportunity away from US with you did not do this for SELFISH, POLITCALLY INCONSIDERATE, PUBLICLY TORMENTING US ALL... reasons!!!

Please tell me that you did this to benefit us in some way...

because my future as a teacher for DCPS is looking grim...

no one works because they enjoy doing it...if they do, they are lying.. we pick a career that we enjoy, but do not work because we enjoy working..., lets just get this ERY straight! We HAVE TO work...

Therefore, you have messed up a lot of futures... not singlehandedly... but it has been done by you, your crew, and those who look up to you all...

Some of the same opposers who acted like animals at the last meeting will be fired in less than 90 days...

What about that???

While some of us continue to work harder...because the boss is PISSED and we HAVE to keep a job...

So thanks you selfish...INDIVIDUALS! Thanks alot!

Peace said...

We are passing the word from state to state to get this on this blog !It is egregiouly unacceptable,outrageous and conscience shocking, you're all having to work under this wicked witch of the West !I'm not normally a rude individual but this reform in education is radical and is there no 14th Amendment in DC ?Is there no fair proceedures and is Rhee making up educational law as she goes along ? Teacher's and principles are fired without an explanation or told why ! Does your Mr. Parker think you're being deprived of any substantial liberty or property interest ? Is there no fair tribunal for hearing ? What are the collective bargaining agreements in DC ? They've blocked you with appearance of impropriety & stipend or what ? We're worried education majors are going to hear about Rhee and change their majors ! Is it not tragedy enough that we are losing up to 50% of our teacher's within five years ? Has the Supreme Court heard any of these situations for a ruling ? What does the re-authorization board say ? Thus,if the probationary teacher presents evidence to indicate that non-renewal is a relaliation for the exercise of a constitutional right,due process must be available to determine whether the non-renewal is so motivated ? Ya hope anyway and under NCLB and unfunding how many principles are in violation of state law viewing GS 115C-325 ? Also view Cleveland Board of Education vs Loudermill a tenured teacher ruling.How is Rhee getting away with so many proceedual violations out of compliance and yet holds her principles and teacher's accountable ? Have teacher's written to the Education Law Association for review of all this Rhee radical educational reform ? Teacher's are probably walking on egg shells scared they'll be fired and what kind of school climate does that create for children. Wouldn't be easy to work in an environment like that and it breaks my heart to see this happening in public education.We need reform but this is off the top. It's hard as a teacher to find an educational attorney and they're $250.00 plus an hour. Does the school system have a General Counsel Dept. and what is HR like for direction and support? Maybe your Mr.Parker will get all this straightened out !What positive changes has Rhee introduced in all this reform ?

Peace said...

Keys are moving faster than my mind is keeping up with ! Call the edit department !Hang in there !

Woody Wood Pecker said...

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the "Rhee" commander twilight zone of educational reform going on in America under NCLB and 10 %!The egregiously unacceptable,outrageous and conscience shocking stories of our wonderful teacher's dealing with radical,extremism reform and erratic lord Rhee !Does the 14th Amendment exist in the DC schools that Rhee is aware of or does she make up educational law as she goes along ? What treasures do yee seek at sea ? Balanced reform and fair proceedures ya see ! Way to go to this blog and pass it on from state to state !Don't worry young education majors and we'll melt Rhee with kindness,thoughtful considerations and call Saturday Night live and we'll do a skit of her !Not a fan or impressed with her reform thus far ! In fact, read she pays the Washinton Post to write nice things !Read the book Manufactured Crisis cause this could be the big one !When it all gets to and you think you can't laugh anymore,watch the Orginal Hampster dance !

Bugs Bunny said...

The federal government can not require a state or a school district,"to spend funds or incur any costs not paid under this act." PL 107-110 NCLB ! Fails to provide clear notice of the states obligation to incur additional costs to comply with the acts requirements." R. Guy Cole Jr. US Court of Appeals for the 6th district !Land ho !Hoist the lines and finally we have a light house and can see shore ! "Sail on Sailor" Let's call the Association of American Editorial Cartoonist on this Rhee. She making little kids cry !

Peace said...

"Arrive at balance between interests !" God Bless Supreme Court Marshall !Is the First Amendment still okay ? Budget shattering,union- busting,promise-breaking political boss whose cost Dc tax payes millions.At odds with the democratic party ! Uh oh and those LM2 forms!US attorney on conspiracy to launder proceeds of a unlawful activity !Peter D. Hart Research Associations and the Metropolitan Washington Council !Makes ya wonder if a teacher shouldn't just be loyal to her students and this is a mess.Is the Fourteenth Amendment still effective with Rhee's reform for teacher's and principles in the United States of America ? Rights of association,right to hearing,unfair discharge,duty of fair representation,dismissal teacher for cause !Before we jump into radical educational reform efforts can we make sure all operational needs in school buildings have been met for principles and teacher's ? Support and instructional feedback is critical and audits are saying the evaluation system of a teacher needs revision to be effective.Not to mention PL107-110 NCLB and a law not funded !Arrive at balance between interests and don't see that in Rhee's reform efforts !

Anonymous said...

We need to re-write our educational law books in this Rhee reform !Not to mention the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 looks like they're in a jam too !We don't get up and fight we'll be the last to see the money !We need new science books and we can't afford to re-write all these new Rhee's laws in educational reform.She hopes this reform is reinforced to all states.Read that interview with the news!Get up grandmom and we're going to Washington !Pack the freight train !Call your Congressmen and find Guskey and Marzano !

Anonymous said...

Don't call publish yet !It's a rough draft !We'll fine tune it all on the freight train ride for revisions ! Call the constitutional law students and we need to yeild to the speaker of the house !