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An interesting opinion about the teacher firings in Rhode Island

Original post made by Rhode Island Teacher Firings on Mar 5, 2010

This opinion was posted on CNN. It is about the Rhode Island teachers firings:

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Intersting portions of the opinion (which says the firings were justified):

"Whenever I write in support of education reform -- whether proposed by Democrats or Republicans -- or, for that matter, whenever I challenge teachers in any way, I get an earful from angry and defensive educators who demand to know if I have ever been in the classroom. "

"In teachers' lounges, I've heard teachers complain about kids who are poor and disadvantaged. But I've also heard other teachers complain about those who are spoiled and overly advantaged.
Why? Because that's what teachers do. They complain. They can't help it. It's in their professional DNA. Everything is always someone else's fault. They never want to accept responsibility for kids who drop out of school but they're the first in line to claim credit for the kids who wind up in the Ivy League"

Read the opinion, it is so true.

Comments (1)

Posted by guess what, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

The article says that 77 teachers were let go for the 800 student school. That means 1 teacher is employed for every 10.3 students.
If they average 25 kids a class room that means only 32 of the 77 teachers would be teaching at any given time.

Why would you have that many teachers?

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