Town Square

Post a New Topic

An interesting opinion about the teacher firings in Rhode Island

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

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

Web Link

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)

Like this comment
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?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Why I'm now supporting Bernie Sanders
By Roz Rogoff | 18 comments | 1,187 views

Call Alice ...
By Tom Cushing | 10 comments | 504 views

Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 399 views

Observations from points south
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 398 views