Not if the employer signs a contract obligating the employer to give the employee due process before termination.Management in the Real Non-Union Slob World works like this...........YOUR FIRED! Clean out your desk, vacate the premises, and help yourself to a cup of Get The **** Out........Total Costs for Firing = $0.00
I forgot that mgmt is not responsible for the contracts it signs. Please forgive me.......and you have the gall to blame this on a "management" issue.......good gawd......
Hechinger Report | High-stakes tests and cheating: An inevitable combination?
A simmering scandal in Atlanta over cheating on standardized tests came to a head this week as state investigators released a report that found in the city’s schools “an enterprise where unethical—and potentially illegal—behavior pierced every level of the bureaucracy,” according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The scandal follows closely on the heels of a USA Today investigation into possible cheating in the Washington, D.C. schools. The Hechinger Report talked with Robert Tobias, director of the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and former head of assessment and accountability for the New York City schools, about whether high-stakes testing inevitably leads to cheating, and how it might be avoided.
the system employed attorneys and still out sourced the termination of those teachers
as an active unionist, i well understand what is needed to terminate a union employee
first, there must be evidence that the employee engaged in wrongdoing
so, management needs to document it
next, the contract terms regarding termination procedures must be followed. this is the due process imposed by the contract, which provisions were negotiated and agreed by labor AND management
that's all that is needed. gather evidence and follow the agreed upon process
but management is too frequently too inept
they fail to document the employee's violation
they fail to follow the process
and as we can see, they fail in general ... and so do 30% of our kids, in a school system being mismanaged
occasionally a corrupt dem---LOL!
how bout the time mr samuels, ge's internationally famous tax attorney, "dropped to one knee and pretended to beg" none other than CHARLIE RANGEL, sitting chair of WAYS AND MEANS, for the extension of that treasured tax extension
that'd be BEFORE barack the slasher hussein appointed ge's CHIEF EXEC OFFICER as his JOBS CZAR
you remember mr immelt
Last edited by The Prof; 07-17-11 at 12:26 AM.
If it turns out they were truly incompetent, I have no problem with them being let go. From the article, it's hard to determine if this is indeed the case.
However, generally speaking, removing an incompetent teacher makes much more sense than the common practice today of cutting teacher's already substandard compensation because of a state budget stressed by revenue losses due to the Bush Recession
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
If you read the article given, those fired appear to be no loss to the education of our children (Of the 206 fired, officials said 65 were rated ineffective this year and 141 were judged minimally effective for the second consecutive year. Others were let go for licensure problems or other issues.) and will allow for teachers to be hired that will be more effective … The simple fact of knowing your performance is subject to review, is like giving teachers notice that poor results aren't going to be tolerated any longer
Is this an end all for our education system? No, but it's a beginning, a step in the right direction, one that rewards excellent teachers … and gets rid of bad teachers .. to my way of thinking, a program such that this should be applauded, while at the same time understanding that this is but a single step, in improving our system.
A test does not encourage cheating .. period. How asinine can you get. I am so sick and tired of this that I could scream..... liberals like yourself only help to promote these actions.... Ohh the boogie man is the test …. not those that try to cheat their way around it. Any one that tries to promote such a thing is a very weak minded morally corrupt individual.
Nothing promotes stealing, nothing promotes cheating, nothing promotes not following the rules …. except weak minded corrupt individuals that would rather try to circumvent the rules to promote themselves and nothing else.