I didn't copy the whole post just to save space. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your views. It's helpful to hear it from a teacher in the system, Nathan. I probably have some misconceptions since I get my info second-hand from family/friends who are teachers -- and obviously!! When they're you're family and friends, you don't go into it quite the way we're doing it here. Ha!
You know what strikes me as odd? The fact that you aren't kept abreast of exactly what it is your union is fighting for and against. I mean, they tell you in broad strokes...but why don't you KNOW what the evaluation system is that they're proposing? (I know it's because you aren't told...not that you yourself are uninformed.) It's also my understanding that union teachers were involved in designing the evaluation system. And that it's only being used on non-tenured teachers this year...that a committee will then be put together, including teachers, to tweak it for the future. This seems so reasonable!
At any rate, it's tough on families and tough on kids. I hope it gets settled soon -- at a cost that taxpayers can afford.
I'm going to sign off for the night. It's been very interesting discussing this with you. Thank you.
Indeed that is what Lewis told the Camera's!