As a RCSD teacher, I have been very disappointed of our failure of a district. The new super has gained some of my respect so far. She is studying the and observing how the district runs, she has visited our schools wanting to actually hear from teachers and most importantly she is focusing on getting our kids to read. The district had no business getting rid of reading teachers over a decade ago. This woman seems to be about business and has stalled my alternative career search.... For now.
Mark, why should it pay itself at all?
Ha ha. You all have demonized teachers and no one is spending 60k to become a teacher for low pay, risky job security , and the responsibility to do more for that student than the parents do. Only disillusioned wide eyed idiots are going into the profession now and I wouldn't want them to watch my dog for an hour. The teacher is the ONLY one who carries any accountability with no power to make decisions. No accountability for the school board who pays itself a nice salary, NOT the supers who sweep in , make a mess leaves with a superb goodbye package deal, nor the over bloated staff at Central Office. Pretty soon you will lucky to have someone with a pulse and half a brain to teach our kids in the classroom. I see it already. Subs are in short supply. I haven't seen a student teacher in our building in 3 years. When that young teacher realized that they can be fired because of a students test score, the RTA is about as useful as a block of ice in Alaska , the kids are encouraged to do little work/have little consequences that teacher is out of here.
What the board didn't know? Shockaroo. Every school that I have worked in the resource officer is given a tiny office and basically hides in there. If a teacher wants to file a police report, they are ignored . "John threw a chair at Ms. Smith again. What did she do to make John throw that chair" please. No principal wants the school considered unsafe. So this won't make a bit of difference, unless taxpayers finally start giving a damn about how Thier tax dollars are being wasted
I'm a teacher and I can no longer make excuses for our failing district. It is a failure. They have/are leading our kids to failure and the only solution is to continue to do the same. No accountability, just buzzwords, ineptness from the top down. The straw on the camel's back is this restorative practice nonsense. No. Just no. Get rid of all of it. We can no longer justify failure. Bring on the vouchers. If a charter school can produce results let's have it. Dismantle the useless teachers union while we're at it. The bloat is abysmal. A whole lot of nothing claiming they're something. Massive amounts of mismanagement and folks still are appeased with embarrassing results. We are failing our kids,our kids kids. Generations of people who are entitled to FAPE( FAIR AND APPROPRIATE EDUCATION) didn't get it and future generations won't get it, and all we do is recycle the same regime and scratch our heads and wonder why.
Author of this article: What is the suspension rate for RCSD for the current school year? This is what makes me mad. Where are the questions? Only the superintendent can issue out of school suspensions. Kids are assaulting staff and other students and are not held accountable THAT is why behaviors are worse than ever- evident in why the district lost its transportation.
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