Approximately 150 parents showed up to meet the teachers. Instead, they were given a speech by the school’s principal.
The parents then had the opportunity to visit their kid’s classrooms. When they got to the classroom, they were given a piece of paper that briefly explained what their kids would be learning this year.
One mother got so fed up, she left the letter behind. She told Claudia, “I came to Back to School night to meet my daughter’s teachers. It’s a shame you could not extend to me the same respect. Parental involvement requires teacher involvement.”
Neshaminy School Board President Ritchie Webb added, "They're bringing the children in as a pawn into an adult negotiating game, unfortunately."
Answer by lovinangels at 4:56 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
If the teachers could not be bothered with showing up for "Meet The Teacher Night" then I would have been at the classroon the next morning taking up class time from the kids to meet the teacher and find out what was going on. Furthermore, if he/she would not take the time to meet with my husband and myself my child would not be attending class until this was accomplished. Another example of Unions screwing up the world.
Answer by emerald53197 at 3:55 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:10 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Teachers in the district are currently "working to contract" in their third school year without a new employment deal.
The teachers' union does not want to pay for health benefits. The school board says it does not have the money to pay for such benefits. Both sides are still far apart
Huh. And some people think that unions aren't helpful. I guess it all depends on who it's supposed to help. The more I read the more I understand that the union is more important that our children's education. Pathetic in so many ways.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:00 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Girl I am pissed today because for the SECOND time my girls were sent home with forms that if I DONT fill them out they will give my children demerits! WTH? I know its not the union but STOP using our CHILDREN as pawns in your politics school system!!
Answer by momof030404 at 4:56 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by May-20 at 5:08 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by momof030404 at 7:24 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 7:35 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
A a teacher, I completely disagree with the "teach to contract" concept THOSE are the teachers who should NOT be teachers. If they had to work in the PRIVATE sector (as I did for 18 years prior to becoming a SAHM for 8 and now teacher for 2 years), and didn't have a union to fight their battles, they wouldn't have lasted a month!!!
I saw this quote years ago, long before deciding to become a teacher, and unfortunately I feel it IS how many teachers feel!
"When schoolchildren start paying dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of schoolchildren."
Former President of the American Federation of Teachers
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:25 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:02 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Next question overall
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