Friday, February 16, 2007


We still don't have a replacement for that one teacher that was let go. 'Member? That doesn't mean that we haven't had the opportunity to do so. Three, to be exact.

That's right. During this entire six weeks we've had three chances to fill that spot. Perspective teachers have met with us, interviewed with the department head and been approved by the administration. And every time the school district has rejected them.

You see, we're in one of those districts where the central office must give its approval on every, single, action; even though they have zero interaction with those of us in the trenches. I don't get it. We're satisfied, the kids need somebody, but they give the big thumbs down from a building that I'm not exactly sure of its location.

They were kind enough to give reasons with the rejections. All were turned away on the basis of "inexperience."

Thanks Catch 22.

As a result, I'm over experienced. We other teachers have been virtually taking care of Mr. Swain classes and his long-term sub during our planning periods.

With all that said, I give you, Central Office, a big thumbs down.

And by, "down," I mean "up."

And by, "thumbs," I mean "middle finger."

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