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Henry, hate to break it to you, but you are wrong. I am in the front lines and I know. Dr. Richard was a reformer and not necessarily wrong. It's many others in the district that have not taught very long and yet try to tell others how to do a job that they, themselves don't know how to do very well. It's like someone trying to tell another how to drive an 18 wheeler truck that has never driven a truck how to do the job. It is about micromanagement and that is exactly what is happening. You don't get the knowledge about how to teach out of a book. You have to have done it to appreciate how to do it. If you haven't done it, or haven't done it very long, you just don't get it.2 months ago
As long as the Mesa Public Schools continue to hire people as administrators who have not taught very long, the same problems will remain. How do people who have only taught 2-3 years lead schools? Yes, they have the piece of paper, but they don't really know how to teach, because they, themselves haven't really done it for very long. It takes a little longer than that to be an effective teacher. How does that make an effective evaluator of teachers and teacher effectiveness? Plain and simple, it doesn't. You have people who have never really done the job, evaluating the job and it doesn't work very well.
2 months ago
This stinks of another parent group/booster club problem. Parents are calling the shots, because administration is too weak to stand up to them. You have a successful coach being fired because some well connected parent is upset. This is the problem with high school sports in Mesa and administration all the way up to the top will not back their coaches. Who would want to coach in this atmosphere.3 months ago
Unfortunately, Abstract, you are wrong. You can bounce around, but districts will not pay you for your years of experience. The most you will get is about five years. If you have been in a district for more than five years, you will end up taking a big pay cut if you move from one district to another. The only exception to this is if you coach football or are a band director. They can negotiate a higher wage, but that is it.3 months ago
It is always interesting to note that the "things are not fair" crowd comes from those who either seem to inherit their money or who have things given to them that they did not earn. May not always be the case, but it is more often true than not. By the way sockwhatever, it is interesting that you want to correct the English of the letter writer, but not one word to Ceniceros. I suspect that is because you agree with his drivel.4 months ago
Ceniceros,you obviously have absolutely no clue what happens in a public school. You continue to write the same drivel over and over again. I have never had a summer off, I have to go in on weekends. Spring break and winter break, please remind me about what they are because I am in working. You sir, are a total idiot, who absolutely refuses to see anything other than tea party garbage that you spew. Man up, Ceniceros, man up, no one forced you to become a troll, but yet you are. And by the way, learn to spell. Whining is the correct spelling and since you do it so well you should know how to spell it.4 months ago
One rebel, you are so full of it your eyes must be Browne. Actually, I do know for a fact that Nugent has spent some time in jail. My sister was a matron in Lake County Michigan (the town of Baldwin to be specific) and had to deal with him overnight in the Lake County jail. Wasn't a fan after that experience. He may not do drugs, but can be a jerk.4 months ago
mlimberg, you want to cull the herd, let's start with a person like you. We don't need more thoughts like that. Loose stool, your garbage and your name say it all nothing more needs to be said. Flush them both.4 months ago
It would have been even longer if Romney had been elected4 months ago
Arizona Willie is right. She and her ilk, constantly tries to force her morality on others. And there is nothing funny about that.
4 months ago