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I mean I can see why it might literally drive teachers crazy to be in this kind of situation. Reporting to work for 5-6 years to do nothing would be so...strange...especially when surrounded by other people who have been labeled as incompetents, delinquents, or troublemakers. I recognize that there are people who probably don't belong in a classroom, but I find this bizarre and sad at the same time.

Be well.

Date: 2009-06-23 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paladin-of-gaia.livejournal.com
Unions are just like any other organization with money and influence, they are prone to grow corrupt. Of course without them, the individual worker is basically defenseless and has no barganing clout against their employer. Somewhere, there is a proper balance.

Date: 2009-06-23 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] its-just-me.livejournal.com
Unfortunatley it's the union situations that we all hear about that make many of us think disgusted thoughts when we hear the word. I recognize the need for them in some situations but on a whole I've never been a fan.

Date: 2009-06-24 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] matt-rah.livejournal.com
It's unfortunate that disciplinary matters that don't quite have the force of criminal law (but might as well) aren't covered under the Sixth Amendment.

I mean, the article makes it clear, but doesn't come out and say it, that the real problem here is how long it takes for cases to be heard. I don't know if the UFT has the power to try to speed that process up, but surely the Bloomberg administration could do something about it if it actually gave a fuck.

I'm no fan of the UFT, but in general, but I really don't think they're the culprits here, or at least not the only ones.

Matt

Date: 2009-06-24 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mechasquid.livejournal.com
Heh. the next time we're together, ask me about the union I'm in.

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