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Lesson Plans

Re: Our Children

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Wed, 21 Jul 1999 18:51:10 -0500

The fact that we have "dead wood" in our profession ,isn't any different than
some other institutions. I don't know if ours is worse than others, but I feel
to some extent that it is
( unfortunately) unavoidable. The tenure system does help and hurt. I wish
there was a happy medium, but we obviously don't live in a perfect world. It is
unfortunate that kids suffer because someone who is a teacher cares only for the
paycheck. But for example in the world of medicine, people pay with their
lives, when incompetent people are protected so they can still practice
What can we do in the mean time for the kids? Just what we have been doing ,
working hard for art ed. and kids and being life-long learners.

Lincoln Arts wrote:

> >I've often wondered if the tenure system contributes to the "dead wood" --
> >teachers who shouldn't be teaching anymore.....
> >Liz in rural NY
> --------------
> You're absolutely right, Liz! I have seen how the tenure system can work in
> a positive manner, but I have also seen too many teachers who were not
> qualified, uncaring, etc. who were simply waiting for retirement - and
> nothing could be done because 'they have tenure.' What a shame, and the
> kids are the ones suffering because of it. There must be a happy medium
> somewhere!
> Jeanne
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Jeanne-Marie Fritts
> Executive Director