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    So, it's five days before Christmas and I log into AESOP. My main school district is missing from the list of possible jobs. I call the school district and they say, "Oh, we've removed you from our sub list. I said, "Why?" Well apparently when I was subbing one afternoon, I let the gym class take a 5 minute break. Their classes were 90 minutes, and...See More
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    MJ I identify with Lauren. I am also a substitute and have been substituting for approximately 4 years. Full time teachers in my most recent position were rude and quick to comment negatively about my performance. Most of their comments were extremely petty, and the negative comments came trickling in to the administration only a week into the school ...See More
    Apr 5, 2015
    TechMad I agree. Education is a closed system. It needs to be opened and reformed. It is too easy for non-full time teachers to get into trouble, which is terribly discouraging. The current state of educational theory is completely at odds with what the marketplace, let alone adult life require. Our educational institutions should make students more indepe...See More
    Apr 8, 2016
    I wrote the union piece and to anonymous I just want to say: You are an educator not a teacher. You teach in a yuppie suburb and do very little to help the underclass students in the world. A teacher spends their time, money , life and health working to empower and protect their charges. I even paid for college for one student who had no parents an...See More
    I received my schedule for next year. Now I find out it was switched with someone else (I will teach entirely new classes) because that teacher did not like her schedule. What can I do?
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    Welcome to the Teacher Unions Chatboard. This chatboard is for teachers to discuss teacher unions and teacher professional organizations.

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    Stellaluna Great idea for a chatboard. My friends and I were just chatting yesterday about how unions have become the scapegoat for all that ails schools. I am looking forward to chatting with others here. Thanks. :)

    On 6/08/11, Bob Reap (Teachers.Net) wrote: > Welcome to the Teacher Unions Chatboard. This chatboard is > for teacher to discuss...See More
    Jun 8, 2011
    AussieAnnette We do have unions in Australia but they do not seem to have the clout or the presence that I read about on here. Well the Teacher Unions anyway. Our Builders and Wharfies have in the past had unions that almost ran some branches of politians but that doesn't seem to be so these days...well I haven't heard the rummaging that went on in the past. Wil...See More
    Jun 9, 2011
    Both of my grandmothers worked as mill workers in a piecemeal garment factory in Pennsylvania. I grew up knowing the song "Look for the Union Label". You knew clothes with that label were made by Americans, IN America, and it was quality work.

    Fast forward to my first teaching job back in 1979. I was debating about joining the union. I was...See More
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    Aunty M - well said, Wendy. Thanks - nfm On 6/10/11, Wendy wrote: > On 6/09/11, Marietta O'Reilly wrote: >> On 6/09/11, Karen M. wrote: >> I too support unions as I support the need for reform in some >> unions. I will continue to communicate with my union leaders >> when I don't fully support a position that they support within >> our district. We need to...See More
    Jun 10, 2011
    Sally My union president says: United we bargain, divided we beg! That says it all.

    On 6/10/11, Aunty M - well said, Wendy. Thanks - nfm wrote: > On 6/10/11, Wendy wrote: >> On 6/09/11, Marietta O'Reilly wrote: >>> On 6/09/11, Karen M. wrote: >>> I too support unions as I support the need for reform in some >>&g...See More
    Nov 8, 2012
    eople need to study some history to realize just how much unions have helped teaching as a profession.

    PS I know I didn't include my email address. I don't really want a Kindle, I just wanted to post.
    Hello everyone, I just finished my first year teaching at a small private school, and am looking into the benefits of joining a teachers' union. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good one. Are there different unions for private and public schools? Are the costs astronomical?

    Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks, Kim
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    L On 6/10/11, Dorothy wrote: > On 6/09/11, Kimberly Riffle wrote: >> Hello everyone, I just finished my first year teaching at a >> small private school, and am looking into the benefits of >> joining a teachers' union. I was wondering if anyone knows >> of a good one. Are there different unions for private and >> pub...See More
    Jun 13, 2011
    L On 6/10/11, Dorothy wrote: > On 6/09/11, Kimberly Riffle wrote: >> Hello everyone, I just finished my first year teaching at a >> small private school, and am looking into the benefits of >> joining a teachers' union. I was wondering if anyone knows >> of a good one. Are there different unions for private and >> pub...See More
    Jun 13, 2011
    I am still amazed in the number of people who do not belong to their union. Although Florida is a right to work state, our union keeps some of the bad legislation from being passed or fighting it after the fact. Look what they did with vouchers? Even in a bad economy, if the union wasn't working on behalf of teachers and education professionals it ...See More
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    anon What people have to understand is private sector employers, at least the larger ones, are much more careful about terminating employees than public schools. The reason for that is a lawsuit could bankrupt a business, or, if they have insurance, create a wrong public impression, which can hurt the bottom line.

    Public schools, because they ...See More
    Oct 8, 2011
    anon The sad truth is principals do this anyway, and districts back them up and rig the legal process in order to protect the principals who break the law.

    Tenure is simply the "right" to a rigged hearing, which is paid for by school districts. School districts want to get rid of "tenure" to save money on hearings; they couldn't care less abou...See More
    Oct 8, 2011

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