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#1 1Novella

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:00 AM

My newest email to the school administration:
 
It has been brought to my attention you have a larger issue with Mr. :ninja: .
I have been told that you all are aware of the problem, but perhaps not.
 
This biology class is co-taught class. 
However that is not the case. 
Apparently it is being completely taught by the lady co-teacher;I'm uncertain of her name.
Apparently she is planning everything and is the one the students must go to in order to discuss their grades.
I am going to assume that she is a qualified teacher.
 
I understand that she is supposed to break out some of the students for instruction.
However the complaints I have from others (parents and students) is that when this occurs there is no instruction given by Mr. :ninja:  to the remaining class.
Instead he spends the class given pointless lectures with no basis in biology-such as how to not be a loser.
 
So we are paying a teacher who:
1.) does not plan his material
2.) does not teach material
3.) does not deal directly with students regarding their grades
4.) refuses to deal with parents regarding his students.
5.) refuses to submit to requests/demands from the administration

What is the point of Mr. :ninja:  being there? What are we paying him for?
This seems to be a HUGE waste of taxpayer dollars.
 
I'm curious-does this other teacher who is bearing the entire load have any idea that my son has a 504?
Why was she not invited to the meeting, since Mr. :ninja:  could not/would not attend?
 
The bigger question:if it is accurate that this has been brought to you attention previously, why has nothing been done?
Is he directly benefiting the education of the students.
Is he is a great wrestling coach?
How exactly is he benefiting the school?
 

Please advise.

 

 

 

If any of you have any additional information regarding this teacher please pm me.

I see a school board meeting in my future.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:17 AM

I think this teacher should sue you for every dime you have. You've publicly mentioned a teacher on a message board and they can't defend themselves against your allegations. In my eyes that makes you a scumbag.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:26 AM

Why can't he defend himself from the allegations? Is that school board policy or something?

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:43 AM

I think this teacher should sue you for every dime you have. You've publicly mentioned a teacher on a message board and they can't defend themselves against your allegations. In my eyes that makes you a scumbag.

Well, he could try to sue for slander, but it wouldn't hold water.

I can prove everything I posted in the email.

 

I'm sorry you feel that way.

I am actually a parent who has sought help from every other source before bringing it here.

I tried dealing with the actual teacher-who never responded to any of my attempts at contact.

I tried dealing with the advisor which did not help.

I tried dealing with the administraction which failed because as I mentioned he doesn't do what they say.

I tried having a meeting-he didn't attend.

He advised my son that he shouldn't have to speak with me.

I tried involving the central office.

 

At what point should I give up- you tell me?

Is there an option I missed?


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Change is inevitable and leading change makes it positive. Availability is not a qualification. Hope is not a strategy. Potato chips are not a vegetable, and hot dogs are not a meat. Feedback is a gift, and anyone who "unfriends" you on Facebook because of a disagreement wasn't truly your friend at all.
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:50 AM

If the teacher in question posted that the parent making these allegations was unfit, or their child was stupid and lazy, the teacher would lose his job. If the parent allegations are unfounded, the teacher's reputation could be irreparably harmed. This is dangerous and irresponsible.

Edited by TJB, 18 December 2014 - 12:16 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:22 PM

If the teacher in question posted that the parent making these allegations was unfit, or their child was stupid and lazy, the teacher would lose his job. If the parent allegations are unfounded, the teacher's reputation could be irreparably harmed. This is dangerous and irresponsible.

 

Ok I see your point.

I have removed the name from this and I will remove it from the other.

I can't undo those that have seen it.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:02 PM

Teachers want to be treated like professionals then they should act like a professional.  I am required to answer my email in a timely manner, who don't teachers? I am required to justify what I do all day so why aren't teachers?  I am required to make my deadlines and post my material in a timely manner why aren't teachers?  I am sick and tired of many of the teachers in our district not being held accountable for their actions.  If the problem teachers would respond to emails, post grades in a timely manner and do their jobs people wouldn’t feel the need to out them on a public forum.  NOT all our teachers fall into this category.  I have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful teachers.  Unfortunately they tend to be the ones who get overlooked or lumped into the “all teachers suck” group, which isn’t fair.  I would like them all held accountable and those who do their jobs rewarded. 



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Teachers want to be treated like professionals then they should act like a professional.  I am required to answer my email in a timely manner, who don't teachers? I am required to justify what I do all day so why aren't teachers?  I am required to make my deadlines and post my material in a timely manner why aren't teachers?  I am sick and tired of many of the teachers in our district not being held accountable for their actions.  If the problem teachers would respond to emails, post grades in a timely manner and do their jobs people wouldn’t feel the need to out them on a public forum.  NOT all our teachers fall into this category.  I have had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful teachers.  Unfortunately they tend to be the ones who get overlooked or lumped into the “all teachers suck” group, which isn’t fair.  I would like them all held accountable and those who do their jobs rewarded. 

The crappy fact is that it isn't the teachers fault if they aren't being held accountable.

It's the administration's fault.


You have to be nice first. When that doesn't work, you can be mean. Once you've been mean, noone will believe the nice anymore. So be nice, even if it hurts.
More life lessons from Anita:
There are some things more important than physical survival. You've got to be able to look yourself in the mirror.
Guns aren't designed for comfort. It's one of the few things that are worn by men, that are as uncomfortable as a pair of high heels.
Change is inevitable and leading change makes it positive. Availability is not a qualification. Hope is not a strategy. Potato chips are not a vegetable, and hot dogs are not a meat. Feedback is a gift, and anyone who "unfriends" you on Facebook because of a disagreement wasn't truly your friend at all.
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

He is no longer a wrestling coach. And, yes he is good.
The reason he is no longer a wrestling coach ifs because of a bleacher coach parent. It was A single parent not a bunch of parents.




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Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:51 PM

He is no longer a wrestling coach. And, yes he is good.
The reason he is no longer a wrestling coach ifs because of a bleacher coach parent. It was A single parent not a bunch of parents.

I don't know what a bleacher coach parent is.

Did this recently transpire, because my son still thinks he is the wrestling coach.


You have to be nice first. When that doesn't work, you can be mean. Once you've been mean, noone will believe the nice anymore. So be nice, even if it hurts.
More life lessons from Anita:
There are some things more important than physical survival. You've got to be able to look yourself in the mirror.
Guns aren't designed for comfort. It's one of the few things that are worn by men, that are as uncomfortable as a pair of high heels.
Change is inevitable and leading change makes it positive. Availability is not a qualification. Hope is not a strategy. Potato chips are not a vegetable, and hot dogs are not a meat. Feedback is a gift, and anyone who "unfriends" you on Facebook because of a disagreement wasn't truly your friend at all.
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

A bleacher coach parent, is that parent that coaches their kid from the bleachers, but never once volunteers to help out when needed, and never talks with the coach. But they sure know how to run the coach down.

Yes this is a recent thing. Unfortunately.




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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:51 PM

Sorta like the toothless rednecks wearing UGA gear.    "Sidewalk Alumni",   'cause the closest they've been to a classroom is the sidewalk outside the building.


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Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist".

 

 

I guess you haven't been to Detroit recently?  Or, Newark or East St.Louis or Gary, IN, or Stockton, CA?

 

You know, those bastions of liberal Democrat government that have been so successful in attracting wealthy, educated leaders and businesspeople.  Progressive people,  who have uplifted the poorer of their brethren, so their city can be that bright example of how well Socialism works.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

Sorta like the toothless rednecks wearing UGA gear.    "Sidewalk Alumni",   'cause the closest they've been to a classroom is the sidewalk outside the building.

Not a UGA fan, but I wouldn't put the fan in the same category as the bleacher coaches. 

Although both do the same thing, the college bleacher coaches don't have as much impact as the youth, and school bleacher coaches. 


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:14 PM

The teacher in question may be the worst ever; but we can only hear one side because the teacher cannot come on this site and defend themselves and if they did, they would lose their job.  I suspect there is more to the story, but I'm saddened how people think it's o.k. to name a teacher on a public message board. This kind of sh*t is why people leave the profession and why I would never coach again. I coached my first year living in Georgia and was paid a whopping 1,000.00 that was spread over 12 months, which amounted to roughly 2.00 per hour. I barely slept and had to work nights and weekends just to keep up with my teaching duties. In addition, if something happened to a child under my watch, I could've lost my teaching certificate. I'm not looking to get rich or ask for more than my share, but to be disparaged by the public regularly, takes the joy out of the profession and makes it harder to care about the kids. I am thankful for parents who raise their children the right way and support the teachers. 


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:26 PM

Ok Ok thanks for answering, tjb...I didn't know that. But she did react redact the name.

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Or bends with the remover to remove:
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:29 PM

The teacher in question may be the worst ever; but we can only hear one side because the teacher cannot come on this site and defend themselves and if they did, they would lose their job.  I suspect there is more to the story, but I'm saddened how people think it's o.k. to name a teacher on a public message board. This kind of sh*t is why people leave the profession and why I would never coach again. I coached my first year living in Georgia and was paid a whopping 1,000.00 that was spread over 12 months, which amounted to roughly 2.00 per hour. I barely slept and had to work nights and weekends just to keep up with my teaching duties. In addition, if something happened to a child under my watch, I could've lost my teaching certificate. I'm not looking to get rich or ask for more than my share, but to be disparaged by the public regularly, takes the joy out of the profession and makes it harder to care about the kids. I am thankful for parents who raise their children the right way and support the teachers.

I get your frustration but that last sentence was too much. Are you suggesting that a parent voicing frustration over repeated failed attempts at communication through more than one level is not raising their kids correctly by being the squeaky wheel? I completely agree our teachers need 110 percent support and our kids teachers get it from us but I can't say I wouldn't do the same if even a few of these items are true.
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

I get your frustration but that last sentence was too much. Are you suggesting that a parent voicing frustration over repeated failed attempts at communication through more than one level is not raising their kids correctly by being the squeaky wheel? I completely agree our teachers need 110 percent support and our kids teachers get it from us but I can't say I wouldn't do the same if even a few of these items are true.

That last sentence was a general quote and not directed at the original poster. It's not the first time I've seen people post a teacher's name on this site. If a parent wants to criticize a teacher on a public message board, then it should be o.k. for the teacher to criticize the parent and their child; however, we know that wouldn't fly. I think calling a teacher out on such a public forum is in poor taste, since they are unable to defend themselves. I suspect there is another side to this story.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:39 AM

It's my general observation that when a parent gets to this level of frustration - many other things have been tried first.  Being involved in local youth organizations allows me to see families from a different angle.  And, yes, there is sometimes a different side to the story.  

 

For example, this fall - infinite campus had an issue that seemingly no one at the county was aware of - infinite campus was not updating the individual grades to the parent portal.  No one knew until a parent complained.  Sometimes teachers are just so overwhelmed that they don't get to email.  It happens.  Sometimes teachers don't see email (don't get me started - this is an every year battle for us because for some reason the county software thinks our email address is a business spammer address) because it goes to junk email.  Sometimes teachers don't say the right things or don't get them out correctly.  It happens.  But, when I read parents issues on here - I read extreme frustration and a lack of where to turn next.  Often, this has been attempted to be addressed with higher ups, etc.  So, cut the parent some slack.  Sympathize that even if things are what they seem - there may be some truth to it.

 

Now, on the other hand, I wouldn't post someone's name.  Maybe a note to pm me if you've had trouble with a teacher at a school in a subject.  But, not the name.  Cudos to 1Novella for taking the name out.


So back to the original question - has anyone had issues with the bio department at PCHS?  Is this a one class issue?


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:00 AM

The teacher in question may be the worst ever; but we can only hear one side because the teacher cannot come on this site and defend themselves and if they did, they would lose their job.  I suspect there is more to the story, but I'm saddened how people think it's o.k. to name a teacher on a public message board. This kind of sh*t is why people leave the profession and why I would never coach again. I coached my first year living in Georgia and was paid a whopping 1,000.00 that was spread over 12 months, which amounted to roughly 2.00 per hour. I barely slept and had to work nights and weekends just to keep up with my teaching duties. In addition, if something happened to a child under my watch, I could've lost my teaching certificate. I'm not looking to get rich or ask for more than my share, but to be disparaged by the public regularly, takes the joy out of the profession and makes it harder to care about the kids. I am thankful for parents who raise their children the right way and support the teachers. 

I'm not worried about the guys coaching ability. I'm worried about his teaching.

And I see your point about the naming issue. But I could only do damage control, I can't undo it.

We all know that every profession has those that bring the whole profession down.

My husband is a mechanic, and I'm in the mitigation and home repair insdustry. I know there are bad apples all too well. (my company and my husband are great apples though!)


You have to be nice first. When that doesn't work, you can be mean. Once you've been mean, noone will believe the nice anymore. So be nice, even if it hurts.
More life lessons from Anita:
There are some things more important than physical survival. You've got to be able to look yourself in the mirror.
Guns aren't designed for comfort. It's one of the few things that are worn by men, that are as uncomfortable as a pair of high heels.
Change is inevitable and leading change makes it positive. Availability is not a qualification. Hope is not a strategy. Potato chips are not a vegetable, and hot dogs are not a meat. Feedback is a gift, and anyone who "unfriends" you on Facebook because of a disagreement wasn't truly your friend at all.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

It's my general observation that when a parent gets to this level of frustration - many other things have been tried first.  Being involved in local youth organizations allows me to see families from a different angle.  And, yes, there is sometimes a different side to the story.  

 

For example, this fall - infinite campus had an issue that seemingly no one at the county was aware of - infinite campus was not updating the individual grades to the parent portal.  No one knew until a parent complained.  Sometimes teachers are just so overwhelmed that they don't get to email.  It happens.  Sometimes teachers don't see email (don't get me started - this is an every year battle for us because for some reason the county software thinks our email address is a business spammer address) because it goes to junk email.  Sometimes teachers don't say the right things or don't get them out correctly.  It happens.  But, when I read parents issues on here - I read extreme frustration and a lack of where to turn next.  Often, this has been attempted to be addressed with higher ups, etc.  So, cut the parent some slack.  Sympathize that even if things are what they seem - there may be some truth to it.

 

Now, on the other hand, I wouldn't post someone's name.  Maybe a note to pm me if you've had trouble with a teacher at a school in a subject.  But, not the name.  Cudos to 1Novella for taking the name out.


So back to the original question - has anyone had issues with the bio department at PCHS?  Is this a one class issue?

I have received private messages from some folks. One family has actually hired an attorney. I am trying to go over the details with them to see how our time lines match up.


You have to be nice first. When that doesn't work, you can be mean. Once you've been mean, noone will believe the nice anymore. So be nice, even if it hurts.
More life lessons from Anita:
There are some things more important than physical survival. You've got to be able to look yourself in the mirror.
Guns aren't designed for comfort. It's one of the few things that are worn by men, that are as uncomfortable as a pair of high heels.
Change is inevitable and leading change makes it positive. Availability is not a qualification. Hope is not a strategy. Potato chips are not a vegetable, and hot dogs are not a meat. Feedback is a gift, and anyone who "unfriends" you on Facebook because of a disagreement wasn't truly your friend at all.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:20 AM

I haven't had any problems with DS teacher. As a matter of fact she has gone above and beyond for us.




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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:23 AM

I haven't had any problems with DS teacher. As a matter of fact she has gone above and beyond for us.

Are we talking about the same teachers?


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You have to be nice first. When that doesn't work, you can be mean. Once you've been mean, noone will believe the nice anymore. So be nice, even if it hurts.
More life lessons from Anita:
There are some things more important than physical survival. You've got to be able to look yourself in the mirror.
Guns aren't designed for comfort. It's one of the few things that are worn by men, that are as uncomfortable as a pair of high heels.
Change is inevitable and leading change makes it positive. Availability is not a qualification. Hope is not a strategy. Potato chips are not a vegetable, and hot dogs are not a meat. Feedback is a gift, and anyone who "unfriends" you on Facebook because of a disagreement wasn't truly your friend at all.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:41 AM

Are we talking about the same teachers?

No, we're not. My son has honors biology. He has no accommodations for that class.







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