Monday, August 31, 2015

Late To School 111 Times In Two Years


NJ elementary school teacher gets to keep his job

Blames it on eating breakfast: "I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time."  ~~ 15-yr. veteran teacher Arnold Anderson

NJ arbitrator rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School in New Brunswick to fire Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline. But the arbitrator also criticized Anderson's claim that the quality of his teaching outweighed his tardiness.
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why public education is in the crapper. Unions have destroyed it. If this teacher worked in the real world he would have bee fired after being late 5 or 6 times. What a joke this guy is. And these teachers expect kids to respect them and look up to them. Nice role model.

Anonymous said...

The REAL problem is that kids and a large number of Plumbing Parents are convinced this type of action is "normal" and must be accepted.

SCATS said...

To 9:28PM ~~ What are plumbing parents??

Anonymous said...

They only got kids cause they have the plumbing to make em SCATS

Charlie Hubbard said...

6:16 you make some good points. No better example than the take over of the RCSD by the unions in 1986 making national news - after that it was monkey see/monkey do by other districts as school board(s) gave up on the idea of representing the taxpayers who elected them and chose to buy into the idea of a 'love/in' with the unions. I'll say it again, if you want to see why we have the decline in the 'integrity' of public education just read the school board approved contracts. The teachers union is still calling the shots at RCSD - based on the recent actions of the Greece school board it is realistic to believe it is the goal of our school board to 'copy' them - again.

SCATS said...

To 2:45AM ~~ Ahhh .... TY for the visual.

Charlie Hubbard said...

A comment from the new superintendent of the Buffalo school districts - the biggest impediment we have for educational improvement is the CONTRACTS!!!! I can only hope members of the Greece school board saw this.

Anonymous said...

Charlie, what happened in 1986? Googling doesn't reveal anything, and many of us weren't around back then.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 8:49
The school board approved a worthless, do/nothing, give/away contract with 40% raises making national news. The union has been in charge ever since and look at all the educational 'improvements' that have happened since - but then again it's someone else's fault. One of the biggest CONS ever. Worthless school board(s) have been approving contracts since with NO educational improvements attached (merit). Greece is now a leader in this area having not learned a thing. Pure incompetence.

Anonymous said...

To 9/2/15 @ 12:17PM...........In 1986 the Rochester City School Board approved a new Teacher Contract giving teachers a 40% pay increase over a 5 year period. It was a well oiled propaganda campaign run by Teacher Union President Adam Urbanski. He and other top Union leaders conviced the board and the public that raising teacher pay would produce better educational results. This contract made national news.

Fast forward to 1989. The Greece School Board and then Superintendent John Yagielski and the Greece Teacher Union President convinced the public to give Greece Teachers a 46% pay raise over 5 years because it would give us better educational outcomes and attract better teachers. We know from historical educational data that our educational outcomes since 1989 have gone into the toilet both here and in the city. And these contracts have cost us over a BILLION dollars in salaries and benefits in the last 26 years. There is NO correlation between teacher pay and educational outcomes. And we are stuck with many of the provisions of the original Greece Union contract since 1989 because the dumb ass school board at the time never put in any sunset provisions. We all call this the contract from hell. Read it sometime. It will help you understand why we are where we are.