It's really very simple ...
"Research suggests that investing in great teachers pays off. Students with effective teachers achieve three times the academic gains of those with less effective teachers." (pg. 7 GCSD 2016-17 Budget Newsletter)
Q. 1 - What identifiable/measurable characteristics do "effective teachers" possess?
Q. 2 - Have we assessed Greece School teachers to identify which are "effective" and which are not "effective?"
Q. 3 - If so, what are the numbers of effective vs. ineffective teachers in each school?
Q. 4 - If not, why not?
Q. 5 - How do we reward our more effective teachers?
Q. 6 - Do we provide ineffective/less effective teachers with a plan to get them up to par?
Q. 7 - If so, how long do they have to get up to speed before they are let go for nonperformance?
Q. 8 - What do you mean the teacher's contract doesn't deal with any of these issues???
Q. 9 - WHY THE HELL NOT????
SCATS ~~ TY to the community member who brought this quote and its ramifications to our attention!
We suggest a "NO" vote on the Greece Central School District budget AND the bus proposition next Tuesday!