Wednesday, August 06, 2008

President Parker's Robo Call

Colleagues, for those of us who missed this robo call:

On Tuesday, August 5th, Chancellor Michelle Rhee gave an
interview on FOX 5 News in which she implied that our teachers were not overly concerned about seniority and tenure. The Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) negotiations team is very aware that our members are extremely concerned about their seniority and tenure rights and will not reach a tentative agree that is unfair and leaves our members vulnerable to arbitrary terminations and no due process rights.

All teachers are reminded that regardless of the Chancellor’s comments, the media and Internet frenzy surrounding the contract informational packet, the Chancellor does not have the authority to arbitrarily modify the seniority and tenure rights of our members. The WTU and DC Public Schools (DCPS) have not reached a tentative agreement on these critical issues and will resume negotiations next week.

There exists an abundance of incorrect and misleading information being circulated via the Internet and blogs. Therefore, the WTU strongly encourages all members to contact the WTU directly if you have questions regarding contract negotiations. (Email: This will ensure that our members have accurate and updated information regarding the status of negotiations.

You can view a copy of this voice message at your WTU email account.

Thank you for supporting the Washington Teachers’ Union.
I have been blogging for about four years now. As a responsible, professional and instructional teacher blogger I have discovered how to show good taste. I came to know that it is wise to "avoid pandering to lurid curiosity". More importantly, I learned that "pursuit of information is not a license for arrogance". I am very careful about the accuracy of the information I post here-- more facts less opinions. Here's the Blogger's Code of Ethics to guide us...
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