Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rhee says laid-off teachers in D.C. abused kids

There are 101 ways to win people's sympathy, some are effective and others are ineffective. I believe that vilifying teachers publicly will do more harm than good to the person. In my country (Philippines) where teachers are highly regarded, defaming educators wholesale is a huge crime, not a mere misdemeanor. Someone who does this is taken to task for her maliciousness, insensitivity and irresponsibility!
Here in Washington DC, what is the right decision that has to be made? Could this be a landmark case that real advocates of students and teachers have been waiting for?
Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee told a national business magazine that some of the 266 teachers laid off in October's budget reductions had sex with children or had hit them, a claim immediately and angrily challenged Friday by leaders of the Washington Teachers Union. The Washington Post


d.s. said...

Go Maria Go! You are 5000% correct!!!!!


Chris Mann said...

Maria, stand up for what is right, good luck with this, you always led by example. I always admired that when I worked with you.


Chris Mann

Teacher Sol said...

@ D.S., I thank you and a hundred others for always standing by me :D

@ Mr. Mann, I did not know that you were following my blog. Thank you for your kind words...I always try. We miss you at Jeff!

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