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Letter to School Board about Talent Transfer Initiative

April14

I arrived at my school Monday to a site abuzz. Coworkers had heard from teachers at other school sites in the district sharing that on Friday, they had received an email that was going out to “a select group of teachers” in our district, offering them the chance to work in high needs schools. Recipients [...]

Light at the end of the tunnel, or oncoming train?

March30

Well, my recession notice came in the mail yesterday. Much more exciting than the new phone book because for those of you who don’t know California Education labor rules, my pink slip is no more. Magic wand waved, and I still have a position guaranteed for next year. There is a part of the Education [...]

SCUSD School Board Meeting March 18, 2010

March21

Here are my notes with tweets sent at the time: The board meeting got started late… Getting ready for bd mtg on tfa replacement teachers being hired in my district and it’s a full house #pinkslip Late start to school bd mtg as they get ready to discuss bringing TFA to our district Finally bd [...]

I speak my truth…

March19

[NOTE: I've edited part of the speech that was not delivered which said that Board Members had quoted questionable figures. They did not do this at the board meeting, and in fact Board Member Arroyo was very aggressive in questioning the presenters from TFA about studies they cited, and in citing alternative studies. The Urban [...]

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It was the worst of times…

March14

Well, being unionized, it’ll be a lot more civilized than that, but a week that started with my school being subject to “reconstitution” ended with me getting one of these.  Keep a couple things in mind… Last week ended with a lot success and kudos from my peers and others at CUE. I was sharing [...]

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