Posts tagged with seniority

Why Tenure?

June27

In the aftermath of the initial Vergara decision, there are lots of questions about effects. Having taught in a public school under a turn-around model, where hiring and being retained, was based solely on the discretion of the site administrator, I think I already have a pretty good idea of what that will look like, […]

What’s going on behind the curtains in Sacramento City USD

December1

News leaked out over the holiday week that locally our own Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) outside counsel Lozano and Smith principal, Lou Lozano, will be doing a presentation with school board member Darrel Woo, and outgoing Superintendent Jonathan Raymond sharing how they subverted seniority rights during rounds of massive layoffs in recent years. […]

This emperor has no clothes…

March24

In general, education policy in California is on a different trajectory than many other states. No less a personage than Diane Ravitch has lauded my governor, Jerry Brown. Even though the Obama administration foolishly over-looked Linda Darling-Hammond, our state superintendent has highlighted her work, and appointed her to the state credentialing commission. With the departure of […]

On the creation of a Hobson’s choice

April21

A Hobson’s choice is a free choice in which only one option is offered. As a person may refuse to take that option the choice is therefore between taking the option or not; “take it or leave it”. The phrase is said to originate from Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), a livery stable owner at Cambridge, England. […]

What’s more important, your credit score or seniority date?

May24

The question comes froma  recent tweet, and shows the tenor of the times as we in California grapple with the disaster that is our state budget… In my very first contract teaching position in the year 2000, we had a computer lab, and my classroom had Oracle Internet workstations, that seemed so limited at the […]

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