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Response to madfloridian (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:26 AM

6. Yup.

And who will blame the charters when they don't succeed? Who cares? The bastards will just close shop and open another one! I've worked at charters in Highland Park and Hamtramck (both cities within Detroit) and the BEST I could hope for was (a) low pay and benefits and (b) my CAOs telling us how much they loved being able to hire and fire whomever they liked and for whatever reason. Meritocracy? Yea, right. Theirs was a feifdom.

At one of the charters, we had to show improvement on the NWEA assessment annually. It's actually a pretty good gauge of student growth, but not implemented well, IMHO. That being said, many of my colleagues did little to no teaching prior to the initial test in the fall because that gave room for more growth throughout the year. Thus, you get to keep your job! Yay! Wait, was that the point of teaching? I forget. Ah, fuck it. Kids are dollar signs, anyway, right?

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