Tag Archive | Evaluations

Nice Try Barbara, But We See You! An Open Letter to Barbara Byrd Bennett

Barbara Byrd Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com

Barbara Byrd Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools
Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com

Dear Barbara,

I caught your appearance on Chicago Tonight trying to reassure Chicagoans that your five-year plan you call “The Next Generation: Chicago’s Children” is going to be the saving grace to a district that has been plagued with educational, cultural, and fiscal problems reaching further back than your days in Cleveland. Nice Try Barbara, but We See You! Read More…

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Stick a Fork in Me I’m Done?

Veteran teacher working with Younger Teacher

By Martin Palamore

In college, I worked in retail. It was one of the ways that I paid for the necessities at the time. I going to school to become a teacher, so I knew that working in retail wasn’t going to be something long term. However, like anything I try to give it my best. One of the most troubling aspects about working in retail was that always prevalent feeling that I could be easily replaced. I didn’t feel important and I didn’t feel valued. I am sure that others had a different experience, but that would be one aspect of working retail that stood out to me.

That feeling should not exist in the teaching profession.

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