Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fire Everyone!

A Board Member offered this as a solution to the problems in Englewood School District:

We fire all teachers. They apply for their jobs again and we hire the ones that we think are effective.

After thinking about that, I have this to say.

In July, we abolished all Teaching Assistants and Secretaries. We did to the lowest paid employees what was suggested we do to teachers. Paraprofessional and Secretary positions were abolished. Some of them were forced to apply for their old jobs with less pay and no benefits. 

So how is that working out?