[QUOTE=copernicus;4500048]Im not surprised at your answer. You are like many Americans from outside the classroom[/quote]
How do you know what I do for a living?
As a teacher, whose personal financial future is based upon the system, you are unquestionably baised, and unable to be fairminded on the system as a whole. Like so many, you feel you (and your fellows) are blameless, you blame management, blame administration, want less public oversight, less accountabillity and demand more reward for your surely invaluble quality of work for society.
Sounds like evey other low-level employee I've ever met tbqh, public and private both.
It's of interest that the people here who argue the strongest for less public oversight, less accountabilluty at the teacher level, and more fiscal benefit for the job of teacher, are all teachers or married to teachers (you, IJF, FF and a few others).
Human nature is human nature. I think I should get alot more money for what I do, with less oversight, and less complaining about my results too. And I blame managemnt for everything too. ;)
[B][U]End of the day, we the taxpayer fund the system in which you work. As such, we get a say in the system in which you work. If you do not like that relationship, I suggest working in the private sector, where your situation is private, and between you and your employer only.[/U][/B]
When you are a public servant, and teachers are, you should try and remember who the public is, and the power they wield.