I am almost speechless over this story (almost): Union Contract: Teachers Can Be Caught In School Drunk Five Times and On Drugs Three Times Before Being Fired
As union negotiations are underway for a new contract, the old one states that teachers could be drunk or high (or both) and not be dismissed the very first time it happened.
Do I have to remind them that this kind of dereliction of duty contributes to the off-the-cliff decline of public schools? DO I?
What parent is OK with this scenario? We are trying like hell to keep kiddos off the stuff, yet we give a pass 3-5 times for those who are in authority over these young minds?
But wait. What about students? Do students get 3-5 passes?
Nope. If they were caught drunk, stoned or in possession, they get a 3-5-day suspension for the first offense. Huh, at least the union is consistent with the numbers they use.
As I stated, new union negotiations are underway. Who wants to bet the new contract gives the advantage to sub-par teachers once again?