Monday, April 15, 2013
LETTER FROM A CHICAGO TEACHER
Today I received a letter from my principal informing me that I will not have a job next fall. This was after I received a letter from her dated March 12 confirming that she wants me to teach next year.
I've been effectively fired, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my performance. I have tenure and I've received a rating of outstanding" for each of the thirteen years I've been with CPS. I've been observed by principals, teachers and even principals from other schools and always the evaluation has been positive.
But the mayor has decided that our school is going to change into an IB school and apparently that means that principals can hire and fire who they want; and those decisions are all based on who these principals personally like or dislike.
Just an update. Take care.