Missing Studs Terkel on Labor Day
But how do we expect to entice the best and brightest to become teachers when we keep tearing the profession down? -- New York TimesBen Joravsky
Anonymous Skinner teacher
One teacher at Skinner, who asked not to be named, said she voted against the longer school day but said many of the staff probably felt pressured to agree to the change.
“The preference of the principal was known, there were some strong voices against [voting no], so it doesn’t take a lot to get to 50 percent,” the teacher said. “We’re a staff of 15 people, so it doesn’t take that much, especially with a lot of new staff members who are eager not to lose their jobs.” -- Sun-Times