Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just so you know it's not just me.

I have often written about APS' culture of fear of retribution
and retaliation; first openly acknowledged in an audit of the
APS by the Council of the Great City Schools.

Now a local teacher and blogger, Scot Key, link, acknowledges

"Right now we have a situation where a large majority of
those practicing public education oppose something,
but are afraid to really say anything for fear of retribution."


Anonymous said...

I,too , am an APS instructor. APS' Fear and retaliation are REAL! They will find a way to systematically rid themselves of you, should the desire arise.
It's real! It's here! I know!

Anonymous said...

I also can attest to the fear of retaliation. I've seen it over the last 27 years in 4 different schools. Have even written letters of support for my childrens teachers when the Union sat on their hands and just told them they should move schools.

Yes it is real, and still goes on every day. A kid accuses a teacher of anything, 10 other kids can testify that whatever never happened, and yet, the teacher gets written up.

Teachers are like mothers. Remember the old adage, If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. And one of Winston's big 8, improving APS's image, is gonna suffer if mama ain't happy.

Anonymous said...

By no stretch of imagination is this limited to teachers. There is a pathological fear in APS of rocking the boat, doing anything a better way(including cheaper, more efficient, better documented, etc...) & MOST especially, coming up with any inovation for which your bosses can't claim credit.

Fear of retaliation permeates the entire culture of APS.