It’s Time For A Teacher Revolt In Loudoun
Check out this comment thread at School Board Chairman John Stevens’ blog. Some teachers make some specific ideas for efficiencies and cost savings at LCPS. I’ve seen other similar comments here and there and have even received a few email complaints from teachers. But most of them are too scared to go public, or even comment anonymously with their concerns for fear of retaliation.
I am a harsh critic of LCPS, but I understand that quality teachers are the number one asset. Unfortunately I don’t believe that the Hatrick administration acts that way. I feel that they are used as budgetary pawns to cover up the excesses built into this system. The teachers are the ones that really know where the skeletons are buried. It is well past time for them to band together and speak up and be heard. It’s time to clean up LCPS and truly reform it for the good of the students and the teachers. The prevailing public opinion of LCPS is that it is bloated and full of waste. Teachers will not see significant increases in salary until that public perception is changed, and they are the best group to effect that change. Band together, teachers, and demand reform! These trying times demand bold action.