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Thompson: Houston Debates Teacher Bailout

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In HISD Teachers Walk Out of Contracts in Record Numbers, Union Says, the Houston Chronicle reports that 700 or more teachers may have walked out of their contracts by January.  That would be more than 6% of all teachers.  The record number resignations would mean that teachers are so fed up that they ignore the union's warnings that breaking their contract will be seen as a termination and will stay on their record. 

The Chroncle also reports the contradictory numbers generated by the Houston school system, as well as their denial that a record number of teachers are leaving.  If Houston, and its "reform" superintendent Terry Grier, want a heads-up on why teachers are disgusted, they could listen to union leaders who explain, "A lot of our campus administrators are absolutely abusive ... No one wants to be told to sit down and shut up in a faculty meeting, or be yelled at in front of students, parents or their peers." -JT(@drjohnthompson)  Image via HISD


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