Mixed News For Chicago-Area Teachers

Displaced teachers usually find a job, Chicago school data shows Medill Reports

Since the 2003-04 school year, more than 1,100 teachers have been

displaced by school closings and reorganization, according to district

personnel data. Nearly 70 percent of those teachers—785 in all—were

placed in other district positions. However, a third of those displaced

teachers left for other jobs, often to other districts.

Other good news for veteran teachers is that, to my knowledge, schools don't

cover the actual costs of individual teachers' salaries, no matter how

high they are. Meaning: a veteran teacher with lots of certifications

doesn't cost the school more to hire. Chicago like most districts uses

"average" salary figures to charge schools for teachers in various

categories. This is changing, and obviously doesn't apply to charter

and other specialty schools whose budgets are different.

In Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois, schools see an oversupply of teachers Tribune

Even the Chicago Public Schools, where high poverty and other factors make teaching particularly

challenging, has had a surge of applications—23,568 in 2008-09, double

the applications five years ago.

Other bad news for veteran teachers is that the CPS contract with the CTU does not have the "last hired, first fired" rule that most other urban districts have, which determines which teachers go during times of contraction (and in some districts determines who gets dibs on open spots). Being a veteran doesn't protect you from being fired, or give you first dibs on being hired when a spot opens up.

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  • Tenured reassigned pool. I have received a new education from subbing in Chicago this year. Principals are the one's who make or break a school. Some say teachers are the problem in education, someone needs to take a look at the principals. They do whatever they want to do. They steal, cheat and lie to get what they want, and releave their guilt by saying "it's for the children, when in reality it is for their ego's. They believe they are far to superior to be seen talking to a substitute, let alone hire one. For three days I asked to speak to the principal at the school I was at, called Gunsalus and was told each time she was on the phone, except you could see right in her office and she was no were near the phone. This principal was quoted saying she wanted to get rid of the dead beats. Any one older than 30 were dead beats in her eyes. It is all about power, they want that power. They do the dishonest things they do because they can. I have kept a binder of this last year of substitute teaching, I almost ready to write a book. Principals in America. You have no idea what they do.

  • Tenured reassigned pool. I have received a new education from subbing in Chicago this year. Principals are the one's who make or break a school. Some say teachers are the problem in education, someone needs to take a look at the principals. They do whatever they want to do. They steal, cheat and lie to get what they want, and releave their guilt by saying "it's for the children, when in reality it is for their ego's. They believe they are far to superior to be seen talking to a substitute, let alone hire one. For three days I asked to speak to the principal at the school I was at, called Gunsalus and was told each time she was on the phone, except you could see right in her office and she was no were near the phone. This principal was quoted saying she wanted to get rid of the dead beats. Any one older than 30 were dead beats in her eyes. It is all about power, they want that power. They do the dishonest things they do because they can. I have kept a binder of this last year of substitute teaching, I almost ready to write a book. Principals in America. You have no idea what they do.

  • Tenured reassigned pool. I have received a new education from subbing in Chicago this year. Principals are the one's who make or break a school. Some say teachers are the problem in education, someone needs to take a look at the principals. They do whatever they want to do. They steal, cheat and lie to get what they want, and releave their guilt by saying "it's for the children, when in reality it is for their ego's. They believe they are far to superior to be seen talking to a substitute, let alone hire one. For three days I asked to speak to the principal at the school I was at, called Gunsalus and was told each time she was on the phone, except you could see right in her office and she was no were near the phone. This principal was quoted saying she wanted to get rid of the dead beats. Any one older than 30 were dead beats in her eyes. It is all about power, they want that power. They do the dishonest things they do because they can. I have kept a binder of this last year of substitute teaching, I almost ready to write a book. Principals in America. You have no idea what they do.

  • Tenured reassigned pool. I have received a new education from subbing in Chicago this year. Principals are the one's who make or break a school. Some say teachers are the problem in education, someone needs to take a look at the principals. They do whatever they want to do. They steal, cheat and lie to get what they want, and releave their guilt by saying "it's for the children, when in reality it is for their ego's. They believe they are far to superior to be seen talking to a substitute, let alone hire one. For three days I asked to speak to the principal at the school I was at, called Gunsalus and was told each time she was on the phone, except you could see right in her office and she was no were near the phone. This principal was quoted saying she wanted to get rid of the dead beats. Any one older than 30 were dead beats in her eyes. It is all about power, they want that power. They do the dishonest things they do because they can. I have kept a binder of this last year of substitute teaching, I almost ready to write a book. Principals in America. You have no idea what they do.

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