File Letter written Nov. 17 2006 from Princial P. to MORIAH
ADVISOR: Although Ms. MORIAH did not physically have her plan book present at that moment when it was requested, The lesson did involve considerable planning and preparation. Ms. MORIAH teaches a hands-on inquiry lesson needing a lot of scientific equipment. She was teaching in a nonscience classroom, and all the students in her charge were successful in learning how to use their equipment—how to find mass, volume, density and how to write a lab report. The students were interested in what they were doing, and all of them participated in the lesson. According to the UFT contract, the planbook and it's format is at the discretion of the teacher. Ms. MORIAH did in fact plan for these lessons, and she had at her disposal information that provided her with the knowledge of exactly what she was going to be doing during that lesson as was evidenced by the lesson that she did teach the children.
NOTE FROM MORIAH: I posted the complete letter from the principal and my reply on this blog. See Unobservant Principal--Thursday, August 16, 2007.
Look you should win this but you are not going to! Randi said to me personally last June: "You have to keep your wits about you." I was mad that that was all she had to say to me after 20 years of collecting my dues. I realize now that what she meant is that we have to wait these bastards out that are intent on destroying "public" education.
Now, that is not much consolation when you are suffering and I am suffering but this about how much pain we can all take before something has to give!
Stay Strong! There is a glimmer of hope!
The UFT Rep in my school also counsel's me to follow Randi's party line--watch, wait, and comply. Be grateful that you have a job and that you cannot fired outright.
What about quality of life? I feel like I am being counseled to let the bully keep punching me with the hope that someday he will get tired and move on to someone else, or I will get tired and retire.
you got it! Are you "punch drunk" yet? Well I am giving as good as I get!
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