« on: March 05, 2010, 07:12:51 AM »
my school system is no longer paying for substitute teachers
if a teacher is absent, the other teachers in his/her department have to give up their planning periods to cover for his/her classes
to emphasize how stupid this is, the teacher I work for is teaching three new classes today (Current Issues, Honors US Government, and AP US Government, and she is also teaching AP World History) which she has to make lesson plans for but now she doesn't have time to both make lesson plans and grade papers for all four classes because a teacher in her department is chronically absent.
And yet we still have buttloads of standardized testing which are a waste of time and money.