Monday, July 16, 2007

David left work today for the last time


Potter Gang
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel
Thirteen years as a teacher at that school.

Handed keys to an incoming permanent teacher whose wife was a student.

One boy in year 12 is of the same family of students who first greeted David at the end of 1994. One year 8 girl is the niece of a girl who was in year 8 in David's first class in 1995. One year 7 boy is the son of a former student. It was time.

David has resigned in order to protect his students from the harassment he has experienced. One year 7 girl was verbally assaulted by a teacher supervisor for no reason other than being in David's class. A class of students in year 12 lost marks from their trial exams last year for no other reason than that they had been in David's class. Those incidents were not isolated.

There were no farewells or goodbyes

Now hard questions may be asked of the NSW Dept. of Ed. and the NSW Government as to why the harassment was allowed to continue, and was never dealt with.

8 comments:

The Weasel said...

Other links on issue:
A song
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=65989
Reference to issues
http://www.icompositions.com/artists/ddball/entries.php?pid=2828
Previous issue
http://conservativeweasel.blogspot.com/2007/06/hurlstone-ag-hs-shame.html

The Weasel said...

Observation.
David's stance is ethical. The same may not be said of the refusal of Mr Kevin Rudd to step down as ALP leader after meeting the corrupt former fellow party member in WA. However, David is not accused of anything, but resigning for reasons of conscience. Whereas Rudd has involved himself in a way that appears currupt.

Anonymous said...

A description of the joys of working with Federal ALP
http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/piersakerman/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/young_wealthy_and_flirting_with_diaster/

Anonymous said...

You lasted longer than me. I managed 7 years in education surrounded by leftists and their useful idiot cohorts, before escaping to a better place. My pay has more than tripled and health has improved. I enjoy going to work now.

The Weasel said...

I didn't mind the politics of the others. I didn't agree with it, either, but I accepted their rhetoric as well meaning, if misguided.

I also know some who remain paid teachers who gave up teaching long ago ;)

I have plans. It isn't about making money, but money is nice to have. If my plans work out, I might reinvigorate Science Fiction ..

Anonymous said...

FUCK STOP BEING SELF CENTRED YOU LOSER. STUDENTS WOULD NOT LOSE MARKS BECAUSE THEY WERE IN YOUR CALSS. ARE YOU A FUCKING HSC MARKER?! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE HEAD TEACHER KNOWS ABOUT HSC MARKING? DO YOUUUUU KNOW ABOUT IT? FUCKING GROW UP AND STOP THINKING EVERYONE IS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST YOU.

The Weasel said...

Anon, it happened. Students lost marks for no reason. I was there. The HT bragged about it.

The Weasel said...

Anon, I have more experience with HSC marking than that HT. Years more.