Thursday, September 07, 2006

Unity Has Something to Sell You

City Sue from Unity thinks the ATR plan is just great. She thinks it's "less stressful" to be in a sub position. Oddly enough, the email I'm getting from ATR teachers indicates a very high level of stress. They hate being subs, and have no idea what their status will be when the next contract comes around.

Here, City Sue lets us have it with her big guns:

Did it ever occur to any of you who are waxing poetic about your sympathy for all those excessed teachers without jobs in new schools that many of those folks may never have sought another position?

In fact, it did. City Sue can cavalierly suggest they haven't looked for positions, but this post strongly indicates otherwise.

Here's what I told City Sue:

Pardon me, City Sue, but I'm receiving email from several of these teachers who have indeed tried to get positions and are having doors slammed in their faces everywhere they go.

They do not find subbing less stressful, and are having self-esteem issues that appear to have eluded your otherwise fertile imagination.

Their security and pay are guaranteed only for the duration of this contract, and you should be ashamed of yourself for ridiculing those of us who stand up for them. But for blind luck, those of us not riding the Unity gravy train might be in their shoes right now.

They are not confident that they will be paid through the next contract. Are you prepared to guarantee they will, City Sue?

If you are not, City Sue, it is certainly not I who is "waxing poetic."

That's my response. Feel free to add your own.

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