In an earlier post, I mentioned that the Powersthatbe have lost their fucking minds. Actually, I think I said that they are out to get teachers, which (especially with the pressure that exists in the current environment) is SOOOOOOO counter productive.
I am lucky in that it is not I who is under attack. However, these are my friends and it is my place of business and it is screwing with my life and (if you read my blog on a regular basis) you would know this by the language I am using.
There are actually a goodly number of teachers who are getting messed with. Most of what follows is true. Some is made up to protect the guilty. It is happening to more than one.
A teacher was called in to the office and basically accused of sleeping with a girl in his class. He is in a panic. He is married with a new baby,he doesn't need this, his wife doesn't need this, both were already sleep deprived and now, hello, we are investigating reports that you are a pedophile.
He was accused of hanging out where the students do, providing them with alcohol, encouraging inappropriate behavior in return for grades, punishing kids (with grades) if they don't provide him with whatever it is he is supposed to want. This is because he had the unmitigated gall to say hello to some students when he ran into them at the movies. Silly teacher. And he writes them up for violating policy. Since the kids don't like the write ups, they feel punished.
He had his wife with him at all of these hang outs - who knows if the school system will accept her word as an alibi.
He was told that they were following up on a report from the police department. He asked for a copy of the report but was told that HR could not give him a copy. When he went to the police department to get a copy of the accusation, there was no report on file. The report that HR was reading appeared to be handwritten. Yep, sounds like the police reports I've seen.
He talked to the teacher organization: they cannot do anything unless he is charged.
The administration called about half his students down and asked questions. Of course, they were not leading questions. Of course, there were no suggestions to the kids of where the administration was looking. And of course, the kids told nothing but the truth.
We will say nothing about the "of course, the students kept this quiet and didn't run around the school spreading all kinds of rumors and undermining any authority the teacher might have in his classroom." We won't mention that because we work closely with the teachers and want to support them in our school.
The administration started asking questions about how often have you been late, etc. When asked what that had to do with the price of eggs in China, the innocent answer was "I am just pointing out your character." Powersthatbe proceeded to gunnysack every possible complaint he could think of or imagine. Yep, let's investigate and keep this professional. HE CAN"T EVEN SPELL THAT WORD! Can we say slander, slur, impugning the character, etc.
Teacher was then told not to speak of this to anyone - not to fellow teachers, students, gnomes, trolls, or anyone else. The kids are running around telling enough people and talking in enough classes that EVERYONE knows that Powersthatbe is talking to the teacher and about what.
Gee, do you supposed they'll be back?
Memorial Day weekend.
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