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Monday, April 4, 2011 at 10:05pm

MNPS doesn't want experienced teachers. I have 28 years of teaching experience and have been applying to Metro for three years and can't even get an interview. They would have to pay me more than a beginning teacher so they pass me by. I have been a subsititute in Metro and know what I would be getting into. They would rather hire the Teach For America graduates than a teacher who has extensive teaching experience.

Posted by "shep43"



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10 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 4/5/11 at 3:33

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By: Captain Nemo on 4/5/11 at 3:34

Life is not fair and with budget cuts and the conservatives screaming for no new taxes and even tax cuts shep43 you are lucky to be a substitute teacher at this time.

By: yogiman on 4/5/11 at 7:08

Your complaint makes a major question arise, shep43. Even though you have 28 years of teaching experience, are you a good teacher or just someone attending a classroom in appearance only?

By: BigPapa on 4/5/11 at 7:51

Maybe there's a reason you havent been hired? Just because you've done something for 20+ years doesnt mean you always did it right.

By: gdiafante on 4/5/11 at 8:01

I see the anti-teacher apologists are out today.

By: budlight on 4/5/11 at 8:18

Teaching requires a special person with the "heart of a teacher". Yogi, I see your point, however, they should interview a teacher with 28 years of experience -- or else how would they know? The eyes are the window to the soul. Face to face interviews are best. Not just summarily dismissing them.

And BigPapa, WHO does or did anything right for 20+ years? All depends on who is measuring the person.

By: gdiafante on 4/5/11 at 8:30

Good post, bud. I agree.

Given the recent "reassignment" of a successful teacher that had many years experience, it seems that they don't want experienced teachers, regardless of qualifications.

Maybe the writer's point about salary is true. Then again, I thought that teachers were paid so well...

end sarcams...

By: gdiafante on 4/5/11 at 8:30

s/h/b sarcasm

By: yogiman on 4/5/11 at 1:13

I agree, budlight.

Especially in the category of teaching. Like all other fields of labor; you got good'un, and you got bad'uns. And you don't know which one you got until you talk to them eye to eye.

You could also ask some of the children they had "taught" before.

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