Thursday, January 25, 2007

Prudence is a cardinal virtue; the Chronicle never got the memo

What the hell was the Chronicle THINKING when it published the names of all HISD teachers who received a bonus this year, as well as the amount each person received?!?

Among teachers there is obvious dissatisfaction with the performance measures (read: TAKS-related metrics) used to distribute the monies, and the newspaper had to be aware that it would incite resentment at minimum and riot at worst by making public the names of those who worked hard enough(!) to meet the school disctrict's "standards."

A cynical man would suspect that there is much more to this disclosure of information than a simple exercise in the Freedom of Information Act.

BUT, all that said, this talk of a teacher walkout next week makes me want to kill myself. People are awesome.

Read a lot more here and here, and see the list here.

It's like watching a fucking train wreck.

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At 5:25 PM, January 25, 2007, Blogger Richard said...

Wow. I was trying to think of a witty analogy to emphasize the idiocy of the situation, but train wreck covers it.

At 10:11 AM, January 26, 2007, Blogger Sir Cody said...

I haven't seen a system get this many complaints since the BCS. Houston is the only place I know of that asks for teachers on billboards. What are they thinking by doing something like this with their already finicky and understaffed teaching core. Oh the humanity.


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