|A policy right out of 1984 : Have babies in the Summer or you're FIRED.|
|Charter School Reformers Discuss Strategy on Pregnant Teachers|
The Principal told the pregnant teacher that she should have her kids over the summer. I guess the world needs more Cancers and Leos ? Has the Commissioner of Education in NY State been appraised of this situation I wonder. As a person of hispanic heritage I have to wonder how he feels about these two hispanic women being harassed and terminated for having families. If there's one thing above all others (o.k. food for one) I admire about the hispanic friends I have met over the years, it's their unflinching devotion to the family. Yet the students in this school will never experience the joy of their teacher returning from the birth of a baby, the stories, the pictures, the name of the baby. Anyone with half a brain and even a small heart still grasps the idea that a teacher having a baby is a party of a huge learning experience. Maybe if they figure out how to squeeze your teacher giving birth into a standardized test somehow the "reformers" can join with the rest of humanity and celebrate life. Closing remarks from the two fired pregnant teachers :
“Teachers live in fear of what will happen at the end of the year,” said Cruz. “Will I stay or will I go? We don’t have a union, but with a union, a teacher has rights. It wouldn’t be like this if we had one.” “It’s all a show. They exploit you and then they give you the ax,” declared Suero.
THEY EXPLOIT YOU THEN THEY GIVE YOU THE AXE. Pretty much, yeah.