I'm in Central IL. I wasn't tenure yet. I was there at the school for 11 years. Two years towards tenure. Yet a teacher under me with one year towards tenure was untouched.
So, anyone know of any art teaching jobs out there in central IL?
--- In art_education@ yahoogroups. com, Heather Martin <sages7@...> wrote:
> what state do you teach in? This is awful. I am so sorry.
> Heather in GA
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM, mariannaD <MAKEART96@. ..> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I got notice that because of budget cuts. I am loosing my art position to a
> > teacher who is not an artist, who is not certified in art, but only "highly
> > qualifed"-- in other words, she passed the state elem tests. Not her fault.
> > This is a recommendation ( an option) from our superintedent to save money.
> > Get rid of me to hire someone cheaper in my place. I've taught art for 11
> > years in this school. I stayed on through 50% and 75% employment ( never
> > getting tenured at this time) and finally got full time-- 2 years into
> > tenure. All the years of dedication and excellent evaluations. Just makes me
> > mad and sad what he and the board are doing to the art education of these
> > kids!
> > I was walking down the hall today looking at classroom art-- where all the
> > art looks the same, every peice is cut out the same, placed the same, no
> > creativity-- just following directions.
> > Everything that we art teachers try to unwire from the brains of non art
> > people to teach individualism, creativity, critical thinking, problem
> > solving, appreciation, communication, expression, history, and the list is
> > endless. It just once again minimalizes (sp) what we all do.