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Re: Right to know credentials of staff

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  • pamythompson
    Better yet , let the children grade and rate their teachers and other staff . The idea these folks have that they are beyond public scrutiny is ludicrous , let
    Message 1 of 2 , May 4, 2009
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      Better yet , let the children grade and rate their teachers and other staff . The idea these folks have that they are beyond public scrutiny is ludicrous , let their work speak for it's self and let those that are the most observent judge them .

      Jack




      --- In howardpubliced@yahoogroups.com, "Kristine" <wideawakek@...> wrote:
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      > Student Bill of Rights:
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      > Right to know credentials of staff
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      > Colleges, degrees, certifications, years spent in classroom both full and part time, as a teacher, observer, and assistantÂ…any additional qualifications the staff member wished to offer (business background prior to teaching). Students (families, taxpayers) also have the right to know exactly what kind of class the teacher or administrator taught. For the people in central office overseeing the schools, what kind of instruction did they plan and deliver? Health? Social Studies? Woodshop?
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      > If nonteaching position (secretary, attorney, janitor), what training has the staff member had in interacting with children, ethics, conflict management, recognizing and reporting abuse, etcÂ… What training has the individual for his position?
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      > The organizational chart on the HCPSS is a good start. I envision clicking on a box and seeing all of the information I listed above.
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      > As a public-supported institution, the public should have a right to this information.
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      > In Howard County, perhaps if qualifications were better known, parents could better evaluate feedback from educators.
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      > ..............
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      > It will be a while before I can check back, but I hope to read feedback and also other ideas of what people would like to see in a Student Bill of Rights.
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