The story in the Chicago Tribune this morning about teacher assessment of school leadership grabbed my attention.
I immediately looked up the approval ratings of the administrators in my old school district in Park Ridge.
My last school, Carpenter, had school leadership with an approval rating of 69%
Emerson Middle: 41%
Lincoln Middle: 29%
That’s just awful.
I called an old colleague of mine who told me that the union local is in negotiations for a contract that expires this coming summer.
“We took our own survey of members,” he told me. “Morale is low.”
“Ninety percent of our members tell us that they are working harder than they were four years ago, with no additional contract time to do it and no sense that it is appreciated.”
I can tell you we always worked hard. By “harder” they mean they have tons more to do with less time to do it.