Category Archives: Seniority

Why stop now?

I am heading toward my 100th post. This will be #89. I started back in November of 2010. I would like to post more often, but I don’t have a lot of extra time. And, I gotta feel the passion … Continue reading

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Keynote Speaking, Redux

It has been a long time since the night of January 10th when I returned home from the annual State Chamber of Commerce dinner and instead of relaxing and going to bed at a decent hour, I felt compelled to … Continue reading

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Goodnight Moon

I should stop right now, and just put myself to bed. Have some warm cocoa. Read a nice bedtime story. “Goodnight room. Goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon. Goodnight light, and the red balloon…” Nah. When you got the itch, … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Fungible Unit!

Many years ago, in an article in a local publication, in a district far, far away, a school board president pronounced that “Teachers were fungible units.” In other words, I guess, it did not matter one whit who they had … Continue reading

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LIFO

Last In, First Out. Take a look at this interesting piece from the Christian Science Monitor: Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations. By Amanda Paulson, staff writer. [In the on-line version, the article is strangely laid out on … Continue reading

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