When Teachers Talk: Principal Abuse of Teachers / The Untold Story

When Teachers Talk Principal Abuse of Teachers The Untold Story Principal abuse of power and principal abuse of teachers which has been clearly documented by teachers in this book may very well be the most significant underlying cause contributing to the decline

  • Title: When Teachers Talk: Principal Abuse of Teachers / The Untold Story
  • Author: Rosalyn Susanne Schnall Rosalyn Susanne Schnall
  • ISBN: 9780578005638
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • Principal abuse of power and principal abuse of teachers, which has been clearly documented by teachers in this book, may very well be the most significant underlying cause contributing to the decline of public education in America today Abusive and incompetent public school administrators who treat teachers with anything less than the dignity and respect they deserve doPrincipal abuse of power and principal abuse of teachers, which has been clearly documented by teachers in this book, may very well be the most significant underlying cause contributing to the decline of public education in America today Abusive and incompetent public school administrators who treat teachers with anything less than the dignity and respect they deserve do so at the direct expense of teachers, their student populations, and the communities in which they reside Throughout the interviews in this book, teachers give detailed accounts of how principals do not provide them with the administrative support needed to effectively teach and maintain discipline in their classrooms They explain how they have been prevented from functioning optimally and how their best efforts to help their students have been frustrated The inevitable results are dysfunctional, permissive, non disciplinary school environments which produce a steady stream of students who leave school and enter mainstream society totally unequipped to take on the responsibilities of functioning adults For decades, the widespread condition of principal abuse of power has been hidden from public view Throughout the book, teachers describe in detail, numerous examples of principal abuses they have personally witnessed and experienced, and how and why the situation remains unrecognized by the general public Many teachers legitimately fear suffering repercussions for publicly speaking out about the problem Consequently, parents have been almost completely unaware of its existence and the degree to which it affects their children s education It is important to again emphasize, that the studies in this book are by no means a condemnation of all principals, and the positive contributions of good administrators have been fully recognized The teachers who were interviewed for the educational studies in this text freely expressed their feelings regarding both good and bad principals for whom they had worked However, the overall negative results of the studies unequivocally indicate that a crisis of major proportions may be present in many public school districts across America.

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    1. Anyone who works in, or has worked in the Public School System will love When Teachers Talk. While I am not a teacher myself, I have a number of family members and friends who are. This book tells it like it is. It reflects the whispers and thoughts of thousands of teachers across the country.Schnall, a retired teacher with 35 years experience with the Chicago Public School System, realizes our education system is lacking in many areas, including effective and just management of teachers and chi [...]

    2. ‘Only by understanding the bad news can we accept the need for solutions.’This book is about the perceived decline of the American public school system and indentifies as a significant cause inefficient and ineffective school administration. The author bases her conclusions on a combination of statistical data and 500 interviews of Chicago public teachers conducted between 2000 and 2005. Ms Schnall concludes that abuse of teachers by principals is a major contributor.If successful graduation [...]

    3. This book is a collection of teacher interviews from Chicago about their experiences with principals and how they ultimately see it affects their schools. The book first starts with a simple survey for the teachers and goes into different sections of categories that their interview topic covers.I am currently a Teacher Candidate in an university in Canada. When you're in the program, your professors try to promote the career, which makes sense since they are training you to eventually become pro [...]

    4. Rosalyn S. Schnall interviewed and surveyed 500 teachers from Chicago public schools. The result of those interviews are transcribed in When Teachers Talk. I chose to read it because I have friends and family members who are teachers and I've heard some interesting stories from them.The anonymous responses are divided by categories. While one can see patterns when reading through the transcripts, there's no analysis of the data. It's just raw transcripts by topic.I wanted a lot more from the boo [...]

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