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Oregon Union Sues District for Limiting Dancing, Heckling Subs on School Property During Strike

mark4teach Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 2:08 PM
It would be kinda hard for a substitiute to teach my class. I teach Autocad, and another program called Revit. For those of you who don't know these two programs. Both programs are use the engineering field. There are only four teachers in my district who can teach these classes, I am one of those 4. The last program Revit, I'm the only one who can teach this class. Subs could not do my job. I have a tech. degree from Fresno State, Industrial Tech.-Construction. Most substitiutes could not replace any high school classroom teacher. We have a teacher with a doctorate in Physic. Several with Masters in their field. I teach in a public high school, we get about 6000-7000 dollars per student. Mr. Olson only focus on the bad schools.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 4:51 PM
Taking at your word, Mark, you are, by several orders of magnitide, the exception rather than the rule (and someone with experience using Autocad and revit could quite easily teach your course (my best friend doesn't teach becasue he makes far more using those programs for a commercial HVAC contractor). Most substitutes can EASILY replace high school teachers (my wide and I have been BOTH) as the vast majority of teachers have NO education in the fields that they teach.
Rochesternative Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 4:31 PM
I agree. Secondary Ed is a whole other ballgame. My oldest son was supposed to be taking Latin this year. Teacher was there one day, then a sub started showing up, finally (I guess enough parents complained) the sub actually started using Wikipedia to come up with some lessons...but now they've hired a Spanish teacher.

The Eagle Point Education Association has filed suit against the district’s school board, claiming the board chilled its “free speech” rights because it banned picketing on school property during a May teachers strike.

The school board also angered the union by passed a resolution limiting signs and banners on school property and prohibiting teachers from using school email accounts.

The union believes it can do anything it pleases – including walking out on students – and not face consequences. Yet union officials were angered when the school board decided to draw the line during the teachers strike by not allowing...