Whitney writes that he received yet another email proclaiming love, allegiance, and several offers that are not mentionable here on a family blog. It seems that yet another TFA graduate wrote his wonderfulness about the shortcomings of NYC teachers. Whitney, as is is wont, not only posted the email, but commented without even to attempt the veracity of the email.
I am a TFA alum and am now working an administrator in a traditional public school.
I'm writing because, well, I'm about as fed up with the teachers union as a person can be.
We have some of the most ridiculous drama I've ever encountered here (and, mind you, I helped open a school in during a state takeover of the district the school was in...), and I have been completely and totally appalled by the fact that our union fights for incompetent educators, whom even the union members will admit are terrible, harm-causing, and truly need to leave (and yet, in the same breath, they vow to fight to the death for them -- for the sake of the union itself).
The amount of time, energy, and resources that go into these union battles are mind boggling. After working nearly full time on documentation of one individual since February, I've come to the conclusion that there is literally nothing we can do, and since it is such a terrible, energy-sucking, time-consuming, miserable mess that leads to zero results, why even bother trying?
Whitney then blabbers that his cousin, who just happened to retire as a teacher in Florida concurred with the TFA turd.
Why does this bring a chuckle? For one, I challenged all those to write Whitney the biggest piece of fiction they could and see if he would be stupid enough to publish it. I truly doubt this is a true story. But I shall at least pretend it us. But Whitney is so into ripping teachers a new one and beatificating TFA teachers that he can't see the wrongness that this supposed "educator" is committing and exposing how ignorant and hateful of teachers Whitney is is worth commenting on. I will give you all time to find the mistakes. If you match mine, you win a free dinner courtesy of me.
The author of the "email" to Whitney writes; and I have been completely and totally appalled by the fact that our union fights for incompetent educators,
"Our union?" This former TFA'er claims to be an administrator. Therefore this person is not a member of the UFT, but rather the CSA. Why then would the author of this say "our union?" Something is amiss. Either the author is not an administrator or is fibbing. But I am ever so willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt that it was a Freudian slip.
What I think the author equates with the union fighting for the rights of these so called incompetent teachers is that according to the UFT contract, and more importantly, the United State Constitution, Amendment XXIV, there is this little thing called due process. Obviously, Whitney is anti-American.
whom even the union members will admit are terrible, harm-causing, and truly need to leave (and yet, in the same breath, they vow to fight to the death for them -- for the sake of the union itself).
Is there any proof to this? Again, the 14th Amendment does come into play here. Is Whitney, and his TFA lover, so anti-American that they will deny this due process? Are not criminals, or accused criminals due the same due process even when evidence to their crimes is more or less open and shut?
The amount of time, energy, and resources that go into these union battles are mind boggling.
Yeah, it takes time, but since this person is an administrator this is the process and this is what must be done. You think the NYPD or the District Attorney kvetch about the time, energy, and resources its takes to prosecute a criminal? No! But it is something that prevents abuse of power and puts the onus for proving guilt on the side of the prosecution. Tough toe nails if you find this task to onerous.
After working nearly full time on documentation of one individual since February, I've come to the conclusion that there is literally nothing we can do, and since it is such a terrible, energy-sucking, time-consuming, miserable mess that leads to zero results, why even bother trying?
So Whitney, it seems as if your pal is absconding on their responsibility as an "administrator." Do you find that acceptable? Would it be acceptable for a preosecutor or ploice detective to throw their hands up and look the other way at crimes being committed because their jobs are too energy sucking, time-consuming and a miserable mess?
Why are you not chastising this person for failing to do their job? And since this person seems to be failing to do their job why then are you not denouncing all administrators? I think Whitney just likes to bash teachers for the sake of it.
Every day Whitney opens his mouth and shows his own warped reality of his little gilded world. Yes, Whitney likes to open his mouth and loves the sound of his own voice so he can go home at night and dream about how smart he thinks he is. But what Whitney truly is is, and he shows it in his lack of respect for Constitutional rights of others, is a pure bias against what America stands for. Whitney Tilson is as anti-American as they come. Whitney Tilson wishes to live in a world in which this country throws away the Constitution and follows some junta made up of people who think they are just as smart as Whitney thinks of himself.