No one will listen
Lancaster School District and the Teachers Unions are failing our children. There used to be a time when the Unions would advocate for their teachers, which in turn would be advocating for their students.
Those days have long gone. It appears they don’t want to ruffle any feathers and the ones who suffer the most are our children.
Good teachers are retiring early or switching professions because the classroom is too chaotic. Leaving us behind with a lot of poor performing substitutes or inadequate teachers. As a parent, I can easily see that our teachers are not empowered to teach because the rules of the classroom no longer allow for discipline.
My children attend Sunnydale Elementary where there are fights constantly. Which is extremely sad because this is an elementary school. The constant misbehavior is a distraction to the learning environment. But a teachers hands are tied.
I get that the classroom is chaotic these days and that is because the district did away with adequate repercussions for misbehavior. But what are the teachers as a group doing about it? Retiring early or switching professions. So you solved the problem for yourself. Leaving the next generation behind. Where are the picket lines demanding to be empowered to teach? Or is that reserved for pay scale discrepancies? Why are you not involving the Union? Speak up!
You rely on the parents involvement but that isn’t enough. If you are not shining light on the issue no one will listen to us.
Lenore Sherman Lancaster