Although Baltimore schools have just started, negotiations have stalled over planning time for teachers and a recent union letter urged educators to avoid doing tasks not stated in their contracts. But Epiphany in Baltimore doesn’t want school bells, academic calendars, and contract agreements to define his teaching responsibilities—not if he wants to be a successful teacher. He lists their demands:
No hall duty, no lunch duty, no staying past 3:25 and no arriving before 8:05. No advising any organizations. No writing any letters of recommendation. No grading or planning anything outside of the prescribed time. No buying any school supplies. No grading any work at home.
It's all pretty laughable.
...It's impossible to be an effective teacher working only 7.5 hours a day, and, thus, it's just impossible for me engage in something like this.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.