When Time Isn’t on Your Side

January 25, 2008 1 min read

Do administrators think there are more than 24 hours in the day of a teacher? Dennis Fermoyle of From the Trenches of Public Ed. finds himself pondering this question after receiving an edict from his high school’s administrative office requiring teachers to post all of their lesson plans online every day.

Yes, communication with parents is a wonderful thing, but you know what? The amount of time and effort I'm able to put into instruction matters, too. I want to be the best teacher I can, but in order to do that I need be given some latitude regarding the use of my time. I just wish citizens on school boards understood that.

We’re thinking Dennis might be in the market for a De Lorean.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.