It's About Saving Money Through Intimidation
By On The Edge on May 18, 2014
That is why "teacher jails" or teachers being put on leave without pay pending a dismissal hearing are done. Because of the concept of "tenure," which doesn't exist in K-12, school districts have to resort to all kinds of tactics to get rid of teachers they happen not to like to avert those "expensive" hearings and civil lawsuits.Nothing is beyond them to ruin teachers, including accusing them of crimes against children when there is no evidence of it.Veteran and older teachers are the most frequent targets of this intimidation simply because they cost more money in salaries and in pensions. There is no more reason teacher jail should exist than doctor jail or fireman jail. . . .