Immorality: How Common?

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Immorality: How Common?
Thu, 01-06-2011 - 5:02pm

In my short career in education, I've personally encountered more than one principal who obviously think nothing of telling major lies.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 11:59am

Hi, Beth! You know some of my experiences. I too am at a point where

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 5:00pm

I used to think that people weren't like this in education because there is no profit motive. Sadly, I was wrong. There is profit motive when it comes to salaries of administrators who do these awful things. Dh works in a district that could be its own soap opera. His asst superintendent was arrested a few years ago on child pornography charges! His former superintendent had a clandestine affair with a married teacher 20yrs his junior and was run out of the district. This same man thought nothing of blackmailing teachers and destroying their careers. A principal in his district that recently retired was trying to set up manage a trois trysts with female teachers in her school, herself and her husband!
The administrators in my former district are so corrupt it's unreal. I'm sorry I could not be more positive but, this is what I've seen. I think you are right.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 5:28pm

We are so right. I look at the behavior that is rewarded in my building and I wonder what the other schools are saying about us. Case in point: Last year's staff Christmas party was at the local bowling alley. Everyone brought desserts and the rest of the food was catered. Half of the people there were so drunk and stupid-acting that I vowed never to attend another social event with these people. One of those people was the administrator who's out to get me. She's a diva and an attention seeker even outside of the school. I shudder to think what the other schools in our area think about us based on these sorts of things, and the community, too.

I think our culture is so ingrained to believe that it has to be a cut-throat, dog-eat-dog world that we'll take any opportunity to destroy others on our quest for "greatness" that we've lost the ability to reason rationally. Not only that, with the push to run schools more like businesses, it's only getting worse.

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