So I was reading the story about the teacher who is keeping his job after the school tried to fire him after being late to school* 111 times in the past 2 years, and I wanted to get your thoughts on it. The school did not follow union protocols by providing him with formal notice, but it’s also kind of bullshit that his excuse for being late to teach a class full of elementary school kids is because he likes to eat breakfast.
I’m not in a union or in the education field, but I know many of you are, so I just wanted to see what your thoughts are on this whole situation. A lot of articles are also bringing up his very high salary, but I don’t know what that would have to do with anything given that he’s been teaching for 15 years. Is this just an abuse of his tenure at this point? I just feel bad for all of the kids who go to school expecting to learn only to show up to an empty class*.
Breakfast is delicious, though. That’s why I’m a normal person who gets up earlier to eat it so I can get to my job on time every day.
*ETA clarification: He says he was never late to his actual classes, but still late to work. By his own account, he says, “Never more than a minute or two.” which is really fishy grace period speak. But it is a gray area in his preparedness for class.