|Numerous articles in the sections below detail the problems in Clayton County Schools!
|Rep. Darryl Jordan, a valued MACE member, drops The Teacher Bill of Rights into the hopper!
MACE is that "radical teachers union" that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks about and so describes. But why
is MACE "radical"? Because teachers are currently given no respect in Georgia. In many Georgia schools, administrators
treat teachers like dogs, blaming the teachers for every ill within the public schooling process. That's why MACE is a "radical
teachers union." MACE does not accept the stupid and sophomoric notion that if students aren't learning, then it is automatically
the teachers' fault. This concept is radically wrong. It is based on erroneous theory. Public schools are not assembly lines
with teachers working on inanimate and equitably-divided raw materials. This bureaucratic, assembly-line (a la Max Weber)
approach to the public schooling process is radically wrong-headed, and this ill-advised approach to public education produces
radically wrong results. Administrators become angry and abusive. Parents become irate and irresponsible. Students become
defiant and disruptive. All three groups (administrators, parents, and students) shift the responsibilities from their proper
locations onto the professional laps of the teachers. It is a classic case of displacing the blame. Teachers can teach the
students, but teachers cannot learn the students. (That's not even proper English.) No wonder our younger generation
of college students do not want to be professional educators! They have witnessed teachers being treated so unprofessionally
for so long. This is why MACE is a "radical teachers union." MACE radically addresses radically wrong premises,
radically wrong situations, and radically wrong treatment.
Yes, as long as the treatment of public school teachers is
radically wrong, MACE will continue to address this issue radically. Any other response would be radically wrong. With MACE,
teachers get the respect that they deserve, and, unlike GAE and PAGE, MACE represents only teachers, not administrators. Hey,
that is radical!
Items from The Lion's
Mark Elgart of SACS = Cry Baby!
Norreese Haynes -- The Real Story!
A Wild, Wild Year!
APS: Still Teaching in Hell!
Coweta Teacher Written Up for Dust Bunnies in Trailer!
"Anal-Retentive" Principal Cries in Fulton County?
Fashion Nazis in Gwinnett!
Can Caribbean-Born Teachers Teach Phonics in Atlanta?
Teacher with Bipolar Disorder in Atlanta!
Are Teachers Able to Pee in Fulton County?
A Clear Mission!
SCAM = Teacher Liability Insurance!
It's the Discipline, Stupid! (Part One)
Dr. Trotter's Letter to DeKalb Middle School Principal!
Pulliam's Immoral Reading Curriculum!
Two MACE Giants Recently Pass!
Dr. Trotter Takes The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer to the Woodshed!
DeKalb Superintendent Lewis Earns Third "Candy Ass" Picket!
Dr. Trotter's Letter to a Middle School Principal!
Brace Yourself for Another Tough Year!
No Child Left Behind: El Stupido!
Dr. Trotter's Letter to Kitchens & Walker!
Teacher Accountability: Who Learns the Student?
Another Tough Year!
Muscogee: Squelching Dissent?
Atlanta: A "Gangsta" School System!
Dr. Trotter's Letter to Fulton's Vanairsdale!
Crummy Challenges Pulliam's Actions!
Discipline: Totally Out of Control!
Legislative Goals, Fulton School Board, Pulliam!
Manning Says It Well!
Gypsies, Tramps, and Leftover Superintendents!
Superintendent Searches & More!
MACE Scores Legal Victories!