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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 3 Number 12

COVER STORY
Eric Carle said, "I long dreamt of a museum for children and families," and now his dream has come true...
COLUMNS
December Columns
ARTICLES
December Articles
REGULAR FEATURES
December Regular Features
FYI
December Informational Items
Gazette Home Delivery:

Letters to the Editor...
Recruit More Male Elem. Teachers? Who?

Sir or Ms. I gave up the teaching profession this
month.........I am a primary/elementary
teacher with California and now Florida teaching
credentials. I found out that despite
my attempt to go back to full time teaching after a
career in surgical product sales,
men are persona non grata. Elementary schools
have few male classroom teachers
because the districts and principals don't hire
them.......its as simple as that. The school
districts and principals consider every male
candidate a potential child molester and
not biologically suited to being with young
children. The best I could ever do is summer
school and substitute work......pay lower than
Federal Poverty guideline wages. I even filed
discrimination charges against the Poway USD
of San Diego County. Poway's attorney said
they did not agree with the finding against them
and told the EEOC that it would do nothing
to address themselves to the finding. The EEOC
was silent...they invited me to hire an attorney
and sue. The director of speciality staffing here in
Pinellas County Schools west
of Tampa told me two weeks ago that "don't you
know that Elementary Schools have women
teachers?" Enough said.
Phil Weissburg
Palm Harbor, Florida

Phil , mr.phillip@onebox.com,
12/01/02

This month's letters:

  • special education students-help, 12/31/02, by kristina.
  • COLLEGE CORRUPTION, 12/29/02, by Prof. M. Millman.
  • Home/Hospital Teacher, 12/21/02, by Roz.
  • PURCHASING 110 COPIES, 12/19/02, by STACY PANFIL-PARSLEY.
  • parent accountability, 12/12/02, by jenny.
  • jolly phonics, 12/03/02, by dave.
  • Need help, 12/02/02, by Baisah J.
  • Recruit More Male Elem. Teachers? Who?, 12/01/02, by Phil .

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