Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Dear Anonymous #1

Dear Anonymous #1,
I spoke to your boss today. . . Like that?

[Those of you who are mystified, check out the comments on my previous post regarding Buist.]

Anon#1 wants to reveal who I am to my "bosses at Wando" in retaliation for my somewhat sarcastic remarks on the lack of information in the Newsless Courier prior to Tuesday's lottery drawing. As Anon#1 puts it, "I'll save that little 'exclusive' for another day." He/she doesn't even like my cute little third-grade picture from Mount Pleasant Academy!

Now, if I were a teacher at Wando, that would be a threat concerning my job security. Teachers aren't supposed to voice opinions, especially opinions that oppose those of the school district. My colleagues might begin to shun me; my evaluations might become nit-picking; my principal might call me in to "ask" that I not cause dissention; if I were a relatively new hire, I might not get a contract for the following year. My teaching career might become, well, downright unpleasant. In fact, it might be over. All of this might be, of course, if I were a teacher at Wando.

If anyone has ever wondered why more teachers don't blog about their experiences, both good and bad, with school districts, I think he or she has the answer!

Well, it didn't work this time. More later on Buist and lottery oversight.


Anonymous said...

That's a lot of denial.

Anonymous said...

I think the veil of silence you describe answers your critique of why reporters don't always get the "whole" story. How can they if no one will talk about it?

Chasparent said...

We look forward to your coverage of that sham lottery yesterday.

moondoggie said...

newsless is lost without the screamers on the board. he/she must think that loud means true. perhaps he/she should come to the meetings or otherwise get involved. the newspaper story is not supposed to be meeting minutes or a list of shrill comments.

moondoggie said...

ps. nothing sham about the lottery except maybe the dolt from district 20.

moondoggie said...

hey babbie, you sure don't seem to have a clue about education or newspapers as one with that extensive a background that you claim. of course anonymity is a wonderful shield to throw stones at those with bylines and the guts to be in public. and i suspect you really aren't interested in answers. why not lay off fox news, hate radio and the angry pills for a while? smiling wouldn;'t hurt either.

Babbie said...

Apparently I must have hit a nerve with my last post. What they say is true--if they don't like the message, they attack the messenger! Who cares what my name is? Actually, it's Babbie. Moondoggie, what's yours, besides plagiarism of an old Sandra Dee movie?

Anonymous said...

You're one of the following:
A) A parent who is very pleased with their "luck" at the lottery;
B) a "yes man" for Crazy Dr. G-J; or
C) you've had your head in the sand for the last 12 months.

Does equal education many anything to you?

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry about that Moondoggie, I stooped to your level with my typing. Let me retype that last question.
Does equal education MEAN anything to you?

Anonymous said...

I miss Moondoggie...what happened?
I admit I forgot to add:
D) all of the above.
Does that help?