"I don't know whether the danger of retribution is real. I do know, from these letters, that the fear of it is real. And I suspect that the failure of teachers to speak out in an organized way is a reason the problems get insufficient attention."
Williams wrote the above after asking for teachers to respond to a problem cited by a teacher, and then received over one hundred letters, each writer asking to remain anonymous.
We have the information and documentation to prove this and we believe people need to become informed by insiders who know the truth. We believe the organized way must commence.
"That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
"The starting point of a movement, though silent and barely visible, can be described with some precision. It happens when isolated individuals who suffer from a situation that needs changing decide to live "divided no more." These people come to a juncture where they must choose between allowing selfhood to die or claiming the identity and integrity from which good living, as well as good teaching, comes."
Patriotism Vs Treason
Many teachers are subjected to continuous bullying to the point that their souls are slaughtered and emotional survival rather than children’s needs, becomes their priority. They slide down the slippery slope of compromise as they attempt to salvage any sense of self, dodging parents’ need to know the truth, knowing it is political suicide to put a child’s needs over an administrative agenda.
Cheryl Mix is a teacher who refused to compromise her integrity. She reported the school’s noncompliance of Special Education Laws to the Office of Civil Rights and shortly thereafter, she was written up as unsatisfactory and her contract was not renewed. She protested publicly, and the district reported her to the Department of Children and Family Services for child abuse.
She no longer has a classroom. Score one for the administration; score minus one magnificent teacher for the children.
"One of the worst affected professions is education, which possesses peculiar pressures in addition to the usual circumstances, which stimulate bullying."
"Bullying, especially on a regular basis and for the perpetrator’s pleasure, can be regarded as a form of psychological rape because of its intrusive and violational nature. Bypassing or piercing the outer defences of assertiveness and behaviour skills, the inner-self is penetrated by a regular and unrelenting trespass of threat, intimidation,provocation and guilt."
"I was bullied severely over a period of three years and eventually dismissed on a trumped up charge. The dismissal and appeal hearing were a foregone conclusion. A year later, having been let down repeatedly by the legal system, I still feel like I’ve been accused of a crime whilst the real criminals are off gallivanting about, probably bullying someone else. My only 'crime'was to take pride in and enjoy my job."
The author below implies the assumption above. Why is she and most of the world theorizing
that this corruption only occurs in business? No more fertile ground for money games exists
than in education. See how quickly this private school was scrutinized because it is a
business! We know that similar shenanigans occur regularly throughout the hermetically sealed
With an inability to compete in the business world where people seeking money usually venture, being able to manipulate teachers gives administrators an automatic advantage; there is little challenge compared to manipulating people in the business world. Very few administrators could manage a business. Administrators may have doctorates, but they are usually EdD's significantly easier to earn than PhD’s from almost any other field; education schools are notoriously dumbed-down - very few administrators could have earned a MBA, the degree of choice in business.
Yet superintendents earn well over $100,000 and receive multiple perks including cars, extra insurance, and retirement packages with which they are set for life. Principals earn substantially more than teachers. It is an institution ripe for malfeasance. It is just too easy.
Those of us who refused to partake in this duplicity have been slaughtered individually,
with no one to support us. With NAPTA things will change slowly.We believe that with the
support and information from others, teachers and parents can make wiser choices when
dealing with our schools. We believe people need to know the differences between business
and education so they can judge them accordingly. Schools have been given a free ride
inadvertently beyond what Finn describes.
It is a fact that teachers with integrity are targeted by this system because it can only flourish undercover. Administrations are operating above the law, using public relations and other tactics to hide the covert agenda, and silencing teachers so parents won’t know that decisions are not theirs. Integrity poses a direct threat to underhanded operations.
"Wherever you stick the thermometer in the American culture there is greed." Dr. James Dobson
This covert agenda exerts power and control of money budgets to purchase materials.
Ever wonder why they purchase books that teachers and parents reject?
Ever wonder why they will buy computers, but then not have resources to pay for assistance in
Ever wonder why your district hired the highest priced architect money can buy to add on a
library, but they knew nothing about schools or libraries?
"As the Enron swamp deepens, we see that neither the company, nor its accountants at Arthur Anderson, nor sundry government oversight bodies did an acceptable job of protecting the public interest (which includes the interests of company shareholders and employees). But what's the remedy? And how does it differ from our approach to failing schools?"
VOUCHERS AND ALTERNATIVES BEING SABOTAGED:
What business would be permitted to close a successful division? Do you see our point?
What would happen if educrats put FIRST THINGS FIRST?
We believe that currently, power brokers control our schools,maintaining absolute power, with control over budgets,in the same way our political patronage system works. Their agenda is to maintain this power, rather than meet the needs of the children. Our schools are run like organized crime, with a good ol’ boy system that guarantees status quo. The consequence of this is institutionalized child abuse.
We believe that NAPTA can help unite parents and teachers, to work together to change this system, and assure that the agenda is educating our children rather than politics. Together we can make it happen.
Whereas many, if not most teachers submit to the pressure to lie to parents and follow unconscionable orders, parents need to learn that psychological conditions that destroy teachers’ souls are in place in education, which approach or parallel those used to commit genocide throughout history. Genocide is the killing of one’s soul; it does not only describe physical death.
If teaching holds a mirror to one’s soul, think about what our children are seeing when robotic teachers follow orders in fear. Is it any wonder that bright, sensitive, alienated children see through this charade and rebel in proportion to the emptiness of what they see in that mirror?Is school violence not the natural outcome of soulless teaching? Are these children using violence to create a tangible example of the violence they instinctively sense happening in ourschools? Are drugs a method of choice to escape this sadness? Is random sex a way of viewing people as objects rather than people as emotional beings? If teachers are objects to be used by our administrators, and children’s needs aren’t important, aren’t we teaching children to devalue human beings? NAPTA thinks so.
We believe that only with insider information, can we bring our schools to their knees, so they can beg for forgiveness for their violations of human rights. If the information teachers possess weren’t that valuable, the system wouldn’t need to violate our Constitution to keep us quiet.