Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Who is responsible?
Wow I like this car:
We old people think too much. We do want our grand and great grand kids to be safe and we want them to be taught in school. Somehow we grew up in a time where these values (we think) were balanced.
BUT somehow along the line, an ‘extra’ administrator or official, with not enough to do, has time to add something to an ‘underlings job. Using a simple example: ‘He thinks the school teacher level is the ideal place to check for head lice on children’ Therefore, “WE need to have our teachers check kids hair for lice every once in a while.” So a notice went out (Funny that, many teachers were already doing that ‘way back when’).
Later Another administrator thought there should be a schedule for this, ‘responsibility.’ It should be on the third Monday of every month. Sooo another notice goes out to teachers. Not long after that an administrator thinks the notice might be forgotten. WE need a form for the teacher to submit, ensuring it is done. So someone draws up the form, it is assigned a number i.e. Scolform 223. Over a period of years similar tasks become "Responsibilities" of the teacher (i.e. ragged clothes, signs of mistreatment, hearing, sight, etc). So many reports that other ‘administrators’ must be hired to keep up with these and file them. Then they too have a form to fill out reporting the reports.
That is a simplification. I have friends and kin who teach. They have so many ‘side responsibilities’ it is hard to actually teach and keep discipline.
When I worked for the government we had the same type of make-work assignments it was ridiculous. Reports for ‘this’ and reports for ‘that.’ Some actually important, but they get lost in the tornado of ‘make-work’ requirements.
Unless a CEO or BOSS keeps their finger on the pulse an entity, it can get ‘top heavy’, there are more ‘tellers’ than ‘doers.’
I am NOT saying there are NOT some good in the requirements, I am saying instead of hiring more administrators, someone should be hired as a working buffer between Admin and teacher so the teacher can TEACH! Or the worker can work.
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