Tuesday, February 5, 2019

...and he's safe!

Union Contract Word Cloud
Word Cloud for teacher contracts
Teacher Unions are powerful and one cannot discount what they do and can/will do.

This is a follow-up on my previous post about how coaches dramatically wreck lives of students whose injuries resulted in a horrific change in their future: some have died and some are permanently disabled.

Coaches establish their journey into a coaching career through their teacher credentials. Their membership to the teacher unions ensures their protection from losing their jobs. 

Coaches usually teach health related subjects, like health, sports sciences, PE, and civics. This allows a segue into coaching.  

This said, coaches and other teachers are union members. And the union will protect the coaches with legal forces. Coaches are tenured and protected by the Union umbrella.


American Educator Summer 2015
Protection for teachers and students


A teacher NOT belonging to a union is vulnerable. Her/his position can be compared to standing in front of a wall and being plastered with buckets of mud over and over...

All that said, coaches have the protection of the union. No matter what. 


The purple underlined words underneath the images are the sites from where they came and the information.


23 comments:

  1. Some coaches are good people. But it is sad when those that would allow such traumatic brain injury are protected when they shouldn't be.

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    1. This protection applies to some of the worst people in the world: pedophiles. Even if a teacher is absolutely guilty, he/she is still employed and protected by the teacher's union.

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  2. Unions are an important part of the employment of many people. The legal representation is only a small part of what a union does for a worker.

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    1. Oh, no disputing that at all! The NEA --National Education Association -- is a strong union, and does good work. The good teachers and the horrible teachers are protected regardless.

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  3. In my personal opinion, this is all pushed by the sports mentality and the 'Get out there and destroy them' attitude. When a teacher can get so wrapped up in the 'WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER' syndrome, and forget that HEALTH is the paramount thing, then the problem begins. I was never under a coach in competitive sports, but just as my health and phys-ed teacher. I had one in a small mountain school who pushed his foot ball team like they were pros. The boys said he would even target the better players on the other teams. Get them out of there.
    BUT it is a shame when 'job security over shadows health.' It is sad when sportsmanship is NOT taught.

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    1. I had a student who was part of a middle school football team. The coach had drilled that targeting strategy. My student was tackled with a shoulder slamming into his rib cage. His spleen was ruptured and had to be removed. The football team was shut down.

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  4. "Coaches usually teach health related subjects, like health..." yet they don't think twice about sending concussed or otherwise injured players back into the game?
    That's horrifying. And the Unions condone this?

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    1. It is not so much condoning as it is tenure. A teacher who performs inappropriately but has tenure and is a union member, then he/she cannot be fired.

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  5. I have significant issues with high school sports and how young men (especially, probably girls too) are forced to bulk up and play through the pain. I think it is unconscionable.

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    1. That is horrifying and cannot be justified under any circumstances.

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  6. Cannot be fired? Where I work, we're in a union and you bet we can be fired. That is just crazy!

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    1. Just guessing here, but public schools are government based, with established government guidelines. That is just a guess, but I think it might be accurate.

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  7. I don't mean to offend anybody, and I certainly haven't seen all there is to see in the world, but I have never seen the union do one thing for anybody but some crap-for-brains that deserved either fired or jail time. THEM they protect.

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    1. Yup. They sure do. I know there are some exceptions (maybe murder?), but the policy is pretty rigid.

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  8. In a world where the parents behave as if their kids are on the way to being professionals and demand wins, the coaches want to look good and win, and everything is about "my side" winning, it is no wonder this happens. How i miss the days when we played sports in the neighborhood just for fun, no parents, no coaches, we adapted the rules to the field we had and the equipment, and enjoyed it no matter which side one. Back then, everyone was a winner because we learned to play fair and enjoy it.

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  9. Much of the time unions are a giant pain in the butt. They do nothing but cover their own arse and the ones of those that deserved to be kicked out the door. Again and again they get in crap, and again and again the union saves them. Yet good people make one mistake, and see ya. Pfffft.

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    1. We live in a world of irony. I encourage readers to read the provide sources under the enclosed graphics. Those sites can explain any thing way better than I could.

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  10. Unfortunately, we live in a society where winning is everything.

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    1. This mentality is so broad and crosses all parts of society.

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  11. Hello, I think Unions can be good and bad. Protecting some one that needs to be fired, that is not good. The children today should play sports more for fun. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

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  12. Unions are made up of men and can be good or bad ,there must be law for members either so they can not play with the future of students

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!