Originally Posted by INJoker
I'm in sales as well, in some of the most cost-competitive markets on earth.
Before I did this, I was in sales in one of the most competitive industries in North America.
We have the luxury of having an objective standard of measurement - our numbers. We have the luxury of being left to our own devices as to how we achieve those numbers.
Teachers do not.
Teachers cannot 80/20 their customers and "fire" the bad ones. Teachers cannot spend the majority of their time developing their "best" accounts - in fact, they have to spend most of their time trying to bring their laggards up to speed. Teachers have to follow very tightly scripted lesson plan templates in the classroom and meet very specific learning objectives - can you imagine if you had to use a script on every single sales call? Would you be as effective? Teachers cannot work harder or put in more hours to generate better results. They are on a limited schedule...
I could go on and on and on... Yes, everyone has their cross to bear and everyone has things they can complain about in their job - including evaluations.
But the simple fact of the matter is that evaluating teachers is much more subjective than evaluating a salesman.
Yet every time objective standards are imposed on teachers they object.
You know the saying.....if you can't measure it you can't improve it.
Getting to the point now, IF more of society were just like you are (and lets not forget CF in this) in your law enforcement grudge. I would spite the Constitution and do everything in my power to see that your protections were stripped away as soon as possible. I would do this just to throw it in your face because I could. I LOVE the Constitution BTW, I just really dislike dirtbags like yourself. -- BlackPaladin