Baltimore Whistleblower Teacher Part II: 'I Could Lose my Job for Standing up
Baltimore Whistleblower Teacher Part II: ‘I Could Lose my Job for Standing up for These Kids’
In the second part of our exclusive interview, a Baltimore teacher says one of the biggest obstacles to reform is threats to employees who tell the truth about the chaotic conditions inside city schools
WHISTLEBLOWER: And you’re telling me that I could lose my job if I stand up for these kids, which is one of the reasons I get surplus, because I say something, and then I become a problem.
TAYA GRAHAM: This is Taya Graham, reporting for The Real News Network in Baltimore City, Maryland.
As we previously reported, the Baltimore City School System is facing a $129 million deficit, and the prospect of laying off nearly 1,000 school employees. But amid the fiscal pain The Real News has gone behind the scenes, to find out what’s really happening inside a school system that many say fails both students, and the community.
To do this, we have conducted an in-depth interview with a whistleblower teacher, who has come forward to give us an unvarnished view of what’s going on inside city schools. In part one, he talked about school conditions, student discipline, and the lack of support from administrators. In this segment he talks about politics, perception, and some of the external forces that set up schools to fail.
But first, I’m joined by investigative reporter, Stephen Janis — to give us some background on what’s going on, and the implications of what the whistle-blower teacher had to say. Stephen, can you give us some background?Smarmie Doofus, Two way street, Haikugal and 1 otherDamnYankeeInHouston like this
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