Ralph Ratto: What Are They Doing to My District?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Read this story if you want to understand why teachers need tenure and unions.

Ralph Ratto is in a state of shock.

His small district is successful by current measures. But a new superintendent decided to disrupt everything and everyone.

Today the administration decided to shuffle the personnel in our very successful district. Our small K-6 district (New Hyde Park- Garden City Park) has 4 buildings and 145 teachers. I am the local President ( full disclosure).

“Take a look at our NYS report card. Even though I am totally against this type of data, the data shows that we are extremely successful. With this success, one would think that our new Superintendent and our 4 brand new building principals would look towards our successes, collaborate with staff and look to build on them.

“Unfortunately, they have chosen to do the exact opposite. They announced a major shake…

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