Hello fellow edutainers. I'm a 6 year veteran in the trenches of the govt. school system. Last week I was unceremoniously fired for not having a BA. I have an Associates degree and it's never been an issue before. I took my culture course and was in very good standing including promotions to Team Leader of all of the English teachers, judging area competitions and recently was a guest speaker at a teacher training seminar. Our director is retiring in September and my only guess is they are 'cleaning the slate' for the new director. I had seen that it was possible to take the TCT tests without a BA but that fell upon deaf ears. What was heard was the vice-director telling the other teacher in the same situation that his wife could go live with someone else when asked 'what am I supposed to tell my wife?'. Our contracts were verbally changed to being paid hourly. Not sure about my next steps here in the LOS but it all came to a big shock after 6 years of dedicated service. I was told that the powers that be are meeting in mid August to discuss the obvious problem with foreign teachers failing their test and the lack of teachers available. I apologize that this is my introduction but I want to test the feedback and hopefully get some good advice. Looking forward to some responses. Cheers
I trust he gave him both barrels for disrespecting his wife so badly.
@ Don Ho Maybe just something our Director was saying to keep us working. We have a small staff that is getting smaller by the day.
@David James Not even one barrel, I've been a bit surly (not smiling) with the powers that be but still having good classes with my students. I had a student come up and say "I've been waiting since M3 for you to be my teacher and now you're fired." I don't want to burn any bridges but it's a tough pill to swallow and the lack of respect shown is even more 'disgruntling'.