Haim wrote: > Greg Posted: Jul 3, 2007 10:03 AM > >> There is no doubt your choice of language and ad >> hominems do violate the standards set down by Drexel. >> It probably also violates the standards of any employer >> of math teachers in Michigan. >> > > Greg, > > I suspect you are barking up the wrong tree. > > First, regarding the code of ethics for teachers in Michigan, > http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Code_of_Ethics_Layout_128009_7.pdf > they can hardly be vaguer, and there is nothing in them remotely similar to, say, the code of ethics for lawyers. > No disagreement here. However, I wasn't talking about state codes of ethics, I was referencing schools and districts. I have a hard time believing any school board reading most of Mikey's posts would want him in their classroom.
> In the profession of law, there are very specific ethical standards that carry sometimes severe penalties. For instance, if a lawyer commingles a client's money with his own, or if he enters into a professional relationship that involves a conflict of interest, the lawyer can be reprimanded, disbarred, even jailed. Here is what a real code of ethics looks like, > http://www.nysba.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Attorney_Resources/Lawyers_Code_of_Professional_Responsibility/Lawyers.Code.pdf > Take special note of "Disciplinary Rules". > > Even more interesting, and far more important, it is possible to review a lawyer's work for competence. No such thing is possible with teachers, which is one reason some people scoff at the notion of teaching being a profession. There is just not enough about teaching that resembles real professions. > > But, having chatted with Pooper Scooper long enough, you already knew that. > "Value added" analysis is a method that can identify teachers who consistently underperform, as well as identify those who consistently outperform their peers. However, you have to have a system that values something other than years in service and often meaningless coursework. > Haim > Je me souviens > > Greg ? ???????