Social Aspects of Education: A Casebook

Social Aspects of Education: A Casebook

Social Aspects of Education: A Casebook

Social Aspects of Education: A Casebook

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The minutes of a meeting of the city Education Association's Representative Assembly, Tuesday, February 8, 1949, included the following paragraphs.

As a basis for a better working relationship between teachers, through the association, and the administration, the executive secretary suggested that a rating of the superintendent be made in regard to his personnel practices as they have affected the morale of the teachers.

A motion was made that the executive secretary, together with a committee of his choosing, prepare and send out by mail a questionnaire addressed to each member at his home. . .

The motion was seconded and carried (unanimous vote).

Thus without fanfare began a series of events testing the relations between the teachers and the Superintendent of Schools. The three months that followed saw not only a clash between the representatives of the teachers and the Superintendent, but also dissent among the teachers themselves, and quarrels involving the PTA, the newspaper, and the public at large. The unanimous decision on the part of the Representative Assembly was a last resort before open rebellion. It was . . .

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