Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Vindictive Nature of Boards

I'm sure we have all had the experience of 'peeking behind the curtain' and seeing the often petty and vindictive nature of boards and their minions, thereby offering a sharp contrast to the gentle and humane public persona they want everyone to see. Today's Globe and Mail offers such a peek in an article entitled 'Teacher faced retaliation, lawyer says.'

The story details the career consequences to a teacher who made the mistake of sending an email to the parents of her students about a massive rodent infestation that raised the allergen level in her classroom to health-threatening levels. Predictably, the board denies that their punitive actions had anything to do with the teacher's whistle blowing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recommend a book titled "The Supreme Court and Whistleblowers: Teachers and Other Public Employees" available on and at Barnes and Nobles.