(Fall 2012) Question 2. Do you feel you can express your concerns/opinions about school related topics without being singled out as a troublemaker?

Fall 2012
Answers for 2. 80 responses, 2 declined to answer

Barely but being very honest might cost a person in the long run.
11/23/2012 9:21 PMView Responses
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11/21/2012 11:26 AMView Responses
To a point. I feel I need to be guarded in what I say because i don’t know how it will be taken and if there are concerns, will it effect my job for next year.
11/21/2012 8:38 AMView Responses
I can talk openly with my principal. I feel comfortable talking to Ron Rivard about curriculum issues. Beyond that, I feel I need to be very guarded in sharing concerns/opinions. I believe we are all especially intimidated by the School Board members who are continually critical and aggressive toward us.
11/20/2012 10:40 PMView Responses
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no – fear it will get to the schoolboard and I will become “singled” out as a
troublemaker and my job will be in jeopardy.
11/20/2012 9:03 PMView Responses
Not at all
11/20/2012 5:57 PMView Responses
No, I feel that every comment is recorded to be used in your evaluation and
affects money.
11/20/2012 11:20 AMView Responses
No. I am afraid to express how I truly feel about things out of fear of retribution.
11/19/2012 9:39 PMView Responses
11/19/2012 8:42 PMView Responses
to colleagues but not administration
11/19/2012 8:22 PMView Responses
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11/19/2012 7:04 PMView Responses
Neutral towards my administrator; Poortorwards the school board. I am scared
to voice my opinion or make recommendations due to fear of retribution
11/19/2012 6:57 PMView Responses
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No, I would never say anything because the fear of the repercussions that would
come from it.
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No. I would be punished and treated unfairly.
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No, I feel like if I were to, I would be targeted by administration
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No. It’s been made very clear that anyone who speaks out against the board or
the administration will most likely be targeted to be terminated from their
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11/19/2012 7:49 AMView Responses
no- basically you shut up and take it
11/19/2012 7:45 AMView Responses
I know we are encouraged to, but very hesitant.
11/19/2012 7:43 AMView Responses
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No. I feel like we are walking on eggshells in terms of voicing opinions
11/18/20129:52 PMView Responses
11/18/2012 9;34 PMView Responses
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11/18/2012 8:04 PMView Responses
Don’t want to respond
11/18/20127:31 PMView Responses
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11/18/2012 6:37 PMView Responses
11/18/2012 5:59 PMView Responses
No, I feel that the general idea is to keep your head down and your mouth shut.
11/18/2012 4:52 PMView Responses
God no! Once you are labeled, there is no going back. People are scared to
death of losing their job in our building.
11/18/2012 4:40 rMView Responses
No I need to keep my job this current school board and superintendent are ruling
by fear and intimidation!
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I feel that our administration has done a good job, from what I have seen, to
listen to any concerns that the faculty might have. I have personally brought
some concerns up and have been impressed as to how our administration dealt
with our concerns (does not pertain to school board).
11/18/2012 10:17 AMView Responses
I can talk to my principal openly.
11/18/20129:55 AMView Responses
In the building I work at yes.
11/18/2012 7:09 AM View Responses
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I feel if I express my concerns I will be singled out. I have seen it happen to others.
11/17/2012 6:42 PMView Responses
11/17/2012 5:27 PMView Responses
Not if I wish to keep my job
11/17/2012 5:05 PiVIView Responses
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No! I don’t feel I can say anything officially and be honest or the target will be on
my back.
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11/17/2012 3:24 PMView Responses
Absolutely not. I am always afraid of saying the wrong thing and losing my job
because of it.
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11/17/2012 12:59 AMView Responses
No- especially not at my school where I teach.
11/17/2012 12:53 AfVlView Responses
Not always
11/17/2012 12:18 AM View Responses
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11 /17/20129:23 AMView Responses
No, I feel like people are targeted and you can never be honest about how they
feel. The administrators can be honest with us, but when can we tell them what
is really happening and what we are seeing. It is about time they open their eyes
and see the awful morale occurring around them. In the classroom we would be
told to work on our team building, wouldn’t we offer the same suggestions to the
leaders of our schools? What is being modeled by some is not the way we are
being told to run our classrooms. It is everything you should not do as a teacher.
It is also the complete opposite of my positive teaching philosophy.
11/17/2012 7:50 AMView Responses
Not at all
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absolutely NOT
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