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Stupid red-tape bureaucratic idiocy

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I received a letter from the Department of Education this morning, saying I have not met the certification requirements and thus am not eligible to receive this year's raise (which was scheduled to begin on Sept. 1, 2010).

I called, left a message. Someone called back. I said I'm certified, so I don't understand what the problem might be. She said that the BOARD of Education certifies teachers, but they do not send a copy to the DEPARTMENT of Education. That is up to the teacher, to make a copy and send it (or bring it) to the Dept of Ed.

I said I thought these two government agencies talked to each other. She said no, they don't. That the teacher has to keep their personal records straight with these two departments.

Wow. I truly do not know what else to say. Just, wow. How absolutely idiotic. How infantile. How, well, how wasteful in terms of human hours and time and money and effort. WHAT are they paid to do? WHY can't the Board just copy the certificates and use the inter-office mail to send the copies to the Department? WHY CAN'T THESE TWO AGENCIES, DESIGNED TO SUPERVISE PUBLIC EDUCATION, WORK TOGETHER???????

Agh!!!!!!!!!
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NOTBLUSHING 1/26/2011 9:13AM

    OMFG. emoticon

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PHEBESS 1/24/2011 10:09AM

    Oh, no one has gotten their raise yet, it always takes forever. Plus the governor put a freeze on pay raises until the gov't gets more money. (There was a freeze on property tax for 4 years while the laws were changed and a review committee was formed - so the gov't is way low on funds.)

See, this is why this year I received 17% of my 20-year-old retroactive salary increases. Bizarre!!!!!

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IMAOFSEVEN 1/24/2011 1:06AM

    If you send it in now, can you still get the raise?

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ILOVEROSES 1/23/2011 11:48PM

    Your last sentence says it all! Hope you can straighten it out and get the back pay for the past 4 months. Good luck.

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BESEVEN 1/22/2011 10:15PM

    Because bureaucracy is another word for stupidity.
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PHEBESS 1/22/2011 9:19PM

    LOL, SF, I knew there had to be a logical reason!!!!!!

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SECRETFUN 1/22/2011 8:32PM

  Because if they spoke with each other then they would have to pay you.

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TARABEAR 1/21/2011 2:14PM

    WHAT????!!!! That's crazy!

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WATERMELLEN 1/20/2011 7:54PM

    That's appalling, really. It's like, "Don't confuse me with someone who cares!!" And how can you ask teachers to care about students when the people who are supposed to care about them so clearly do not????

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