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What’s Trending:Alexandra teachers reassigned

What’s Trending:Alexandra teachers reassigned

Sat, December 29, 2012 - 9:07 AM

The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados.

The transfer of 20 teachers from the Alexandra School to other schools across Barbados have our readers talking.

Roger Manning: “I would hardly call this a shake-up. Fiasco is what the headline should read. What a huge waste of money and time. No leadership in Barbados.”

Troy P Hoyte: Parkinson always had good headteachers and Mr Broomes will continue the trend. Mr Allyene did great work at Parkinson and it will be sad to see him go.”

Princess Tiny Neferua: “Why didn't Government just send the whole lot on early retirement and give some of those other promising teachers a chance to shine and teach our children that truth, respect and other such virtues should be instilled within yourself if you need others to look up to you. These people will just carry their ideologies with them where ever they go.”

Wayne T Griffith: “All I want to know is why we spent $600 000  on an inquiry to simply transfer the staff to other schools. Couldn't this have been done at a simple meeting?”

Conchita Moseley: “All the talk and no one has considered the children? I guess the children at the Alexandra School and Parkinson will be grieving. Selfish inconsiderate unprofessional s are to blame. I personally believe that everyone of the thirty should be sacked. It has not happened. The decision to transfer 20 is unacceptable. Alll thirty should be transferred to separate schools. They should be isolated, so that the same does not reoccur. I wish both principals well. Good luck.”

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Posted by Maria Benn 1 year, 10 months ago
Certainly, The BSTU President must be thrilled, what I am sure she did not bargain for was the mass transfer of the approximately 20 teachers as well; it is going to be very interesting to see how after spending over $600 000 how this all plays out. I am sure the teachers are going to put up some resistance with respect to the transfers taking effect, and Mr Broomes will no doubt follow suit. The most interesting of all though is the precedence that this whole fiasco will set, after all a union insisted on the separation of The Principal from the Alexandra School and the request was granted, maybe I should go ahead and insist on the separation of some Heads of Government Departments on account of non-performance , I too might just get my wish.

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