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Is it true of schools in the US or just Medford, that a teacher can be fired just because a team doesn't do well ? Teachers have no control over the student intake, they have to work with the children they have in front of them. 

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On 3/12/2022 at 12:51 PM, joyceraye said:

Is it true of schools in the US or just Medford, that a teacher can be fired just because a team doesn't do well ? Teachers have no control over the student intake, they have to work with the children they have in front of them. 

Football coaches are indeed fired if their teams lose consistently and show little sign of improvement from year-to-year. My experience in public school administration is limited to the southern U.S. The teachers I am familiar with all operate on one year contracts which are typically renewed at the end of each academic year. This is pretty much a routine procedure and something serious would have to occur for a teacher to be let go. Football coaches are not quite as secure in their positions. Another thing to consider about coaches is if they win at one place there is also the possibility another school will come and try to recruit them. Or, they try to parlay success on their own to better jobs at bigger programs.

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On 3/14/2022 at 11:42 AM, HeWolf said:

Football coaches are indeed fired if their teams lose consistently and show little sign of improvement from year-to-year. My experience in public school administration is limited to the southern U.S. The teachers I am familiar with all operate on one year contracts which are typically renewed at the end of each academic year. This is pretty much a routine procedure and something serious would have to occur for a teacher to be let go. Football coaches are not quite as secure in their positions. Another thing to consider about coaches is if they win at one place there is also the possibility another school will come and try to recruit them. Or, they try to parlay success on their own to better jobs at bigger programs.

Wow !  It must make for a lot of job insecurity and deter gamesc teachers from schools with a low-ability intake. Thanks for the information.

 

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