As most people know, Whoopi Goldberg was being raised by a single mother when she dropped out of high school about 40+ years ago, probably because her dyslexia interfered with her formal education. She became a phone sex operator and then left home and went overseas. Read HERE. This must have been a very difficult or even traumatic time for her.
She transformed herself into a superb comedian known for her scathing wit. Unfortunately, today she simply does not understand that tenure for all K-12 American teachers is not the way it is in movies about the dons at Oxford who do evil things yet keep their jobs no matter what. Teaching is not a guaranteed-for-life job as US Supreme Court judges have.
This is a sad situation for Whoopi and a devastating situation for all of the teachers in America who have risked their jobs to advocate for children with dyslexia and other difficulties. Tenure is due process; teachers should not be fired without reason, without due process.
Please tell her that her TV microphone is huge and her celebrity status carries great weight. I love her comedic and acting abilities. I believe she is a basically good person. I believe she has been misinformed by financially powerful people, including the education news department of the TV network that has her show, The View. ABC education news is made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which financially created Common Core State Standards,CCSS; Gates and his foundation advocate firing qualified, state certified, experienced teachers, especially those in unions. Read HERE.
I choose to believe that Whoopi was not intentionally evil in her attacks on due process (tenure) for teachers. She, and hundreds of thousands of others in the general public, simply believed the propaganda repeated and repeated in the corporate owned major media sources which are also invested in Corporate Education Reform. The Corporate Industrial Complex is vast and its propaganda messages are intrusive and invasive.
Please email, tweet or otherwise contact Whoopi with the correct definition of tenure as you educate her about the scapegoating teachers are having inflicted upon them all across America. She needs massive amounts of our input; please help her understand.